Celebrate the Holidays Injury Free: Tips to Keep You Safe this Thanksgiving


October 27, 2015

Thanksgiving is fast approaching, and is a popular time to gather with friends and family. However, it is one of the busiest holidays for roadways, with thousands of families traveling to get to their respective destinations. At Montlick and Associates, we are committed to keeping our Georgia families safe this holiday season. As such, consider the following safety tips that can help ensure you and your loved ones have a safe and most enjoyable Thanksgiving:

Holiday Driving Tips

When making travel plans, be aware that the Thanksgiving holiday will bring many people to the roadways. Traffic will be heavy and each year a number of accidents occur. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) reports that over 416 people died in 2012 during the Thanksgiving Holiday period. Take these factors into account when deciding whether to travel the day before Thanksgiving and expect delays if you elect to do so. Be sure to:

  • Wear your seat belt and make sure all passengers, especially children, do so as well.
  • Check your vehicle before setting out and ensure the vehicle is in proper working order with tires inflated, fuel and fluid levels high and emergency supplies packed.
  • Never drink and drive. If you wish to drink over the holidays, be sure to arrange a sober driver or take a taxi.
  • Eliminate any distractions, including your cell phone. Enlist the assistance of a passenger to be the navigator so that you can focus solely on the road ahead.
  • Keep an eye out for other drivers that might not be safely operating their vehicle and also practice defensive driving techniques.

Cooking Safety Tips

Thanksgiving is synonymous with cooking. Whether you are a novice chef or have prepared the family meal for decades, it is important that you follow some basic safety precautions. Each year, house fires and serious injuries arise during Thanksgiving. According to the National Fire Protection Association, Thanksgiving is the top day for home fires. Look below for some safe cooking tips, among others:

  • Keep a close eye on your food. It is tempting to simply place items in the fryer or on the stove and walk away. However, food can quickly become too hot and splatter. Watch what you are doing while in the kitchen at all times as fires can occur.
  • Keep small children away from the kitchen area where they could injure themselves, such as near hot surfaces or sharp knives.

Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law: Personal Injury Attorneys with Over 30 Years of Experience

If you or a loved one is injured in any type of accident involving negligence, the Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys at Montlick and Associates, Attorneys at Law, are here to help. Our firm has over 30 years of experience assisting accident victims injured in a wide range of circumstances, including car, truck, slip and fall, medical malpractice, and other accidents. We accept cases across Georgia and in the Southeast. The sooner you act, the greater your chances of obtaining a full recovery for your injuries. As such, do not delay in seeking legal assistance as you have a limited time in which to file a personal injury claim following your accident. Call Montlick & Associates, Attorneys at Law, 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.

Sources:
http://www.nhtsa.gov/About+NHTSA/Press+Releases/2014/plan-ahead-before-driving-for-thanksgiving

http://www.nfpa.org/safety-information/for-consumers/causes/cooking

Category: Auto Accidents

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