Tips for a Safe Thanksgiving Holiday
Thanksgiving is a time to slow down, focus on what you are thankful for, and be with family. Unavoidably, it is also a time of year that Americans are at higher risk of suffering injuries from accidents of many different types. Here are some tips to help make your holiday safer, but if your holiday does not turn out like it should be sure to enlist the help of a compassionate Round Rock personal injury attorney. With the dedicated representation of an experienced lawyer, you could receive monetary compensation or your injuries.
Drive with Precaution and Care
Thanksgiving is one of the busiest times on American roadways. According to the National Safety Council (NSC), there are approximately 3,000 fatal crashes that cause about 400 deaths each year over Thanksgiving. Whether you are driving to grandma’s house for Thanksgiving dinner with the family or will be spending the weekend on the beach, don’t leave your driving skills at home. Remember to:
- Drive defensively
- Slow down
- Allow for additional time to reach your destination
- Be courteous
- Be aware of weather and road conditions
- Properly maintain your vehicle, including preparing it for colder weather conditions
If you do everything you can to avoid an accident during your Thanksgiving travels but still encounter an accident that leaves you with injuries and medical bills, you may have a legal claim for which a Round Rock personal injury lawyer can help you seek relief. Our legal staff could review your case and help determine what your next steps should be.
Kitchen and Cooking Safety
Staying safe in the kitchen is another priority for your holiday. Even though you might feel safe in the kitchen, accidents can still happen. More people are cooking during this holiday than at any other time of the year, the risk of foodborne illnesses increases, and people use kitchen appliances that they may be unfamiliar with. To help stay safe in the kitchen be sure too:
- Test your turkey’s internal temperature to be sure it is thoroughly cooked on the inside and the outside
- Eat or freeze your thanksgiving leftovers within three days of cooking
- Avoid handling raw and cooked foods together
- Read and follow the construction manuals for any kitchen appliances you may not be familiar with
Though you should always do what you can to keep you and your family safe, some kitchen and cooking injuries may also warrant representation from a personal injury attorney in Round Rock. If food poisoning occurs or a product is defective, you may have a valid personal injury claim.
Contact a Compassionate Round Rock Personal Injury Lawyer
We hope your Thanksgiving holiday is safe and enjoyable, no matter what your plans may be. Unfortunately, some Thanksgiving injuries occur due to the negligence of others. For help with personal injury claims at any time of year, you can contact the Elissa I. Henry Law Firm, PLLC at (512) 766-4529 or complete our online contact form. Our goal is to make your life easier when the unexpected occurs.