Now that the weather is warm, people are eager to get out of the house and get back to their favorite recreational activities. Although this season tends to bring joy to most people in the south, there are some hazards to take into consideration. This blog will discuss the top 5 most common springtime accidents and what to do if you are severely injured in one.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
When the weather is nicer outside, more people will drive their cars or ride their motorcycles. Motorists need to be mindful of their surroundings during this season as more traffic is expected. If you plan on hitting the road this spring, abide by all rules, be extra aware of pedestrians, and eliminate any potential distractions within your vehicle.
Similar to motorcyclists, you should expect to see more cyclists on the road this spring. If you plan on biking, make sure to share the road, stay in your lanes when prompted, and stay away from people’s blind spots. If you manage to get in an accident that you were not liable for, seek medical assistance and then contact the Cunningham Bounds team.
It’s expected for children to be returning to the playground more often after winter. Although city or private agencies are entitled to keep their parks safe, sometimes that’s not the case. If your child was injured due to negligence on the park’s behalf, you might be entitled to compensation.
Not only do we want to be outside, but our pets do too. To enjoy this weather in peace, dog owners must keep their pets on a leash while on walks. Severe dog attacks can lead to infections, lacerations, and even broken bones. In the event of a dog bite caused by the owner’s negligence, contact a personal injury attorney after you receive medical attention.
Slip & Falls
When more people return to their day-to-day activities, you can expect more foot traffic everywhere—this means the likelihood of slip and fall accidents is high. These accidents are caused by slippery surfaces, uneven pavement, or cracked sidewalks. If a property owner fails to repair conditions that they knew were dangerous, they can be held liable for any injuries that happened on the property.
Cunningham Bounds Is Here to Help
If you or a loved one have been seriously injured due to another person or party’s wrongdoing this spring season, give our Mobile office a call. Our personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you need to recover.
Give us a call at (844) 417-0930 or visit our Contact Us page on our website to get started on your free consultation.