Labor Day Safety

Labor Day is synonymous with the end of summer. The three-day weekend is jammed-packed with barbecues, water activities, and long hours in traffic. If you’re planning on having a last summer outing, follow these tips to prevent any accidents at the end of summer.

On the Road

Labor Day weekend is one of the highest traffic weekends of the year. It is also one of the deadliest one. Nearly 400 deaths result from traffic accidents each year. Plan ahead and prepare for your weekend getaway before hitting the road to ensure a safe trip.

  • Car maintenance

    • A routine check of engine, radiator, and fluids
    • Check tire pressure and all lights are working properly
    • Have an emergency kit in your car in case of accidents
  • Plan ahead
    • Map your trip before hitting the road
    • If you do drink, make arrangements for a designated driver, or call an Uber
    • Stay alert at all times when driving
  • Avoid traffic
    • Plan on leaving early to avoid traffic and speeding

Around Town

For many, this weekend may be the last opportunity of the summer for any water activities like swimming, boating, or going to the beach. Remember these tips to prevent any accidents from happening.

  • Never go boating or swimming alone
  • Obey safety signs
  • Stay hydrated and use sun protection
  • Supervise children at all times

At Home

Sometimes, you just want to avoid having to leave the comfort of own house. Many families decide hosting a barbecue is a much better option.

A barbecue is a Labor Day weekend tradition. Whether you’re a newbie or a grill master, you should always follow grill safety to prevent any accidents.

  • Minimize cross-contamination
    • Always wash hands before and after touching raw meat
    • Dry hands with paper towels instead of cloth towels
    • Never leave food that needs to be refrigerated out in the sun
  • Keep grill away from anything that can catch fire
  • Open the grill before you turn it on
  • Keep children and pets away from the grill

Because any holiday can become an excuse to have a get-together, you have responsibilities as a host to ensure safety of your guests. Aside from basic grill safety, you must also take precautions in preparing your house for guest in order to prevent any accidents. There are couple things to watch out for when you decide to plan an event on your property.

  • Clean property
    • Fix anything broken around the house, or have signs to keep them away
    • Remove any dangerous items from party areas. You don’t want anyone to trip over anything
    • Clean spills immediately to prevent slip and falls
  • Children and animal supervision
    • Always have a watchful eye on children to make sure they remain safe
    • Consider keeping your pets away from the party. You may be liable if your pet bites, scratches, or injures a guest

If you have been seriously injured at a friend’s house, it can be difficult to decide what course of action to take. Do not assume you can’t pursue a claim. Consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer to find out what you can do if you have been injured at a house party.

What do I do if There’s an Accident?

Whatever your plans may be for the last summer celebration, following safety precautions can prevent accidents from happening. However, accidents are unpredictable, no matter how cautious you are.

If you or your loved one gets involved in an accident, don’t hesitate to seek legal advice from a reputable accident attorney. At Bergener Mirejovsky, we want to make sure your rights are protected. Our skilled injury lawyers offer free case reviews to help assess the situation. Call us any hour of the day at 1-800-881-2021 to learn about your options.

That means we charge you nothing unless we reach a successful settlement of your claim. If we don’t get you compensated for your damages, you don’t pay us a dime.