Drive safely during the Thanksgiving season — it’s a dangerous time of year to be on the road.
There are 34% more car accidents on Black Friday, 25% more accidents on the Wednesday before Thanksgiving, and 20% more accidents on Thanksgiving Day compared to the two weeks before and after, according to new data from Progressive Insurance.
At Goldstein and Bashner we are concerned about what "deals" are worth risking your life and well being. As far as we are concerned no deal is worth it. Remember the security guard that was literally trampled to death by a Black Friday crowd on Long Island in 2008? Do you really think stores get it? Do you think that there has been any changes made to how stores operate on Black Friday as a result of the madness that resulted in the death of Jdimytai Damour and four shoppers,including a woman eight months pregnant?
Indeed while some stores have tried to put into place crowd controls, many have not. Keep in mind for many retailers this may be the most important day of year for them. Do you really believe that theses huge department stores will do anything to tone down the"fever" of Black Friday? Of course department stores and other retailers always remain responsible for forseeable injuries that take place on their property but for the big companies it was and always will be a numbers game. How much do they lose by an injury or even a death versus what they gain by the "big crowd"?
Tips for Staying Safe on Black Friday
- These days, you can get many of the same great deals online. In the comfort, safety and conveniene of your own home.
- Why not go shopping in the days after Black Friday? Some of the best deal will come within two weeks of the holidays.
- If you really feel compelled to go out at 5AM to wait on line for the deals wait in the back of the line. Lets the nuts go in first. Spend a few dollars more save yourself the grief and maybe more.
What to Do If You Are Injured at a Store
If you are injured in an accident in a department store, our lawyers can help you get the compensation you deserve. We work with top-notch investigators and medical experts to present the best case possible. Call us for a free consultation and we will make sure to answer all your questions and let you know your legal options.
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