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Staying Safe at ACL

It's that time of the year again!

ACL Fest has rolled into town, and Austin is gearing up to have a good time. Here at Byrd Davis Alden & Henrichson, we believe in having a great time, but staying safe in order to do so. Before you and your loved ones head out for a long, hot weekend of live music, here are a few basic safety tips:

Basic Festival Safety:

1. USE THE BUDDY SYSTEM

It seems like an old theory, but it is tried and true. Use the buddy system. Have a friend who is responsible for knowing where you are at all times. Never wander off alone and never let your friends wander off either. And keep that cell phone charged!! Share your location with your friends and TAKE THE PASSCODE OFF YOUR PHONE. People are mostly decent and if you do lose your phone, they will be able to open it and contact your friends.

Texas 5th Highest in the U.S. for Dog Bite Claims

The Insurance Information Institute and State Farm Insurance recently released a report detailing the number of dog bite claims filed in the U.S. each year, by state. Texas was near the top of the list, with 688 dog bite claims filed in 2015, putting it in fifth place for the most number of dog bite claims filed in the country. The previous year, the state ranked seventh, with 621 dog bite claims.
However, Texas leads the nation in the number of fatal dog bites each year.

How to Stay Safe on Dirty Sixth

Overtime 6th street has gained notoriety for being the heart of entertainment district in the city of Austin. Sixth street can be described as the Bourbon Street of Austin. Bars, clubs, restaurants, and food trucks litter the entire street. While on 6th street one can meet a number of characters that add merit to the "Keep Austin Weird" slogan. People in elaborate costumes, performers, and kimchi fries can be found on 6th street on any given night. As entertaining and enjoyable as dirty 6th can be, it can also quickly become a dangerous place. Intoxicated people, reckless drivers and a number of other factors can be the cause of incident and injury. Whether you are an Austin native or visitor, the following tips can help keep you safe while on 6th.

Proactive vs. Reactive Measures in the Workplace

An ideal work environment is an environment in which employees feel their safety and well being is considered a top priority. Accidents in the workplace are often unpredictable and erratic, however implementing proactive procedures rather than reactive measures make it easier to deal with the aftermath of an event. The differences between proactive measures and reactive measures may be the determining factor that decide whether or not a business or company recovers from the incident.

Should I Sue Over a Grocery Store Slip and Fall?

Slip-and-fall accidents in grocery stores happen pretty frequently, but the victims often are unaware of their rights to sue. Many victims do not realize the legal responsibility a store has for slip and fall violations. If you slipped and fell in a grocery store, consider thee points on whether or not to sue:

Can You Sue if Your Child Suffered a Slip and Fall at School?

Children are prone to running around without a care in the world, but every now and then this innocent play will turn into a more serious accident. Children are at a big risk for slip and fall accidents, especially at the school where they spend most of their time. If your child was injured while at school, a personal injury lawsuit may seem like the most obvious answer. There are more steps when it comes to filing a suit against a government agency, however. And because public schools are owned by the government, you might need to fight harder to get recovery for your child's injuries.

Can You Sue for Food Poisoning?

While coming down with food poising does present an unpleasant experience, is it enough to warrant a lawsuit against the provider of these harmful foods? In some cases, food poisoning may lead to a lawsuit alongside a significant recovery. If the injuries are severe enough, victims of food poisoning might be able to sue for millions on the grounds of negligence.

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