Fourth of July Safety Tips

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Fourth of July safety tips

As the Fourth of July approaches, the city of Las Vegas is gearing up for festivities and fun. With its vibrant nightlife, dazzling fireworks displays, and numerous events, the city becomes a haven for people seeking a memorable Independence Day experience. However, amidst the excitement and festivities, it’s crucial to prioritize safety to ensure an enjoyable and accident-free celebration. Here, our Las Vegas personal injury attorneys offer these Fourth of July safety tips. 

Beware of Summer Road Hazards

Traffic increases during the Fourth of July holiday weekend. In fact, the holiday is a part of the “100 deadliest days of summer,” which is the time between Memorial Day and Labor Day, where there are more car accidents involving teen drivers than any other time of the year. However, not just teens need to be provocative and practice safe driving during this time. When traveling during the holiday weekend, plan your route in advance, and allow for extra travel time due to increased traffic. Check for any road closures or construction zones before hitting the road. Avoid distractions while driving, like checking your phone, texting, etc. 

Be Careful Around Fireworks

Fireworks are a traditional part of Fourth of July celebrations, but it’s crucial to handle them with care to avoid burn injuries. If you want to have fireworks at home, only purchase legal fireworks, or those deemed “safe and sane.” Remember, even legal fireworks can cause fires. To maximize your safety, have a water bucket for the disposing of spent fireworks and supervise any children using or watching fireworks. Or, you can go see a professional fireworks display to keep everyone safe. 

Stay Cool to Avoid Heat Illness

Las Vegas is forecasted to have triple-digit temperatures throughout the Fourth of July weekend. If the heat becomes overwhelming, take breaks and find air-conditioned spaces to cool down like a casino or mall. Make sure to stay hydrated and drink plenty of fluids throughout the day, even if you don’t feel thirsty. Avoid excessive alcohol and caffeine consumption as it can dehydrate you further. Following these tips can help you avoid heat illness, which can be deadly.

Along with staying cool, it is also important to protect yourself from the sun. Always wear sunscreen with a high SPF. Consider wearing a hat, sunglasses, and lightweight, loose-fitting clothing. Avoid the outdoors the hottest parts of the day when the UV index is at its highest. 

Have a Designated Driver

If you plan on making alcohol a part of your Fourth of July celebration, make responsible decisions regarding transportation. Consider designating a driver in your group, using ride-sharing services like Uber or Lyft, taking a taxi, or utilizing public transportation. 

Maximize Your Grilling Safety

Outdoor grilling is synonymous with Fourth of July celebrations. It’s crucial to prioritize safety while cooking outdoors to prevent grilling injuries. Ensure that your grill is set up in a well-ventilated area away from any flammable materials such as trees, decks, or overhangs. Keep a fire extinguisher or a bucket of water nearby for emergencies. Never leave the grill unattended, and always supervise children and pets around open flames.

Keep Your Guests Safe During Pool Parties

Under Nevada’s attractive nuisance law, you can be held liable if a child is injured on your property. Knowing that, if you’re hosting a pool party or spending time near the water, ensure that proper safety measures are in place in order to avoid swimming pool accidents

You can do that by installing a fence around your pool, supervising children at all times, and avoiding running on slick surfaces around the pool. You’ll also want to ensure that pool drain covers are secure and in good condition, as faulty drain covers can pose a risk of injury. 

Be Mindful of Crowds

During the Fourth of July, there are even more people than usual in Las Vegas, so it’s important to be aware of your surroundings and stay alert. Don’t carry around a lot of cash and keep your valuables at home. Stay in well-lit areas and move in groups as much as possible, especially during events at night. 

Injured During July Fourth? Call ER Injury Attorneys

No matter how you celebrate the Fourth of July, The team at ER Injury Attorneys wants you to have a safe and happy holiday. By following these Fourth of July safety tips, you can ensure everyone at your gathering stays safe. Even if you try to make your gathering safe and follow the Fourth of July safety tips above, accidents still happen. In case an accident does occur, ER Injury Attorneys can help. 

If you’ve been injured in an accident during the Fourth of July due to the negligence of another, call ER Injury Attorneys right away. We’ve helped clients in Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, Boulder City, and Pahrump obtain damages like pain and suffering, lost wages, and more for their injuries. We are available 24/7.

Contact us 24/7 by calling 702-878-7878, via LiveChat, or by filling out our contact form for your free case consultation. 

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