Every schoolchild (and his or her teacher) looks forward to summer, and many adults are no different. Sunshine and warm temperatures encourage us to get outdoors and enjoy the fresh air. Unfortunately, summertime comes with its own set of common personal injuries. Be sure to exercise caution when you’re enjoying the outdoors, whether it’s in your own backyard or out with friends.
- Water-related injuries. Swimming pools are a great way to relax and get exercise and plenty of vitamin D—but they can also be deadly. Every year, hundreds of children drown in pools because they were not adequately monitored, or the owners didn’t take appropriate safety measures (like fences, pool alarms and more). Furthermore, wet concrete poses a serious fall risk. No running around the pool!
- Bicycle accidents. Great weather means more people are out on their bikes. If you or your children don’t know basic bike safety protocol, it’s time to learn. Make sure that everyone wears a helmet when they’re on their bikes, and be especially aware of traffic while riding on busy streets.
- Falls or sports injuries. Falls and sports injuries are also common. Baseball, soccer and softball are all fun summertime activities but players may suffer from serious falls or head injuries. Learn the signs of a concussion and make sure that you seek medical help anytime you or your child are hurt.
- Trampoline injuries. Trampolines are endless sources of fun, but daredevils should still beware. Even trampolines with safety nets aren’t 100 percent safe. Broken bones (including neck and back breaks), head trauma, and even death can happen right in your own backyard. Make sure adults monitor the children constantly, and consider joining a gym with supervised trampoline classes to learn proper form and safety measures.
- Boating accidents. There’s nothing like getting out on the water, whether it’s for fishing, relaxing or swimming. Like cars, boats can be dangerous. Avoid drinking while driving a boat, and take a boating safety course to brush up on your skills.
- Car or motorcycle accidents. Car accidents happen all the time—especially when more people are out and about—but motorcycle accidents increase during the summer. Stay vigilant and aware when you’re on the road, whether you’re a driver or pedestrian. Paying attention could save your life.
If you’ve been injured in one of these types of accidents, call a personal injury attorney. You may be entitled to compensation for your pain and suffering.
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