Early autumn brings gorgeous weather, making it the perfect time to get outside and have fun with friends and family. Still, it’s important to keep safety in mind to avoid accidents and injuries while enjoying the season. Now that fall has officially arrived here in the Greater Philadelphia area, our Bucks County accident lawyer suggests reviewing these autumn outdoor safety tips:
- Be mindful of hunting season when hiking – Taking a walk in the woods during autumn is a great way to relax and enjoy the beautiful changing leaves. However, it’s important to remember that hunters may be in the woods with you at this time of year. To ensure that you aren’t mistaken for an animal, wear brightly colored clothing and whistle or talk while you walk. And if you bring your dog along, keep your furry friend leashed and put a bright orange article of clothing somewhere on his/her body.
- Practice bonfire safety – When gathering around a backyard bonfire, always follow basic safety rules. Make sure everyone is wearing hard-soled shoes and non-flammable clothing to reduce the risk of burns, and keep a close eye on kids and pets if they are outside. Keep a large bucket of water and a fire extinguisher nearby and do not leave the fire unattended. When you’re ready to call it a night, spread out the ashes with a shovel and slowly pour water onto them. Once there are no burning embers left, dump the ashes into a metal container.
- Be smart about autumn boating – If you decide to continue boating in the fall, beware of cold water and air temperatures. Keep in mind that even if the sun is shining, conditions on the water may be windy and chilly, so you should always dress in layers. Furthermore, require everyone onboard to wear a life jacket in case they fall overboard – even strong swimmers may have a difficult time getting back to the boat in cold autumn waters.
By following these guidelines from our accident lawyer in Bucks County, you’ll decrease your chances of sustaining injuries while enjoying all that autumn has to offer.
We’re Here in Case of An Autumn Accident
Unfortunately, it’s impossible to completely avoid danger when participating in seasonal outdoor activities. If you or someone you love is injured in an accident this fall due to the negligence of another party, the Heslin Law Firm can help you seek justice. Mr. Gary Heslin, our Bucks County accident attorney, will carefully examine the details of your case and use his extensive legal skills to help you win the compensation you are owed.
For a free consultation with Mr. Heslin, call (215) 332-0300 today. And to read our tips for staying safe while tailgating this football season, head over to last week’s blog post. We look forward to showing you why we’ve been known as the accident lawyer Bucks County can trust for more than 30 years.