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    June 30 2021

    Top Fourth of July Accidents and How To Avoid Them

    The Fourth of July can be a fun time to celebrate with family and friends. Unfortunately, holidays are also a time for accidents. We want you and your loved ones to have a safe and happy Fourth of July. Read on to learn more about the top Fourth of July accidents and how to avoid them.

    We hope you have a safe and happy Fourth of July weekend. We also understand that even the most cautious driver can be injured in a car accident. If you are injured in a car accident, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. A personal injury lawyer will help to protect your rights and ensure you receive maximum compensation.

    Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help you win your Las Vegas car accident case. Insurance companies are not motivated to pay you significant compensation. As an accident victim, you need someone who can help you stand up to insurance companies and others, so you can receive the compensation you are entitled to. You need an experienced Las Vegas car accident lawyer to fight for your rights. Our car accident lawyers offer decades of experience. We have the knowledge and expertise you need to receive the compensation you deserve for your car accident injuries. Ensure that you have Las Vegas car accident lawyers on your side who have actually won significant compensation for clients. You need experts fighting for you—contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to schedule a free consultation.

    Drunk Driving Accidents

    The Fourth of July holiday period is one of the deadliest times of the year for drunk driving crashes. While not all accidents can be avoided, you can make choices to make the roads safer. This includes taking steps to avoid drunk driving and knowing how to identify a drunk driver.

    Steps To Avoid Drunk Driving

    Drunk driving accidents are preventable accidents. You are responsible for your safe driving choices. In Nevada, it is unlawful to drive with a concentration of alcohol of .08 or more in your blood or breath.

    You can use the following steps to avoid drunk driving:

    • Do not drive to any location where you plan on drinking alcohol.
    • Offer to be a designated driver.
    • Discuss the risks of drunk driving with friends in advance.
    • Plan ahead. Make sure you know how you are going to get home safely if you plan to drink. This may include using a rideshare app, taking a taxi, or getting a ride from a friend.

    How To Identify a Drunk Driver

    Even if you make the safe choice to not drink and drive, other drivers on the road may be impaired. Identifying a drunk driver could save your life or the life of someone else. Mothers Against Drunk Driving provides the following 15 signs that a driver may be impaired:

    1. Quick acceleration or deceleration
    2. Tailgating
    3. Weaving or zig-zagging across the road
    4. Driving anywhere other than on a road designated for vehicles
    5. Almost striking an object, curb, or vehicle
    6. Stopping without cause or erratic braking
    7. Drifting in and out of traffic lanes
    8. Signaling that is inconsistent with driving actions
    9. Slow response to traffic signals
    10. Straddling the center lane marker
    11. Driving with headlights off at night
    12. Swerving
    13. Driving slower than 10 mph below the speed limit
    14. Turning abruptly or illegally
    15. Driving into opposing traffic on the wrong side of the road

    If you observe any of the above signs and suspect an impaired driver, do not engage. Try to make a note of the vehicle’s license plate number and driving direction. Then contact 911. Your actions could save a life.

    If you’ve been in an accident with an alcohol-impaired driver, contact the police and get medical help immediately. Let the police know that you suspect the other driver was impaired. Once you’ve received medical care, contact Anthem Injury Lawyers for assistance with handling the details of your drunk driving accident case. Why should you have Anthem Injury Lawyers represent you in your accident case? Our Las Vegas car accident lawyers offer you years of experience winning cases against impaired drivers. This is the exact experience you need to win your Las Vegas car accident case. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Fireworks Accidents

    Many people choose to use fireworks to celebrate the Fourth of July. Fireworks can be fun and can also be dangerous. The Consumer Product Safety Commission generates a Fireworks Annual Report on fireworks-related deaths, emergency department-treated injuries, and enforcement activities. Last year, it reported the following:

    • During the 2019 calendar year, fireworks were involved with an estimated 10,000 injuries treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments.
    • An estimated 7,300 fireworks-related injuries were treated in U.S. hospital emergency departments during the period between June 21, 2019, and July 21, 2019.
    • Fifty-eight percent of the emergency department-treated injuries were burns. Burns were the most common injury to hands, fingers, arms, and legs.

