Are you covered by homeowners insurance for mishaps when entertaining at Thanksgiving?

Thanksgiving and the entire holiday season means that there will be many visits from friends and family, and you can be prepared against certain problems that could occur by making sure that you understand your homeowners’ insurance policy and what it covers. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, in the United States there are 128,000 hospitalizations and approximately 3,000 deaths due to food-borne illnesses every year. Most of these are the result of contamination that occurs during the handling and preparation of meals. This should be a…

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State Farm releases list of states most likely to experience cooking fires on Thanksgiving

State Farm Insurance has released its data regarding grease and cooking fires and has determined that they occur more frequently on Thanksgiving day than on any other single day of the year. In fact, according to their information, the insurance claims related to grease and cooking fires on Thanksgiving are double any other day’s average for the month. As the popularity of turkey frying continues to grow, so does the risk of injuries and fires relating to fryers. Every year, the U.S. fire departments must respond to over one thousand…

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