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With Summer Fun Comes Increased Risk of Injuries

Summer is a time for outdoor activities, vacations and just enjoying the warm weather, but it also brings a higher risk of certain accidents and health dangers. Although many accidents are preventable, you need to be aware of your legal remedies in case you or a family member suffer serious harm. 

The following are among the most common summer injuries and their causes:

  • Heat-related illnesses such as heat exhaustion and heat stroke occur when the body cannot cool itself efficiently due to high temperatures and humidity. Vulnerable groups, including the elderly, children, and those with chronic health conditions, are particularly at risk. Employers can be held liable if they fail to provide adequate hydration, breaks, and shaded areas for employees working in hot conditions.
  • Swimming injuries and drowning incidents rise significantly in the summer, as pools, lakes, and beaches become popular destinations. Drowning is one of the leading causes of accidental death for children. Pool owners, including private homeowners, hotels, and public facility operators, may be liable if they fail to provide proper supervision, fencing, and safety equipment. Lifeguards and pool management can also be held accountable for inadequate monitoring and emergency response.
  • Boating accidents increase with the uptick in recreational boating activities. Common causes include operator inexperience, excessive speed, alcohol consumption, and failure to adhere to safety regulations. Boat operators and owners can be held liable for injuries if they fail to ensure the safety of their passengers or other water users. In some cases, rental companies may also bear responsibility if they do not properly maintain their vessels or provide necessary safety instructions.
  • Sports injuries are prevalent during the summer as people participate in various outdoor sports such as soccer, baseball, and cycling. These injuries can range from minor sprains and strains to more severe conditions like concussions and fractures. Organizers of sports leagues and events, coaches, and facility owners might be liable if they neglect to enforce safety rules, provide appropriate equipment, or maintain safe playing conditions.
  • Recreational activity injuries can occur during activities like hiking, camping, and amusement park visits. These injuries can result from falls, equipment failures, or unsafe environments. Liability in these cases can fall on property owners, equipment manufacturers, and event organizers who fail to ensure the safety of participants through proper maintenance, supervision, and safety warnings.
  • Product-related injuries also spike in the summer. Grills can cause burns and fires if not used correctly, while fireworks can lead to severe injuries, including burns, lacerations, and eye damage. Manufacturers and retailers of these products can be held liable if injuries result from defects or inadequate warnings and instructions. Additionally, individuals who negligently handle grills and fireworks can also be held responsible for the injuries they cause to others.

Feinberg & Alban PC aggressively pursues personal injury claims for clients throughout the Greater Boston area. We have an office at Two Center Plaza in Boston and one in Brookline. Please call 617-232-5950 or contact us online to discuss your legal options in a free consultation.

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