Be Prepared for the Most Common Summertime Accidents
There is a lot to be excited about as the summer gets closer but there are some things to worry about too. Namely, the number of summertime accidents that are coming your way. Being aware of some of the most common ways a person can be injured can help you avoid being the next victim. If you are injured, and your injury is due to someone else’s negligence, contact Law Offices of Fernando D. Vargas at 877-982-0707 for a free legal consultation.
Swimming Pool Injuries
Is there anything better than jumping into a cool and refreshing swimming pool on a hot day? While this can be quite relaxing, it will be less so if someone is injured or a drowning accident occurs. A common cause of swimming pool injury is diving into an area that is too shallow for safe driving. Make sure you know how deep the pool is before you dive. Keep an eye on your kids around the pool. Following these two tips can help greatly reduce the chance of injury.
It is true that car accidents happen every day of the year but it is also true that the number goes up during summer months. This is due to the many tourists on the road in the summer, the fact that kids are out of school and more inexperienced drivers are therefore on the roads, and that there are more instances of drinking and driving during warmer summer months. To lower your chances of being injured in a car accident, avoid drowsy, distracted, or drunk driving.
Bike Accidents Rise During Summer Months
It is not hard to imagine why bike accidents increase during summer months: The weather is lovely and people ride bikes more commonly. However, keep in mind that more than 800 people die in an average year in bike related accidents. These are often caused by drivers who do not pay attention to where they’re going. Bike riders should wear appropriate gear, including helmets and pads, and keep an eye on drivers.
Dog Bites Are More Common in Warmer Months
During summer months, dog bites increase too. Dog owners are more likely to go for long walks with their dogs, and more dogs are out in the community. Keep I mind as well that dogs can be negatively affected by hot weather the same way humans can. Feeling uncomfortable and irritable can lead to aggression. Finally, most dog bite victims are children so it stands to reason there would be more dog bites when school is out.
The best ways to reduce the chance of being bitten by a dog is to avoid dogs you do not know, learn a dog’s body language, and always ask before petting a dog. Make sure your child understands these rules as well.