The warm weather is finally here, which also means summertime injuries. Summer months mean more swimming, cookouts and outdoor activities, which increase the risk for injuries. With everyone spending more time outside and doing more, accidents are bound to happen. Here are the five most common summertime injuries that happen in the Milwaukee area and how you can hopefully avoid them.
Common Summertime Injuries Our Milwaukee Personal Injury Lawyers See Most Often
In Wisconsin, when the weather gets warm and the sun comes out, pools and lakes become popular destinations to unwind and cool off. Boating, tubing and swimming are just some of the water activities that come with increased risks of injury. Anytime you are in or on water, it is important to make sure you have a life jacket and be aware of your surroundings.
With warm weather also comes more foot traffic on the roads. As the weather gets nicer, we see an increased number of pedestrians who are now walking/running instead of driving. It is important for drivers to always pay attention to crosswalks and yield to pedestrians.
Car accidents in Milwaukee are always a possibility, but the chances become greater during the high traffic summer months. Road trips, construction and heat-related car issues are just some of the risks associated with summer car accidents.
Slip and Fall Injuries
Slips and falls surrounding summertime injuries become more common as the weather gets warmer. Kids bring out their scooters, skateboards, bikes and roller blades and head to the pools, parks and playgrounds causing fall-related injury accidents to increase. These types of summer slip and fall accidents are prone to happen and hard to avoid. It is important to supervise young children and be aware of what is going on to prevent serious injuries from happening. Safety gear such as helmets, kneepads and proper shoes can also help to reduce the risk of severe injury.
If you live in Milwaukee, you are aware of how hot and humid it can get during the summer months. Hydration is one of the most important things to keep up on when you are going to be outside in the heat. The body cools itself down by sweating and when you are dehydrated, your body cannot keep up. Heat-related illnesses can be life-threatening, so it is important to take precautions.
Suffered an Injuury in Milwaukee This Summer?
By following these tips, Hupy and Abraham is confident that you and your family will have a fun and safe summer around Milwaukee. But in the unfortunate event that you or a loved one is injured while participating in a summer activity, due to the negligence of someone else, please contact our Milwaukee personal injury lawyers by calling 800-800-5678 for a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation today.