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3 Common Labor Day Accidents

3 Common Labor Day Accidents

On September 2, 2019, Americans across the country will take a day off work to celebrate the labor movement, the daily contributions of American workers, and the economic achievements achieved by the U.S. labor force. In other words, people are going to enjoy some well-deserved time off with friends and family.

Unfortunately, injuries are common during Labor Day Weekend. The National Safety Council estimates that roughly 400 people will die on U.S. roads alone due to alcohol consumption and reckless driving. This tragic statistic doesn’t even consider the number of emergency room visits associated with fireworks, careless motorists, and barbecue accidents.

To help you stay safe this Labor Day Weekend, the personal injury attorneys at the Daspit Law Firm have compiled a list of 3 common holiday-related accidents that you need to avoid:

  1. Motor vehicle collisions: Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death in the United States. During holiday weekends, accident statistics tend to spike because families take long trips to visit loved ones or camp out in unfamiliar places. Consequently, there is an increase in the number of fatigued, intoxicated, and distracted drivers on the road, and they’re all trying to reach some destination as quickly as possible. If you’re driving this upcoming weekend, be cautious of other drivers and avoid practicing any dangerous driving habits that can lead to an accident. Also, always keep an eye out for pedestrians, bikers, and bicyclists.
  2. Alcohol-related accidents: Drinking is a time-honored Labor Day tradition, especially at parties and cookouts. However, alcohol tends to lower a person’s inhibitions and can even trigger aggressive or reckless behaviors. Try to keep a clear head this weekend to avoid unfortunate falls, barbeque incidents, and physical conflicts.
  3. Fireworks: For some people, the Labor Day experience isn’t complete without a firework extravaganza. But fireworks can be incredibly dangerous, especially if you’re not a professional pyrotechnist. It’s always best to visit a public venue operated by professionals, but if you’re determined to have a show at home, make sure that you research state and local fireworks laws, never reignite a defective firework, keep a water source nearby, and never allow children to handle any novelty items, including sparklers.

Injured on Labor Day? Call The Daspit Law Firm Today

Turn to the personal injury lawyers at The Daspit Law Firm if a negligent party injures you or a loved one on Labor Day. Our experienced legal team can collect evidence, guide you through the claims process, and utilize a customized litigation strategy that yields significant compensation.

Contact The Daspit Law Firm at (888) 273-1045 to schedule a case evaluation today.