Labor Day weekend is usually a time to relax and enjoy end-of-summer fun with family and friends. However, there is a lot of room for error and injury over the long weekend as well. Keep an eye out for drunk drivers, car accidents, and fireworks, especially. Also, with Hurricane Dorian’s effects, you should be even more careful and make efforts to stay safe!
5 common hazards over Labor Day weekend:
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Alcohol abuse
- Dangerous accidents at barbeques
If you are injured on Labor Day weekend due to another person’s negligence, The Ticktin Law Group can help. You may be entitled to compensation for lost income, medical expenses, and noneconomic damages.
Our lawyers will guide you through the whole process. From gathering evidence, interviewing witnesses, structuring your claim, and representing your interests during settlement negotiations – we’ve got your back.
Now, let’s take a closer look at the 5 common causes of Labor Day weekend injuries.
Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in South Florida and the entire United States throughout the year, but they are particularly common over Labor Day weekend.
Driving while intoxicated is a primary cause. Fatigue and distracted driving are also major causes.
With more drivers on the road and higher drunk driving rates over Labor Day weekend, the number of pedestrian accidents rises as well. If you plan on driving, please stay sober and avoid distractions while behind the wheel.
If you are planning to walk to your Labor Day event, then be aware of the drivers on the road. Try to stay on the sidewalks and wear brightly colored clothing.
Many people choose to celebrate the holiday with a few drinks. However, alcohol can make a person aggressive – which can contribute to fights and physical confrontation. Try to avoid these situations, and encourage family and friends to do the same.
Dangerous Accidents at Barbeques
Defective grilling equipment can be dangerous. Make sure your grill is from a reputable manufacturer. Also, keep children and intoxicated guests away from the cooking area.
Fireworks are a common cause of serious injuries over Labor Day weekend. You should never try to reignite a defective firework, and do not let children handle them.
Please be proactive and stay safe this Labor Day! Please stay safe and be prepared for the potential Hurricane Dorian!
The Ticktin Law Group Can Help
If you find yourself in the unfortunate predicament of being hurt by someone else’s actions this Labor Day, contact The Ticktin Law Group. We handle Personal Injury cases on a contingency basis, meaning you don’t pay us anything unless we collect money for you. To see if you have a case, schedule a free consultation. Our experienced Personal Injury attorneys will go over the facts of your claim to help you get a much better idea of the steps to take. For a free consultation, call (561) 232-2222 or complete the contact form here.