Summer Is Prime Time for Personal Injuries
Many people look forward to the summer months each year—the kids are out of school, pools are opened, and vacations are planned. Unfortunately, many different kinds of personal injuries occur during the summertime, many of which are caused by the negligence of others. The following are some common reasons for increased injuries in the summer.
Road trips and vacations
Anytime you pack up the car to go on a trip, you risk being involved in an accident. Collisions can especially occur when drivers are not entirely familiar with the neighborhood or stretch of road. Additionally having the family in the car for an extended period of time can cause significant distractions for drivers, often leading to accidents.
The risk of injury does not disappear once you reach your destination, however. Whether you are staying in a hotel, resort, campsite, or other location, there may be potential hazards all around that can cause serious injuries.
Holiday celebrations are often intended to unite family and friends for a day or weekend of fun. These gatherings often involve many different factors that can lead to severe injuries. For example, the following may cause injuries over holiday weekends:
- Misuse of fireworks
- Defective or unsupervised grills
- Drunk drivers
- Dog bites by dogs who are not used to large groups of people
With the summer heat, it is only natural that many people head to the pool, lake, or beach for some water-related activities. Unfortunately, these intended fun excursions have the potential to result in tragic injuries or fatalities. Swimming pool accidents,1 boating accidents, and accidents related to water sports equipment can all cause catastrophic injuries during the summer. Any of these accidents are caused by pool owners, boat drivers, or other negligent parties.
Call a skilled Alpharetta personal injury lawyer for assistance today
If you or a member of your family is injured in an accident this summer, you should not hesitate to consult with an experienced Alpharetta personal injury attorney regarding your legal rights. Our qualified attorneys have extensive experience handling a wide variety of personal injury cases, including auto accidents, defective products, premises liability, drowning injuries, and much more. We offer free consultations, so please call us today at 770-355-0780 for help.