During the course of a regular day, whether it involves going to work, school, or simply having fun hanging out with family or friends, you never know when circumstances can arise in which personal injury could occur. While there is often little you can do to prepare or prevent them, there are steps you can take that will help to reduce your risks. Here are four common types of personal injuries and some tips to help protect yourself.
Avoiding Personal Injuries
No one expects to suffer a personal injury, but statistically, the odds are that either you or someone you care about will be the victim of some type of accident at some point over the next year. Alarming reports from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate that as many as 30 million people visit hospital emergency rooms each year as the result of personal injuries.
Unfortunately, these injuries are often due to the reckless actions of others. You can help protect yourself by avoiding certain types of behaviors, in addition to following some simple safety precautions.
The CDC reports that car accidents are one of the most common types of personal injuries, impacting as many as six million people each year. In addition to avoiding dangerous driving behaviors such as speeding and driving under the influence, you can protect yourself by wearing a seatbelt at all times, obeying all traffic signs and signals, and making sure your vehicle is properly maintained.
Slip & Fall Injuries
Slip and fall injuries are another common cause of personal injuries, and even a minor fall can result in serious damage. The National Safety Council (NSC) advises that these accidents often occur in public places, due to wet floors, uneven sidewalks, and cluttered aisles. You can help to protect yourself by paying attention when you are out, sticking to public walkways rather than taking ‘shortcuts’, and wearing the appropriate shoes when out.
Sports and recreational injuries are a good way to have fun and stay fit, but it is important to take the appropriate precautions. Use safety equipment, such as helmets, goggles, or knee pads, be aware of any rules or procedures, get medical care if you are hurt, and stay on the sidelines while you recover
Product liability cases involve products that are damaged, defective, or lack the appropriate safety warnings. With any product, whether you are using a lawnmower, setting up baby furniture, or assembling children’s toys, make sure to follow the instructions and only use it in the intended way. Check the Consumer Product Safety Commission to see what products are being recalled.
When Injuries Occur, We Are Here To Help
When unexpected accidents and injuries occur, contact the Anastopoulo Law Firm. We provide professional legal representation you can trust to hold responsible parties accountable so you can get the compensation you need to recover.