How Can I Avoid a Thanksgiving Holiday Accident?

Do you plan to host a Thanksgiving dinner this week? Make sure your guests are kept safe by ridding your property of potential dangers.

Slip-and-fall accidents tend to rise around the holiday season, as weather conditions include ice and snow. Make sure the outside of your house is free of slip hazards. Additionally, make sure that any carpeting inside of your home is free of loose pieces, which could contribute to a fall. Slip-and-fall accidents can result in broken bones, spinal cord injuries and head injuries, which can lead to expensive medical bills.

If you are serving food at your party, make sure it is cooked thoroughly and that perishable items are not kept out too long to avoid issues with food poisoning. If you use your kitchen to cook, make sure that the oven, turkey fryer/BBQ and stove burners are turned off, and that all candles are extinguished before going to bed.

Additionally, make sure pets are stored accordingly, if they may be alarmed by guests. You should do this to avoid dog bite accidents.

If you serve alcohol, have alternative forms of transportation available to guests, including designated drivers and numbers to local cab services. You need to ensure all guests make it home safely.

Drunk driving accidents tend to increase around the holidays, which we will blog about on Wednesday. We expect that there will be increased patrol by law enforcement agencies in the Nashville-area this holiday season to look out for potential drunk drivers.

Make Sure You Are Insured for a Holiday Party Accident

It is not uncommon for people to invite family members, friends and coworkers over for holiday parties. However, as a homeowner, you need to be aware that if someone is injured on your property, you could be held liable.

Through social host laws, you have a duty to protect your guests. Ensure that your homeowner’s insurance policy provides you with enough coverage to pay for any mishaps and make sure that there are no exclusions relating to items like serving alcohol and/or food.

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