Summer is the season for fun—but unfortunately, it’s also a season that is full of personal injuries. If you want to enjoy the rest of the season, avoid these common summer personal injuries:
Car Accident Injuries
There tends to be more traffic in the summer because of the number of people who are on vacation and teens that are out of school. Many of the drivers that you encounter may be tourists who are visiting your city on vacation, so they may get into an accident because they aren’t familiar with the roads. Other drivers may be teens who don’t have enough experience to make smart decisions behind the wheel. For these reasons, it’s important to be extra careful when driving during the summer.
Swimming Pool Accidents
When the temperatures start to rise, many people in Colorado cool off in a swimming pool. However, a trip to a swimming pool is not always fun in the sun. Swimming pool accidents are serious, and can lead to catastrophic injuries such as brain damage, spinal cord damage, and fractured bones. There are a few things you can do to lower your risk of being injured at the pool. First, be careful when jumping into the pool. It’s best to look for signs that indicate which side is shallow and which is deep before you enter the pool. This is especially important if you have small children with you who aren’t strong swimmers.
It’s never a good idea to swim while intoxicated, so you should also avoid drinking alcohol while at the pool. If you plan on bringing the whole family along, it may be wise to take a CPR class together so you can learn what to do in the event of an emergency.
Do you plan on heading out to the water? Summer is the ideal season for boating, but accidents can still occur. Many of these accidents are caused by speeding, intoxication, inexperience, and poor weather conditions. If you plan on operating a boat, remember to use good judgment. Don’t drive a boat unless you are licensed to do so—it’s much harder than it looks. Boat operators should never consume alcohol or drive recklessly, and they should always keep an eye on the weather before leaving the shore.
If you have been injured, seek legal representation as soon as possible. Fall, winter, spring, and summer—the attorneys at Reisch Law Firm are here to aggressively fight for the compensation that you deserve. Schedule a free consultation today by calling 303-291-0555 or filling out this online form.