The National Safety Council (NSC) works to “eliminate preventable
deaths at work, in homes and communities, and on the road through leadership,
research, education and advocacy.” This year, NSC has designated
each week in the month of June to bring awareness to four prevailing safety
As personal injury lawyers, we see people every single day who have suffered
or sustained an injury as a result of one of these topics. We wanted to
take some time to review week 4’s focus on driving accident prevention
since most often we find ourselves assisting people who were injured in
car accidents, or who were injured on the road by the negligence of another driver.
The last week of the month takes a special focus on protecting drivers
in addition to providing supportive tips from leaders in car and traffic
safety who together have created tools and actionable items for anyone
to use and take on. From drivers who operate a motor vehicle while at
work to parents supporting their teens safe driving choices, the topics
NSC is sharing during the last week of National Safety Month are sure
to resonate with most Hoosiers:
In 2017, more than 40,000 people died in motor vehicle crashes with the
three biggest causes of fatalities on the road related to alcohol, speeding
and distracted driving. All of these are related to driver choices, are
preventable and create extremely dangerous outcomes. At Wagner Reese,
we fully support the National Safety Council and are happy knowing we
have covered many of these topics already here on our blog or within our
social media community, but we also know more discussion is needed. As
National Safety Month closes, there is no reason the resources provided
can’t be reviewed, shared, and discussed throughout the entire year
with your friends and family.
Remember, Wagner Reese is here to help you if you do become injured, but
we want to first show you how easy it can be to avoid injuries to begin
with. Give us a call at (888) 204-8440 if you need our assistance in any way.
We offer FREE consultations and chance for you to be heard. You can also
share the details of your accident or injury with us by
submitting our online form.