How common are slip and fall accidents over the holidays? The answer is very common, according to several Texas chiropractors.
There are many possible reasons that fall injuries increase during the holidays. The weather is often a contributing factor, when rain, slush, or even snow makes walkways slippery. More people are climbing ladders to put up holiday decorations, which mean an increased risk of people falling from those heights. Spills in the kitchen during holiday cooking can cause someone to slip, as can wrapping paper strewn around the floor while wrapping or unwrapping gifts. And dim holiday lighting can make everyday hazards tougher to see, increasing the chances of a fall.