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4 Common Accidents When Traveling

So, what turns a blissful dream holiday into a worst nightmare? Here are four common accidents when traveling.

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Most people plan to spend their well-deserved vacation lounging on a beach, exploring attractions, and meeting new people.

Yet, some getaways don’t always go as planned, as new activities and unfamiliar surroundings might increase their risk of various accidents and injuries.

So, what turns a blissful dream holiday into a worst nightmare? Here are four common accidents when traveling.

1. Slip, Trip, and Fall Injuries

Slip, trip, and fall injuries are common during vacations, as they can happen almost anywhere, from slipping in the hotel lobby to falling on bustling public transport.

For this reason, it is crucial to be mindful when walking from A to B in an unfamiliar location.

For instance, pay close attention to flooring when walking into a hotel, restaurant, or bathroom. Also, try to become more aware of your surroundings to prevent a slip, trip, or fall and enjoy a hassle-free vacation.

2. Traffic Accidents

Traffic accidents can occur on any road and at any time. There are an average of 6 million passenger car accidents in the US alone every year, and an average of one pedestrian dies from a car crash every 81 minutes.

For this reason, it is essential to drive with caution on a road trip and be aware of your surroundings when walking down a street.

Also, you must avoid distractions when behind the wheel, such as calling or texting loved ones, eating, drinking, or using a GPS.

3. Boating Accidents

Many vacationers love to soak up the sun on a scenic boat during a getaway to relax their mind and body. Yet, accidents can occur on the water that may pose a risk to a person’s health.

For example, boating under the influence of alcohol is a common issue in many US states, such as Florida, and is a major cause of boating accidents.

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When on a boat, you must ensure you and your loved ones wear a personal floatation device, such as a life jacket.

Also, the captain of the boat must not consume alcohol to ensure passenger safety.

However, if you have sustained an injury or a loved one has lost their life, you can reach out to experienced attorneys for boating accidents to seek justice following the event.

It will not undo the trauma you or a loved one has experienced, but it could help you and your family to move on from the accident.

4. Food Poisoning

Food poisoning is an accident in disguise. As much as a meal might look delicious, it might be undercooked or contain bacteria that can cause salmonella, listeria, E.coli, parasites, and more.

If you are worried about experiencing food poisoning during travel, browse online reviews to book a table at a reputable restaurant and ensure your food is piping hot to kill any bacteria.

Also, avoid cooked foods sitting in warm temperatures, such as a buffet service. If you experience food poisoning during travel, rest your body and take small but frequent sips of water to stay hydrated.

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