The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) reports that over the holidays in 2014, from November through December, an astonishing 14,500 people were injured and 12 people died as a result of some mishap with holiday decorations. That breaks down to an average of 240 injuries in the U.S. every single day – on things that are intended to bring great joy.
Some of the most common holiday-related injuries included:
- Back strains
- Ingestion of foreign objects
West Palm product liability attorneys know that these are preventable injuries and deaths. Sometimes, they occur due to the carelessness of the victim. But often, certain products may be defective or dangerous as designed. In other cases, property owners fail to take all appropriate and reasonable measures to ensure guests, patrons and tenants are safe from foreseeable harms.