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Common Summertime Injuries

Woman fallen on ground with bicycle in between her legs

Summertime is a time for fun and relaxation but can also be a time for accidents. Many people aren't aware of the hazards that can come with summer activities like swimming, biking, and even driving, but that’s what we’re here to do. Here are some common accidents and injuries we see during the summertime, including some tips on how to prevent injuries.

Slip & Falls

Slip and fall accidents are most common during the summer months. Warm weather means more people are at the pool, where slippery surfaces are more common. Summer is also the time of year when many wear sandals or opened-toed shoes, making it easier to slip and fall. Make sure to wear appropriate footwear and be careful when walking on wet or slippery surfaces to prevent accidents in the future.

Bicycle Accidents

Bicycle accidents are unfortunately all too common during the summertime, especially when riding in areas with heavy traffic. However, some cyclists also fall victim to road rage or careless driving. No matter the cause, bicycle accidents can be severe, and cyclists must know how to stay safe on the road.

To reduce the risk of accidents, cyclists should always ride in a straight line and avoid sudden stops. They should also be cautious of road obstacles and be aware of their surroundings at all times.

Car Accidents

Per the National Safety Council (NSC), car accidents are more common during the summer months than any other time of year. Longer days also mean more traffic on the roads during peak hours. The summer months also see an increase in teenage drivers as school is out for the summer. Teenagers are generally inexperienced and more likely to make mistakes behind the wheel, leading to accidents.

Try to avoid driving during rush hour, obey all traffic laws, and always wear your seatbelt. Following these simple tips can help reduce your chances of being involved in a car accident.

Let Us Help You

If you have been injured due to another person's negligence, you may be entitled to compensation. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Biren Law Group can help you seek the monetary damages you deserve. Please contact our office today to schedule a consultation if you live in the Los Angeles area.

Contact our firm at (310) 896-4345 or visit our website to request a free, no-risk consultation.