How to Avoid Getting a Personal Injury 91

How to Avoid Getting a Personal Injury

The following article is a guest post.

According to U.S Health Department And Services, a huge number of people aged between 1 to 44 die due to different injuries. The number is huge, and several organizations out there are working towards controlling the situation and reducing the loss of lives and money.

Personal injuries are spontaneous and anyone can sustain them.

At times, we get injured due to our own mistakes, and at times due to someone else’s fault.

While we do have the option to consult a lawyer and get compensated when someone else is at fault, most people agree that nothing can cover certain loses. Which is why it is important to be careful and avoid personal injury cases.

Most of the personal injuries are caused due to the following reasons:

  • Irresponsible driving.
  • Slipping and falling.
  • No protective gear while working in a hazardous environment.
  • Misusing Drugs.

Most of the people neglect these reasons and fall into bigger problems. If you have been a victim, you should consult a personal injury lawyer first. Read more on the best question to ask your personal injury lawyer. However, as mentioned earlier, let’s first concentrate on tips on how to getting injured.

Tips to Follow While Driving

mindfulness while commuting

The most number of personal injuries are caused because of getting into road accidents. The primary reason is speed. Speed sure thrills, but it kills.

Driving related accidents can lead to serious injuries. Some of the worst case scenarios reported are of spinal damages, head traumas and even deaths at the spot. Plus, driving causes loss to not just the driver, but other parties as well, including passengers and pedestrians and other vehicles or people on the road.

Here are some tips that can ensure your safety while driving:

  • Control Speed and Pay Attention on the Road: Never overspeed. It can cause serious issues. Other than this, pay attention to signals and other drivers on the road so that you can stay safe.
  • Don’t Use Your Phone While Driving: While smartphones have their benefits, they have drawbacks too. Science says that a large number of people are addicted to phone, which is one of the main reasons why so many accidents occur. Many drivers love to talk or text on their phones while they are behind the wheel. Using phones when you’re driving is a big distraction. It wanders your mind off the road and this is how mishaps happen. So, make sure you put your phone to silent and keep it away while driving.

Tips to Prevent Tripping and Falling

It is common for people to trip and fall, which is a leading cause of injuries at workplaces. A simple fall can cause dislocation, fracture, and even head injuries.

Here are some tips on how to prevent such cases:

  • Avoid Wearing Slippery and Poorly Fitted Footwear: Make sure to wear shoes that fit your feet properly are not slippery. This way you will avoid the risk of slipping.
  • Look Where You Step: You can avoid a lot of injuries just by being careful. A lot of injuries occur due to stepping on uneven or slippery surfaces, and just being careful can be of help.
  • Exercise To Maintain Flexibility And Balance: Science says that being fit and healthy can reduce slip and fall accidents. Hence, make it a point to stay fit and healthy. Meditating and performing breathing and physical exercises can help in this matter and enhance the balance and coordination of the body.
  • Use Prescribed Drugs To Prevent dizziness: Heavy doses of medications taken on your own can be disastrous. It can weaken your immune system and disturb the functions of your body too. As a result of which, you may feel dizzy and weaker. It is essential to always consult a doctor if you’re having any problems so that he/she could give you prescribed drugs that are good for you.


It is important to avoid getting injured because if you do, it can cost a lot if you don’t have personal injury insurance.

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Living With Your Parents After College: Brilliant or Bothersome? 31

Living With Your Parents After College: Brilliant or Bothersome?

Around the world (and throughout history) multigenerational families living under one roof has been the norm, not the exception. Currently, one in six Americans lives in a multigenerational household.

Of course, many of these are made up of families that have taken in elder relatives in order to care for them in their later years. That being said, the trend of young people moving in with their parents is one that is growing in the millennial generation. A study from Simply Self Storage reports that 9% of people over 18 years old live with their parents and about 65% of those are under the age of 35.  

That is a number that has grown precipitously over the last 40 years. One surprising metric that has not been seen in previous recent generations shows that more Millennials (loosely defined here as those born between 1982 and 2000) now live with their parents rather than with a spouse.

There’s a sociological paper in there somewhere, but mainly this has to do with the generation reaching life milestones, like marriage and having children, later than previous generations. Also, there are more unmarried couples living together, so that skews the metric a bit.

Why This is Happening

After the recession of 2008, the trend of people coming to live with their parents was characterized as the “Boomerang Generation”, a phenomenon that was generally blamed on the economic downturn. People under 35 would generally spend some time on their own, only to boomerang back home when financial burdens became unbearable.  

However, a Pew Research Center study shows that though the economy has stabilized and unemployment gone down significantly in recent years for this generation the percentage living at home has not decreased.

There are many possible reasons for this. Perhaps the stigma that might have been attached to living at home with parents was no longer attached when so many peers had done it successfully (from a financial perspective) in recent more difficult years.

Perhaps the numbers which show recovery in employment for young people do not take into account lower earnings potential or the lack of full-time employment that has led many millennials to work as part of the precarious “gig economy”.

There is also the question of student loan debt, which according to has, “soared from $260 billion in 2004 to $1.4 trillion in 2017– and average debt jumped from $18,650 to $38,000 over that same period”.

The Benefits of Living With Your Parents

Financially, It can be a win-win for young people and their parents to live together.

With the cost of living increasing and wage rates remaining stagnant for many (read: the young and old), the added income that a young person can bring in helps stabilize the home.

At the same time, a younger person has the ability to save money or even pay off loans that otherwise might be burdensome for them for years to come. Or they might be able to purchase real estate. Something that would not have been possible otherwise.

Careerwise, it gives millennials the ability to be more flexible and find paths that are suitable. With the stability of a roof over their heads, those just out of college can take entry-level positions, take internships in desirable industries or even change jobs without as much worry.  

The Negatives of Moving Back In With Your Parents

A lack of independence is the largest complaint of those that have moved back in, something that comes from being once again under the auspices of parental supervision.

The phenomenon of FOMO (fear of missing out) already drives modern social anxiety, and living with parents can exacerbate this immensely. For many , t means living away from a network that was built with friends in college. This can also mean missing things like career meetups that could hinder advancement.

A feeling of languishing is certainly one that can accompany moving back in. It is easy to fall into old habits that can dampen motivation.

How to Come Out on Top

According to U.S. News money blogger Gary Foreman, “Parents supply a pathway, not a destination.” It is crucial to look at this time as temporary with a specific endpoint.

Establishing guidelines is the most important factor in the new relationship between parent and children dealing with each other as adults under the same roof.

Expectations of parents have to be tempered to realize that their child is independent. Conversely, children have to realize that there are responsibilities of adulthood, like cleaning and buying groceries, that will we expected of them. Considerations like privacy, use of things like television, cars, and computers, and chores like yard work need to be part of a significant conversation.

While there are many financial positives and some emotional negatives for most adult children who are living with their parents, the trend seems to demonstrate that more and more millennials are willing to take on the difficulties of the situation for the sake of a more financially stable future.