While the winter months of the year can be a time of family fun and holiday
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
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