Summer is about staying safe and having fun, unfortunately, there are many different things that can go wrong this time of year, resulting in serious injury or death. Whether you are spending the summer out on your boat in the lake or riding your motorcycle around the city, it’s imperative you do everything you can to keep yourself and others safe. With Fourth of July right around the corner, there’s a good chance you and your loved ones are preparing for outdoor gatherings and all the fun this summertime holiday brings. Barbecues, pool parties, bonfires, boating trips, and tubing the river are just a few of the favorite traditions for Texas residents. While we all love a good day on the water or out in the hot sun, it is important you do your part to keep everyone safe.
Sadly, our favorite outdoor activities also come with inherent risks of serious injuries. Furthermore, many people travel during the summer, especially for the Fourth of July, making the busy Texas highways even more dangerous. Whether you are staying in town this summer or taking a family road trip, make sure you are taking the proper precautions to reduce the risk of accident and injuries. Here at Rad Law Firm, we strive to provide our clients with the information they need to have a fun, safe, and enjoyable summer. In the event you are involved in an accident over the holiday or anytime this summer, please give our Dallas personal injury law firm a call today and schedule a free consultation.
How to Stay Safe This Summer
We want you to have a fun and safe summer, here are a few tips to help you do just that:
- Be a Safe Driver – If you are attending a holiday barbecue where you will likely be enjoying a few alcoholic beverages, however, one should be smart. Fourth of July and summer, in general, are one of the busiest for DUIs and accidents resulting from impaired drivers. Have a designated driver or take one of the many rideshare services out there today. If you are involved in an accident with a drunk driver, please contact Rad Law Firm to learn more about your rights.
- Stay Hydrated – Let’s face it, Texas is HOT in the summer. Getting carried away with all the fun and excitement often means people forget to drink water, which can be very dangerous. If possible, have a sip of water every 20 minutes and always have water on hand, especially if you are spending time outside in the sun.
- Avoid a Heat Stroke – Heat stroke is a very serious concern in Texas during the summer, especially for kids. Similar to the above point, stay hydrated, avoid too much direct sunlight, and wear light and loose clothing when spending time outdoors. Some of the signs of heat stroke include a headache, dizziness, chills, and a rapid heartbeat. If you notice any of these, seek medical attention right away.
The best thing you can do for yourself and your loved ones this summer is to be smart and take the necessary steps to have a safe and fun summer. If you have been injured in an accident this summer, please Contact Rad Law firm today.