Top 5 Summertime Accidents

Between an increased time spent on the water and Fourth of July activities, summertime accidents provide an opportunity for you to both become hurt and face personal injury lawsuits. By recognizing the top five accidents likely to occur in the summer, you may be able to avoid both circumstances.

1. Car Accidents
Families often pile into the car and head to the beach, the mountains, or to visit loved ones. In addition to there being a greater number of cars on the road, the number of construction workers on the road is greater. Both of these factors result in an increase in accidents.

2. Bike Accidents
People use the summer weather as an incentive to get out and get the exercise they did not get during the winter months. The CDC reported over 900 bicycle-related deaths in 2013 alone and almost half a million bicycle-related visits to the emergency room.

3. Drownings
People flock to pools both at their homes and in public spaces. Parents need to be on a constant alert any time their child is around water. Property owners should know that they may be held liable in a lawsuit if someone drowns in their pool.

4. Fireworks
Fourth of July festivities result in an increase of summertime accidents involving fireworks. The CDC cites that one-quarter of the people injured by fireworks every year are under the age of 15.

5. Playground Incidents
While it’s healthy for children to get out of the house and enjoy the sunshine, falls on parks and playgrounds increase during the season as well. In fact, children under the age of 14 sustain over 200,000 injuries every year related to playground and park activities.

Many of these summertime accidents occur due to faulty playground equipment, a careless neighbor, or a reckless driver. If you’ve sustained a personal injury due to another, you may be entitled to compensation. The Law Offices of Justin H. King has extensive experience with personal injury cases. Contact us today to discuss your case.

Summertime Motorcycle Accidents are on the Rise

For motorcycle enthusiasts, there is nothing better than getting out on a nice day and taking a ride. The increase of drug-induced drivers and drivers who text while driving has ultimately increased the dangers on the road and resulted in a rise of the number of summertime motorcycle accidents. There is always a risk of being in an accident while driving whether it is in a car or on a motorcycle. The advantage of being in a car during an accident is having the protection around you that a motorcycle does not provide.

The rise of summertime motorcycle accidents is an indication that riders need to take precautions to keep them safe. Wearing a helmet to protect the head and wearing leather to protect the legs, arms and chest, are ways to better protect a rider. Even when riders adhere to all safety precautions, there is still a chance of an accident happening.

What do you do if you are involved in one of the summertime motorcycle accidents? A personal injury lawyer will advise you on what steps and actions to take. Careless driving because someone is texting, putting on makeup, not paying attention, and numerous other reasons, is a good reason to follow through with a lawyer.

Road rage is another issue that many riders face every day they ride. Some drivers even bully those on motorcycles just because they can. When riders are in situations such as these and they are in an accident, it is important to take action. It is not only for the riders who were in the accident, but also to prevent another rider from being injured by the same driver.

Do you think that your motorcycle accident was because of a drunk driver, careless driver, impaired driver, texting driver, or any other negligent reason? If so, you need to contact the Law Office of Justin H. King. He a the personal injury lawyer who will help you pursue the settlement that you need to get your life back on track. Find out what your rights are and contact our office today.

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