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They say that what happens in Vegas, stays in Vegas. But when you suffer from an injury in Las Vegas, the complications and medical bills that accompany it can follow you back home and impact your life for years or even decades after your accident. That is why it is so important that you do all that you can to avoid injuries and if you do become a victim, take the necessary steps to ensure that you make a full recovery and receive any monetary compensation you are entitled to receive.
It is much easier to prevent an injury than it is to go through the process of filing a personal injury claim while you take time off from work to recover. Keep the following tips in mind during your next pool or pub crawl when out & about on the Strip to reduce your chance of becoming injured.
Always Travel in Groups
In Las Vegas and other heavily-populated areas, it can be easy to misjudge a hazard or suffer from a fall or collision, resulting in an injury. By traveling with even one other person, you have an extra set of eyes to detect hazards. Friends can look out for each other's safety and if necessary, call for help when there is an emergency.
Avoid Impractical Footwear
Although those six-inch stilettos look cool, they can put you at risk for losing your balance and damaging your feet from prolonged wear. An issue such as a broken stair or uneven pavement that poses a minor threat to individuals in flat shoes can become deadly for those in high heels.
If You Have Been Drinking, Avoid Hot Tubs
Sitting in a hot tub after consuming a large amount of alcohol can lead to heat exhaustion. This is because the alcohol in your body raises your body temperature and expands your blood vessels. These symptoms are exacerbated by the high heat of a hot tub, which can lead to nausea, dizziness, an increased heart rate, fainting, and fatigue.
Know Where the Lifeguard Is At All Times
Lifeguards sit poolside to provide immediate first aid to swimmers who become injured or lose consciousness in the water. They are also there to keep the order at the pool. When you are in one of Las Vegas' many public pools, know where the lifeguard is at all times. He or she is there to keep you safe and provide the first line of medical care when you need it.
Never Drink and Drive
Approximately 32% of fatal car crashes in the United States involve a drunk driver or pedestrian. Knowing your alcohol limit and making use of the shuttles provided by Las Vegas' hotels or designating a driver for your group is one of the simplest ways to prevent an accident. Drinking and driving not only puts you at risk, it puts the other drivers and pedestrians on the road at risk of injury or death.
Have you been injured in a pool or pub crawl? The information found here will help you understand how to recover compensation in the aftermath of your accident.
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