    Fireworks Safety Steps

    The easiest way to avoid a fireworks accident is to not use fireworks. You can use fireworks alternatives or attend a professional fireworks show. If you do choose to use fireworks, you can lessen your chances of a fireworks-related accident by taking the following safety steps:

    • Only use “safe and sane” fireworks.
    • Do not allow young children to play with fireworks.
    • Only use fireworks under adult supervision.
    • Have a garden hose connected and ready in case of fire.
    • Do not use homemade fireworks.
    • Never shoot fireworks from or into metal or glass containers.
    • Place fireworks on a flat, hard surface like a parking lot. Only use fireworks in a clear area away from buildings, vehicles, and dry brush.
    • Never light fireworks inside.
    • Stay sober. Plan on avoiding alcohol and/or drugs if you are going to use fireworks.
    • Place discharged fireworks into a bucket of water overnight. Make certain they do not re-ignite.

    If you or a loved one are injured in a fireworks accident due to the fault of someone else, contact Anthem Injury Lawyers. Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced Las Vegas personal injury lawyers. You need our lawyers because we have a proven track record of success winning accident cases. We offer you decades of case experience where we have won top compensation for our clients. This is the exact experience you need to win your Las Vegas personal injury case. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Water Accidents

    This Fourth of July holiday weekend is going to be hot, especially in Las Vegas. How are you going to cool off? Are you going to take a dip in a swimming pool or maybe go boating at Lake Mead? Water accidents are common during the Fourth of July. You can take steps to avoid Fourth of July accidents by practicing swimming pool and boating safety.

    Swimming Pool Safety

    Practice swimming pool safety by doing the following:

    Boating Safety

    You can take steps to boat safely by doing the following:

    • Always boat sober
    • Have accessible personal flotation devices for every passenger
    • Ensure that every child wears an appropriate personal flotation device
    • Only boat within your ability
    • Check the weather forecast
    • Consider taking a boating safety course
    • Understand and follow the law

    If a boating accident injures you, you should seek legal advice from an experienced personal injury lawyer. The experienced team at Anthem Injury Lawyers can help you protect your rights and help you get the personal injury settlement that you deserve. We understand that you may be nervous upon meeting your Las Vegas personal injury lawyer for the first time. Our lawyers are friendly and knowledgeable and will put you at ease as you describe the details of your accident case. Now is the right time to get our Las Vegas personal injury lawyers on your team. Contact Anthem Injury Lawyers today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

    Grill Accidents

    The smell of the grill is synonymous with summer. Unfortunately, the grill is also synonymous with fires and other accidents. Each year, 10,600 home fires are started by grills. July is the peak month for grill fires. In addition to fires, burns are a common grill injury. Help you and your loved ones stay safe with the following tips on how to avoid grill accidents.

    How to Avoid Grill Accidents

    Simple safety steps can help you and your family avoid grill accidents. The National Fire Protection Association provides the following safety tips:

    • Only use propane and charcoal grills outside.
    • Keep the grill away from the house and deck railings.
    • Do not place the grill under eaves or overhanging branches.
    • Do not let children play near the grill area. Keep children and pets at least three feet away from the grill area.
    • Keep your grill clean. Remove grease and fat buildup.
    • Never leave your grill unattended.
    • Make sure your gas grill lid is open before lighting it.

    We hope the above tips help you and your family safely enjoy the Fourth of July. If you or a loved one are injured this holiday weekend, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.

    EXPERIENCED LAS VEGAS PERSONAL INJURY LAWYERS

    The Fourth of July can be a safe and fun holiday. We hope the above tips help you avoid Fourth of July accidents. The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers understands that many types of accidents can occur on the Fourth of July holiday, and we know how a car accident can injure the most cautious individual. If another driver has injured you, it’s important that you seek experienced legal representation. Our car accident lawyers serve the Las Vegas area with the knowledge and expertise to help you gain maximum compensation for your injuries. Don’t delay. Get in touch with our Las Vegas car accident lawyers, so we can begin pursuing significant compensation for you. If you cannot visit our Las Vegas area office, we can come to you to discuss your car accident case.

    The lawyers at Anthem Injury Lawyers have over 25 years of experience specializing in personal injury claims. This includes Las Vegas car accidents. This is the level of experience you need to win top compensation. Don’t wait. Now is the best time to schedule your appointment with us to discuss the details about your Las Vegas area car accident. Choose wisely and call Anthem Injury Lawyers at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.

     

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