During Memorial Day, please take some time to celebrate and honor our nation’s fallen heroes with family and friends. While enjoying the weekend’s festivities keep the following safety tips in mind to ensure the holiday stays fun:
Make sure meat is sufficiently cooked in order to prevent food poisoning – up to 48 million Americans each year suffer from food poisoning according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention. Using a meat thermometer can ensure that your meat is not dangerously undercooked, as color is not always a good indicator of doneness.
Moreover, grills can be dangerous objects for young children to be around. The extreme temperatures and often sharp edges pose a risk of harm to our little ones. Make sure you maintain a three-foot radius around the grill that is a kid-free zone. Additionally, keeping the grill clean of grease and cobwebs (which can ignite) can also reduce the risk of grilling incidents.
Memorial Day brings with it an increase in vehicles on the road and, therefore, a higher likelihood of traffic collisions. About 400 fatalities occurred during the Memorial Day weekends of both 2015 and 2016, so driving safely is imperative on Memorial Day weekend in order to minimize the chances of those numbers repeating again in 2017.
Lounging by the pool and swimming is one of the most popular activities among families during Memorial Day weekend. Let’s keep this a safe and pleasurable event. Know the depth of the water before diving in as spinal injuries can result in paralysis or even death. A designated “pool-watcher” can help ensure that kids stay safe when swimming and that Memorial Day stays fun for all.
Kershaw, Cook & Talley wishes everyone a fun and safe Memorial Day weekend. If, in the unfortunate event that you or a loved one suffer harm or injury resulting from the fault of another that didn’t abide by our community safety rules, please contact our office.
Getting from point A to point B should be accident free. Unfortunately, auto accidents happen every day in Sacramento, many of which are preventable.
Top 5 Causes Of Car Accidents
There are multiple variables that can cause car accidents. However, the following factors contribute to the highest number of accidents:
Other leading causes of accidents include poor road conditions, manufacturer defects, and distracted driving. The National Safety Council estimates that 21% of all crashes involve cell phone use.
What should you do if you’ve been in an auto accident?
1. Make sure no one is hurt.
2. File a report of the collision as soon as possible. Gather the following information:
Take pictures if possible. Documenting the scene of the accident, vehicles involved, and your injuries, are valuable evidence when pursuing a personal injury claim.
3. Write down what happened
4. Do not speak with the insurance company
5. Keep all accident-related records
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If you or a loved one were injured in an auto accident, caused by another party’s negligence, you should contact our experienced personal injury lawyers to help protect your legal rights. You may be entitled to compensation for accident-related expenses such as medical bills, lost wages, and pain and suffering. Call us at 888-997-5170 for a free case consultation. You can focus on your recovery, and we will focus on your case.
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We provide free case consultations. If you, or a loved one, suffered an injury due to another’s negligence or wrongful conduct, call our firm. We will examine your individual situation and explain your legal rights. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing injured individuals, in both jury trials and settlement negotiations.
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