With crime rising at alarming rates, you may want to consider becoming your own bodyguard. But how does that work? All you need are some personal safety tips with a bit of sensitivity and alertness. It will always help reduce the risk of assault. In the unfortunate event of an assault, contact a Riverside assault injury attorney to bring the perpetrator to justice.
Street safety tips
- Avoid walking alone late at night. It’s better to be accompanied by someone. Going out in groups is even better.
- Tell a friend or relative about your destination and the time you will be returning. It’s a good way to notify the police if a problem arises.
- Avoid shortcuts, alleys or any areas that are not well-lit.
- Stay on the sidewalk away from doorways and any other places that may seem good to hide.
- Always face traffic when you walk. If you follow traffic it’ll be easier for people to follow you and force you into their car.
- Don’t talk to strangers. Walk steadily.
- Wear comfortable clothing and shoes, that way you have more freedom to move in case of an emergency. Also, don’t carry heavy items.
- Look around you. If you are listening to music, lower the volume so you can hear what’s happening in your surroundings.
- Don’t ride with strangers.
- Make sure you report any suspicious activity by calling 9-1-1.
- Don’t carry a lot of cash with you or wear expensive jewelry.
- Above all, trust your instincts. They are usually right.
Someone trying to rob you?
Self-defense is always the best approach. It can be very useful to prevent crime. Avoiding the crime is the first and foremost step. You can hide, scream, raise an alarm or anything else that will attract public attention.
Motor Vehicle Safety
Vehicle assaults are very popular these days. It’s all over the news. It’s better to be safe than sorry. Give up your car if you are threatened with a weapon. Your life is more important than any possession you may have. Walk away from the area as soon as you can. Remember the carjacker’s features and report the crime to the police.
It’s tempting going to a bank you are not familiar with. However, this is the last place you would choose to conduct a transaction. If you have an emergency, look around, and if you see anything suspicious, walk away. Don’t hold cash in your hands. It’s better you count your money in your car or any other safe place. Stay alert and lock your car doors.
Prevention is the key
While not all assaults can be prevented, caution is the master of all safety. If you or a loved one has experienced an assault and you are not sure what your legal rights are, contact a Riverside assault injury attorney to help you file a personal injury lawsuit. You can’t fight the perpetrator on your own. To schedule your initial case evaluation, call us today.