January 28, 2020

Accident Clinic

Avoid an Accident During Vacation

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How to Avoid an Accident During Vacation Travels

Vacations are a time to relax, unwind, and get together with family and friends for good food, drinks, and fun. The last thing you want to deal with is an accident that leaves you injured and in pain, unable to participate in the planned activities, or enjoy your vacation. There is a tendency to let your guard down during vacations because it’s a break from work, and everyone gets together to enjoy each other’s company, but there is an increased risk of accidents whether you’re staying home or traveling. 

By keeping these safety tips in mind, you can avoid an auto accident during your vacation travels and have a stress-free and relaxing break. 

Be aware of your surroundings

Slip and fall accidents are all too common and often result in injuries like head trauma and fractured or sprained wrists or ankles, among other injuries. It can be easy to have this kind of accident if you’re away from home visiting family or on vacation over your break. Unfamiliar surroundings can make it difficult to navigate, especially if you’ve had an alcoholic drink or two or are trying to walk on slippery, icy sidewalks, or—if you’re lucky and away on vacation somewhere hot—slippery poolsides. 

It may seem obvious, but always watch where you’re going and try not to rush on slippery surfaces. Try not to take photos or videos while walking so you can be aware of the path ahead and avoid slipping or tripping, both indoors and outdoors. Hotels are a hotspot for slip and fall accidents, so if you’re traveling abroad, keep in mind that uneven carpets, wet floors, or poorly maintained floors may not be clearly marked. 

Stay alert if you’re driving

Car accidents are not something you want to experience when driving during your vacation. Whether you’re traveling to visit family or friends relatively close by, going on a road trip, or driving in another country while on vacation, it’s so important to remain alert and fully awake while behind the wheel. It’s especially important in foreign countries, and even more so where English is not written on road signs since the rules of the road are most likely different than they are at home. Not knowing your way around the cities means you are more likely to focus on trying to navigate than looking out for dangerous conditions. 

Take simple precautions

Many people who go on vacations choose to go somewhere warm, which means there are a lot of excursions to sign up for and activities to try. If this sounds like you and you plan on having some extra adventures while on vacations, make sure to check the reviews and credentials of the company that’s running the excursion or activity to see if they’re reputable and safe. Furthermore, make sure you have dressed appropriately and are wearing the right footwear, so you don’t trip or fall. If you’re participating in a water activity, make sure you don’t dive into any water without properly checking it’s deep enough, as diving into shallow water and hitting the bottom is a common way to get a spinal injury. 

In case of an accident injury, give us a call!

If an accident occurs during your travels, you don’t need to worry. At our accident clinic in Miami or Hollywood, we have the injury doctors near you that you need for a successful healing process. We are highly experienced in providing the medical treatment necessary to help you recover from your car accident injuries. 

Our car accident doctors and accident chiropractors in Miami work in collaboration to design a treatment plan to help you heal. This may include chiropractic treatment, physical therapy, pain management, and more. Give us a call today and we will be happy to help you get started on your path to recovery!