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Most Common Personal Injuries That Are Sustained During Summer

Common Summertime Injuries
If you sustained a personal injury in Brick, NJ, call Drazin and Warshaw to file a claim.

Although most accidents can happen any time of year, certain types of accidents and injuries more commonly occur during the summer months. As we begin the summer season, it is important to be aware of the most common summertime accidents and injuries so that you can take steps to protect yourself.

Car Accident Injuries

While winter may seem like the more hazardous season for driving, car accident rates are higher in the summer than in the winter. This is due to several reasons, including:

  • More inexperienced teen drivers on the road, with school being out of session.
  • More people are out on the road going to events or traveling for vacation.
  • More motorcyclists, bicyclists, and pedestrians are getting out to enjoy the warmer weather.

Car accidents and other types of motor vehicle crashes can result in a wide variety of injuries, including:

You can help keep yourself safe while behind the wheel by following common safety precautions such as:

  • Keeping at least two to three seconds distance from the car in front of you, or longer at higher speeds or in adverse weather.
  • Checking blind spots before changing lanes or turning.
  • Avoiding distractions such as using your cell phone.
  • Slowing down and exercising caution when approaching intersections, and making sure the intersection is clear before moving when you get the green light.

Dog and Animal Bites and Attacks

With more people out and about enjoying the warm weather, there are more interactions between people and dogs or wild animals. Even a domesticated pet such as a dog can lash out and bite or attack someone, especially when an owner brings their dog to a busy park or event, which can make any dog feel anxious or stressed and increase their aggressive tendencies. 

Dog owners should always keep their pet on a leash out in public. Owners should also keep mindful of their dog’s attitude when out in public. If their dog looks stressed, anxious, or aggressive, an owner should take their dog home and definitely should not let anyone pet or approach their dog.

You can also avoid the risk of attacks from wild animals by not approaching any wild animals you observe. If you’re out for a walk or a hike in a park or forest, stick to designated paths and trails where you will be less likely to encounter wild animals.

Workplace Injuries

Workplace accidents and injuries also frequently occur in the summer, especially when your work takes you outdoors. Some of the most frequent workplace accidents and injuries include:

  • Hyperthermia or heat stroke
  • Dehydration
  • Sunburn
  • Falls from heights, especially in construction sites, which become more active in the summer.
  • Motor vehicle accidents, due to increased traffic during the summer putting workers outside at risk for collisions.

You can help protect yourself from common summertime work injuries like hyperthermia or sunburn by ensuring that you are wearing appropriate protective, brightly colored clothing, use sunscreen when necessary, drink lots of water, and take frequent breaks in the shade or inside in air conditioning.

Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer Near You to Discuss Your Accident Case in New Jersey

Were you or a loved one injured as a result of someone else’s negligence in New Jersey? Don’t let the medical bills pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing. Right now, you need an aggressive personal injury attorney on your side, fighting to get you the compensation you need, want, and deserve. The skilled attorneys at Drazin and Warshaw, P.C. represent clients injured in Brick, Aberdeen, Asbury Park, East Freehold, Colts Neck Township, Rumson, and throughout Monmouth County, Ocean County, Union County, and Middlesex County, NJ. Call (732) 576-8860 or fill out our online contact form to schedule a free consultation about your case. We have an office conveniently located at 3315 Route 35, Hazlet, NJ 07730 as well as offices in Red Bank, Brick, and Westfield.

The articles on this blog are for informative purposes only and are no substitute for legal advice or an attorney-client relationship. If you are seeking legal advice, please contact our law firm directly.

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