Five Common Summer Injuries
Summer is a time for beautiful, warm weather and enjoying the outdoors. Vacations and participating in outdoor activities can be lots of fun. However, a person should be aware of some of the most common summer injuries to avoid them.
Everyone is susceptible to heatstroke, especially when the weather is hot. Often people get busy at the beach or having fun in the sun. But hot weather can be dangerous. If you forget your sunblock, don’t stay hydrated, or rest from the sun, it is easy to contract heatstroke from the heat and sunny weather.
When a body becomes so overheated that it is in imminent danger of having a stroke, you need to seek medical treatment or even be hospitalized. Employers and caregivers must be extremely knowledgeable about the symptoms of heat exhaustion and how to keep it from happening in the first place. If you or your child got heat stroke due to the negligence of an employer or a health care provider, contact a lawyer for advice.
Fireworks and grills are two of the primary ways that burns occur during the summer. Accidents with lighter fluid, propane, and hot coals can come from using a grill or barbecuing. The other major source of burns during the summer is fireworks. Fireworks can be improperly handled or defective and cause serious burns that need immediate medical attention.
Accidents During Yardwork
Routine yardwork, gardening, and landscaping can be a source of artistic expression and fun. One of the most dangerous jobs during the hot summer months is landscaping. Whether you provide landscaping services, or are a home gardening fanatic sprucing up your yard, you’ll need to use the proper safety accessories to protect you while working. Lawn mowers, chainsaws, and edgers need to be in excellent working order and should be operated by a person who knows what they are doing.
If a child accidentally uses a piece of machinery or a person becomes injured by falling branches, the property can be damaged. Even worse, inappropriately used landscaping machinery could cause personal injury.
Swimming Accidents and Drowning
Drowning is a leading cause of death for children during the summer. Children can quickly get out of a parent’s sight around pools or the beach without proper supervision.
Automobile and motorcycle accidents frequently occur during the summer, as more people are on vacation. Unfortunately, pedestrians are also involved in some of the motor vehicle accidents due to a driver’s negligence. Also, major holidays occur during the summer. During these celebrations, drinking may occur that makes driving unsafe. Highway fatigue, alcohol consumption, and distractions may all contribute to dangerous drivers and unsafe pedestrians. Unfortunately, auto and motorcycle accidents can end in serious injury or death.
If you have been injured in one of these common yet unfortunate accidents where someone was negligent, contact us today at Ahlander Injury Law Office. We have the experience and background you need when negligence causes you or someone you love personal injury. We offer expertise in all types of injury law, as well as advice about worker’s compensation. Erik Ahlander is a compassionate lawyer when working with the injured. His main goal is to make sure his client’s rights are protected. Contact Ahlander Injury Law today for more information about protecting your rights during an injury.