We’re oftentimes talking about the risks of car accidents and roadway tragedies with the summer season. It’s all about residents and visitors getting some time away from work and spending it on vacations and with loved ones.
Some of the most popular of these times are the new “staycations” where residents throw their own little vacation party in their backyard. Whether at a resort, or at a neighbors, a premise liability claim can help protect your rights in the event of an accident.
UL reports there are a lot of dangers we encounter through the summertime, including slip and fall injuries, heat injures and swimming pool injuries. It’s just not fair to tell everyone to avoid the outdoor activities and to stay inside for the whole summer. Luckily, there are some safety tips that we can all use when enjoying one of those warm summer days.
Dog bites are another common summer injury.
Did you know that about half of all unintentional child injuries occur from the month of June through the month of August? Personal injury attorneys understand that there are more than 2.5 children who land in an emergency room because of injuries they sustain in someone’s backyard every year. By making safety part of their daily routine, parents can do their part to protect their children from hazards in and around the home.
However, when at a business, daycare, camp, or someone’s home, an injury accident can result in a premise liability claim. A serious injury should always be handled by an attorney. A claim can be made to ensure the proper resources will be available for medical care and in the event of any medical complications.
Review the following safety tips and share them with your loved ones to help everyone enjoy an injury-free summer celebration.
Poolside Safety Tips:
-Make sure that young children never play around a pool unsupervised.
-Avoid going out in the sun until after 2:00 p.m.
-Be sure to cover young children with hats and long-sleeved rash guard shirts.
-Children under the age of 6-months should not use sunscreen.
-Keep an eye on children in the pool. Each year, about 300 children drown in residential swimming pools.
-In the heat, infants need milk. Mommy’s need water.
Hanging Out in the Backyard:
-Never use kerosene or gasoline to light a charcoal fire.
-Avoid letting children play outside when it’s dark out.
-Warn your friends and family members to stay away from the road and from vehicular traffic.
-Make sure that children are always supervised.
-Cool down charcoals with a hose. These coals can reach 1,000 degrees!
-Inspect backyard playgrounds before each time they’re used. Make sure S-bolts are secure, screws are covered and that equipment is firmly anchored into the group.
-Whenever you’re playing outside, make sure everyone is wearing the proper clothing and footwear.
-Supply your crowd with plenty of water.
-Keep a phone nearby in case of an emergency.
If you or someone in your family has been injured or killed in an accident, contact personal injury lawyer Nicholas Rose to set up a free and confidential consultation to discuss your rights. Call 1-877-313-ROSE (7673) today!