Celebrating Fourth of July is something that everyone looks forward to every year, but it is important to remember how to stay safe during a time where several types of injuries  are very common. Here are a few ways that you can ensure you and your loved ones stay safe during the celebrations.

 Drive carefully on the road – and drive sober. Since many people are traveling around this time to hit the beach or visit family or friends, there are many more cars as well as motorcycles on the road than normal. Because of how many drivers and riders are on the road, there tends to be a lot more accidents. In addition to the number of drivers, there is also a huge risk of drivers who are leaving parties or events under the influence. Try your best to stay alert while driving, and, as always, make sure that you or the person driving is completely sober before getting into the vehicle.

  • Swim safely and watch over others swimming. Many people spend their Fourth of July by a lake, ocean or pool. Make sure that you are swimming safely and with people around. Also, be sure to stay alert of everyone swimming around you throughout the day, to make sure that everyone is safe.
  • Keep your body away from fireworks launching. One of the most common Fourth of July injuries include peoples’ hands, arms, feet, legs or even their face being burned or affected by fireworks launched. While it is nice and fun to watch fireworks go off during the celebration, make sure that you are at a distance far enough away to enjoy them without the possibility of any related injuries.
  • Know what you are eating and drinking. If you’re attending an outdoor event, make sure to be alert of exactly what you are eating and drinking. Food and/or alcohol poisoning can become very common when people are caught up in the moment of having a good time. Make sure that any meat from the grill is completely cooked, and, if you are 21 or over, make sure you are drinking a safe amount of alcohol.

Remember accidents can happen. Before making any statements or assuming any fault, get in touch with an experienced attorney. Should you need legal assistance reach Attorney Travis J. DeCosta by giving him a call at 1-401-234-2109 or sending him a message today!