June is National Safety Month
The National Safety Council (NSC) has labeled June National Safety Month in the United States. The purpose of the label is to help bring awareness to the public about the health and safety risks that increase in the summer months in order to decrease the number of injuries and deaths that happen at home and in the community. Visit the National Safety Council website for tips and resources.
If you or a loved one was injured because of the negligence of another, you have the right to a settlement that will compensate you for your injuries. Contact a personal injury attorney to discuss your legal rights and get the help you need to get back on your feet.
June is National Safety Month
Parents and community leaders are encouraged to take a week each month to focus on a different safety opportunity that will make kids, neighborhoods and communities safer.
Some examples shared by the NSC are:
- Reporting needed repairs in your neighborhood. For example, very uneven neighborhood sidewalks are a trip and fall hazard. This is especially the case for seniors who live and take regular walks in the neighborhood.
- Do some research about fall hazards in and around the home and then work to eliminate the hazards. Some examples include torn carpet or loose rugs, cluttered walkways, cracks in the driveway and stairs not being up to code.
- Holding home safety drills with kids. While rare, natural disasters, fires and medical emergencies can and do happen. Preparing your kids with how they should react is the best thing you can do to help them manage the unexpected.
- Create first aid kits and emergency supply kits. Ideally, you would have one set for your home and another set for each vehicle.
- Teach your kids about the dangers of ingesting medications that are not prescribed to them. Learn how to store and dispose of medications in a safe manner.
- Take a CPR class. Having as many members of a family, community or workplace with CPR training as possible is the best way to help save someone who has stopped breathing.
- Take a defensive driving course. While we cannot control the behavior of other drivers or pedestrians on the road, we have the power to learn defensive driving skills that can reduce our risk of being in a car accident.
- Learn how or teach someone how to change a tire properly in order to avoid an unsafe situation.
Part of keeping yourself safe is helping to prepare yourself and your family. But when you are injured as a result of the negligent or reckless behavior of another, you may need help to get back on your feet – physically, emotionally and financially. A personal injury attorney can help walk you through each step of the personal injury claims process – providing the support you need on the road to recovery.
Seek the help of a personal injury attorney
If you or a loved one was injured because of the negligence of another, contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your legal rights. Let an experienced accident attorney fight for the full compensation that you deserve. It is not uncommon to receive a settlement from the insurance company that is five to ten times larger with the help of a lawyer. Call the personal injury lawyers at Tario & Associates, P.S. in Bellingham, WA today for a FREE consultation! We have been representing residents of Whatcom County, Skagit County, Island County and Snohomish County since 1979. You will pay nothing up front and no attorney fees at all unless we recover damages for you!