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New Year’s Safety Tips

January 1, 2018 | Accident Tips

New Year's Safety Tips | FAST HELPWelcoming the new year with friends and family members is an exciting time. However, the potential for personal injuries to occur is high considering various health hazards that surround our environment during this time. Before you throw a large house party with all of your friends and relatives, make sure to be mindful of particular threats and take preventative measures to ensure the safety of your guests.

Safety Tips

Be Extra Careful Using Fireworks

Many people like to celebrate the new year with fireworks. Considering the odds that you and your guests will consume alcoholic beverages on new year’s eve, the potential injuries associated with handling fireworks while intoxicated are significant. Fireworks are extremely dangerous and can cause permanent damage if not treated with respect. Make sure that you are sober if you are going to set fireworks off and that you take all possible precautions to ensure that no one around you is injured. If you are going to use fireworks, keep the following safety tips in mind:

  • Check with your community to see if there is a ban in place due to dry conditions
  • Do not wear loose clothing
  • Do not light fireworks inside your home or anywhere that’s close to gas
  • Keep plenty of water nearby, as well as a fire extinguisher
  • Do not hold onto a firework as you light another

Do Not Let Your Guests Leave Your Home

If you are offering alcoholic beverages to your guests, it’s a good idea to ask everyone to spend the night. You should strongly consider staying sober to monitor the behavior of your guests and to ensure that no one tries to operate a vehicle while intoxicated. You can be held liable if someone leaves your home intoxicated and gets into a drunk driving accident. It’s in everyone’s best interest to remain on your property when consuming alcohol.

Finish Up Any Lingering House Projects

If you have any outstanding renovations going on, it’s a good idea to complete them before you allow guests into your home. It’s important to remove any potential hazards from your home that could cause harm to others. From nails in the floor to loose handrails, any potential threat can cause you massive legal issues.

Contact An Atlanta Personal Injury Attorney For Information and Support

The Atlanta Personal Injury Attorneys at FAST HELP hope everyone has a safe and wonderful new year. Unfortunately, too many people start off the year with an injury, and if this happens to you at a holiday party due to the owner’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. Contact FAST HELP to speak with an attorney for free – just dial (404) 592-0318.

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