It’s the unofficial finale of summer, Labor Day Weekend has many Central New Yorkers packing up to go camping, throwing a barbecue, and spending time with family and friends in the fleeting moments of summer heat. Unfortunately for some, that also means some serious traffic. According to the American Automobile Association, Labor Day travel is expected to be the busiest it has been in 10 years. With congested roadways, New Yorkers are more likely to get into a car accident, putting thousands of families at risk this weekend. However, there are plenty of ways you can enjoy your holiday weekend and stay safe!

 

Labor Day Weekend Safe Travel

This Labor Day weekend, many vehicles will be on the road, traveling to different parties, campsites, and summer activities that New Yorkers are trying to squeeze in before the summer is over. More traffic means more potential for accidents, which is important to keep in mind while driving. Some of these get-togethers may involve drinking as well, posing the danger of drunk driving accidents. While you may just want to get to your destination as quickly as possible, remember that getting there safely is the most important thing.

 

Other Types of Labor Day Accidents

Besides car crashes, there are other Labor Day accidents that you need to be on the lookout for. If you are going out on the lake in a boat, be weary of recreational vehicle accidents, either involving boats, kayaks, jet skis, and more. To go along with aquatic activities, if your family will be swimming at a public or private pool, make sure you and your family are safe around the water to avoid pool accidents. Finally, while many people will be enjoying the water, everyone’s got to eat! Grilling accidents can result in a serious injury and are still a threat this Labor Day weekend.

 

5 Labor Day Safety Tips to Keep Your Family Safe

Here are 5 Labor Day safety tips to help keep your family safe this weekend!

 

1. Remind children about water safety.

Prompt your children about important rules such as no running around the pool. If your children can’t swim or are early learners, make sure they have a life jacket before going in the water or on a boat. Test out their skills in a shallow end before letting them swim on their own.

 

2. Keep a boating safety kit on your vessel.

In a recent blog, we discussed the essentials you need on your boat.

 

3. While you’re at it, prepare your vehicle too!

Make sure your car can take the road trip you have planned and pack an emergency kit just in case you run into any trouble.

 

4. Be careful around the grill.

Don’t let children get too close to the grill while you’re cooking up some barbecue this weekend.

 

5. NEVER drink and drive.

Don’t put others at risk. If you’ve been drinking, get a ride or stay the night. If you’re driving sober, be on the lookout for intoxicated drivers, and don’t be afraid to alert the police if you’re suspicious.

 

What to Do If You Are Involved in a Labor Day Weekend Accident

If you’re involved in an accident this Labor Day Weekend, make sure everyone involved seeks medical attention. Once everyone is safe and treated for any injuries, alert the authorities if it is required, for example in car or boating accidents. The next step is to consider a personal injury attorney. This lawyer will be able to walk you through seeking compensation for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and lost wages from the Labor Day accident.

 

 

If you’ve been injured in an accident, let The People’s Lawyer help you. We are experienced attorneys but we’re also human, and we know how difficult this situation is for victims. Let us help you get the compensation you so rightfully deserve. Contact Brindisi, Murad and Brindisi Pearlman for a free consultation today.

 

 

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