Labor Day is an observed holiday celebrated in the United States on the first Monday of September. Which means a three day weekend for most schools and companies.
Aside from the enjoyable events and gatherings, this three day weekend also increases the risks of dangerous activities and accidents, especially drunk driving.
Whether you are celebrating the weekend by the beach or at a BBQ it’s important that safety is always first.
The more people gather, the more people are excited and accidents are more likely to occur.
If you are using the grill to barbecue, make sure keep some water on the side for flare ups. Try to stick to propane grills with built-in electronic lighters, fireplace matches, or a fireplace lighter to avoid a fire from starting.
For Water Activities:
If you plan on renting a boat or being by the water or a pool, be responsible and do not operate a boat under the influence. Just because you are out in open water doesn’t mean you are not likely to be in an accident.
Make sure young children are supervised in the water and they are wearing flotation devices. Even adults can drown, so it’s important that everyone is careful.
The most important factor to watch for is drunk drivers and distracted drivers on the road.
If you plan on drinking, plan ahead and set up a ride or make sure you have a place to stay over night.
Do not drink and drive. You are placing not only yourself, but those around you at great risk for serious or even fatal car accidents.
Just like any other three day weekends, drunk driving is a leading cause for fatalities.
It’s always better to be safe than sorry. Be a responsible person and be smart about your decisions.
In the case you are injured in an auto accident or maybe even a boating accident. You have options to pursue a claim.
Remember to take pictures, trade contact information, and file an accident report. It’s best to seek medical attention immediately after an accident.
Even though the three day weekend was intended to be a good weekend, accidents happen. If you are involved in a Labor Day accident contact Bergener Mirejovsky for a free consultation at 1-800-881-2021. We will answer your call even on the weekends, so don’t hesitate to find answers.