Hazards are part of the holiday season. Do you know your rights?
Though many Floridians look forward to the holidays as a time for rest and relaxation, it is often a time when individuals attempt to fit too many obligations into too little time. Between finishing tasks at work before taking vacation, making it to holiday parties and family gatherings, and selecting gifts for friends and loved ones, a person can find themselves run ragged by the end of the season. With all of the hustle and bustle that individuals impose on themselves, they may find themselves becoming the victims of several holiday season hazards.
For example, with more people traveling on the roads, drivers may suffer injuries and other damages if they are involved in motor vehicle accidents. Accidents can happen around the homes that individuals visit as well; premises liability issues may arise if a person suffers an injury while at the home of a friend or relative.
The gifts that people carefully selected and give to others can, in unfortunate cases, cause harm when they possess defects in their design, manufacturing or construction. Product liability hazards can be dangerous and can affect goods that are sold in a multitude of industries.
With so many potential dangers that can pop up during the holidays, a person may be overwhelmed to understand just what rights they have as the victim of a personal injury incident. In many situations, a person may have the right to sue in civil court for the recovery of their incident-related losses; William Raikes, lawyer at law, is available to support such individuals as they prepare and try their cases.
The Law Office of William E. Raikes III offers representation for individuals who have been harmed in a variety of accident scenarios. From car and truck accidents to premises and product liability matters, his firm is available to establish relationships with new clients and to support them as they fight for their damages from the responsible parties.