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Common Thanksgiving Day Injuries


Thanksgiving is a time when many families gather together to celebrate another year of gratitude, football and good food. Whether your family is blood-related or held together by love and friendship, you, like many others, will be traveling to your Thanksgiving celebration destination. This holiday season, don’t let an injury damper your celebration. If you want to know how you can prevent common Thanksgiving injuries, keep reading this guide from our Clearwater personal injury attorney.

  • Auto Accidents: Thanksgiving traffic is one of the worst traffic times of the year. College students are trying to get home for the holidays, families are journeying across the state to join their loved ones in the feast and celebrations, all these additional cars gridlock the highways. With more cars on the road, you are at a greater risk for accidents to occur. Common injuries include broken bones, whiplash, spinal cord injuries or death. If you plan to drive during Thanksgiving, make sure you give your full attention to the task. Remember people may not be familiar with the areas they are driving in so avoid following too closely behind other vehicles.
  • Slip & Fall Injuries: November to March is the second rainiest time of year for Florida, and more rain means wetter floors. If you are planning on shopping on Black Friday or heading out to grocery shop for the turkey day feast, be wary of slippery floors or torn carpets. Common slip and fall injuries include broken wrists and arms, spine and neck injuries and head injuries.
  • Burn Injuries: Thanksgiving burn injuries are more common than you might think. Whether these injuries are caused by a house fire, cooking fire or turkey gravy, make sure to be alert and attentive of during the holiday feast.

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