Top 5 Summertime Injuries

Summer can be a lot of fun. Swimming, traveling, cookouts and concerts are just a few of the things that we look forward to during the warm and welcome summer months. Unfortunately, summer can come with a few common summertime injuries. Here are the top five ways that people get hurt during the summer:

Drowning

According to the Centers for Disease Control, drowning is one of the leading causes of death in young children. Drowning can happen so fast that adults may not react before it’s too late. Not only should swimmers and the adults that watch children be aware of their surroundings, but businesses and organizations offering swimming activities should make sure that their facilities have proper safety precautions as well as trained and qualified staff.

Dehydration

When you’re in the hot summer sun, it’s important to get enough liquids. Whether you’re working long hours in the heat or a child playing at a summer camp, your employer or your counselor should make sure that you get enough water breaks. Not enough water can lead your body to shut down.

Jumping injuries

When summer hits, suddenly every structure looks like fun to jump off of and see what happens. Too often this can lead to sprains, fractures, and concussions. Thrill seekers should think twice before they jump from a cliff, play structure, table or roof. Owners should take care to place warning signs were it’s appropriate to warn of possible dangers. Summertime injuries are all too common when a person suffers a bad fall.

Lawn mowing injuries

There are a lot of ways that mowing the lawn can lead to summertime injuries. Rocks and sticks can kick up behind the lawn mower and hit the operator. Objects can fly into your eyes. It’s important to keep your mower in good working condition and pay attention to any recalls or manufacturer’s warnings on your machine.

Dog bites

When we’re out to play, so are our furry friends. Unfortunately, people aren’t always as careful with their pets as they should be. The result can be that you suffer a painful dog bite.

If you or a loved one has been injured and you believe that someone may be liable, please do not hesitate to call Mary Alexander & Associates at 415-966-2626, or contact us for a free case evaluation. We are trained personal injury attorneys and have an outstanding record of success. We will fight your case with excellence and integrity. Let Mary Alexander make this time easier for you.

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