Simple Steps Accident Victims Can Take to Feel Safe in Their Own Homes
No matter what type of accident you were involved in, whether it was a car accident, a bike accident, an electrocution injury, or any other type of accident, it may lead to a general feeling of not being safe. At Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas, we’ve worked with many clients over the years how have post-traumatic stress disorder and other issues that can cause them to feel unsafe even in their own homes.
While these situations can be complicated, sometimes following some simple safety tips can help an accident victim not only feel safer in their home, but feel as though they have more control over their lives. Read on for some simple tips and then contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 909-982-0707 for a free case evaluation.
Register all appliances you purchase
Many people don’t think it’s important to fill out the registration card that comes with virtually all new appliances. However, filling out these simple cards can actually help you stay safe. How? Because if there’s a recall on that product, then you’ll be notified. This can help you avoid serious injuries in the future. At some stores, you can even register your new appliance at the store before you leave.
Keep up to date on recalls
If you’re worried about products you bought in the past and didn’t register, or you’re worried about items that don’t come with registration options, then you can simply follow general info on recalls. For example, the website Recalls offers ongoing information on all recalls throughout the country. If you move into a home that has appliances in it, make sure you note their make and model so you can keep an eye on them.
Make sure you have the right fire safety equipment
Nobody wants to deal with a fire but those who’ve already suffered the torture of a burn injury are likely to be even more diligent about keeping their homes safe from fires. The best way to do so is to ensure that every bedroom and every floor in your house has a smoke alarm. You want alarms that have both ionization and photoelectric sensors to ensure you’ll get the quickest possible response in the event of a fire.
As far as fire extinguishers go, you should have a full-sized until on each floor of your home, and should keep a smaller unit in the kitchen.
Take a look at your power cords
Are your cords frayed? Do you have electric cords under your carpet? Even an extension cord? If so, then you run the risk of those cords getting too hot or being damaged by furniture. If you have an older home, have a certified inspector come to your home to ensure your wiring can handle the rigors of modern day appliances.
If you’ve been involved in an accident that was the result of the negligence of someone else then you need to work with a personal injury attorney. Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas is here to help – just call us at 909-982-0707 for your free consultation.