National Safety Month.


With summer approaching, the personal injury attorneys at Hupy and Abraham intend to use National Safety Month to raise awareness about important safety issues like:

  • Medication safety

  • Driving and biking safety

  • Workplace safety

  • First aid and emergency preparedness

  • Slips, trips and falls safety


What Are the Most Common Causes of Injury?

  • Driving: Almost one in five crashes that injure someone involve distracted drivers. No text message is worth a life if your phone is silent or out of reach. If you must use a phone, ask a passenger to field calls and texts for you.

  • Prescription medication and painkillers abuse: About 18 women die every day from a prescription painkiller overdose. Always keep track of your medications, and if you’ve been hurt by any drug or medical device, we encourage you to research why the injury may have happened and speak with an attorney.

  • Slips, trips and falls: One in three older adults slip and fall each year, with about half of the falls occurring in the home. Prevent this by staying active. Exercise can help adults of any age feel better, improve their balance and strengthen their legs and core muscles.

  • Bike riding: Riding bikes is a great way to get active. Stay alert and ride a single file in the direction of traffic and watch closely for opening car doors and other hazards.

  • Work injuries: All jobs can lead to injuries, even desk jobs. According to a 2014 Census of Fatal Occupational Injuries, 4,821 people died while working. Sudden cardiac arrest represents 13% of all workplace deaths, so be sure to participate in general workplace and first aid training! Being prepared can make all the difference.

By logically assessing potential risks and having a plan to respond, you will be steps ahead of others in the event of an incident. But sometimes, no matter how prepared we are, accidents will still happen.

If you or a loved one is injured in any way due to the negligent actions of another, the personal injury attorneys at Hupy and Abraham are here to help. We have decades of experience helping victims of transportation-related accidents, slips and falls and workplace injuries.

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Jill Erin Wellskopf
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