No personal injury site would be complete
without a section on personal safety. Besides being a website
about personal injury recourse, this site is also about avoiding
personal injury as well. Personal safety usually begins at
Those with children will know the value
of child-proofing one's home as a means of personal safety. Personal
safety at home also means reducing, repairing, containing or eliminating
the things that can cause risk to everyone such as faulty electrical
wiring, water heaters, furnaces, unguarded pools in the backyard
or products that have been recalled.
Protecting one's home from invasion also promotes personal safety.
Having a watchdog, home alarm system and neighborhood watch program
can reduce the likelihood of a home invasion.
Personal safety outside the home is another consideration. While
on foot, carrying a personal safety alarm, avoiding isolated areas
and taking self-defense and safety awareness classes can help
keep one safe. If you have children, go online and to see if there
are any known sex offenders in your neighborhood that you may
need to protect your children against. While driving, avoiding
and reporting suspected drunk drivers, regular auto maintenance
and replacing items that have been recalled also promote safety.
When choosing a doctor or surgeon, go the extra yard for referrals
and check with the state boards for any past or present disciplinary
action against the doctor. Check the hospital's rating as well.
Do as much research as possible to promote safety when in the
presence of a health care provider.
Learn CPR in case of emergency. Talk with neighbors concerning
any personal health issues they or their families are experiencing.
Industrial environmental issues may be at work in your neighborhood
without anyone being aware of it. In the workplace, make sure
all hazardous materials (HazMat) safety precautions are being
taken. See HazMat
for more information.
Most of all, just start developing a general awareness of personal
safety issues that may be problematic for yourself or your family.
Awareness if the first step in any personal safety plan.