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November 2015
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Curtis Dickinson
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Thanksgiving dinner at your house this year? Throwing a holiday or New Year's party? Driving to or from any of these festivities? As we prepare to celebrate with friends and family, here are a few tips to get everyone home safe and sound!

Helping Insurance Companies Keep Their Promises
Insurance companies are quick to promise safety and protection, but not always quick to deliver benefits. Whether you've been injured in a car wreck or an insurance company has refused your claim, you don't have to accept no for an answer. The insurance rep will not tell you all your rights. It's against their interest to do so. Be sure to contact an attorney who handles injury and insurance coverage claims. Know ALL your rights before you settle.
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Is that they may be legally on the hook if an accident should occur. From your great aunt Edna breaking her hip on an icy sidewalk to your brother-in-law Jerry drinking too much champagne and causing a crash on the drive home, you should know how to protect your guests and yourself before hosting a party this holiday season.

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BY THE NUMBERS /

38%
Drunk

On average, alcohol was a factor in 38 percent of all fatal road crashes during the Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s holidays from 2009 to 2013. Thanksgiving topped the list, averaging 412 deaths per year.

6,000
Lives

Falls are the leading cause of home injury deaths, claiming nearly 6,000 lives per year. In 2010 alone, more than 660,000 adults were hospitalized due to a fall.

$100
Grand

The standard minimum of $100,000 in homeowner’s liability insurance may fall short if someone is injured in your home, making you responsible for the balance. Insurance experts recommend increasing this amount.

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Safe PartiesSafe Party Guide for Your Holiday Party

A little common sense and advanced planning can protect your holiday guests from drinking too much and injuring themselves or others. View video.

Kid-Safe HomesHome Safety for Visiting Children During
the Holidays

“Think like a kid” is the advice from SafeKids.org and Good Morning America in this video on making a home safe for little holiday revelers.  View video 

Office PartiesTips on Social Host Liability for the Holiday Office Party

With holiday office parties making a comeback, business owners should heed these tips from the Wall Street Journal for avoiding costly legal complications. View video.

MADD Urges Americans to
‘Tie One On for Safety’

MADD National President Colleen Sheehey-Church talks about targeting the increased prevalence of drunk driving during the holidays.

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