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Follow These Winter Guidelines during the Cold Season in Arizona

By Breyer Law Offices on December 31, 2013

Arizona Personal InjuryAs seasons change, you must make preparations to protect yourself from adverse weather conditions. While most places in Arizona experience a mild winter compared to other parts of the country, it still is a good idea to make preparations in case of inclement weather. Here are some tips.

Have an emergency kit in your car in case you become stranded. This includes water, food and a blanket. The food and water should be able to last you at least 12 hours, and could include items like an energy bar, trail mix, and other longer lasting snack items that provide energy. The water should be in a tightly closed container that won’t spill or leak. Also consider packing an umbrella, flashlight, and an extra cellphone battery.

If you are traveling to areas of Arizona that have snow, make sure to prepare your car by adding snow tires. If your car is not suitable for driving in the snow, consider public transportation. Always have a map and a GPS unit to reduce your chances of getting lost, and know where you are going before you start your trip.

Make sure to winterize your home. This means blowing out your sprinklers or hiring a professional to do it. It also means bringing items inside that might be ruined by rain, snow, and colder weather. While winterizing your home, wear proper protective gear. For example, while winterizing your sprinklers, wear protective eye gear, gloves, and clothing that cover your arms and legs. Working with high pressure pumps could cause damage to eyes and exposed skin.

Have snow shovels and salt ready if you live in a particularly snowy area. This will enable you to clear your driveway and sidewalk right away when snow falls. Putting salt down will help prevent slipping accidents. If you drive in snowy conditions, keep a scraper handy in case you need to clean the snow off your windshield.

Taking proper precautions like these could help reduce the risk of personal injury. If you are the victim of a personal injury, contact the Husband and Wife Law Team right away to see what we can do for you. Our initial consultation is free and helps determine whether or not you have a case.

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