The Most Common Summer Personal Injuries
Personal injuries can happen any time of year, but there are certain activities and circumstances during the summer that can put you and your loved ones at greater risk for personal injuries. Contact John Mobley Law Firm today if you suffer a summertime personal injury because of the negligence of another party.
Common Personal Injuries During Summer
Auto accidents: There are more automobile accidents during the summer months because school is out and there are more young, inexperienced drivers on the road. Also, there are more motorcyclists on the road. Too often, distracted drivers cause accidents with motorcycles, which are not as easy to spot. Just the fact that there are more travelers on the roads leads to more accidents and personal injuries.
Dog related injuries: People walk their dogs all the time, but during the summer they are more likely to take them to the park and walk them off-leash. They also might be tempted to bring their dogs to summer festivals and parades, which can make animals nervous and more likely to bite.
Work-related injuries: Summer is a difficult time for people who work outside, such as construction workers, roofers, landscapers and laborers. Employer negligence can lead to:
- Heat stroke, a serious condition caused by too much sun exposure
- Dehydration from not getting enough breaks to stay properly hydrated
- Falling from ladders, roofs and construction equipment because outdoor construction increases during the summer
- Vehicle accidents from the increased amount of heavy machinery and other construction vehicles on the roads
Water-related injuries: During the summer, people open their pools and go to the lake or the beach. Negligent property owners can be responsible for injuries at their pools or injuries caused by their boats at larger bodies of water.
John Mobley Law Firm never wants to see anyone get injured, but if you do experience personal injury because of the negligence of another party, we want to help you get the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to find out how we can help you!