Thanksgiving Day Accidents

Top Rated Buffalo, New York Thanksgiving Accident Injury Attorneys

Contact Jed Dietrich, Esq., Recognized as a Best Lawyer of America and New York Super Lawyer, if You Were Injured in an Accident on Thanksgiving in Buffalo, New York; Niagara Falls, New York; Rochester, New York and Throughout New York State.

Thanksgiving FamilyNew York State was the first state to implement a formal annual Thanksgiving holiday in 1817. Since then, Thanksgiving Day has remained an anticipated family holiday in Western New York, across New York State, and throughout the country. So widely celebrated, in fact, that the National Turkey Federation estimates that 90% of Americans eat turkey on Thanksgiving Day. Thanksgiving Day is a time to gather with family and loved ones. It is a time that reminds us all to count our blessings and show our gratitude for everything we have. Unfortunately, Thanksgiving Day is also the deadliest day of the year surpassing New Years Eve, the 4th of July, and St. Patrick’s Day. Research indicates that more motor vehicle accident-related fatalities occur on Thanksgiving Day than any other holiday.

Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his team of Buffalo, New York Thanksgiving accident injury attorneys have witnessed firsthand the adverse effects that the injuries suffered by accident victims can have on them and their families. After a Thanksgiving Day accident, the injured person will need to overcome many obstacles to restore their health and get their life back together. Our team is here to help you rebuild everything you have lost by asserting your legal rights to seek compensation. Our leading team of Thanksgiving accident injury attorneys at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. possesses the expertise and experience necessary to meticulously investigate your accident and ensure that you are in a position to obtain the highest possible recovery for your injuries.

For over 20 years, Jed Dietrich, Esq. has fought to obtain over $175 Million in verdicts and settlements for people injured in Buffalo, New York, and beyond. The Dietrich Law Firm P.C.’s team of highly experienced and top rated Thanksgiving accident injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York, will strive to obtain the best result possible for Thanksgiving accident victims and their families. Our commitment to exceeding your expectations and delivering an excellent outcome is what sets us apart from the competition. Contact us today at 716-839-3939 for your free consultation. We are available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week, and there is never a fee unless we WIN for you!

Thanksgiving Day Car Accidents

Since motor vehicle accident fatalities make Thanksgiving Day the deadliest holiday of the year, it is important to establish why this is and what we can do in order to help keep ourselves and our loved ones safe this holiday season. According to the National Safety Council, an estimated 417 people in the United States could lose their lives in fatal Thanksgiving Day motor vehicle accidents this year alone. Below is a list of some of the factors that contribute to making Thanksgiving Day so dangerous:

  1. Thanksgiving - WineAlcohol: When the family gathers to celebrate the holidays, in many cases, the celebration involves a toast. Festive drinks with loved ones at the Thanksgiving dinner table can be an enjoyable way to unwind and socialize. The danger arises when loved ones drink a little more than they should and then grab their keys and attempt to make their way home. An article published by the National Safety Council demonstrates that 35% of fatal Thanksgiving motor vehicle accidents involved alcohol in a single recent year. Do your best, this holiday season, to encourage loved ones to find alternate transportation if they consume more alcohol than they initially intended so that you and your loved ones do not become involved in a drunk driving accident.
  2. Fatigue: While recent studies have proven that the tryptophan found in turkey does not make you drowsy, drowsiness after Thanksgiving dinner really does occur. Health and Nutrition Editor Madelyn Fernstrom suspects that the fatigue we experience has to do with a combination of the changes in metabolic activity during digestion, changes in glucose and insulin balance, the stress of hosting or attending a Thanksgiving dinner, the commute to and from, the generous amounts of alcohol provided, and lounging around the television after dinner. Whatever the cause, the fatigue we experience on Thanksgiving Day can make other drivers and us less alert resulting in tragic driver fatigue motor vehicle accidents.
  3. Traffic: The American Automobile Association (AAA) estimated that more than 55 million travelers made plans to travel more than 50 miles from home to celebrate Thanksgiving Day. The congested roadways on Thanksgiving Day drastically increase the probability of motor vehicle accidents. If you must travel on Thanksgiving Day, be sure to use extreme caution. It would be best if you also left yourself plenty of time as you will likely experience delays due to the increase in traffic.
  4. Weather: Winter weather usually makes its return around Thanksgiving Day. Although winter weather driving is something many of us are used to in Western New York, it still seems to catch many people off guard when it first returns. Snowstorms and slick and icy roads mixed with alcohol consumption, fatigue, and increased traffic are a recipe for disaster.

If you, or a loved one, were injured in a Thanksgiving Day motor vehicle accident, contact the Dietrich Law Firm P.C., recognized as a Best Law Firm of America, today at 716-839-3939. Our team of highly experienced and top rated Buffalo, New York Thanksgiving accident injury attorneys will fight for the compensation that you deserve for the injuries that you suffered. This may include monetary compensation for your medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering.

Thanksgiving Day Slip and Fall Accidents

Thanksgiving Day Slip and FallThe hustling and bustling in preparation for Thanksgiving Day and over the holiday weekend affects more than just the roadways. You can expect increased foot traffic in grocery stores and malls and the parking lots and walkways of the same. The day after Thanksgiving Day, known as Black Friday, is the busiest shopping day of the year. The National Retail Federation (NRF) reported that “84.2 million people shopped in stores on Black Friday” in a single recent year. This means that the risk for injury does not expire when you put your car in park. Crowded shopping centers can lead to serious slip and fall and trip and fall accidents.

Overcrowded shopping centers could mean that store employees are busier with customers and have less time to look for potential hazards. Even if these issues are brought to the employees’ attention, spills, debris, and other hazards will likely not get cleaned up as quickly as they would on a regular shopping day. The same holds true for potential hazards outside of the store, in the parking lot, and on the designated walkways. A store that usually does a great job staying on top of salting and shoveling may be less attentive when the store is at its maximum capacity.

If you, or a loved one, suffered a serious injury in a Thanksgiving Day slip and fall accident, contact Jed Dietrich, Esq. and his top rated team of Thanksgiving Day slip and fall accident injury lawyers in Buffalo, New York at the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. for a free consultation. Our team is available 24 hours per day and 7 days per week at 716-839-3939 or by filling out the online consultation form. We are the aggressive, tenacious, and hardworking Buffalo, New York personal injury lawyers who are ready to fight for the compensation that you deserve!

Thanksgiving Day Kitchen Accidents

It would not be an article about Thanksgiving Day if it did not mention the kitchen. Unfortunately, more things are cooked up on Thanksgiving Day than turkey dinner. Data from State Farm Insurance Company establishes that “more cooking-related fires occur on Thanksgiving Day than any other day of the year.” Injuries that might occur in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day are:

  1. Burns;
  2. Cuts;
  3. Falls;
  4. Muscle strains; and
  5. Smoke inhalation.

On Thanksgiving Day, the kitchen can become a gathering place for visiting family members and friends. Unfortunately, all of the company can be distracting to those that are busily cooking and baking in preparation for the meal. This year encourage your family to gather in another room of the house so that you and your loved ones can avoid accidents that commonly occur in the kitchen on Thanksgiving Day.



Call the Dietrich Law Firm P.C. immediately at 716-839-3939 so that our aggressive, tenacious and hardworking personal injury lawyers can fight to obtain the best result for your personal injury claim in Buffalo, New York. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and there is never a fee until we WIN for you!

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