As the temperature rises, so do the number of accidents and trips to the emergency room. Make a commitment to yourself and your family to make safety a priority this summer. Bicycle rides, road trips, and water adventures should be fun and a time to make memories. Follow these summer safety tips and tricks by the Accident Recovery Team to avoid accidents, costly consequences, and a less-than-awesome summer. Then enter our Summer of Safety Giveaway at the end of the post!
Summer Safety on Two Wheels
Summer is the perfect time to dust off the bike and get the family cruising around the neighborhood. Before hitting the streets, the first summer safety tip is to be sure everyone’s bicycles are in tip-top shape. While out riding, follow all traffic laws and wear bright and reflective colors so drivers can see you. If in a bicycle accident, it’s important to reach out to a personal injury attorney. Time is critical to make sure you receive the compensation you or your loved one is entitled to collect.
A Road Trip to Remember
Piled in the minivan with the kids. Riding solo on the back of a motorcycle. Regardless of how you travel, a hospital visit should not be on your road trip itinerary. On average, over 700 fatalities occur in work zones each year. Commercial motor vehicle and passenger vehicle drivers both need to be particularly careful while traveling through work zones. Follow these 5 ways to stay safe on your next road trip:
- Research your route
- Pay attention
- Slow down
- Move into the open lane
- Keep your distance
But accidents happen so if you are in a wreck, it’s important to know what to do next. The Accident Recovery Team can help you get back on the road quickly and with the compensation you deserve.
Safety Around Boats
Before hitting the water, always check that your boat equipment is in good working order. Also remember to pack the essentials: water, sunscreen and a first aid kit. As you are boating with family and friends, the Accident Recovery Team encourages you to wear a life jacket. Life jackets save lives and are essential for everyone on board. Even strong swimmers need life jackets and children should wear a life jacket at all times.
Stay Safe in the Heat
Heat stroke is the most serious heat-related illness. It occurs when the body can no longer control its temperature. When heat stroke occurs, the body temperature can rise to 106°F or higher within ten to fifteen minutes. Symptoms include:
- Confusion, altered mental status, slurred speech
- Loss of consciousness
- Hot, dry skin or profuse sweating
- Very high body temperature
Other heat-related illnesses include heat exhaustion, heat cramps and heat rash.
Enter the Summer of Safety Giveaway
To kick off our Summer of Safety, we want to give away two $500 gift cards! Gift cards will be awarded in July and August, so fill out the form on our website to tell us why you deserve to win. You must be at least 18 years old and have a valid driver’s license to enter.
If your summer doesn’t go as planned and you need an attorney, reach out to the Accident Recovery Team. We can help. Schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced attorneys. We only get paid when we settle or win the case.