At this time of year, you may have a lot to be thankful for. Even if you have suffered a severe loss or other hardship this year, you can find comfort in giving thanks for what you do have and what you can expect in the following year.
Cunnane Law of Edmonds’ personal injury lawyers would like to wish you a happy and safe Thanksgiving holiday and share with you the following list of five things for which we believe we may all be thankful this holiday:
1. Spending Thanksgiving with family and friends in a safe environment.
Many factors contribute to a safe Thanksgiving. The first factor is the host’s home. It should be well-lit, clean, and free of potential risks like frayed wires or damaged steps. Before the guests arrive, any hazardous situations should be repaired or removed.
Another factor of a safe vacation is ensuring that all visitors arrive and depart safely. If there will be alcohol served at your Thanksgiving gathering, assign someone to drive guests’ home or offer them the option of staying the night.
2. A deliciously prepared holiday meal free of burns, mishaps, or personal injury.
Thanksgiving also emphasizes the importance of kitchen safety. Delegate kitchen activities to avoid burns and cuts by keeping the space from becoming overcrowded. To protect them as well as the people making the meal, keep children and pets out of the kitchen.
Food poisoning prevention is an important part of food safety. People should avoid cross-contamination by using different utensils and cutting boards for each dish. Any leftovers should be packaged and stored in the refrigerator as soon as possible after the dinner is over.
Also, before serving, keep a close eye on the internal temperature of your turkey. Cook the turkey to 165 degrees Fahrenheit to avoid foodborne illness.
3. Enjoying a stress-free, easy Thanksgiving break.
The days are getting shorter, and the temperature is getting cooler as we get deeper into the fall season. When these circumstances are combined with the significant increase of drivers on the road during the holiday season, you and your passengers are at a greater risk of getting injured in a car accident than at other times of the year.
Check your vehicle’s fluid levels and tire pressure before heading out on your Thanksgiving road trip. In case you become stranded or someone becomes injured, bring a safety kit with you that includes a basic tool set, a warm blanket, a flashlight, and first-aid supplies. Follow the rules of the road and adapt your driving to your surroundings to reduce your chances of getting involved in an accident.
4. Parades and other festivities on Thanksgiving Day
Thanksgiving can be a lot of fun for the whole family, with local and televised parades, football games, and family traditions. Remember these times because, while they may be traditions, the unique recollections of each year will never be replicated.
5. A personal injury attorney in Edmonds who is ready to assist if something goes wrong.
Know that our team at Cunnane Law is here to help you if you’ve been injured in an accident. We have more than 25 years of legal experience to pursue your claim for compensation if you have been seriously injured in a car accident.
We will meet with you to review your situation and, if a claim is possible, we will pursue the highest possible financial recovery. For a free consultation to discuss your case contact Cunnane Law in Edmonds, WA today.
Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.