When summer vacation rolls around, everyone – adults, children and teens alike – are excited to get outside and enjoy the warmer weather. Unfortunately, if you aren’t careful, you may become victim to some of the most common injuries that occur during the summer months of the year.
According to statistics, summer is considered “peak season” for the occurrence of injuries. If you want to make sure that you and your entire family gets the most out of summer while spending as little time as possible in the emergency room, get to know some of the most common injuries that occur during summer months so you can take steps to try to prevent them.
While car accidents can take place any time, there are going to be more teen drivers on the road during the day and at night in the summer months, as well as an increase in traffic overall. Some of the other reasons that the potential for an accident increases during June, July and August include:
- People drink and drive throughout the day
- Many children are on the road riding bikes or walking, not paying attention to vehicles
- People are visiting a new area and are unfamiliar with the local laws
- The hotter weather enhances the risk of a car or other vehicle suffering a tire blowout
If you are the victim of an auto accident, then you may need to file a personal injury lawsuit. If this is the case, you will need to hire a lawyer to help you with the situation.
State Fair and Carnival Ride Injuries
During the summer months, there are more state fairs and carnivals than during any other time of the year. While these types of events are supposed to adhere to the rules and guidelines established by the International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions, they don’t always. For example, it is required that each ride have any height, age or weight restrictions posted, however, this isn’t always done.
It doesn’t matter who is hosting the carnival or what company actually owns the rides – it is imperative they provide a safe environment. This means that if you or a loved one suffers an injury while enjoying this type of event, you may have the right to file a lawsuit for monetary compensation. When you do, you can recover damages for your injuries.
Bounce House Injuries
Bounce houses are become more and more popular. However, they are also quite dangerous. There have been stories of injuries occurring when a bounce house was not secured properly and blew away with children inside and incidents of these structures deflating while people were still inside. In any case, if you are injured in a bounce house, you may be able to recover damages, too. You will need to work with an attorney to determine who the liable party is and if you have a case.
While the summer months are supposed to be fun, they can also be dangerous if you aren’t careful. If you suffer an injury that is due to the fault or negligence of another party, you need to contact a personal injury attorney. Additional information can be found by contacting the attorneys at Hilton & Somer, LLC by calling 703-560-0700.