Stay Safe this Valentine’s Day

Stay Safe this Valentine’s Day

This Valentine’s Day don’t let passion get out of hand! Valentine’s Day THE day to show your partner how much you love and appreciate them, and it can also be a day to impress them. Elaborate dinners, romantic dates, and handmade drinks all have the possibility of ending in personal injury. Wait, what?! You’ve got to be kidding me, right?

Nope, we’re not kidding! Let’s explore a few ways to avoid injury this Valentine’s Day.

Elaborate Dinners Can End in Disaster

If you’re not a trained chef (or even if you are), sometimes cooking new dishes can be difficult. Cutting vegetables and herbs can be a particularly tricky area of cooking. Here’s our tip to avoid cuts and scrapes:

  • Make sure that you are holding the knife correctly
  • Cut on a sturdy cutting board instead of a wobbly surface
  • Keep fingers tucked in so that the side of the knife can only graze a knuckle

If you do end up cutting yourself, don’t hesitate to seek medical help if you need it. It’s always better to go and not need help than not to go and need help. But we will point out that you can’t sue yourself so don’t call us if it happens.

Romantic Date at That New Restaurant?

Planning a romantic night out at a new restaurant? Firstly, make sure you’ve made your reservations in advance or you’ll be facing long wait times. No, you can’t sue for long wait times so don’t call us if it happens.

New restaurants can be fun to try out, but they could also lead to food poisoning. Yes, you should give us a call on this one if it happens. While you can’t really plan to avoid this, you can plan to avoid items that are raw, undercooked, or otherwise seem a little “off.” You don’t want to end your romantic date night with your head in the trash can!

Don’t Get Behind the Wheel Unless You’re Sober

It doesn’t matter if you’re making drinks at home or if you’ve had a few in the city, it’s very important to remember that you should never drive when you’ve consumed alcoholic drinks. It might be a bummer to have to go back and get your car the next day, but it could be a much worse situation if you decide to get behind the wheel. Buzzed or drunk driving is not romantic, and it can hurt you, your date, and other drivers or pedestrians.

Drunk driving ends in car accidents which can cause serious life-threatening injuries and even death. Yes, YOU could get sued (and go to jail) if you drive drunk and cause an accident so call a ride-sharing service or taxi this Valentine’s Day. If you are with a group, designate a sober driver who will stick to water and soda the whole night.

Wishing You a Safe Valentine’s Day from VanDerGinst Law

We hope these tips will help you make the most of this Valentine’s Day and help you stay safe. If you do end up injured in an accident that wasn’t your fault this Valentine’s Day (perhaps by a drunk driver?), contact VanDerGinst Law. We have over 30 years of experience in personal injury and focus all efforts on personal injury cases. Your first consultation is free, and if we don’t win, you don’t pay a dime. Our experienced and knowledgeable legal team will guide you through your case one step at a time. The insurance companies have a team of lawyers on their side, so it only makes sense that you should too. Call VanDerGinst Law today for a free case review and consultation.


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