Common Summer Injuries and How an Attorney Can Help

Child Injuries

School’s out, and with it, the potential for children and adults alike sustaining injuries while out and about abounds. Summer activities require us to be active and this puts everyone at risk of sustaining injuries because of rough terrain, choppy water, lack of adequate supervision, other negligent children and adults and so on. Because of this, it is important to stay safe and exercise reasonable precautions to protect yourself and your loved ones from potentially serious and life-altering injuries.

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Let’s take a look at some of the most common summer injuries and activities that cause them:

  • Bike Riding

There are a lot of kids as well as adults who prefer bike riding during summer as this is not only a fast way to get to different locations and parks and lakes, but it also helps one get in a workout in a convenient and cheap manner. It is estimated that bike injuries land over 20,000 Americans into hospitals every year, and cause 800 deaths yearly. Biking injuries can occur when a driver doesn’t check their rear-view mirror before getting off a slip road and onto the highway, if they don’t indicate, if they drive at night with their headlights on, or if they don’t break in a timely manner, causing a biker to ram into them. In addition, other bikers may hog the road and make it impossible for the bikers behind them to accurately gauge how and when to turn especially on winding roads common in mountainous areas. Bike injuries can cause broken bones, head trauma, internal organ damage and road rash, sprained ankles, and so much more.

  • Heatstroke

With summers getting hotter with each passing decade, the reality of suffering adverse health events due to being in the sun for too long or without protection is real and present. Children who, for example, are at summer camp or at the local pool must be supervised as well as have designated umbrellas or shaded areas where they can take brief respite from scorching temperatures. Heatstroke occurs where the body is unable to cool itself fast in response to rising internal temperature on account of an unusually hot environment. This affects particularly the young and the very old whose biological systems may either be too underdeveloped or weak due to aging, and can cause seizures and even death if not treated in a timely manner.

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Pool drownings, insect bites, trampoline injuries and animal attacks are other common causes of summer injuries. Injuries don’t happen in a vacuum; over 90 percent of all injuries can be attributed to human negligence. If you believe your loved one’s summer injuries could have been prevented by someone else acting in a responsible or non-negligent manner, let us know by calling 1 (773) 825-3547. We’ll provide you with a free legal evaluation of your claim in order to determine whether you have a case and how much in compensation you can receive for it. Thanks, and we look forward to hearing from you.