This weekend almost every American take a day off work and celebrate the labor movement along with the daily contributions of American workers. This celebration will include the economic achievements that happen within the U.S. labor force. The reality is that people will be spending some well-deserved time off with friends and family. Sadly, there are many preventable injuries that are common during Labor Day Weekend. The National Safety Council estimates that roughly 455 people will die on U.S. roads alone due to alcohol consumption, distracted driving and reckless driving. This tragic statistic doesn’t take into account emergency room visits associated with fireworks, careless motorists, and barbecue accidents.
Here are three of the most common holiday-related and preventable accidents to avoid this Labor Day.
Car Crashes: Car crashes are one of the leading causes of injury and death in the United States. During holiday weekends these statistics spike because families take long road trips to visit loved ones or camp in unfamiliar places. This results in an increase in the number of fatigued, intoxicated, and distracted drivers on the road. Some of these crashes happen because they all want to reach their destination as quickly as possible. If you’re driving this Labor Day weekend, be cautious of other drivers and avoid practicing any dangerous driving habits yourself. While you’re driving remember to keep a watchful eye out for pedestrians, motorcycles and bicyclists.
Alcohol-related accidents: Alcohol consumption is somehow associated with Labor Day and this is especially true at parties and barbeques with friends and family. Alcohol lowers a person’s inhibitions and may trigger aggressive or reckless behavior. Avoiding excess alcohol consumption this weekend could also be key to avoiding falls, barbeque incidents, and physical conflicts.
Fireworks: For far too many people, the Labor Day experience isn’t complete without fireworks. Fireworks can be incredibly dangerous, especially if you’re not a professional or have consumed alcohol. For fireworks we’ve found it’s best to visit a venue operated by professionals. Anyone determined to have fireworks at home need only to research California State and Sacramento County Fireworks laws to determine the legality of this action. When you choose to play with pyrotechnics, it’s always wise to keep a water source nearby, eliminate alcohol consumption prior to the activity and never allow children to handle any of the items and this includes sparklers.
We represent people who are injured because of the careless and reckless acts of others. At the end of the day your case can only be settled one time and you need to know all of the facts beforehand. The reason that insurance companies have paid our clients in excess of $130,000,000.00 is that we get the facts and are not intimidated at the prospect of going to trial when insurance companies fail to offer full compensation. We help with serious injuries that require serious representation. We are the Law Offices of Guenard & Bozarth, LLP. Our attorneys have more than 60 years of experience specializing in only representing injured people. Call GB Legal 24/7/365 at 888-809-1075 or visit www.gblegal.com We would be honored to represent you!