Thanksgiving is upon us this week, and that means it’s almost time for Black Friday! After stuffing yourself with stuffing, if you’re bundling up and heading out to do some shopping, make sure you follow these safety tips to ensure your Black Friday experience is both safe and productive.
Dress for the Weather AND the Stores
If you’re planning to do any camping outside stores waiting for them to open, make sure you dress warm enough for the weather. Think coats, gloves and hats, and consider taking a thermos of something warm to drink.
Once you’re inside, all those people can bump up the temperature pretty quickly, so it’s a good idea to dress in layers that you can peel off so you don’t get overheated. If you do feel yourself getting dizzy or lightheaded, find a cool place to sit down and take a rest.
Be Polite and Courteous in Line
Part of the appeal of Black Friday is the adrenaline of beating everyone to the deal —
we get it. But you won’t get to enjoy that deal if you’re
- a) injured by a mob of people rushing to get inside, b) responsible for injuring someone else.
Everyone will get their chance to get inside the store, so just relax, make an effort to converse with your fellow humans in line, and be polite and courteous to both other shoppers and store employees as you enter the building.
Remember It’s Just Stuff
If you find yourself getting frustrated with other shoppers or angry at someone else’s behavior, just remember — it’s all just stuff. Sure, it would be great to score that hot game system at a super discounted price, but in the end, it’s just stuff. Two dollar DVDs? Just stuff. You, on the other hand, are more than just stuff to your loved ones, so let “it’s just stuff” be your mantra as you’re shopping.
Skip the Stores and Shop Online
The safest way to shop on Black Friday is to do it from home! Many stores have the same deals online as they do in stores, and many exclusively online retailers offer the same kind of great deals on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. So, if the idea of fighting other shoppers for hot ticket items makes your stomach turn, then cozy up at home (maybe with a leftover Thanksgiving sandwich) and let your fingers do the Christmas shopping.
Happy Thanksgiving from Grover Law
At Grover Law, we are incredibly thankful for our clients. We consider it a privilege to be able to help our clients through difficult circumstances, whether it’s a traffic ticket, a DUI arrest, or even a wrongful death suit. We understand it takes a lot of trust to let us handle serious matters for you and your family, and we are grateful you’ve chosen us over the years to do it. Happy Thanksgiving to you and yours from Grover Law!
- First things first, take care of your injuries. Apply first aid or call an ambulance if necessary, and see a doctor as soon as possible.
- Secondly, call a lawyer. The sooner you call a professional attorney to help with your personal injury lawsuit, the less likely you are to miss any important facts or steps in the process — and that betters your chances for success.
- Third, document all injuries and property damage, and collect witness accounts and contact information.
- Fourth, open a claim with the responsible company’s insurance company — but do NOT give statements or sign anything (other than for the police) until your lawyer gives the go-ahead.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney from Grover Law
At Grover Law, we will do everything in our power to get you fair compensation as quickly and affordably as possible — and our case evaluations are alwyas free. If you’re in need of a personal injury attorney, we can help.
Give us a call at 913-432-1000, or visit our website for more information.