No matter your tradition, we here at Malloy Law wish you and your loved ones safe, cheerful, and happy holidays. This may include:
But amid the hustle and bustle of the holidays, unfortunate accidents can spoil anyone’s good cheer. Today we’ll be reviewing some of our firm’s specialized practice areas for the holiday season. In keeping with the spirit of the season, we’ll do it in a festive, holiday style.
The weeks leading up to Christmas Eve are invariably the busiest of the year in Santa’s workshop at the North Pole. Though internal debate rages amongst the various departments of elves as to whether a more modern, year round work schedule might alleviate the so-called “Christmas Crunch,” Kris Kringle’s master toymakers remain adamant that they do their best work with a tight deadline. Though with hundreds of millions of good little children in need of gifts to ensure their happy holidays, even the jolliest elves may find themselves running a little low on Christmas spirit as the season wears on. Exhausted workers can lead to workplace accidents and unfortunate injuries.
Being the jolly old elf that he is, Santa Claus is all too happy to pay worker’s compensation until his valued employees are back on their feet. But not everyone is so lucky. In fact, some bosses and insurance companies land themselves on the naughty list when handling worker’s comp claims. We here at Malloy Law can negotiate to get you the compensation you are entitled to.
If you’re like us and keep your radio dialed into festive music throughout the holiday season, you may be familiar with the allegations that grandma got run over by a reindeer. Our friends at Holly, Jolly, Peppermint & Associates, (the North Pole’s premier personal injury law firm), assure us that this is a highly exaggerated and one-sided retelling of the events and that the case settled amicably out of court. Though it’s a good reminder of the dangers pedestrians may face during the winter months. Slippery roads and reduced visibility can make stopping your car as difficult as stopping a team of reindeer.
Pedestrians should avoid jaywalking and only cross at a crosswalk when the traffic signals direct them to do so. If there is no walk sign, we recommend making eye contact with the driver you’re crossing in front of. This way you can be assured that they’ve seen you before you step out into traffic.
While many treasure this time of year as an occasion for reconnecting with family and friends, others simply want quiet time to themselves. This may be to mourn, to relax, or simply to exercise one’s right to be a bit antisocial. But even for those planning a quiet holiday by themselves there is no excuse to be a negligent property owner. It may even expose you to a premises liability lawsuit. Take, for instance, the case of one Mr. Grinch. His failure to properly salt the trail up to his isolated mountain abode led to the injury of a Whoville mail carrier when he slipped and fell on the icy walkway. The postal service worker filed suit against the defiant Mr. Grinch and was awarded compensation.
Mr. Grinch maintained his innocence and never once expressed remorse. Suffice it to say the Whoville judge who acted as arbitrator for this case was less than pleased. He even went so far as to say his heart was “an empty hole.” Whoville judges are known for both their love of the holidays and their flair for the poetic.
We hope that you’ve enjoyed this festive, lighthearted take on some of the cases which we at Malloy Law specialize in. But this is only a small part of our practice. A full list of our firm’s varied practice areas can be found here, along with descriptions of what these varieties of cases may entail. We understand that your personal injury case is no laughing matter, in fact we pride ourselves on strong advocacy for the injured. If you have been injured as a result of another’s negligence, contact Malloy Law today.