Summertime in Florida means fun outdoor activities for the whole family from sun up to lights out. With the kids out of school, there are a myriad of opportunities for families to get together and have a good time.
At Patton Law, P.A., we love our community and want your 2018 summer to be the best ever – filled with tons of sunny days at the beach, on the water, or out and about enjoying your favorite hobby. However, when it comes to the summer fun, injuries can happen at a moment’s notice. Attorney Adam Patton firmly believes that it’s important to be aware of the dangers and get prepared for summer in order to avoid unnecessary issues that can ruin a good time.
To help you prepare for a safe summer, here are Patton Law’s top safety tips for tons of fun-in-the-sun!
1.Protect Yourself from Harmful UV Rays
The Summer Sun is intense in the Sunshine State, but that doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy endless hours outdoors. Remember to slather on the sunscreen and re-apply frequently as instructed on the bottle. You can also think ahead and add that extra layer by wearing protective clothing. Just throw on your favorite hat, long-sleeve t-shirt, or bathing suit cover-up for additional protection. And, don’t forget to rock your favorite shades – sunglasses protect your eyes and help you see clearer.
2.Beat the Heat
The heat of Summer can create some serious health issues if you’re not prepared. One of the biggest mistakes folks make is not drinking enough water. Patton Law’s recommendation? Hydrate, Hydrate, Hydrate! Water is essential, especially for children, so keep nice and cool water bottles nearby and make sure your loved ones are regularly taking a break from play to drink a little H2O. Another hot topic to remember is: never leave a child or pet in a hot vehicle. It doesn’t take long for the heat to rise, which can end in a serious injury or worse.
3.Enjoy the Water
Florida is surrounded by water and offers adventurous activities for all water bugs. To keep the good times rolling, Patton Law advises that you and your loved ones know how to swim like a fish! It’s vital to teach your kids to swim at an early age in order to avoid unfortunate drownings. Summer swimming lessons are easy to find and it’s a fun activity for all involved.
4.Parental Supervision is Advised
Keep a watchful eye on your loved ones at all times when you’re enjoying a day on the water or by the pool. Never leave a child unattended by a body of water. Proper adult supervision can mean the difference in having an amazing day with the family or suffering a horrible loss.
5.Explore with Caution
Summer is the perfect time to discover Florida’s lakes, rivers, springs and oceans, but always know your environment and put safety first. Wherever you go, pay attention to signage alerting you to dangers. Be on the lookout for wildlife and information on currents or other dangers that nature presents.
Patton Law, P.A. is here to help with any legal questions or concerns you may have. Please give us a call for a free consultation to discuss your legal needs. We are conveniently located in South Lakeland, a short drive from Winter Haven, Bartow or Tampa.
Best wishes for a great summer with your loved ones!
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