Fall is a fun time for the whole family. With pumpkins, apples, costumes, and a cool breeze in the air, autumn is a time to relax and enjoy life. There are many fall events across occurring across Wyoming this year.
As entertaining as fall events can be, it is also important to take the proper precautions to keep yourself and your family safe. Here, our Jackson personal injury lawyers offer some tips for preventing accidents at fall events in Wyoming.
Four Tips for Preventing Injuries & Accidents at Fall Events
1. Drive Safely (Traffic Accidents are the Top Injury Threat)
A serious accident is more likely to occur on the way to a fall festival than at the event itself. Indeed, motor vehicle collisions remain one of the top causes of serious injuries in Wyoming. Make sure that you put an emphasis on safety while you are driving. Get plenty of rest, plan out the route ahead of time, avoid speeding, and avoid distracted driving. Safe driving can help reduce your risk of injuries.
2. Be Careful When Engaging in Physically Intensive Activity
Many fall festivals and fall events have activities set up for people. Some of these activities can be physically intensive. They may include running, jumping, pulling, lifting, and other quick movements of the body. Make sure you take safety precautions when engaging in unusually physical activities. There is an injury risk associated with a new activity—especially for people over the age of 40.
3. Assess the Event to Ensure it is Safe
When you get to a fall event, you should always take a moment to make sure that it is safe. Watch out for common safety risks, such as disorganized parking lots and old/unsteady equipment. Businesses, organizations, and property owners have a legal responsibility to ensure that they are looking out for the health and safety of customers and other invited guests.
4. Always Watch Out for Young Children
Finally, you should always take extra care when around young children. Kids are at a higher risk of being hurt in an accident. Parents, other relatives, and people in general should do their part to make sure that fall events and fall festivals are reasonably safe for children.
Get Help From Our Wyoming Personal Injury Attorney Today
At Freeburg Law, our Wyoming personal injury lawyers are aggressive, results-focused advocates for victims and their loved ones. Our firm handles the full range of personal injury claims. If you or your loved one was hurt in an accident in Wyoming, we can help. Contact our law firm today for a free, no obligation consultation with an attorney. With a law office in Jackson, we represent injured victims throughout the region, including in Teton County, Lincoln County, and Sublette County.