Tips for a Safe and Claim-Free Thanksgiving

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Steering Clear of Insurance Claims Over Thanksgiving

The smells of turkey, gravy and pie is in the air this time of year. Thanksgiving is less than a week away. A time for sharing and looking back on everything you have to be thankful for this year, is sometimes overshadowed by insurance claims that could have been prevented.

Did you know that Thanksgiving is the top day for house fires caused by cooking, according to the National Fire Protection Association? It is followed by Christmas day. This is just one of the hazards that can materialize around this holiday. Keeping yourself and your loved ones safe over this upcoming holiday is just a matter of taking the necessary precautions:

Steering Clear of Insurance Claims Over Thanksgiving

Drive Safe

Many people choose to travel by car for Thanksgiving, to visit their family or friends. But when some many people decide to do the same thing on the same day, you can imagine the roads will be congested. Keeping your eyes wide open on the road will help you avoid potential accidents. As you plan your trip, make sure your car insurance policy is up to date and will be up to date while you’re on the road. This will protect you financially, in case of an accident.

Be Alert in the Kitchen

Ever heard of deep-fried turkey? Might seem like something you’d like to DIY over Thanksgiving but it’s one of the most common causes of house fires. Be sure you take the necessary measures if that is part of your plans. Keep an eye on your poultry, regardless of how you decide to cook it and always make sure your stove is being supervised. Make sure your fire alarm batteries are working and keep a fire extinguisher handy.

Be Prepared to Have Guests

Creaky floors or loose handrails on your stairs are not exactly guest-friendly. If you’re expecting people over on Thanksgiving, make sure you fix all the little things that could potentially be hazardous for them —or yourself. If you haven’t checked on your home insurance policy in a while, this would be a great time to do that and make sure it’s up to date.


Contact your independent insurance agent at AAI Central in Colorado to check on your status of your policies and celebrate a claim-free Thanksgiving.

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