Articles Tagged with holiday safety

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In Massachusetts, the holiday season transforms into a picturesque scene of merriment, with homes decorated and filled with the laughter and warmth of family and friends. This time of year is marked by a series of gatherings that bring people together in the spirit of joy and togetherness. However, as enchanting as these gatherings are, they come with a set of legal responsibilities that hosts must be mindful of. The winter season in Massachusetts, with its unique charm and challenges, adds layers to these responsibilities, whether it’s a small family get-together, a large corporate holiday party, or a festive neighborhood gathering.

At Jeffrey Glassman Injury Lawyers, we recognize the importance of balancing festive cheer with the need to be aware of and adhere to legal obligations. Navigating the legal aspects of hosting a holiday event in Massachusetts can seem daunting, but it is crucial for ensuring the safety and legality of your celebrations. We will provide you with essential legal tips, tailored specifically to the laws of Massachusetts, to help you host a holiday event that is not only memorable and enjoyable but also compliant with state laws. By understanding these key legal considerations, you can confidently embrace the holiday season, ensuring that your celebrations are as safe and secure as they are joyful.

  1. Understanding Massachusetts Social Host Liability

download-2-300x168The July 4th holiday is a great time to celebrate our country’s independence with friends and family.  From backyard barbecues to family gatherings, pool parties and fireworks, there is lots to do on this day.  However, as with any holiday the roadways will be more congested than usual with holiday travelers and driver safety should be top priority for motorists this week.

Sobering Statistics

Based on a study conducted by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety, the deadliest day for traffic crashes throughout the year is actually July 4th. Over a four year period spanning from 2010 until 2014, the Institute found that an average of 118.4 motor vehicle deaths occur on July 4 every year.  The national average day during that same time period was about 90 fatalities on our nation’s roadways.

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