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3 Ways to Help Prevent Accidents and Injuries

January 15, 2018

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The word “accident” can be misleading. We often think of an “accident” as something that occurred purely by chance: an event no one could have foreseen or prevented.

In fact, many accidents are foreseeable – and preventable. They happen not because they couldn’t be avoided, but because someone failed to take the necessary care that could have prevented them.

Here are three ways to help prevent accidents and injuries:

  1. Pay Attention

Distraction is a leading cause of car accidents, as well as other types of accidents and injuries. To help reduce the risk, practice being aware of your surroundings and actions wherever you are. When you do anything, give it your whole attention. For instance, when you are driving, focus on keeping your mind, eyes, and hands on the task; when you stop to check your GPS, simply stop the car, sit, and look at the map.

  1. Be Prepared

Planning ahead can help you spot the most likely accident risks and take steps to avoid them. For instance, if you’re planning a road trip, think about the types of weather you might encounter and pack the items you might need: a scraper for snow and ice, sunglasses for bright days, and so on. If guests are coming over, look at your house for places a trip and fall might occur, like a broken step, and fix them or set up a way to warn guests.

  1. Incorporate Safety

Accidents in sports and playtime often occur because simple safety equipment, like bicycle helmets or pads, are ignored. Help kids stay safer and reduce your own accident risk by making safety equipment part of the “right” way to do a hobby or activity.

If you’ve been injured in an accident, don’t wait: Contact an experienced personal injury lawyer who can help you understand your legal options. The attorneys at Hoyt & Hoyt, P.C. can help. To learn more, contact us today at 973-292-2299 for a confidential consultation.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney/client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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