Top 4th of July Safety Tips
Everyone is looking forward to a long holiday weekend. In some places, COVID-19 restrictions are easing and many have Friday off. Unfortunately, a long weekend may mean more danger for Nevadans. The National Safety Council (NSC) estimates 405 people may die on U.S. roads this Independence Day holiday period. In addition to road-related deaths, accidents and injuries can occur from fireworks and recreational activities. Certain activities also carry an increased risk of COVID-19 exposure. From your home to the road, protect your family this 4th of July with our top safety tips.
We hope your family has a fun and relaxing holiday weekend. If a 4th of July accident injures you or a loved one, seek medical help immediately. Once you have sought medical care, seek legal help from a personal injury lawyer. The law firm of Anthem Injury Lawyers has a dedicated team of lawyers and staff ready to help you with your personal injury case. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Top 8 Articles for Travel Safety
Independence Day can be one of the deadliest days to hit the road. It is unclear how COVID-19 will impact holiday travel. If you venture outside of Las Vegas for the long weekend, Anthem Injury Lawyers has the tools to keep you safe. No matter your form of transportation, we have a safety article for you. Review our top 8 safety articles below:
- Safe Driving Tips and Reminders
- Summer Road Trip Tips During COVID-19
- Cars and Child Safety
- RV Safety and You
- Tips for Driving in Extreme Heat
- How to Avoid a Dirt Bike Accident
- ATV Dangers and Safety Tips
- Motorcycle Safety and You
If a travel accident injures you, seek medical help immediately. Once you receive proper medical treatment, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer. The team at Anthem Injury Lawyers will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation. Our law office is in Henderson, Nevada and we work with clients all over Las Vegas. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Top 9 Covid-19 Travel Tips
Travel increases your chances of getting infected and spreading COVID-19. Stay home if you are sick or experiencing symptoms. If you choose to travel, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends you do the following:
- Wear a cloth face covering in public.
- Clean your hands often.
- Wash your hands with soap and water for at least 20 seconds.
- If soap and water are not available, bring and use hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol. Cover all surfaces of your hands and rub your hands together until they feel dry.
- Avoid touching your eyes, nose, or mouth.
- Avoid close contact with others.
- Maintain 6 feet of physical distance from others.
- Cover coughs and sneezes.
- Pick up food at drive-throughs, curbside restaurant service, or stores.
Pick up food at drive-throughs, curbside restaurant service, or stores.
The lawyers at Anthem Injury Lawyers have over 25 years of experience. We are up to date on current legal challenges including the latest events surrounding COVID-19. Call us today at (702) 857-6000 for a free case analysis.
10 Top Tips for Fireworks Safety
Fireworks are synonymous with the 4th of July. Fireworks are also the cause of fires and injuries. The easiest way to avoid fireworks-related injuries is to avoid using fireworks. The NSC encourages individuals to only enjoy fireworks at public displays conducted by professionals. Fun and safe alternatives to fireworks include:
- Glow sticks
- Red, white, and blue silly string
- Patriotic crafts
- Noise makers
- Confetti poppers (used with adult supervision)
If you choose to use fireworks, use the following 10 safety tips to avoid fires and injuries:
- Limit use to fireworks labeled “safe and sane.”
- Never use illegal or homemade fireworks.
- Have a water hose and other water sources available to extinguish flames.
- Be considerate of neighbors and those sensitive to loud noises. This includes animals, small children, and veterans.
- Use fireworks sober. Avoid alcohol and drugs.
- Do not light fireworks indoors. Use fireworks away from people, houses, dry brush, and flammable material.
- Light one device at a time.
- Never allow young children to handle fireworks and closely supervise older children.
- If clothes catch on fire – stop, drop, and roll. Seek medical help if necessary.
- Properly dispose of fireworks. Place discharged fireworks into a bucket of water overnight to make certain they do not re-ignite.
Safely dispose of fireworks. Place discharged fireworks into a bucket of water overnight to make certain they do not re-ignite.
Fireworks are dangerous, causing both injuries and fires. If a fireworks accident injures you or a loved one, contact the team at Anthem Injury Lawyers. Based in Henderson, we work with clients all over the Las Vegas area. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 to make an appointment for a free consultation.
Top 8 Tips for Grilling Safety
According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), July is the peak month for grill fires. The NFPA reported the following alarming statistics regarding grill fires:
- Grills start an average of 10,600 home fires each year.
