National Walk to a Park Day: 5 Crucial Safety Tips

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National Walk to a Park Day

With dozens of parks throughout Las Vegas, Henderson, and Summerlin, the Las Vegas Valley is the perfect place to celebrate National Walk to a Park Day. Every year on October 10, the Trust for Public Land (TFPL) uses the event to encourage people to go for a walk in the park and to urge local governments into dedicating more land to parks.

To that end, TFPL believes that National Walk to a Park Day is a way:

  • To celebrate the parks we have
  • Call attention to the parks we need
  • Acknowledge the mental and physical health boost felt by visiting a park
  • Promote the storm and flood protection benefits of parks
  • Bring our communities together

The personal injury lawyers at ER Injury Attorneys believe in TFPL’s mission and hope that everyone in Clark County takes advantage of our wonderful parks. Although parks are some of the safest places you can be, accidents can happen if you’re not careful. To help keep you safe in Las Vegas area parks, here are five important safety tips from our pedestrian accident lawyers.

How to Maximize Your National Walk to a Park Day Safety

Walking in the park is a great way to get some exercise and enjoy the outdoors. To help you do so safely, our team recommends that you:

  • Inform Friends and Family If You’re Going on a Long Walk: If you’re going to walk in a large park, such as Wetlands Park, then our team suggests that you let your friends and family know beforehand. If you get injured deep into a trail then it may take some time for emergency services to reach you. Your friends and family can accelerate the process if they know your whereabouts. Additionally, some fitness watches, like Apple Watch, have a fall detection feature that can notify emergency responders and your emergency contacts if you’re suffered a bad fall. Consider wearing one if you often go for long walks.
  • Always Pay Attention to Your Surroundings: Whether you’re trying to avoid a car accident or slip, trip, and fall accident, paying close attention to your surroundings is incredibly important for your safety. Mobile phone use has become one of the leading causes of distracted driving, but it can also lead to accidents during your walks in the park. This is especially true if your favorite park includes multi-use paths.
  • Be Particularly Careful on Multi-Use Paths: Speaking of which, many Las Vegas parks feature paths that are shared by walkers, runners, and bicyclists. With different types of travelers moving at different speeds, it’s important to be extra careful on multi-use paths. Walking into a fast-move biker can lead to a bicycle collision that could result in a catastrophic injury.
  • Stick to Paths If Possible: While we understand the joy of walking on soft grass and exploring nature that’s off the beaten path, we remind you that paths are there for a reason. Paths are generally flat and well maintained, which makes walks in the park safer. You won’t have to worry about tripping over tree roots, branches, obscured objects, and other things if you stick to designated walking paths.
  • Check Benches and Other Objects For Stability: Taking a break during your walk is always a good idea. You can let your body rest as you enjoy the sights and sounds of the park. Before you sit down, it’s important to check for stability. Whether you’re resting on a bench, a large rock, or other surface, it’s important to be sure that it can support your weight and is safe to sit on.

Contact ER Injury Attorneys

ER Injury Attorneys hopes that you and your loved ones make some time to go outside during National Walk to a Park Day. As mentioned above, parks are typically some of the safest places in the Las Vegas Valley. That said, accidents do happen. Whether you’re hit by a distracted bicyclist or suffer a fall due to a poorly maintained park bench, park accident injuries can happen due to the recklessness or negligence of another party. If your injury was caused in such a manner then our personal injury lawyers can help make sure that you get the money that you deserve.

You can reach ER Injury Attorneys 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for a free, no obligation consultation. Don’t hesitate to give us a call at 702-878-7878 or connect with us online via LiveChat. Our team has successfully represented injury victims in Las Vegas, Henderson, Summerlin, Boulder City, Laughlin, and Pahrump. Let us get to work for you so that you can focus on your health while our team does everything possible to win you the highest settlement possible.

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