Our Thanksgiving Safety Tips
Fall feels a little different this year. With the growing uncertainty caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, Thanksgiving 2020 may also feel a little different. If you are planning to celebrate Thanksgiving this year, we hope you stay safe. To help you celebrate safely, we are providing our Thanksgiving safety tips.
We hope these tips help you safely celebrate Thanksgiving. If a Thanksgiving car accident injures you or a loved one, seek medical help immediately. Once you have sought medical care, seek legal help from an experienced personal injury lawyer. The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help you with your personal injury case. You don’t have to worry about paying for a lawyer upfront. We work on a contingency basis – our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers get paid when you win. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Practice COVID-19 Safety During Thanksgiving
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), recommends that you only celebrate Thanksgiving with the people in your household. Celebrating with your household is the best way to stay safe during the COVID-19 pandemic. This year, everyone is encouraged to find creative and safe ways to stay in touch with loved ones during the holidays. This Thanksgiving, consider a virtual celebration or drive-by to say hello from a distance. If you do decide to celebrate, use the following COVID-19 safety tips.
COVID-19 Safety in Public
Thanksgiving may mean increased trips to the grocery store or other public outings. Be mindful if you are going out in public this Thanksgiving. The CDC encourages everyone to avoid crowds and to do the following if going out in public:
- Wear a mask. Make sure the mask fits properly and covers your nose and mouth.
- Maintain social distance. Stay at least 6 feet away from others who do not live with you.
- Wash your hands. Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- Use hand sanitizer. Hand sanitizer should be at least 60 percent alcohol.
COVID-19 Safety When Hosting a Gathering
This year the safest gatherings are the smallest gatherings. It is best to limit your interaction to those within your household. If you do decide to host a gathering, there are steps you can take to protect yourself and your guests. This includes the safety measures already mentioned above and the following safety tips:
- Stay outdoors. Set up your gathering outside. In Las Vegas, November weather can be pleasant. If chilly, utilize outdoor heat lamps.
- Keep it small. Limit the number of guests to a few close friends or family members.
- Sanitize frequently. Remember to wipe down frequently touched surfaces.
- Consider BYOE (Bring Your Own Everything). Encourage guests to bring their own food and drink.
- Do not share. Have one person serve food and use single-use utensils.
- Communicate. Talk to your guests beforehand to discuss your expectations.
We hope these tips help you stay safe this Thanksgiving. If a Las Vegas driver injures you this Thanksgiving, seek medical help immediately. Once you receive proper medical treatment, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. The experienced team at Anthem Injury Lawyers will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation. You may hear from friends or look up information on the Internet to determine if you should consult with a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer. It’s always a better idea to let expert lawyers handle legal cases, so you don’t miss out on the compensation due you in your Las Vegas accident case. Our law office is in Henderson, Nevada and we work with clients all over Las Vegas. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Thanksgiving Safety Tips for Your Home
COVID-19 is not the only safety concern during Thanksgiving. According to the National Fire Protection Association:
- Thanksgiving is the peak day for home cooking fires.
- In 2018, U.S. fire departments responded to an estimated 1,630 home cooking fires on Thanksgiving.
Avoid a home cooking fire and other accidents with the following safety tips.
Kitchen Safety Tips
Fires and other kitchen accidents can be dangerous and even deadly. Use the following tips to stay safe in the kitchen this Thanksgiving:
- In case of fire or emergency, call 9-1-1.
- Check your alarms. Make sure both your smoke and carbon monoxide alarms are operating.
- Stay in the kitchen and pay attention. The leading cause of kitchen fires is unattended cooking.
- No kids allowed. Try to keep children out of the kitchen and away from the stove and oven. Do not let children play around hot food. Steam, gravy, hot beverages, and boiling water can all cause serious burns. Keep knives and sharp objects away from children. Be mindful when carving the turkey or cutting food.
- Keep it clean. Oven mitts, utensils, towels, and food packaging can all catch fire. Keep flammable material away from your stovetop.
- Turn it off. Turn off appliances when not in use.
- Extinguish candles and fires before you walk away. Do not let children play around candles or fires.
- Fight the fire. If you have doubt, GET OUT! If you have a small stovetop fire, smother the flames by sliding a lid over the pan and turning off the burner. For an oven fire, turn off the heat and keep the door closed. If you have any doubt, get out and immediately call 9-1-1. Do not sacrifice your safety or the safety of your family.
Safety Tips for Deep Frying Turkey
Thanksgiving means turkey for many families. A popular way to prepare a turkey is deep frying. While tasty, this method can also be dangerous. Use the following tips to prevent a turkey fryer fire:
- Thaw the turkey completely. A partially frozen turkey will cause hot oil to splatter.
- Stay outdoors. Place the turkey fryer outdoors in a flat, open space away from people and pets. Las Vegas Fire & Rescue warns that for apartment residents, outside cooking devices must be at least 10 feet from any building or wall. Outside cooking devices should not be under an overhang or balcony or used above the first floor.
- Maintain a safety perimeter. Do not let children play around a deep fryer or other cooking device.
- Do not overfill the oil in a deep fryer. A turkey placed in an overfilled cooking pot will cause oil to spill.
- Use safety gear. Prior to use, make sure the thermometer and safety gear is in proper working order. Use appropriate gloves and tongues when approaching the deep fryer.
- Do not touch. The pot lid, handles, fryer, oil, and turkey can cause serious burn injuries.
- Pay attention. Just like other cooking devices, turkey fryers can easily overheat and start a fire.
If you are injured in a Thanksgiving accident that is not your fault, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. Las Vegas Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. You may hesitate to call a Las Vegas personal injury lawyer – but time is of the essence to ensure you have the best chance at winning just compensation. Don’t wait – ensure that your rights are protected and that you get the compensation you deserve as an accident victim. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Experienced Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers
We hope you stay safe this Thanksgiving. If you are the victim in a Thanksgiving accident in the Las Vegas area through no fault of your own, you should speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation.
Award-winning personal injury law firm Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers. We are based in Henderson, Nevada and serve clients throughout the Las Vegas area. With over 25 years of experience, Anthem Injury Lawyers specializes in personal injury claims. Remember: it’s always best to have expert legal counsel when you’re the victim in an accident caused by another. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.