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3 Common Accidents that Occur During the Summer

Certain types of accidents tend to mostly occur during particular times of the year. For instance, you rarely hear about outdoor swimming pool injuries during the wintertime.

With that said, the following are three of the most common accidents that occur during the summertime:

#1 - Swimming pool accidents.

Swimming pools are dangerous for several reasons and can cause you to sustain injuries in a number of ways:

  • Slipping and falling on a wet floor.
  • Hitting your head on the side of the pool.
  • Diving into a shallow pool.
  • Drowning.

Public pools and other facilities with swimming pools are required to have the proper signage to keep swimmers safe. If the right signs are not present and you are injured in a swimming pool accident, you may be able to recover compensation for your losses.

#2 - Boating accidents.

Boating is a very popular summer activity for lots of people. Going out on the boat itself is often very pleasant, but you may also venture out for fishing, sporting, or swimming purposes.

Unfortunately, boating accidents are very common during the summer months. Not all boaters take the necessary precautions to keep themselves and others safe.

If you’re hurt in a boating accident due to another’s negligence, it may be possible to recover compensation to cover the costs of your injuries.

#3 - Firework accidents.

The 4th of July is a fun holiday to celebrate the independence of the United States. While fireworks are a 4th of July staple, they can, unfortunately, pose serious dangers to you and your loved ones.

Sadly, firework accidents are more common than you might think, even for the big commercial displays. If you’re hurt as a result of a firework mishap, you may be eligible for compensation.

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Getting hurt during the summer due to another’s negligence is frustrating and often very painful. If it has happened to you, don’t delay—contact us right away with any questions you may have.

Call our firm today at (512) 400-3278 or fill out the online contact form to learn more about your legal options.