The long-awaited Fourth of July weekend is here! Whatever you have planned this weekend, we at Vanguard Attorneys hope that you have a fun and safe time. Speaking of safety, we’ve put together this helpful list of safety tips to help reduce the likelihood of you or your family and friends being involved in an accident.
What Fourth of July celebration would be complete without a barbecue? If you plan on grilling this weekend, keep the following in mind:
If you plan on spending time at the beach, consider these safety tips:
Hundreds of people suffer injury every year during Independence Day weekend as a result of drunk driving. If you plan on drinking alcohol this weekend, don’t get behind the wheel of a car, motorcycle, boat, or any other type of motor vehicle. Instead, make plans to spend the night with friends or family, or take advantage of buses, taxis, or ride sharing services. It could save a life!
Although many people find a way to purchase fireworks around Independence Day, most of them are illegal in the State of Florida with the exceptions of sparklers and “glow worms” that do not explode. Please refrain from purchasing or using fireworks, not just because they are illegal, but because they can be highly unsafe. Many people are injured each year when defective or improperly used fireworks explode, causing burns and other serious bodily injuries. In fact, just last year an Orlando man died after a firework explosion.
We hope you don’t have to call us, but in case you do, we’re here to help. Have a great weekend!
To get in touch with a Tampa personal injury lawyer at Vanguard Attorneys, please call (813) 471-4444.