Thanksgiving has arrived and many hungry stomachs are counting on their
kitchen heroes to deliver an amazing Thanksgiving dinner. Indeed, Thanksgiving
is an amazing day of great food, friends and loving family.
Experienced Newburgh personal injury attorneys know that your Thanksgiving will most likely turn out perfectly. The regrettable
fact remains, however, that some people will be injured by drunk drivers
or in a cooking accident on Thanksgiving Day. With that said, there are
ways to stay safer during the holiday.
Did you know that home fires related to cooking activities occur on Thanksgiving
Day at a higher rate as compared to any other day of the year! Some simple
tools in a home can help keep people safe in the event a fire occurs to prevent
Having a fire extinguisher is a cheap and easy to use tool that which will
extinguish a fire quickly. Fire extinguishers are easily stored in a kitchen.
Remember, many kitchen fires involve grease that has ignited. Grease fires
are not put out easily with water. Such is why having a fire extinguisher
Of course every home should be equipped with an adequate amount of smoke
detectors. It might be tempting to disable them because they can trigger
with minimal smoke from burnt food, but one should never disable a smoke
detector. While fire extinguishers and smoke detectors may protect people
after a fire starts, there are things one can do to prevent fires all together.
Since many Thanksgiving Day fires are related to deep frying a turkey,
we will focus on safety measures related to frying a turkey. Fryers should
be used a good distance away from other objects, especially those objects
that are flammable. You should use the fryer out of doors as well. Additionally,
wear protective clothing that covers arms and legs, and wear eye protection to
prevent burn injuries.
The turkey should be completely thawed as well. Frozen meat can cause a
violent reaction when lowered into hot oil. You should always pay close
attention to the cooking process as well. Lastly, children and pets should
be kept away from a hot fryer so that they aren’t burned and so
that they do not inadvertently knock the fryer over.
And now we have some words about
car accidents caused by drunk driving. Many people will consume alcohol the night before Thanksgiving and on
Thanksgiving Day. Remember that the idea of any day, especially Thanksgiving,
is to enjoy your time with friends and family, and then the goal is to
get home safely. Therefore, never drink and drive. Plan ahead to spend
the night at your host’s house and if you must go home, arrange
for a ride or don’t drink at all.
Learn about other Thanksgiving safety tips and liability issues
in our article available here. Also read about Thanksgiving travel liability
in our blog post available here. Read about safety tips for Thanksgiving travel and Black Friday travel in
our blog post available here.
Our personal injury attorneys at
Mainetti, Mainetti, and O’Connor, P.C. have over 100 years of combined experience working with victims of personal
injury accidents throughout New York. We understand how to effectively
represent clients who have been injured in serious car accidents, particularly
throughout the Mid-Hudson Valley region in Kingston, Poughkeepsie, and
Newburgh where we have offices. Hear
what our clients are saying about us here and learn about just some of our
successful results here. If you or a loved one has been injured in a personal injury accident,
please do not hesitate to contact us by calling 845-340-HURT (4878) or
toll free at 866-440-4452, or by using the
convenient contact form here.