Start The Summer Off Right With These Safety Tips

Posted May 22nd, 2015 by .

Categories: Personal Injury.

safety-tips-memorial-day-anthony-carboneHappy Memorial Day weekend, everyone! We wish all our clients and readers out there to stay safe. As we do every holiday, we would like to offer some safety tips to keep in mind if you’re heading out to the Jersey Shore or to the Poconos or just planning to spend a relaxing weekend at home.

Auto Accidents

As the unofficial start of summer, Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest times to be on the roadways. And with more people on the road, the greater the chance you can get into a car accident. But if you keep these prevention tips in mind, you should arrive to your destination safely:

  • Avoid any type of distractions while driving, such as cell phones, fiddling with the radio, or eating while driving
  • Avoid driving while you are tired. Drowsy driving is similar to drunk driving
  • Speaking of drunk driving, don’t do it. Instead, let a friend take you home
  • Use caution when changing lanes. Don’t cut anyone off, use your signals, and beware of changing lanes too fast

Slip and Fall Accidents

Weather-related slip and fall season might be at an end, but there are still accidents out there waiting to happen! Although you can’t prevent all slip and fall accidents from happening, here are a few tips to keep in mind:

  • Secure loose pieces of flooring such as rugs or tiles to reduce tripping hazards
  • Always use the stair rails or guardrails when taking the stairs, if available
  • Avoid walking or running on wet surfaces
  • Beware uneven surfaces. Walk slowly and more carefully on these type of surfaces

Outdoor Injuries

With warmer weather means more reasons to go outside. Camping, hiking, barbecuing, all come with a risk of danger. But don’t fret! As long as you follow these safety guidelines, you should be all right:

  • When barbecuing, make sure you never grill in an enclosed area. Always do it out in the open and watch the flames!
  • When going into the woods, remember your bug spray. It will protect you from nasty pests such as mosquitoes.
  • Decide to use some fireworks? Whatever you do, never try and re-light a firework that didn’t go off.  And make sure you have a bucket of water or a fire extinguisher nearby.

Now go have fun! And if you do need a lawyer, contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone today for a free consultation.

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