While Thanksgiving is a time to connect with family and loved ones, it can also be a dangerous time when injuries are often sustained.
According to the National Safety Council, three of the most common injuries sustained around Thanksgiving are as a result of car accidents, fires, as well as slips and falls. In this blog post, we will discuss each of these injuries in detail and provide some tips on how to avoid them.
#1 - Car Accident Injuries
Car accidents are one of the leading causes of injuries and deaths during Thanksgiving. From 2014 to 2019, about 13% of the total car accident deaths in November were during the Thanksgiving holiday period.
To avoid being a statistic, make sure to plan your route in advance and allow for extra time. If you will be drinking alcohol, do not get behind the wheel. Use a designated driver or take a cab instead.
#2 - Burns
Fires are also a common hazard during Thanksgiving. According to the National Fire Protection Association, cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States.
To prevent a kitchen fire, never leave food unattended on the stovetop, and keep flammable items like oven mitts and towels away from heat sources. Also, make sure your smoke detectors are working and have fresh batteries.
#3 - Slip and Fall Injuries
Slips and falls are another common type of injury during Thanksgiving. Cooking, cleaning, and decorating can all lead to a slip or fall. To avoid this, make sure to wear comfortable shoes with good traction. Keep floors clean and dry, and don't leave cords or other tripping hazards lying around.
We’re Here to Help the Injured
Regrettably, not everyone pays close attention during the holiday season, and accidents happen as a result. If another’s negligence caused you to sustain injuries in an accident, we’re here to help you recover the compensation you deserve for your losses.
Call our firm today at (512) 400-3278 or fill out the online contact form to learn more about your legal options.