Murphy’s Law dictates that “anything that can go wrong, will go wrong.” And our team at Wilson Williams Law can attest to this: In our Raleigh, North Carolina practice, we know that driving, sports, medication accidents, and more may all contribute to a plaintiff exploring personal injury case options.
But, often, these accidents can be avoided or minimized. We’ve compiled some safety tips that align with common injury cases we work on, in the hopes that they might help prevent potential harm or injury.
Avoiding auto accidents
- Make sure you service your car regularly and stay on top of any factory warranties or recall updates.
- Obey traffic laws and be mindful of weather conditions.
- Keep your car clean, so you have a clear view through windows and mirrors.
- Don’t drive when tired, while under the influence, or while texting.
- Be sure to use child safety seats, and ensure they’re installed and operating correctly. (Most fire stations will install and/or help you check car seats.)
Preventing slips and falls
- As with driving, avoid walking too much when drinking. And don’t text and walk.
- Avoid walking down dark or poorly light sidewalks or pathways.
- Be mindful of your footing and surroundings during inclement weather.
- Secure rugs and loose boards on your property and in your home, and keep electrical cords clear from high-traffic areas.
- Ensure your home’s bath mats and bathroom rugs are secure and slip-proof when wet.
- Pay careful attention to safety signs or construction areas that may cross your path.
Averting accidental overdose
- Maintain regular medical check-ups, to ensure any ongoing medications you’re taking are adjusted appropriately. And be sure your doctor is aware of all medications and/or vitamins you may be taking--both prescriptions and over-the-counter medications (OTC).
- Carefully read instructions on OTC medications, and adhere to prescriptive instructions
- Never take someone else’s prescription medication.
- When taking a new medication, be sure to ask your doctor or pharmacist about side effects to watch for--and other medications or foods that may interact with your medication.
Lessening exercise injuries
- Be sure you have the correct-fitting and appropriate protective equipment of the sport you’re participating in (examples: shin guards, bike helmets, athletic shoes, and so on).
- Warm-up and cool down afterward, to help your body safely adjust between a state of rest and activity.
- Make sure you know and understand cycling road rules and etiquette, or the sport’s rules of the game you’re participating in.
- Be mindful of your teammates or other cyclists around you.
- Don’t participate in an activity if you’re feeling under the weather, tired, or if you’re already injured.
- When working out at a gym, be sure you know how to correctly use the equipment--and you’re using a spotter, if needed.
At Wilson Williams Law, we understand that no matter how much you work to prevent an accident, injuries can still occur. If that should happen, know that you have resources here in Raleigh and the surrounding area to help you get the North Carolina-based legal help you need.
We’re here to help
If you’re injured, we can help you act quickly and protect your rights. We’ll be with you every step of the way, to ensure you understand your options. Our team will get your claim addressed within the dictated statute of limitations, help you with paperwork, and aid in collecting and preserving any pertinent evidence.
Give us a call today at (888) 253-4071 to learn more about how we can help you build or manage a case. We look forward to helping find a successful resolution to your personal injury case.
Note: This blog is intended to be informational only and shall not be construed as legal advice.