From trips to white, sandy beaches to barbeques to celebrate the Fourth of July, the summer season provides lots of opportunities for fun and excitement. Unfortunately, though, this time of the year also carries a significant amount of risk. Keep reading to learn a few of the accidents that are more prevalent during the summertime that could result in your need for the assistance of a personal injury attorney.
Dehydration and heat stroke are far more likely to happen during the summer when the temperatures are higher. Regardless of whether you are working in a stuffy warehouse or a steaming kitchen of a restaurant, it is important that you drink plenty of fluids and take breaks on a regular basis.
If you suffer an injury while on the job, your employer should have adequate workers' compensation insurance to take care of your medical expenses, lost wages, etc. that you experience as a result of time off from work. If there are problems with workers' comp, your employer not wanting to cover your expenses, or extremely severe injuries that may require long-term care, a personal injury attorney may need to get involved.
There are several holidays during the summer that warrant celebration, but there are some people who can get a bit carried away celebrating. Drunk driving auto accidents tend to increase during the holidays, and it has been shown that the Fourth of July holiday is among the deadliest in this regard. If you have been drinking, do not get behind the wheel of a vehicle. It is also important to drive defensively at all times. In the event that you find yourself in a collision and injured with the other driver intoxicated, contact an auto accident attorney at your earliest convenience to discuss the details of a potential case.
Fourth of July may be dangerous due to drunk driving concerns, but another safety hazard that people have to worry about is fireworks. You will want to check into your local laws, make sure that the kids aren't using the fireworks (especially without supervision), and read and follow the instructions on the packaging carefully. Of course, even if you take the necessary precautions, there is still a chance that something could go awry. If you suffer an injury from a potentially defective firework on the Fourth of July, you should consult with a lawyer.
Make sure you take precautionary measures to remain safe during the summer. However, if you end up getting injured as a result of negligent actions, dangerous conditions, or defective products, contact a personal injury attorney near you for assistance.