As soon as summer comes to an end, people wait for the season to come back. People anticipate the longer days and warmer temperatures. Summer is the perfect time to spend time with family and friends, to go out and enjoy the sunshine. However, all these factors that make summer great can also increase the risk of injury if people aren’t careful. Activities that are enjoyable and may seem harmless, such as swimming or going to a party, can quickly turn dangerous and result in severe injuries. With increasing travel and tourism, the summer can be a particularly dangerous time without the proper precautions.
Summertime is one of the most active times of the year for everyone, from children on summer break to adults taking time off work. Everyone is excited to enjoy warm weather activities and adventures. Summertime can also be one of the most dangerous seasons. Below is a list of the six most common injuries to occur during the summertime. By knowing these injuries, you can better prepare to be more cautious and safe while enjoying your summer day.
With the significant increase in travel, car accidents also increase. The increase of pedestrians and cyclists on the road means more traffic, and it’s common for more accidents to occur during high traffic times.
Slip-and-fall accidents occur year-round, just like car accidents, but trips to water theme parks, hiking trails, biking venues, tourist spots and the swimming pool are more common with the hot weather. Additionally, more people are outside, often in the warm nighttime, meaning they’re walking on hard to see uneven or cracked sidewalks or surfaces that may be covered in slipped liquids (juice, soda, beer) which can create the perfect combination for a slip-and-fall accident.
Temperatures during the summer have become increasingly hotter, spiking well into the 100s. These kinds of temperatures can cause heat-related injuries such as:
These heart-related injuries can be extremely painful and potentially deadly. It’s essential to take the necessary precautions to protect yourself from the sun (hat, long sleeves, etc.) and remain steadily hydrated (more than you expect) to avoid sun-related injuries.
The Arizona heat can be brutal, especially as summer temperatures appear to keep getting hotter every year. The more intense the sun, the more precautions need to be taken. Sunburns may not seem like a big deal, but they can cause a lot of pain and even lead to skin cancer (Arizona has a very high level of skin cancer statistically).
Arizona State has some beautiful lakes and rivers that are understandably very appealing in summer. From swimming, boating, exploring or simply hanging out, being by the water just makes sense during the summer. However, these activities often come with a risk of severe injury.
Summertime is a popular time for sports. They’re great activities for families and friends. However, the more people play sports, especially if they’re not taking the necessary precautions, the more they risk injuries such as:
When playing sports, it’s important to wear the appropriate gear and practice caution to avoid serious injury.
Summertime should be a time to enjoy and bond with family and friends, but that can sometimes be disrupted by a severe accident. If someone behaves negligently and causes you harm, it is time to contact a skilled and qualified specialist personal injury lawyer.
At Jensen Phelan Law Firm, we know that tackling a personal injury claim can be a lot to handle, and it disrupts what could have been a great summer. Our personal injury lawyers can not only provide the prompt, capable and specialized legal support you need, with the legal representation needed to ensure you get the compensation you deserve. No amount of money can fully make up for all the harm you’ve suffered when the accident undermines your (and your family’s) recreation and fun time as well, but good legal representation can assert and collect damages for all your proveable losses.
For a free assessment of your case and explanation of your rights, reach out to us at (928) 778-2660 or fill out our contact form.