Be Prepared For Anything This Thanksgiving!
Posted November 17th, 2017 by Anthony Carbone, PC.
Thanksgiving is next Thursday. Can you believe it? Here’s something you should believe. Three times as many home fires and related injuries happen on Thanksgiving more than any other day. With family members coming to your home, make sure to stay safe while cranking up that deep fryer for the turducken or the tradition of an oven-roasted turkey.
Aside from igniting yourself or your loved ones on fire, here are some safety tips you should follow so a lawsuit isn’t your holiday present weeks later:
- Keep your deep fryer outside!
- Have a fire extinguisher near
- Don’t leave cooking food unattended
- Unplug appliances not in use
- Turn the oven off
- Make sure your smoke alarms are working properly
There are many things that can go wrong on Thanksgiving. You might be too busy with your guests to remind them of any kind of hazard, like a broken pipe in the bathroom or leaky hose faucet near your patio steps. A slip-and-fall accident is the last thing you should have to worry about.
Then there are the dangers that happen outside of your home, as the weather starts deteriorating around Thanksgiving. If you plan on traveling any relatively far distance, make sure your vehicle is ready to handle winter weather. Pay attention to the other drivers on the road, along with your surroundings, to make sure you get to your destination safely and soundly.
Across the country, 48.7 million people took to the road for Thanksgiving last year. According to a study, 50% of people say alcohol played a role in their family’s holiday gathering. Along with drinking and driving, speeding and tailgating other drivers are general don’ts in the world of travel. But, they’re taken even more seriously during the holiday week.
Each of these above-mentioned issues can have legal ramifications, regardless of those affected being close friends and family. Don’t let these issues ruin your holiday.
If you are injured or run into a legal issue this Thanksgiving, you may want to talk to an experienced attorney. Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone. Have a healthy and safe Thanksgiving holiday!