There is a lot to look forward to as summer quickly approaches but there are also dangers to be aware of. Keep reading to learn about them and how you can protect yourself and your family. If you are injured this summer, and the injury was the result of another party acting negligently or recklessly, contact The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker at 800-333-0000 for a free legal consultation.
Drowning Accidents Spike in Summer
It is not hard to figure out why drowning accidents, including boating accidents and swimming pool accidents, are more common the summer. Avoid head injuries at the pool by always walking – never running. Look for signs that indicate which areas are safe for diving and which are not. If you have children, make sure they are supervised at all times – it only takes a few minutes for them to drown.
One of the most easily preventable summertime accidents is leaving a kid in a hot car for an extended period of time. The sad truth is that many adults don’t realize just how fast the inside of a car can get deadly hot. Even if the injury is not fatal, it can still lead to heat injuries. Never leave your child in the car, even if you believe you are only going to be gone a few minutes. Within the first ten minutes, the temperature can rise as much as 20 degrees.
There are many ways in which burns can occur during summertime. Grilling is a common summer activity and grill accidents can happen when a child touches the fire, an adult puts lighter fluid on hot coals, and in many other ways. Fireworks can cause burn injuries and bonfires can injure as well. Keep kids away from grills, fires, and fireworks. If you are using a grill or fireworks, read the directions to be sure you understand how to safely use them.
Motorcycles accidents are always a concern for anyone who rides on a regular basis, but in summer they become even more common. This is due partially to the fact that more people ride in the summer months, but it’s also caused by more drinking and driving on the roads. If you are riding a motorcycle, make sure you have on your protective gear and you are always assuming that the cars around you do not see you.
Call Us Any Time for Help with Your Accident Claim
You can call on The Law Offices of Larry H. Parker seven days a week for help with your accident claim. We are standing by to listen to your story, consider the case, and let you know what your legal options are. Call us now at 800-333-0000 and let us get the process started for you.