Memorial Day weekend is a time to honor our service men and women and show gratitude for all of the things they’ve done for us. It’s also come to signify the beginning of summer — a time when friends and family members get together to enjoy each other’s company. Unfortunately, Memorial Day can also signify many potential dangers.
At GGRM, our Las Vegas personal accident attorneys want you to stay safe this holiday weekend so you can enjoy many summers ahead. As such, we’ve compiled this stay-safe list to get you through the weekend:
1. Road Safety
It’s never a wise idea to get behind the wheel after you’ve been drinking. In fact, even just a drink or two could put you over the legal limit, subjecting you to hefty fines and penalties if you’re pulled over for a DUI. Beyond this, if you’re involved in an accident after you’ve been drinking, you could face stiff jail time.
Our Las Vegas personal accident attorneys will always advise obtaining a designated driver when you’ve been drinking. This Memorial Day, use a car service such as Lyft, Uber, or taxis to eliminate your risk of being on the road intoxicated.
2. Food Safety
Certain picnic foods can spoil easily. If you’ll be outdoors for an extended period of time, make sure you’ve taken proper precautions to ensure your keeping food at proper temperatures. Foodborne illnesses can be life-threatening.
If you have meat, seafood, or poultry, consider packing it while still frozen so it stays cold longer. Be sure to pack your food on ice or frozen gel packs inside a well-organized cooler to keep it away from toasty temperatures. It’s best to have one cooler for drinks and another for food, as people will be opening the cooler for drinks frequently, which will let unwanted warmth in.
3. Sun Safety
You can never have too much sunscreen. Apply it regularly and apply it generously. Reapply sunscreen every two hours to ensure the best protection, and wear a hat and UV-protective sunglasses to help your skin and eyes avoid the harm that can be inflicted from the sun.
4. Pool Safety
Never let children swim unattended. An adult who knows how to swim should always be on watch when kids are in the pool. Don’t assume someone is watching swimmers; instead, designate a lifeguard to ensure no accidental miscommunications occur.
5. Fireworks Safety
First and foremost, follow the laws of your neighborhood, town, city, or state. If fireworks are permissible where you live, light them outside where there’s plenty of open space, away from roofs, trees, or flammable grass. Be sure to have a bucket of water or fire extinguisher on hand.
Contact the Las Vegas Personal Accident Attorneys
At Greenman, Goldberg, Raby & Martinez, our Las Vegas personal accident attorneys put the well-being of our clients above all else. If you suffer a personal injury during Memorial Day weekend, reach out to us at 702-388-4476 for a free consultation.