On Thanksgiving, Facebook user Sharon Weiss set the internet on fire after a social media post about her Marie Callender pie. She posted a photo of her badly burned pie to Marie Callender’s Facebook page with the caption, “Thanks Marie Callender for ruining Thanksgiving dessert.” Many Facebook users determined Sharon was at fault for not following the directions printed on the back of the box. The incident led to lots of memes and social media commentary. There is even a Facebook group with more than 100,000 users posting memes and sharing their encounters with the "Sharons" in their life. This begs the question from a legal perspective: who is actually to blame?
This month, there will be an increase in cars on the road due to parties, events, and family visits. There will also be an increase in trucks and commercial vehicles making deliveries for the holiday season. This means that there will be an increase in car and truck accidents. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration conducted research from 1982 to 2018 and found that due to increased travel time, more alcohol use, and excessive driving speed, there are more fatal car accidents during the holidays compared to other times of the year. You can prevent a car accident and keep you and your family safe with these tips: