Whether you are celebrating the Fourth of July in Homestead, Miami, Hollywood, or any other community, the legal team the Flaxman Law Group would like to wish you a pleasant and safe holiday weekend.
Labor Day is around the corner and the final official days of summer are usually greeted with barbecues, grilling, fireworks, and festivities. Homestead, Miami, and other city police forces, however, point out that Labor Day weekend traditionally mean more DUI accidents and can mean more injuries.
Here’s how to stay safer during this holiday weekend:
Music festivals and other big, public events are a popular feature of summertime in Hollywood, Miami, and across Southern Florida. While most of these events simply result in plenty of memories, festival injuries are surprisingly common. The combination of high heat, large crowds, alcohol, and sometimes drugs can result in disaster.
Each year, people are severely injured at festivals due to assault, slip and fall and trip and fall injuries, alcohol consumption, heat related injuries, and other types of situations. Injuries range from fractures to severe and permanent injuries.
Having a summer house in Hollywood, Homestead, or anywhere in South Florida is a wonderful way to enjoy the beaches and sunshine. To really enjoy your time in your second home or vacation property, however, you may want to take safety precautions to keep safe:
Inflatable pools are a popular choice for many families. They are small enough to fit into many yards and do not come with the larger installation costs of in-ground pools. Inflatable pools range from large pools which are closer to in-ground versions to shallow kiddie pools.
While these swimming options can be a fun way to swim in your Hollywood home, however, they are not without risks. Many pool drownings and injuries in Hollywood and across Florida are linked to inflatable swimming pools. In fact, across the country, one child sustains a fatal injury in an inflatable pool on average every five days during the summer season.
Hollywood and South Florida in general are wonderful spots for gardeners. Many beautiful plants grow naturally in this warm climate and gardens of sage, palm trees, fruits and vegetables, herbs, magnolias, beautyberries, grasses, cypress and more. The warmth and sunshine is a dream for growing any kind of garden.
Whether you garden yourself or hire a landscape professional, Hollywood’s climate allows you to plant a beautiful space of flowering plants, a rock garden, an exotic blooms garden or anything else you desire. However, while gardening can be a healthful activity, it can also lead to injuries and even fatalities. If you work in the garden, you will want to take precautions to stay safe.
Pools are a great way to enjoy some recreation and get low-impact exercise. If you don’t have your own pool in your Hollywood or South Florida home, you may be able to use a public pool. Public pools in recreation centers, condo buildings and other public spaces, however, come with their own risks.
Here’s how to avoid injuries when using Hollywood and South Florida public pools this summer:
Flaxman Law Group would like to extend warm wishes for a safe and happy July 4 to all our readers and clients, as well as their families. To make this July 4 holiday fun and safe for everyone, we would like to also remind all our readers and clients of these safety tips:
Summer is a great time to review safety tips. Whether you are vacationing or have children home from school, summer poses some additional fire and safety risks you can minimize with these tips:
Prolonged sun exposure and sunburns can increase the risk of skin cancer. According to the American Cancer Society, skin cancer prevention is important and it begins with limited exposure to the sun. Even one serious sunburn before adulthood and can be enough to increase your likelihood of getting this disease, so carefully monitoring UV exposure is important.
May is skin cancer awareness month, so this is a good month to review safety precautions when it comes to the sun. This is especially important in Hollywood, Miami, and all of southern Florida, where the sun’s rays are especially intense and where more residents and visitors spend a lot of time outdoors.