Summertime Accidents and Injuries

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As the weather warms up and more and more Californians are vaccinated, people are venturing out to participate in their favorite summer activities. It is exciting to enjoy the sunshine and activities that are not always available during the winter; however, it is important to note that certain types of injuries and accidents are more common in the summertime. Below are some of these common injuries:

Swimming Pool Accidents

During the warm summer months, people love to cool off in swimming pools. However, this popular activity can become dangerous if pools and surrounding areas are not properly maintained and monitored for water safety.

Trampoline Accidents

Trampolines are beloved toys; however, any jump can end in injury. In fact, trampolines cause hundreds of thousands of injuries each year, mostly among children ages 6 to 12. In most cases, these injuries range from moderate to severe, especially when trampolines lack proper safeguards.

Bicycle and E-bike Injuries

Bicycles and e-bikes are a great way to get around and enjoy the summer sun; however, they can also be dangerous. Cycling accidents can lead to serious consequences including broken bones, head, neck, and spine injuries, and even death.

Slip and Falls

Although slip and fall accidents can occur during any time of the year, they are especially common during the summer months when many people spend time at pools, piers, and water parks to cool off. Proprietors of these establishments have a responsibility to mark potentially hazardous areas where slips are possible. Unfortunately, they may fail to do so, leading to slip and fall accidents.

Car Accidents 

There’s no better time than the summer to take a leisurely road trip. Unfortunately, automobile accidents never take a vacation, and can lead to injury and property damage.

If you or a loved one has been involved in an accident this summer, please contact Kauffman and Associates for a complimentary consultation. No case is too big or small. We can help ensure you obtain appropriate medical care and receive the maximum financial settlement possible for your pain and suffering.