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Stay Safe This Thanksgiving: Avoid Premises Liability and Food Poisoning Issues

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Remember, if you are hosting friends and family members this week for Thanksgiving, you need to make sure that your property is free from hazards.

Make sure that you clear your walking areas and keep an eye on any children who may be visiting your home. If they suffer injuries in a slip and fall accident, you could be held liable.

Often, slip and fall accidents can result in broken bones, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries, which require expensive therapy and rehabilitation.

Additionally, if you are serving food, make sure you prepare it in a fashion that avoids potential hazards. Here are some Thanksgiving food safety tips:

  • Safely thaw your meats (do not let them sit out for an extended period)
  • Avoid cross-contamination (do not store meat above other items in your refrigerator)
  • Cook meats thoroughly
  • Refrigerate your leftovers as quickly as possible

Remember, if someone suffers from food poisoning because of your holiday party, you can also be held liable.

In addition to these issues, if you are serving alcohol, you need to make sure that people leaving your party have a designated driver or a safe mode of transportation home. Sadly, drunk driving accidents tend to increase around holidays.


Remember, if you are injured at a holiday party, you should speak to our Nashville personal injury lawyer.

Attorney Stanley A. Davis can help you seek damages for complications relating to your injuries. Keep in mind, if your friend or family member has a homeowners insurance policy, it may help in an effort to cover costs associated with any accident.

For more information, call our office today to schedule a free case review. Have a wonderful holiday—make sure your family members feel safe and welcome.

“And let us not be weary in well doing: for in due season we shall reap, if we faint not.
– Galatians 6:9

Davis’ Words of Wisdom: Many law enforcement agencies increase patrol efforts around holidays to assist with drunk driving reduction efforts.


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