Safety Tips for Valentine’s Day

Safety Tips for Valentine’s Day

Every 14th of February millions of people across the country celebrate Valentine’s Day. It can often be a fun time of candy, hearts, and flowers that couples, families, and children celebrate and enjoy. While there are several theories of the origins of the Valentine’s Day holiday, what we do know is that the tasty tradition of giving chocolates came about in the 19th century when the British chocolate manufacturer Richard Cadbury saw the holiday as a perfect time to increase sales. Even though the holiday has become highly commercialized, an extra day to remind us all to tell those we care about that we love them is never a bad thing. No matter how you celebrate, however, if you are planning on enjoying the special activities that can come on Valentine’s Day, then doing so safely is key.

Valentine’s Day Safety

Having a memorable and sweet day with those you love the most can be done with minimized risk of harm. Before moving on with your day, consider the following safety tips:

  1. If you are setting up a romantic atmosphere for your partner, incorporating many candles may be in your plans. But remembering the proper placement of candles to avoid flames catching anything on fire is important. So keep them away from curtains, blankets, and the like, and also make sure they are on a secure surface where they will not be easily knocked over.Safety Tips for Valentine's Day
  2. If you are preparing a meal at your home, then make sure that you turn off your oven and stove after you are done with them. Additionally, take your time with meal preparation including working with very sharp cutlery, which can be dangerous.
  3. If you are going out to eat where you will be enjoying alcoholic beverages, or if you will have them at home, have a plan for transportation. Making sure that you are not driving with alcohol in your system is important to minimize the risk of a car accident.  The National Traffic Highway Safety Administration reports that 28 people die in drunk driving accidents every single day across the United States. If you do have a designated driver and you are hit, getting medical attention and speaking with a Jackson car accident attorney can both be beneficial.
  4. Making reservations ahead of time, looking at your route to your destination, and preparing to leave your home with plenty of time can reduce the chances that you may feel the need to speed when you are on the road. Often, feeling rushed is one of the most common reasons that people speed. Speeding is a leading cause of car accidents in Mississippi and around the country.

Speak with a Jackson Personal Injury Attorney

Enjoying the Valentine’s Day holiday in the safest way is possible. But if others are not also behaving responsibly on the day and their actions cause an incident that hurts you or your loved one, please call the Jackson personal injury attorney at Germany Law Firm, PLLC to discuss your case during a free consultation at (601) 487-0555.