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Staying Safe This Spring

Published on March 18th, 2019

Personal injuries are something that occur regardless of the time of year, but each season poses different threats to your safety. With the bulk of the cold weather finally behind us, it’s only natural to want to spend a lot of time outside to enjoy the sunshine. With this time outdoors comes a greater risk of personal injury. Being aware of potential safety risks is half the battle! Our personal injury lawyers in Chicago want to help you enjoy your spring while still staying safe! Here are some tips to minimize your chances of getting hurt.

Pedestrian Safety

With the weather being nicer, walking from place-to-pace is more common than it was during the winter. It is important to stay visible at all times while you are walking outside so that cars and other moving vehicles can see you. Opt for brightly colored clothing during the day and make sure to have a flashlight with you at night. When you are crossing the street, make sure to put your cell phone away so that you can focus on the cars around you. You should also only cross the street where there are crosswalks.

Swimming Safety

The pool is a great place to relax and let off steam during the summer. Make sure that there is a lifeguard on-duty at all times while you are in the pool. You should never swim alone or leave children unattended in the pool. You should also avoid swimming while you are drinking.

Other Ways to Stay Safe

Other common summer activities include camping, grilling, riding in boats or utilizing scooters or bikes. If you are using any of the above, make sure to examine it before use.

Have you or a loved one been a victim of a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence? Our personal injury lawyers in Chicago are ready and willing to help you get the compensation you deserve!

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