Staying Safe During the Summer
Summer season is a favorite time of year for many people, especially those who call Utah home. It is a time filled with amazing opportunities to create family memories such as vacations, adventures, leisure time, sports, and various outdoor activities. It stands to reason that when we see an increase in physical and recreational activity, we also see a rise in accidents and injuries. Many people do not realize this, but summer is known as the deadliest 100 days every year in the world of personal injury litigation. Numerous safety risks can be overlooked that can ruin what was supposed to be an enjoyable summer season.
Typical activities include relaxing by the pool, riding your bike through the city, or simply exploring a new location of town you haven’t been to before. You need to approach each circumstance with care and safety measures to prevent any possible accidents.
Our accident lawyers suggest you consider the following safety tips for the summer.
Pool safety: Possible one of the most unsafe parts of summer is swimming in residential and commercial pools. At the same time, a pool can offer a terrific remedy for the hot summer sun, as well as a fantastic place of amusement in one’s home. They additionally pose a unique risk for all who get involved. This is especially true when small kids are around. Young children get excited and run on wet surfaces, causing slip and fall accidents or drowning in worse cases. It only takes a few seconds for a child to drown, so always be on high alert whenever children are swimming in a pool. According to the Children’s Security Network, drowning was the 2nd leading cause of deaths for youngsters between one and four.
Bicycle Safety: Utah has over 350 bicyclists injured every year, mostly resulting from a vehicle collision. Of those wounded, roughly 5-10 will be fatally killed. Drivers need to stay mindful during the summer months when there are numerous cyclists on the road. It is equally essential for cyclists to have on correct safety gear such as a helmet and various kinds of padding, including knee and elbow pads to help road rash should a bicycle accident happen. Remember to look both ways when sharing the roads with automobiles and do not take for granted that drivers can see you.
Overheating: Utah has sweltering, dry summers. This puts us all at risk for heatstroke, exhaustion, or dehydration during outdoor time. Please ensure that you are drinking enough fluids and all children and even your animals that are accompanying you. Remember always to check your vehicle to ensure that you have not accidentally forgotten your small child, dog, or cat in the car. Even a short amount of time can potentially be life-threatening.
Contact Our Accident Attorneys Today
Summertime is supposed to be a carefree time spent with close friends and loved ones. Do not let an unanticipated yet preventable mishap lead to injury that restrains you from enjoying your time the way you want to. Despite our best efforts, accidents can and will happen. If you or a loved one has suffered from an accident that you believe came from another’s negligence, please do not wait to speak with an accident attorney about your rights.
At The Law Offices of Roberto Hernandez, we understand just how debilitating an unexpected injury or wrongful death case can be. That is why we want to provide you with skilled and dedicated legal representation to help get you back on your feet. Call us today to speak with a Utah legal professional or to schedule a consultation.
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