As seasons change and various weather patterns come and go, new accidents and dangers present themselves. It’s common for some types of accidents to happen more often during certain seasons than others. One season that is popular for housing a large amount of accidents is summer. Kids are out of school, families are going on vacation, and people are more active than usual. This all is a recipe for fun and memories, but it’s also a recipe for accidents galore.
Pool or Water Accidents
Of course, you had to know this was going to top the list. Water is a large focus of fun when it comes to summertime games and time killers. However, water can be dangerous with slips, falls, head injuries, drowning, etc. Drowning is the fifth leading cause of death with a fifth of those accidents being children under the age of 14. Pools, lakes, and the beach can be a blast, but be sure to take as many safety precautions as possible to keep you and your family safe.
As mentioned above, summer is a great time for getting active and many people utilize their fun in the sun for sports. There are many summer leagues involving sports for children as well. A sport injury can be anywhere from a sprained ankle to head trauma. Sports can leave a window of uncertainty open on when or how a child could be hurt. Be sure to have all the proper safety gear in place for your child and get regular checkups to ensure there are no hidden issues that could arise from their sports involvement. Of course, don’t forget that adults aren’t exempt from sports injuries as well and should be cautious and not overlook safety guidelines suggested for the sport they’re involved in.
Bicycle and Motorcycle Accidents
When it comes to summer, there’s a lot of traveling occuring. On top of this, people like to utilize various modes of travel that aren’t possible or as popular during the cooler months. This includes mopeds, street bikes, motorcycles, bicycles, etc. These types of transportation have to share the road with motor vehicles which can get dangerous at times, especially in heavy traffic. With as busy as people are during the summer months, crashes involving these types of transportation tend to go up in number. Be careful when driving and sharing the road with these modes of transportation and ensure you’re wearing and covering as many safety precautions as possible if you operate one on a roadway.
As mentioned, the amount of travel people are doing goes way up when the summer months hit. Due to this, the amount of car accidents also rises throughout summer. Be aware that you’re not the only added traveler when summer hits and prepare/e aware of extra drivers on the road.
It’s always smart to observe safety parameters during any activity we might be involved in. This doesn’t just go for summer, but throughout the year. However, the accidents listed above are prone to happen more often and frequently when summer hits so, it’s good to be aware of this timing and up the awareness to compensate.
After a traumatic incident occurs, it can be difficult and even confusing to know what the next step is, if any. It’s common for those involved in traumatic incidents to lack proper information into the rights they possess. Knowing what rights you have can help incidents like a traumatic brain injury, feel a little less overwhelming. If you or a loved one has gone through this experience, here is a bit of information on your rights and the steps you should take during the process.
Your First Steps
If you hit your head and there are symptoms arising afterwards, seek medical care as quickly as possible. Even minor head injuries can be quite serious and cause other issues if left untreated. Further, if your incident occurred at work, in a car accident, or other place where someone may be held liable, getting medical care will provide proof of the injury and help with the timeline of events. Sometimes, incidents may occur that do not involve the liability falling on another person. However, brain injuries can be a life-changing event and are often caused at work, in car accidents, etc. This means you shouldn’t be the one to handle all the burdens a brain injury can lay in your lap.
Contact an Experienced Lawyer ASAP
It can be common for people to move quickly in order to protect themselves when it involves an incident they may be liable for. This is why it’s important to protect your rights as soon as possible. Bringing in an experienced lawyer as soon as everything starts to happen can ensure things are handled properly from the beginning. An experienced attorney can ensure your rights are protected and followed to the letter while you go through such a burdening event.
Listen to Professional Advice
We often times want to argue with our doctors and lawyers about certain matters. Sometimes this is warranted however, other times we need to listen to the professionals. We hire them for a reason and it’s because they know what they’re doing. This means you’ll want to follow the treatment and medical plan given to you by your doctor. Some hiccups can occur if a patient during a case doesn’t follow a treatment plan. Further, listen to the tips your attorney will offer you. For example, he/she might tell you to avoid discussing matters freely on social media or with friends and family. This often can also cause hiccups and make the process harder or longer. It’s important you stay aware of your actions and think about how those actions can interfere with your case.
If you or a loved one have experienced a traumatic brain injury, contact an experienced attorney as soon as possible. Not all incidents involving brain trauma require cases however, many do and you’ll want to make sure your rights are covered.
Sports accidents cover all accidents that occurred during a sports activity practiced within a club, during activities of recreation, or during physical education and sports classes.
Here are the main conclusions: Young people are much more worried about traffic accidents than sports accidents while the frequency of these is significantly higher: each year 850 000 young people aged 12 to 19 are victims of this type accident (with consultation with a doctor or hospital).
For all sports, boys are more exposed than girls because of more frequent sporting practice, a choice of more dangerous activities and greater risk-taking.
Accidents due to ball sports are the most frequent because these are more practiced. Gymnastics, skiing, and cycling are often sports causing trauma. Cycling and skiing are also, with motorsports, horse riding and tennis, the sports that cause the most serious accidents (rate and/or duration of hospitalization).
The type of injury varies greatly depending on the sport practiced. For example, cycling or riding accidents often affect the head, neck and the upper limbs of the body (with fractures) while the accidents of tennis, athletics or jogging are more likely to affect the lower limbs of a body (with sprains). Young victims (15-19 years old) of accidents of everyday life (most of them are accidents related to sports or leisure activities) are teenagers who more frequently report adopting other risk behaviors in relation to certain addictions: alcohol, tobacco, and cannabis. Moreover, they declare themselves in less good physical health.
Sports injuries affect different parts of the body according to the chosen sport and the place of practice:
- – The lower limbs (56.8%), more specifically the ankle and knee
- – Upper limbs (26.8%), especially the head and neck
Sports that cause a sprain most frequently are jogging, tennis and ball sports.
Sports most often causing a fracture are contact sports, horse riding, and skiing.
In the age group 10/24 years, the average duration of hospitalization following a sports accident is 7 days. In 20.2% of the cases, reeducation sessions will be practiced. 1 accident out of 7 leads to a school break, and 6 out of 10 will be followed by a dispensation of physical education.
13% of young people aged 10 to 24 years old will remain uncomfortable, especially among the older of them and the girls. 17% will have scars and 16.5% will remain marked on the psychological plan. The severity of sequelae is considered important in 10% cases, and more than a third of them will have direct consequences on everyday life.
Another danger: the misperception of the risk
Young people’s fears include fear of traffic accidents (dominates), regardless of age and gender. Thus, the perception of risk is very far from reality. Teens who are most afraid of accidents are also those who have been most victims in the last 12 months (21.1% of young people declare have had an accident). Overall, the expression of fears about health is less strong in young people than in adults.