- From 2014-2018, an average of 19,700 patients per year went to emergency rooms because of injuries involving grills.
- Children under 5 accounted for an average of 2,000 of the contact-type burns per year.
- Gas grills contribute to a higher number of fires than charcoal grills.
- An average of 8,900 home fires per year involve gas grills. This includes 3,900 structure fires and 4,900 outdoor fires annually.
- 1,300 home fires per year involve charcoal or other solid-fueled grills. This includes 600 structure fires and 600 outside fires annually.
If you are going to enjoy a holiday meal from the grill, use the following 8 safety tips to avoid fires and injures:
- Only use propane and charcoal grills outdoors.
- Do not allow children or pets near the grill area.
- Place the grill on a solid, flat surface away from the home and deck railings.
- Do not place the grill under eaves or overhanging branches.
- Never leave a lit grill unattended.
- Maintain a clean grill. Remove grease and fat buildup.
- Make sure the gas grill lid is open before lighting.
- If you smell gas while cooking, immediately get away from the grill and call the fire department.
Grilling can be a delicious family activity. If a grilling accident injures you or a loved one, consult with an experienced personal injury lawyer. Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 for a free consultation.
Top 7 Tips for Boating Safety
Families should proceed with caution before taking advantage of Nevada’s recreational lakes. A boat accident can turn an enjoyable day at Lake Mead into a catastrophic event. Taking simple precautions can help your family avoid disaster.
Never Boat Under the Influence
According to the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators, alcohol use is the leading contributing factor in recreational boater deaths. The Nevada Department of Wildlife is partnering with law enforcement agencies from across Nevada to prevent boaters under the influence (BUI). This effort is known as Operation Dry Water. From July 3 through July 5, Operation Dry Water will heighten awareness and enforcement.
Do not operate a boat under the influence of drugs or alcohol. In Nevada it is illegal to operate a boat with a concentration of alcohol of 0.08 or more in your blood or breath. Violators can face large fines, jail time, and possible felony conviction. In addition to criminal sanctions, violators also risk their safety and the safety of their passengers.
Top 7 Boating Safety Tips
Stay safe on the water this holiday weekend with the following 7 boating safety tips:
- Never boat impaired.
- Complete a safe boating course.
- Always wear a life jacket or personal flotation device.
- Check the weather before boating.
- Stay aware of water levels.
- Avoid collisions on the water.
- Abide by all applicable laws and rules. If you are boating at Lake Mead, the National Park Service provides regulatory and boat safety information.
We’ve covered many other safety topics in this article, and one of the most important is boating accident prevention in and around the Las Vegas area. If a boating accident caused by another in Nevada injures you or a loved one, seek counsel from Anthem Injury Lawyers. Contact us today at (702) 857-6000 for a free consultation. Our lawyers can even come to you, should you need it. We can consult with you regarding the incident and determine if you have a case. If you do, we will expertly and passionately pursue your interests to gain the maximum amount of compensation for your injuries.
Top 6 Tips for Water Safety
Water is a great way to cool off in the summer heat. Currently, there is no evidence that COVID-19 can spread to people through the water used in pools, hot tubs, or water playgrounds. Before you take a dip this holiday weekend, take a minute to review the below 6 water safety tips:
- Avoid alcohol and drug use.
- Wear a life jacket.
- Only swim with supervision.
- Erect safety barriers to prevent accidents.
- Take swimming lessons.
- Learn CPR and first aid.
If a water accident injures you or a loved one, contact an experienced personal injury lawyer.
Experienced Las Vegas Personal Injury Lawyers
4th of July safety is everyone’s priority. If a 4th of July accident injures you and it is not your fault, contact Anthem Injury Lawyers. Las Vegas Anthem Injury Lawyers is a team of experienced, dedicated personal injury lawyers and case managers. Based in Henderson, Nevada, we work with clients all over the Las Vegas area.
Some people think it’s not necessary to hire a personal injury lawyer. We work on a contingency basis, so you won’t have to worry about affordability. If our Las Vegas lawyers determine that you have a case and you want us to represent you, we will work tirelessly to seek maximum compensation on your behalf.
Please note: Not only do we have extensive personal injury case experience; we are up to date on current legal challenges. This includes the latest events surrounding COVID-19. We will work aggressively to protect your rights and help you receive maximum compensation.