The Law Office of Nick Stein
This is an advertisement for legal services
Call to schedule an Appointment

3 Thanksgiving hazards and how to avoid them

Thanksgiving is almost here, and with it comes a unique set of hazards. Did you know that Thanksgiving weekend is one of the most dangerous times of the year for drivers? A combination of increased traffic, poor weather conditions and drunk drivers puts people at higher risk over this weekend than almost any other time of the year.

Along with traffic accidents, there are dozens of other possible hazards. Here are three and how you can avoid them.

1. Car crashes

Thanksgiving is one of the most dangerous points in the year for drivers. The night before Thanksgiving is called Blackout Wednesday. That's because it's one of the busiest nights of the year for bars. Part of the reason for this is because colleges and workplaces aren't open on Thanksgiving, so people travel to see friends and family while also consuming copious amounts of alcohol. Avoid getting into a crash by monitoring your alcohol intake and avoiding driving at night when more people are likely to be intoxicated.

2. Burns

Burns are another risk on Thanksgiving. Too many cooks in the kitchen? Try spacing out your work area. Before you cook for Thanksgiving, remember to clean your oven, microwave and other devices, so they're ready to work. Be cautious and look for signs of wear and tear that could lead to a fire.

3. Slips, trips and falling accidents

Indiana sees its fair share of snow and ice, especially in November, December and January. If you're having guests over for Thanksgiving, take time to check the weather and to prepare your property. If you're going to another person's home, remember that it's possible for walkways to be slick. Slow down and pay attention to avoid a slip-and-fall accident.

These are a few tips for avoiding Thanksgiving hazards. With some thought about safety and early preparations, it's possible to avoid an injury and keep the spirit bright and gay as you roll into the next big holiday month!

Email Us For A Response

Let’s Discuss Your Case! Use Our Quick Contact Form.

Bold labels are required.

The Law Office of Nick Stein

New Albany Office
810 East Market Street
New Albany, IN 47150

Phone: 812-948-6000
Map & Directions

Louisville Office
745 West Main Street
Suite #100
Louisville, KY 40202

Map & Directions