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Tips for staying safe around commercial trucks and buses

If you are like many Floridians, you may develop anxiety anytime you share the road with large commercial vehicles. While there is only so much you can do when truck and bus drivers choose to drive under the influence or while distracted, there are some steps you can take to reduce your chances of an accident.

For example, to minimize your risk of suffering a serious injury following a crash with a commercial vehicle, consider taking the following steps.

Injuries you can receive at a water park

One of the best ways to spend summertime in Florida is in the water to escape the heat and humidity. What better place to enjoy family fun and water entertainment than at one of the many water parks in the area?

While a water park can bring lots of joy and help your family make memories, it also comes with the very real risk of injury. Water park rides do not have restraints and are generally slippery, contributing to their danger.

Walk a lot? Know these 3 tips to avoid a pedestrian accident

If you frequently walk around your central or northern Florida community, you might not think of all the dangers of being a pedestrian. While walking is a normal, healthy and positive action, sometimes accidents occur. If a negligent driver hits you while you are walking, you could suffer serious injuries.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 430 people go to the emergency room on average each day for pedestrian injuries. You deserve to walk in peace without fear of injuries. While you cannot control the behavior of drivers, you can control your own. Keep reading for some tips on how to stay safe as a pedestrian.

Why seniors are more likely to fall

As you age, you become increasingly susceptible to falling. Because the strength of your bones tends to deteriorate as you age as well, a fall that may have left little damage during your younger years may leave you in serious pain as you get older.

In addition to increasingly brittle bones and diminished overall strength, these are additional factors that place you at risk of falling as a senior.

Can I hold my neighbor liable for my ankle injury?

You may have decided to take the backyard path to the pot luck dinner your neighbor is hosting. This is the fastest route, and you are carrying a heavy bowl of fruit. You have gone this way often during the day, but this is your first nighttime excursion, and you trip over a shovel someone left on the path. The result is a painful ankle injury and fruit all over the place. Now premises liability comes to mind. Is your neighbor liable for the injury you suffered? 

Types of slip-and-fall injuries

Start a trend--serve mocktails to designated drivers

Given the great year-round Florida weather, you are probably accustomed to having guests over for an enjoyable evening. Food and drinks served out by the pool may be popular with your friends, and you might be used to having quite a crowd. However, as host, you must be concerned with the issue of driving safety once the party is over. You may think that appointing designated drivers solves this problem, but did you know that DDs are not always sober?

Do you know about pool safety and the VGB Act?

There are swimming pools everywhere in Florida, and children love being in them. Most parents are aware of the danger of drowning, a silent death that only takes seconds to occur. Many times, this tragedy happens in just inches of water. Unfortunately, toddlers may drown because they are simply not aware that they cannot open their mouths and breathe while underwater. In addition, children might trip at the edge of the pool or suffer slip-and-fall injuries while running. The pool drain is yet another potential source of injury, even death, but it is something parents might not think about.

How bikers can be safer on the road

You may be a novice motorcyclist or you may have years of experience, but either way, you must be constantly alert when you take to the road. Precautions include making sure your bike is in good operating condition, that you have taken steps to become as visible as possible to motorists and that you refrain from alcohol before and while riding your bike. There are many safety tips to consider, from what you wear to how you drive. Here are a few to think about.

How does alcohol affect driving skills?

It is encouraging to know that since the 1980s, alcohol-related deaths on our highways have continued to decrease, according to the National Institutes of Health. However, the NIH also reports that alcohol is still related to 40 percent of all traffic deaths in the U.S. Learning how drinking affects the body makes it easier to understand that even a small amount of alcohol can impair driving skills.

Tips on how to avoid distraction while driving

Driving is a privilege, sometimes a necessity and often a pleasure. However, because distractions are all around, operating a vehicle can also be dangerous. Driving is a responsibility that everyone should take seriously, and that means eliminating as many distractions as possible.

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