Injuries From Popular July Fourth Activities Are On The Rise; Here's How to Stay Safe

2022-07-02 04:01:16 By : Ms. Tina Wang

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Drowning, Extreme Heat Deaths, Barbecue Burns and Firework Injuries are Increasing, According to Research

NEW YORK , June 28, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- With the July Fourth holiday weekend approaching, millions of Americans plan to barbecue, swim and set off fireworks to ring in America's independence, but are they celebrating safely? New research from ValuePenguin shows that holiday-related injuries are on the rise.

For Americans planning to host a July Fourth party, celebratory injuries shouldn't be their only worry. ValuePenguin Insurance spokesperson, Divya Sangameshwar, encourages party hosts to include an insurance review and safety checklist as part of their planning. "Taking safety precautions is important because you may be on the hook for hundreds of thousands of dollars if you are a negligent host. Your home or renters insurance will offer some liability protection if an injured guest decides to sue, but it might not be enough." Sangameshwar says as a rule of thumb, if your net worth exceeds the level of liability coverage offered, you need to get more liability coverage or an umbrella policy to protect yourself.

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