Summer is peak time for socializing and recreation. Naturally, everyone wants to take advantage of warm weather and time off from school or work to have a little fun. However, recreational and other activities result in more injuries over the summer months. Even the most prudent and careful individuals can become victims by chance or through the negligence of others. Some of these injuries can be serious and even deadly.
Here are what healthcare professionals identify as some of the most common summertime injuries:
- Road accident injuries — Automobile collisions rise in the summer, especially around beach and recreation areas. Younger, inexperienced drivers have more time to go out with their friends. In warm weather there are also more motorcycles and bicycles sharing the road with automobiles. Vehicle accidents often result in trauma to different parts of the body, such as concussions, broken bones, contusions and muscle strains.
- Sports injuries — Although sporting activity is a great way to relax and get some exercise, injuries are common. Arm and leg sprains and strains are prevalent even in low contact sports. Concussions, fractures and broken bones frequently occur in high-contact sports like football. Serious injuries also can result from riding small vehicles such as motorcycles, bicycles and all-terrain vehicles.
- Water injuries — Swimming and other water activities can be dangerous. There is always the risk of drowning. Wet patios around pool areas are a prime location for slip and fall accidents. Contusions, strains and sprains are common. Illness from improperly maintained pools can cause skin irritations, infections or even some forms of poisoning. Every year, negligent boaters cause accidents on the water, many of which are serious or even deadly to passengers or bystanders.
- Playground injuries — Every year, thousands of children get injured on playgrounds. Poorly designed or maintained equipment and facilities can cause serious injuries from falls. Some kids hurt others when parents fail or refuse to control their children’s behavior on the playground. Children often suffer cuts, strains, sprains, broken bones, concussions and other forms of trauma.
If you are hurt in one of these types of recreational accidents, a qualified attorney can investigate your case and help you recover an financial compensation you may be entitled to.
Located in Ridgewood, Seigel Law is a highly respected team of attorneys and support staff practicing personal injury law throughout Northern New Jersey. If you or a family member have been injured in an accident, feel free to call 201-444-4000 or contact us online for a consultation.