As the heat wave rises, many people venture into outdoor activities that may end up in an accident. While you can’t avoid every danger out there, exercising caution will definitely keep you and your family safe. If you have been injured in one of these common warm-weather accidents, ask a Los Angeles personal injury attorney about what’s the best legal approach to obtain compensation for all damages and injuries sustained.
Car accidents & bike crashes
This is the obvious, especially with so many people outdoors. Teenagers are generally the ones killed in most summer car accidents. It’s a time for them to have fun and be carefree but it’s also extremely dangerous out there. Even if your teen is licensed, there are some driving rules that need to be followed. Driving with too many passengers is not advisable and trips should be limited to what’s really necessary.
Bike crashes are also very common. They are particularly dangerous as riders don’t have as much protection as other drivers. Wearing a helmet is always advisable, especially if your children ride with you.
Spending too much time outdoors will cause the body to overheat. Symptoms of heat stroke include: nausea, vomiting, and confusion. It’s important to stay hydrated when spending time outdoors. Wearing loose fitting clothes, taking a few breaks in the shade to stay cool, will help you avoid being heat stroked.
A lot of boating and pool accidents occur in the summer. It’s very hot and people like to stay in the water but accidents tend to happen when so many people are at one place at the same time. Children are the ones most vulnerable to these types of accidents. They should wear life jackets when on a boat or swimming.
The warm weather is definitely a target for bacteria. It’s very costly for some businesses to keep food at the right temperatures. Sometimes it’s easy to figure out when the food is contaminated but this is not always the case. If you are the one doing the cooking outdoors, make sure you use a meat thermometer.
Most kids enjoy having fun in the sun. But children are exposed to more dangers than adults. Playgrounds are one the places where most accidents and injuries occur. When you take your kids to a playground, whether in your neighborhood or a place you are visiting for the summer, make sure the equipment is safe and never leave your children unsupervised.
Pets and bugs
Mosquitoes bites and dog bites are very common in the summer since pets as well as bugs are more abundant. Wearing protective clothing always helps keep the intruders away. Apply repellent and medicine if the unpredictable happens. Don’t leave pets unattended and stay away from angry dogs. Also, if you have pets, remember they can suffer the same things humans do. Provide your pets with plenty of water, and the right nutrition.
Your Los Angeles personal injury attorney
Don’t wait until it’s too late to contact a Los Angeles personal injury attorney. Any of these summer accidents can cause severe injuries and you need compensation to cover all your recovery costs. Call us today and schedule your first consultation with one of our talented attorneys.