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Preventing a Pembroke Pines Personal Injury This Thanksgiving

If you are celebrating Thanksgiving in Pembroke Pines this year, there are several steps that you can take to help prevent a personal injury from occurring in your home during this holiday season:

1) Consider the guests that you are inviting into your home. If you are inviting children as part of your celebrations, for example, you will want to make sure that your house is childproof. Make sure that toxic chemicals as well as sharp object and small items that pose a choking hazard are well out of reach of small children. If you are having elderly guests in your home, consider adding no slip treads in bathrooms and other slippery floor surfaces and consider installing a grab bar in the bathroom.

2) Reduce the risk of a Pembroke Pines burn injury or fire. Use electric lights rather than candles, which pose a burn hazard. If you are going to be cooking over an extended period of time, make sure that the kitchen is always supervised. Have a fire extinguisher on hand in the kitchen area. Check your smoke detectors and fire alarms well before the holidays to ensure that they are working correctly.

3) Have a plan for supervising children who are invited into your home. Ideally, have at least two adults supervising the children at all times. Injuries to minors and children are more likely when they are unsupervised. If you have a pool area, make sure that it is well secured to prevent Pembroke Pines pool accidents and drownings.

4) Keep pets well away from children and guests. Lots of busyness in your home can stress out and upset animals, which can lead to Pembroke Pines dog bites and animal attacks. Be especially careful to keep pets away from young children, who may unintentionally tease the animals.

5) Practice food safety. If you will be eating a turkey or other meat, make sure that you follow the instructions on the product for thawing and cooking. Use a meat thermometer to ensure that the meat is cooked all the way through and does not pose a food poisoning risk. Wash vegetables thoroughly to reduce the risk of food poisoning as well. Serve hot food hot and wrap up and store leftovers promptly. Keep in mind that even food that does not smell or appear spoiled can cause food poisoning symptoms, so follow food safety precautions carefully.

If you have been injured during the holiday season, contact the Flaxman Law Group to arrange for a free, no obligation consultation to discuss your situation. Your case may be worth more than you think and compensation in your case can be vital in helping you pay for medical costs and other costs related to your injury. Even during the holidays, the Flaxman Law Group phone lines are staffed 24 hours a day, seven days a week, so that you can always reach a live operator with your concerns. You can make an appointment for your consultation in one of the Flaxman Law Group offices, or our legal team can visit your home, workplace, or hospital room to discuss your case.