How many times have you been injured in your life? Were any of those injuries recently, and were they a result of another party’s negligent actions? If you have been injured because someone else breached their duty of care, and did not take all the required actions to prevent the accident and your injuries, you have the right to file a personal injury claim against the party responsible for causing the accident.
There are many different ways in which you can prevent an injury in Charlotte. Listed below are some of them.
Properly Maintain Your Car
Most injuries occur in car accidents. And sadly, about 20 percent of all car accidents occurred as a result of a malfunction. By ensuring that your car is in good condition, you will increase your general safety on the road. Be sure to perform regular checks (oil and fluid levels, brakes, lights, plugs).
Careful Where You Step
Slip and fall is the second main cause of all personal injuries. Every year, thousands of people are injured as a result of a slip and fall. The most common reasons are:
- Wet floor
- Ice and snow
- Loose wires and cables
- Tripping over something
The most dangerous time to be outside is during Holidays, and especially during winter months. Whenever parking lots are full, there is always a chance that a car backing up will hit you. And when the store is filled with people, you have to be on the lookout for that yellow warning sign that says “Wet Floor”. If you spot one, avoid walking over that area and go around it.
If you do end up walking over a slippery floor, and there was no warning sign, you may be eligible to file a personal injury claim against the property owner or manager. Simply consult with Charlotte Personal Injury Attorneys and see if you are eligible to file a claim. Their attorneys will quickly evaluate your case and provide you with much-needed guidance.
Never Approach Someone Else’s Dog
Regardless of how big of a dog-lover you are, it is in your best interest not to approach other people’s dogs without their approval. Some dogs are simply protective and could be unpredictable and aggressive for no reason. And different states have different laws and regulations concerning dog bites. Check whether your state has the “one bite” rule, or if the dog owner is immediately responsible for any aggressive actions of the dog.
Also, be very careful when entering other people’s properties, especially when there is a dog around protecting the premises. You may want to call that person first, before trying to enter. Once again, the dog may feel threatened and may act aggressively in order to protect the premises from an “unknown invader”, aka YOU.
You would be surprised by the total number of dog bites in Charlotte each year. It is recommended to have an attorney on speed dial, just in case. If you do not have one, feel free to set their Personal Injury Attorneys in Charlotte on speed dial, and call them whenever you are in need of legal help, guidance, and representation. They will quickly answer your call for help, and do everything they can to assist you as best as possible.