Tips To Stay Safe During the Thanksgiving HolidayTampa Bay Legal News
The holiday season has officially begun with Thanksgiving upon us. While looking forward to seeing friends and family, eating good food, and shopping for deals during Black Friday are all festive events to be excited about, staying safe is incredibly important. Every year there are thousands of injuries and deadly accidents that take place during the Thanksgiving holiday, and many of these will not have to occur if certain precautions are taken. Reviewing the following safety tips may help you prevent a catastrophe from happening during your holiday celebrations.
Staying Safe on Thanksgiving
An enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday means steering clear of anything that could potentially cause an injury accident. These considerations may help you and your family avoid any hazards that can derail your turkey day.
- Slip and fall incidents can not only cause severe injuries but, for some, also be deadly. Keep clutter and objects off of the floors and in the kitchen also, make sure the floors are clean from spills that can create slippery surfaces.
- The National Fire Protection Association recommends always keeping an eye on the food that is cooking to prevent fires, as this is a huge issue that causes many fire injuries and deaths every year.
- Always engage in hygienic food preparation practices like handwashing and cleaning surfaces of potential toxic bacteria.
- Cook foods to the right internal temperature to minimize food poisoning.
- Promptly pack food up after everyone has eaten, and do not let food sit for more than two hours.
- Check all smoke detectors to make sure they are in working order.
- Make sure to have a fire extinguisher within an area that is easy to locate.
- Do not allow flammable objects near flames.
- If frying a turkey, do so outdoors.
- Keep your car maintained and if it needs to go to the shop for work, take it before you travel.
- Make a plan for your travels by identifying your best routes, how long your trip will take, and when you will leave. Traveling during the day when it is still light and outside of heavy traffic times is ideal.
- Do not drink and drive.
- Avoid distractions while driving.
- Pack water, snacks, food and snacks for animals, and blankets.
- Keep a first aid kit on hand.
- Look ahead to what the weather will be when you are traveling.
- Ensure that everyone in the car is always wearing their seatbelts and that young children are in the correct child safety seats.
- Having warning reflective signs may come in handy should you become derailed on the road.
Speak with a Tampa Personal Injury Attorney Today
Extra planning and preparing for all aspects of the Thanksgiving holiday puts you and your family in the best position to minimize the risk of serious accidents ruining things and causing harm. The ultimate objective is to have a healthy, safe, and fun holiday but if an unforeseeable event does turn things upside down and you or a loved one is harmed, you may benefit from talking to a Tampa personal injury attorney at Fulgencio Law. To do so you can call (813) 463-0123 and schedule a free consultation.