Holidays are a time when we feel pulled in ten different directions at once. We are always late. And we are always stressed. As a Personal Injury Attorney, I know that those conditions are a perfect storm for accidents. But no one, including Siegel & Coonerty, want you to get hurt on a Holiday. And, believe me, you definitely don’t want to be in an Emergency Room on a Holiday – that is when the most Medical Malpractice occurs. So, the following are three brief tips/reminders to insure your Thanksgiving is as injury free as possible:
1. Take Your Time. So what if there is traffic. Did you really expect otherwise? And if some guy cuts you off, let it go, repeat “serenity now”, and proceed with caution. Not everyone is going to read this post, and there is going to be a lot of aggression and unsafe driving out there. If you are ten seconds, ten minutes, or even two hours late, that is nothing compared to the dismay an accident would cause you and your family.
2. Pay Attention. When walking on the sidewalk, or even in your Uncle’s house, be aware of your surroundings. There are cracks, holes and slippery conditions everywhere. A slip/trip and fall could easily mean no turkey for you. And when you are walking across the street, even though you have the light, remember that there are stressed out drivers late for Grandma’s house out there. Don’t take chances.
3. Be Vigilant. Your children have the time of their lives, and create lasting memories, when they get together with their cousins and best friends on Thanksgiving. The chaos is fun, but can also be dangerous. Perhaps the annual football game should be “touch” instead of “tackle”. Maybe the Big Kids and Little Kids should have separate XBOX time, so as to avoid the throwing of controllers at each other’s heads. And, do enforce the “no running in the house” rule.
We hope you have a Safe, Healthy, and Happy Thanksgiving!