Common Summertime Accidents

Summer in North Carolina is just around the corner. If you’re like many people, you can’t wait to have barbecues, lounge by the swimming pool and just spend more time outdoors. Although summer can be a blast, there are dangers you have to look out for. Here are some common accidents in the summer.

Swimming Accidents

Swimming in a pool is a favorite summertime pastime among many. However, swimming pool accidents can happen if the proper precautions aren’t taken. For example, if there are pool toys and other clutter surrounding the pool, you could trip and fall over it. Drowning, unfortunately, can occur too. Children, in particular, who aren’t supervised in the pool may have increased risk of drowning.

Car Accidents

When the temperatures are warmer, you can expect more cars to be on the road. From taking road trips to driving their kids around, many people drive more during the summer months. Unfortunately, the more vehicles there are on the road, the more likely accidents will occur. Common causes of car accidents in the summer include speeding, drunk driving, distracted driving and tailgating.

Pedestrian Accidents

With warmer temperatures, you will see more people walking around. Sadly, not all motorists keep an eye out for these pedestrians and may cause an accident. Since pedestrians don’t have the protection of a motorized vehicle, they are more likely to suffer serious injuries, like traumatic brain injuries, broken bones and spinal cord injuries.

Trampoline Accidents

Jumping on a trampoline on a summer day can be a lot of fun for kids. However, without the proper safety precautions, children can fall off a trampoline and suffer serious injuries. Putting a net around a trampoline can help minimize accidents.

Playground Accidents

From monkey bars to swing sets, there are many things at a playground that will keep a child entertained. However, it’s important to keep a watchful eye on your child to make sure they don’t get injured. Kids can fall off playground equipment if they’re not careful and suffer severe injuries.

Boat Accidents

During the summer in North Carolina, many people will be out on their boats. However, just like with car accidents, driver error can increase the risk of boating accidents. Common causes of these accidents include inexperience, speeding, improper lookout and drunk driving.

If you’ve been hurt in a summertime accident caused by someone else, contact a personal injury lawyer, like one from Burton Law Firm.