Personal Injury: 3 Types Of Summer-Related Injuries To Protect Yourself From

Sometimes, the below injuries are caused on your own. This is primarily because of lack of knowledge. However, these injuries can also be caused by another party due to their negligence. It is in these instances where you may be able to file a lawsuit. Read on to learn more about these potential injuries that are generally easily preventable and are common in the summertime.

1. Injuries Caused by Fireworks.

One of the most common events that Americans look forward to in the summer is the Fourth of July. It is a time for fireworks galore. However, it is also a time for a number of injuries if you do not take the necessary precautions. According to the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA), there were roughly 40 civilian injuries that people suffered in 2011. Then, in 2013, more than 11,000 Americans were treated for injuries related to fireworks. Fireworks should only be used outdoors and a "dud" firework should never, ever be relit. Those duds should also be soaked in a bucket of water.

2. BBQ-Related Injuries.

Whether it's the Fourth of July or just any old weekend in the summer, barbeques and grilling become second nature. While the warmer weather may invite grilling, the act of grilling may invite (even if unintentionally) injury. According to the NFPA, there is not only a higher chance of house fires, but there is also a serious risk for thermal burns, which is the type of injury that is most common. Make sure to take the time to check for any gas leaks on your gas-powered grill and ensure that propane tanks are always stored in cool areas. Don't forget to never grill inside and keep all flammable items as far away from the grill as possible.

3. Injuries in or at the Pool.

Swimming is another popular activity for individuals to undertake during the hot, summer months. It's one of the best ways to cool off when the temperature starts to crank up. However, it is also a place where you are extremely vulnerable to injury, including slip-and-falls, drownings and other related injuries. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) roughly 10 people are killed each day due to accidental drowning. Two out of those 10 are 14 years of age or younger. However, these injuries can often be avoided by monitoring small children and ensuring that the pool and the area surrounding the pool is properly maintained.

If you do suffer one of these injuries or any other type of personal injury due to the negligence of another individual, you may have a valid claim. Contact a personal injury lawyer to discuss your situation and find out what options, if any, you have available. 

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