Obviously, July 4th is Independence Day in the United States. It is the day when Americans come together to celebrate the adoption of the Declaration of Independence. Or, some people might know the occasion better as the day in 1776 when the original colonies were free from British rule. By all means, be sure to do your part to bring in this festive occasion in Palmetto.

Perhaps you should host a backyard barbecue for friends, neighbors, and whoever else you wish to invite. Then again, maybe a pool party for close relatives is the way to go, and don’t forget the fireworks at the end of the night. However, don’t fret if you do not want to light the fuses and take a chance of something going wrong. Instead, visit a nearby location for a public fireworks display. The sparkles and booms are sure to put a smile on your face.

There are other things to do in July, though. For instance, did you know that July 5th is National Injury Prevention Day in Canada? It’s true. Although we do not live in that particular country, why let this occasion go to waste? Palmetto citizens can go above and beyond during this event to stop injuries in their tracks. But, of course, it is in their best interest to try and prevent ailments each and every day. If that sounds like your cup of tea, try these safety tips on for size. They could be just what the doctor ordered to keep you and the members of your household injury-free.

Maintain And Repair Your Property Promptly

Nobody wants to get hurt while visiting a buddy’s house. However, if the friend is negligent and fails to maintain or repair their property as they should, that’s exactly what could happen. For example, let’s say that a porch railing is loose. It came off in the owner’s hand a few weeks back, but instead of fixing it, they sat it back in place and planned to take care of it later. That’s all fine and dandy, but the individual allowed the task to slip their mind.

Then, the property owner invites you and a bunch of people over for July 4th. You gladly accept the invitation, but when you arrive and head up the front steps, you grab onto the railing. It falls off in your hand, and you fall backward, hitting your head on the sidewalk. Rather than merely getting a bump on your skull, you are left with a traumatic brain injury that impacts your entire way of life. Hence, if you want to prevent injuries like this, take care of home maintenance and repairs in Palmetto sooner rather than later.

Steer Clear Of Drugs And Alcohol

People like to celebrate holidays in various ways, but often they drink alcoholic beverages while doing so. Not only that, but some individuals even use drugs like marijuana to relax and take the edge off. To each their own, just be careful whatever it is you decide to do. However, if you drink or get buzzed in another way, avoid getting behind the wheel of a car. The substance could leave you unable to perform driving tasks safely, increasing the risk of a crash. And if a wreck occurs, it might seriously hurt or kill you or others. Thus, steer clear of drugs and alcohol, at least while you’re driving, to prevent accidents and injuries.

A Few Last Words

Unfortunately, people can’t always prevent or avoid injuries. Have you been seriously hurt by someone’s negligence? If that’s the case, and you’d like to seek compensation for your wounds, contact Goldman, Babboni, Fernandez, Murphy & Walsh today. Schedule a free case evaluation with a personal injury attorney and determine where your claim stands.