If you’re like most Americans, you view the New Year as an opportunity for a fresh start. A devastating injury, however, could make this one of the most challenging years of your life. In this blog, we provide 4 simple but effective tips to help make 2017 a happy, healthy and safe year for you and your family.
1) Resolve To Avoid Distracted Driving
Although distracted driving is widely known to be an extremely dangerous behavior, a large chunk of drivers still end up looking at their phone while behind the wheel. In the few seconds you take your eyes of the wheel, your car can travel more than the length of a football field at highway speeds. Avoiding this behavior will help you avoid other dangerous drivers, and will help prevent you from causing a crash.
2) Resolve To Watch Your Step
Slip/trip and fall accidents are far more serious than many people realize. An unexpected tumble can cause many different injuries including broken bones, major brain injury, and even death. The real danger in these accidents is that they often happen when you least expect them – for this reason, it’s critical to keep a close eye on the path you’re walking.
3) Resolve To Handle Any Recalls
Recalls of automotive parts are nothing new, but in today’s world, a single recalled part could affect millions of vehicles from numerous manufacturers. The recent Takata airbag recall, for instance, affected approximately 40 million vehicles worldwide and has caused numerous deaths. If you’ve been putting off taking care of an airbag or tire recall, don’t wait another minute.
4) Resolve To Stay Sober Behind The Wheel
You’ve probably heard this advice before, but that doesn’t make it any less important to avoid driving drunk. Driving while under the influence can lead to costly criminal charges, but it can also cost you something far more precious – your life and well-being. These days, services like Uber and Lyft make it even easier to find a safe way home.
If you or a loved one has been injured or killed due to the negligence of another, you have a right to take legal action. A Law Firm of Lauri J. Goldstein & Associates, PLLC has the knowledge and experience you need during this trying time. Contact us today to learn how we can help.