Summertime in Georgia brings about many exciting activities. The kids are out of school and the air is hot, there are plenty of things to do with friends and family.
Unfortunately, the summer months can also spark a whole new set of personal injuries that parents and other Georgia residents should be aware of. Staying informed about these summer-related injuries can help keep you and your family safe and having fun throughout the warmest months in our state.
What are the most common injuries in the summer?
There are a variety of injuries that spike, particularly in the summertime, when kids are out of school and playing with their friends and more people are outdoors, enjoying the sunshine. These injuries involve:
- Swimming injuries: head injuries involving diving in too shallow water, bumping into other people at the pool, drowning
- Summer sports injuries (soccer, baseball, softball, water skiing and other water-related sports): ankle sprains, broken wrists, scrapes and cuts
- Playground injuries: broken bones, scrapes and cuts, head injuries
- Bicycle injuries: serious head injuries
These are some of the most common injuries that increase in the summer, among others.
While these injuries can occur at other times in our state, they can be particularly high in the summer while more people are out of school and outdoors. Luckily, most of these injuries can be prevented with proper safety precautions, wearing the proper safety equipment, stretching prior to activity and vigilant behavior.
But sometimes, these types of injuries are due to the irresponsibility of others. When this is the case, you and your family can get compensation for injuries suffered. A personal injury attorney can tell you more about your specific situation.