The National Safety Council (NSC) has declared the month of June to be
National Safety Month. Our firm wants you to be informed of practical
steps you can take to reduce your risk of injuries, and how to be prepared
for an emergency.
We Offer Safety Tips for the Following:
- Traffic Accidents
There are several steps you can take to increase your safety on the road.
Practicing safe driving habits, such as keeping a safe distance between
your car and the cars around you, maintaining a safe and legal speed,
and using turn signals properly, can help you avoid an accident. Furthermore,
it is important to go 5-10 miles per hour slower than the posted speed
limit in inclement weather.
As a pedestrian, you need to make yourself as visible as possible to others
on the road. This means you need to wear bright colored clothing, walk
only in well-lit areas, and avoid stepping into traffic from between parked
cars. Obeying all traffic laws and crossing the street in designated areas
can also increase your safety.
- Slip & Fall Accidents
Slip or trip and fall accidents can lead to serious injuries. Whether you
are visiting a friend's house, or you are shopping at the grocery
store, it is important to take steps to prevent a slip and fall accident.
Wearing comfortable and sturdy shoes, such as tennis shoes, can help you
avoid tripping. High heels may be stylish, but they are not safe.
In addition, you need to always look where you are going, and to watch
for obstacles that could cause you to trip. Clutter, trash, electrical
cords, and other items on the floor put you at risk for tripping and falling.
Holding onto handrails when going up or down stairs can also help you
avoid a serious injury.
- Natural Disasters
It is important to have an emergency kit with first aid medical supplies,
dry food, water, and toiletries. In the event of a natural disaster such
as a flood, tornado, earthquake, or hurricane, you may be without power
and access to resources for several days. The Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention (CDC) recommends keeping at least a 3-day supply of food,
water, and medications in your emergency kit.
It is also important to have an emergency plan. This plan should be written
down, and a copy needs to be given to everyone in your family. It should
outline where you will meet in your neighborhood if a disaster strikes,
as well as important phone numbers and other information. Being prepared
can help you avoid serious injuries in case of an emergency, and will
let you have a plan to keep your family safe.
To learn more about CDC guidelines for emergency preparedness,
Dean Law Firm Represents Clients Injured by the Negligence of Others
While following the safety tips listed above can increase your safety,
you may still suffer injuries because of someone else’s negligence.
Dean Law Firm has years of experience representing clients in Texas. Our
Midland personal injury attorney will gather evidence, build your case,
and represent you tenaciously from start to finish as you seek justice.
Contact our office today to schedule a free consultation.