Common Summertime Injuries
For many people, summer is the time to unwind and relax after months of waiting for the mediocre weather to subside. While the sunshine is great, it also encourages more activity among people in a community. More activity, therefore, increases the chances that a person gets into an accident and injures him or herself. There are a plethora of situations that a person can file a personal injury claim for. Whether an individual is hit by a car, bit by a dog, or slips on a wet floor, certain steps should be taken to handle the situation accordingly.
Nice weather normally results in more people leaving their homes. Congestion, especially in an urban area, greatly increases the chance that a citizen is hit by a car. Getting hit by an automobile is one of the more pertinent summertime injuries. The severity of a car accident may vary greatly from person to person, but it is important to address the situation correctly. Often times, an accident will result in the victim(s) having to seek medical attention. Although driving is convenient, pedestrians have to remain aware because car accidents produce between 20-50 million injuries each year (ASIRT,2017).
While everything may appear to be glorious, it is very true that accidents happen. Perhaps a person is walking in the park and suddenly gets attacked by a dog. Similar to most summertime injuries, the severity of a dog’s bite can vary, but may result in stitches to stop the bleeding. Nearly every park consists of multiple dogs roaming around, making the chance to get bitten much higher.
Even a trip to the grocery store could result in a person getting injured. The summer humidity often persuades business owners to mop their floors more frequently. Without suspecting it, any random person could fail to notice the wet floor and fall rather hard.
If you have been injured, please contact Walsh Woodard LLC’s personal injury attorneys today at (860) 549-8440 for a free consultation.