Summer’s almost here in Nebraska, and that means it’s time for fun in the sun and evening cookouts with family and friends. If your family has children, summer is the perfect opportunity to enjoy time outdoors with them, but safety must always be prioritized. Children are at a higher risk for injury during the summer due to the amount of time most kids spend outside.
Here are 6 summer safety tips for Nebraska families:
Supervise Your Kids Around Water
Whether your children are swimming, playing near a pool, playing in a shallow kiddie pool, or running through the front yard sprinklers, always keep an eye on your kids whenever they’re around water. Drowning is one of the leading causes of death during the summer months and can almost always be prevented.
Dog bites are an unfortunate occurrence that happen frequently all over the United States. Dogs generally are safe animals and are not naturally aggressive towards humans. Negligent pet owners and irresponsible inbreeding can result in a dog having mental instabilities and tendencies for aggressive behavior.
Dog bite laws exist in states all across the country. These laws aim to protect the victims of dog bites and hold owners accountable for their dog’s dangerous actions. A dog bite victim can recover compensation for any damages that occur as a result of being bitten. However, a special dog bite statute exists in the state of Nebraska, stating that dog bite law does not apply if the dog caused the accident through playfulness or mischievousness.