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The Main Causes of Thanksgiving Accidents

By Breyer Law Offices on November 8, 2012

Thanksgiving is a time for family, but if your family is like most, large get-togethers can spell some sort of trouble. From children getting into a tumble to the Thanksgiving chef getting distracted from the meal, there are many different types of incidents that can and do occur that can add a little drama to your otherwise happy family get-together.

  • Family football games go awry when adults and children play together, leading to broken bones or other injuries that can’t be solved by a Band-Aid and a Popsicle.
  • If the family chef gets distracted, the meal could burn and cause serious smoke hazards or even burn injury hazards inside the home.
  • A turkey that is being cooked via fryer could pose a serious fire hazard if it is left where the fryer can be tipped over, or if it is prepared inside the house.

Keeping for Your Thanksgiving Get Together Safe

Keeping your family safe so that they can enjoy the Thanksgiving holiday together is a top priority for every host. While there are many different ways that your family could experience injury on your holiday, there are many more ways to keep them safe from harm and ensure that your holiday goes off without a hitch. Here are the best ways that you can protect your family and your holiday cheer this Thanksgiving.

  • Ensure that all games being played are appropriate and safe for everyone who is playing, whether they are 10 or 40 years of age, and separate groups to create that safety where necessary.
  • If you are frying a turkey, designate a specific safe zone in your yard away from the house, and don’t forget to designate a turkey watcher to ensure that the turkey is frying evenly and that the fryer is safely positioned the entire time.
  • Avoid distracting the person who is responsible for cooking the meal. Even a few minutes left alone on the stove or in the oven can result in burning or fires that are difficult to put out and may lead to an unhappy end to your Thanksgiving holiday.

The legal team at the Breyer Law Offices, P.C. wishes you and all your loved ones a safe and happy Thanksgiving.

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