Safety Tips | Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie Blog
With a fresh year now in full motion, if you’re like most of us, you’ve made several new year resolutions you whole-heartedly planned and expect to keep. From increased fitness programs and debt resolution—to more time spent with family and frequent vacations—the list can be endless. But some of the smartest and most important resolutions—that could actually extend your life—are about being safer on the roads.
As personal injury attorneys Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie, we see first-hand the life-changing devastation car accidents can cause. So our attorneys at have put together a list of eight, new year driving resolutions we hope you find thought-provoking.
As we head into a predicted, extremely high fire risk season in California and across the nation, it’s a good time to think about putting together a “Go-Bag” that can save you and your loved one’s unnecessary worry! With just a little pre-planning, you can be ready to go during any natural or man-made disaster, as this simple little item can make reduce your stress during unexpected situations and emergencies.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, swimming is the fourth most popular recreational activity in the United States and for good reason. Swimming is an aerobic exercise that has been linked to tremendous health and wellness benefits and we’d like to share those with you!
At Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie, our primary objective is to help our clients and partners better navigate the ever-evolving COVID-19 landscape while still enjoying their lives. Many may need to travel for work, leisure, or to return home as restrictions are being loosened, but it is important to understand how the travel industry as a whole has changed and how to keep safe.
This fall, daylight saving time ends on Sunday, November 3rd. While “falling back” gives us an extra hour of sleep and more light when we get up in the mornings — all good things — the end of daylight saving can also create driving hazards.
The Malibu and Paradise fires are a sobering reminder that we should have a “Go-bag” packed in our home in the event we need to evacuate without much notice. Often there isn’t any time to think about what to take when ordered to evacuate.
A Go-Bag is a packed case you grab on your way out the door that will help keep you safe and comfortable in the coming hours and days. Stopping to search for your medications or other important needs can cost you critical seconds in an evacuation. Why not pack a separate Go-bag for yourself and every member of your household and keep them stored in the same location?
The holidays are a time for gratitude and to spend time with family, friends, and loved ones. That often means, for better or worse, drinking will be on the rise. And where there is limited public transportation like here in Orange County, DUI arrests and accidents will no doubt increase.
As we inch closer to the start of a new calendar year, state and local law enforcement will begin to ratchet up the emphasis on DUI patrol and enforcement. For many years, law enforcement has allocated extra resources to patrolling the streets and highways in an attempt to crack down on holiday drunk driving. This year will be no different.
Kids love the magic of Halloween: Trick-or-treating, classroom parties and trips to a neighborhood haunted house. But for moms and dads, there is often a fine line between Halloween fun and safety concerns, especially when it comes to road and pedestrian safety.
And these safety concerns are valid, considering the statistics. In 2014, about 6,300 pedestrian deaths and 145,000 medically consulted injuries occurred among pedestrians in motor vehicle incidents, according to Injury Facts 2016, the statistical report on unintentional injuries created by the National Safety Council.
On most roads, bicyclists have the same rights and responsibilities as vehicles, but bikes can be hard to see. Children riding bikes create special problems for drivers because usually they are not able to properly determine traffic conditions. The most common cause of collision is a driver turning left in front of a bicyclist.
Our experienced lawyers at Allen Flatt Ballidis & Leslie have put together a few safety tips to keep in mind. By exercising a little extra care and caution, drivers and pedestrians can co-exist safely on the road.
Traffic safety officials regularly warn us of the risks of driving while drunk or distracted. But Americans still need to wake up to the dangers of getting behind the wheel when sleepy.
Did you know that drivers who have had too little sleep are no different than those who have had three or four drinks and are too drunk to drive?
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