Taking just a few minutes to read these Thanksgiving safety tips could mean the difference between enjoying the holiday and having a turkey dinner end in disaster.
Summer is in full swing. Soon the beaches will be filled with swimmers; the lakes will be filled with boats and the roadways will be filled with travelers. Summer is a season of fun and relaxation for many people, but there are several things to keep in mind in order to have an enjoyable and safe summer. Today we share with you some safety tips that you can apply to ensure your summer does not end in tragedy.
Safety on the Roadways
Although the summer months signal vacation time for many of us, it is still important to remember to take precautions when operating a motor vehicle so that your travel remains a pleasant experience. Remember at 70 miles per hour, your vehicle is covering over 100 feet per second. Your decision making and reaction time can result in your vehicle traveling a substantial distance before an avoidance maneuver can be implemented.
Drowning is the leading cause of injury death. Every day, ten people die from drowning, and two of those ten fatalities are children under the age of 15 years. Even among those drowning victims who survive, more than half are hospitalized, with many individuals experiencing brain damage that can cause permanent memory problems, learning disabilities, or a permanent vegetative state.
To prevent drowning, adhere to the following safety recommendations:
Most boating accidents are caused by negligent behavior, such as speeding, alcohol use while operating the boat, careless operation of the boat, lack of attention to surroundings, lack of proper lookout, and inexperience. In order to ensure your own safety and the safety of others, boaters should obey all applicable boating laws and follow the following safety recommendations:
Bicyclists should keep the following bicycle safety tips in mind:
At James D Wilkerson JR. P.A., we are committed to your safety as you enjoy all that summer has to bring. Do not hesitate to turn to us for legal advice for any personal injury matters or would like more tips on how best to stay safe.
If you or a loved one is injured or killed as a result of the careless, reckless, or negligent actions, you may be able to recover money damages for your losses. Contact us to schedule a free no obligation consultation to discuss your legal claim.