Personal Injuries During the Summertime

Summertime is definitely a fun time for everyone. But with the added fun comes dangerous situations. Swimming, hiking and bike riding are just a few of the activities that we love to participate in during the summer, but certainly, there are many more things that we enjoy doing outside in the summertime.

Unfortunately, just one incident is all it takes to turn our world upside down. And when we suffer personal injuries, it can be difficult to recover.

The Dangers of Summer

There are many dangers associated with outdoor activites in the summer. Swimming is one of the most deadly activities, and many people lose their lives each year in the swimming pool. Any property owner who has a pool should make sure that the pool gates are secure and locked at all times while not in use or at home. If your neighbor decides to take a swim and can easily access your pool, then somehow injuries himself, either seriouslly or fatally, as the homeowner, you may be found liable.

Another danger is bike riding and are the result of many personal injuries. Kids love to get on their bikes and take long rides, so it’s up to you as a property owner to ensure that your property is safe for passerbys. This means that if you have cracks in your sidewalk you may want to consider fixing those cracks before the summer season begins. If a child falls on your property and it’s found that you knew about the dangerous conditions but failed to rectify them, you could be held negligent for that child’s injuries.

If you’re a boater, be sure that all passengers on your boat wear the proper safety restraints. If you hike, make sure you wear proper hiking shoes. If camping is your thing, make sure you stay safe while enjoying the campfire.

If injured during summertime activities, talk to an attorney who is experienced in personal injuries. You want to ensure that you receive the best advise possible and get the compensation you deserve.

NOTE: The information contained herein is not intended to be legal advice and the reader should know that no Attorney-Client relationship or privilege is formed by the posting or reading of this article which is also not intended to solicit business.

Cristian R. Arrieta, Lowthorp Richards McMillan Miller & Templeman, A Professional Corporation, 300 E. Esplanade Drive Suite 850, Oxnard, CA 93036