Tips to Stay Safe During the Holidays

While the winter months of the year can be a time of family fun and holiday festivities, personal injury claims have a tendency to spike during this time. Our firm has compiled a list of tips to help keep you safe during the holiday season.

Be Extremely Careful When Deep Frying Turkeys

If you are planning on deep frying a turkey this thanksgiving, it is imperative that you exercise extreme caution to minimize your risk of injury. This method of cooking is notoriously dangerous for starting fires and causing severe burns, making it crucial that you follow all safety procedures in order to ensure a safe holiday season.

To safely use a deep fryer:

  • Keep them off of decks and away from flammable objects
  • Never leave a fryer unattended
  • Make sure your turkey is completely thawed
  • Do not overfill your fryer with oil
  • Fry a smaller turkey
  • Wear goggles, oven mitts
  • Keep a fire extinguisher nearby
  • Keep children and pets away from the

Drive Defensively

As the holidays approach, a large number of people are getting set to travel to see their families. This is sure to bring an increased level of traffic congestion, and with it, a larger proportion of intoxicated drivers on the roads. For this reason, it is important that you drive defensively and stay aware of your surroundings to minimize your chances of a car accident. Eliminate all distractions, watch your speed, and always be on the lookout for possible hazards. If you live in a particularly snowy area, make sure you equip chains on your tires and maintain a safe speed.

Watch Where You Step

North Carolina winters can be particularly harsh, bringing large amounts of sleet and snow. This can make the grounds extremely slick, increasing your chances of suffering an injury from a slip and fall accident. People are particularly prone to these accidents when walking on outdoor stairs, stepping off of curbs, and walking on icy ground. If a staircase has a handrail, make sure you use it.

Even if you follow all of these guidelines, accidents can still happen. If you should suffer an injury due to someone else’s negligence this holiday season, a Greensboro personal injury lawyer from Roane Law can examine your situation and help you seek compensation in a court of law. With a 10.0 Superb Avvo Rating and a prestigious Super Lawyers® inclusion, our firm has what it takes to handle your case and maximize your chances of securing a desirable outcome for your situation.

To discuss your case with a skilled attorney, call our office today at (336) 790-5194.