Although accidents caused by another’s negligence can occur year-round, there are specific types of accidents that are more common during the summer season. As people spend more time outdoors, the risk of certain hazards can increase. In fact, according to statistics published by the CDC, there is a spike in fatalities in connection with summer-related activities in the month of July. Here are some of the most common summertime accidents that happen:
1. Car Crashes
With more people traveling on the road, the likelihood of a crash occurring increases during the summer months. Critically, there may also be more inexperienced drivers operating vehicles due to summer vacation. Drinking and driving, tire blowouts, and distractions are other causes of summer car accidents. In the event another driver’s negligence, carelessness, or recklessness resulted in your injuries, you may be entitled to compensation for your damages.
2. Swimming Pool Accidents
Swimming can be a fun and enjoyable activity when the weather is warm. However, it can also be hazardous if proper precautions aren’t taken. Swimming pool accidents can happen due to lack of supervision, damaged equipment, debris around the perimeter of the pool, poor lighting, and overcrowding. If the owner of the facility knew or should have known about a dangerous condition that could lead to injury and failed to remedy it, they may be held liable.
3. Motorcycle Collisions
When the weather gets warm, many more motorcyclists are on the highways, parkways, and local roads. Unfortunately, when the drivers of cars, SUVs, trucks, and other large vehicles fail to notice motorcyclists, accidents can arise, resulting in serious injuries or fatality. Other causes of motorcycle crashes can include road hazards, weather conditions, and manufacturing defects. If another party is to blame for your motorcycle injuries, they may be held accountable in a personal injury lawsuit.
4. Bicycle Accidents
While bicyclists are at risk of accidents throughout the year, the number of crashes increases in the summer months as more are on the road. Since bicyclists are not protected by airbags, a steel frame, or seatbelts, the resulting injuries are often catastrophic. No-fault insurance may pay a certain amount of your medical bills and lost wages, but it is usually not enough to cover the full extent of your damages. If you’ve been in a bicycle accident, it’s crucial to hold the negligent party responsible for your economic and non-economic losses by filing a personal injury action.
5. Pedestrian Accidents
In warmer weather, people are more inclined to walk to their destinations or take strolls through their neighborhoods. Unfortunately, summer can also bring an increase in pedestrian injuries and fatalities. No matter how careful a person might be as they are walking, distracted and careless drivers can cause pedestrian accidents that lead to permanent disability, the need for extensive medical care, and a significant amount of time lost from work. Pedestrians injured by the negligence or recklessness of a motor vehicle operator may be entitled to bring a legal action to recover their rightful compensation.
Contact an Experienced New York Personal Injury Attorney
If you were injured in a summertime accident, it’s essential to contact a knowledgeable personal injury attorney who can ensure you obtain the maximum compensation you deserve. Due to our dedication, commitment, and integrity, we regularly secure verdicts and settlements in the millions for our clients.
The Edelsteins, Faegenburg & Brown LLP is a personal injury law firm dedicated to fighting for the rights of accident victims to ensure they get the monetary recovery they deserve for their injuries. Located in Manhattan, our firm has been handling personal injury cases throughout New York City since 1937. Call to schedule a free consultation at (212) 425-1999 today.