Are you thinking about having guests over this Thanksgiving? Make sure that your property is clear of issues that could become problematic, like ice or slippery areas, and make sure you keep a close eye on any children present.
Remember, slip and fall accidents can have devastating consequences and lead to serious injuries, like spinal cord injuries, traumatic brain injuries and broken bones. Make sure your walkways are clear of slippery substances, as an accident could result in a lawsuit. You have a legal obligation to ensure that each person at your home can move about on your property without suffering harm.
Additionally, make sure that if you serve dishes, you avoid issues with food poisoning. This means making sure your food is properly stored and handled—the last thing you want is a loved one getting sick.
If you plan to serve alcohol, make sure your guests have a designated driver or alternative forms of transportation. In some instances, people who have held holiday parties in which alcohol was served have been held liable when a drunk driver injures or kills others’ in car accidents.
It is common to see an increase in the number of drunk driving accidents around the holidays—make sure you stay safe by having a sober ride.
Can I File a Lawsuit If I’m Injured at a Holiday Party?
Remember, serious accidents due to premises liability issues can result in injuries and even wrongful death. If you host a party on your property and someone is injured, a person may be able to win compensation for their pain, suffering and hospital expenses through a lawsuit.
Make sure that you are prepared to keep your guests safe. For more information about slip and fall accidents and/or premises liability, contact our injury attorneys today.
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving.
Donald G. Targan & Associates – Atlantic City Injury Attorneys
Targan Talk: According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), the average slip and fall case can result in up to $18,000 in medical costs.