Now that summer has come to a close, it is time to go back to school! School can be a very exciting time for both you and your children, and we wish you all the best during this semester.
Many people enjoy starting classes again in the fall because with it comes back-to-school shopping. It’s hard to beat the sight of fresh pencils, erasers and notebook paper that are all new and ready to be used! Clark and Smith Law Firm would like to remind you that while you’re out shopping for school supplies, why not pick up some home safety essentials such as a new smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector? (And don’t forget the batteries.) In the midst of back-to-school excitement, it can be easy to overlook small fire hazards in the home such as candles, toasters, hotplates and power strips. Make sure to monitor these devices closely for signs of misuse. For example, always replace a power cord if it appears to be frayed, chewed, or has exposed wiring. For more information on fire hazards in the home, visit http://www.streetdirectory.com/travel_guide/61015/ home_security/ 8_common_fire_hazards_in_your_home.html .
Remember that in the event of a fire or explosion, you or your loved ones could be seriously injured. It just isn’t worth it to put yourself in danger by leaving fire hazards in your home unattended. Learn how Clark and Smith handles fire and explosion injuries here at http://www.clarksmithlaw.com/Practice-Areas/Burns-Explosion-Injuries.shtml .
In addition to monitoring fire safety hazards in the home, Clark and Smith also urges you to be safe while driving to and from school in the mornings and afternoons. There can be more traffic at those times of day than during the summer, so drivers must anticipate it by staying alert and focused. Remember to get a good night’s sleep before driving to school in the morning, because overly tired drivers can be just as dangerous as drivers who are under the influence of alcohol. Clark and Smith handles a wide variety of traffic-related cases each year- to learn more, visit http://www.clarksmithlaw.com/Practice-Areas/Car-Accidents.shtml . Also, always remember to give school buses a wide berth and keep your eyes open for children in the road walking to and from the bus. The state of Georgia requires drivers to come to a complete stop when approaching a school bus that is loading or unloading passengers, so make sure to abide by this rule carefully. For more information on school bus safety, visit http://www.drive-safely.net/school-bus-laws.html .
These quick safety tips can give you peace of mind during one of the busiest times of the year. Clark and Smith hopes that this school year is a successful, safe and happy one for both you and your children!