Summer 2021 will be here before you know it. So many people venture to this area for some fun in the sun that time of year. We hope that you have a fun, but also safe summer. Our personal injury lawyers at the Lake of the Ozarks have seen way too many people get injured here in the summer time. Keep reading this week's blog for a few of the most common types of personal injury cases. If you find yourself injured due to an unfortunate accident, call Gibbons Law Firm today and get the compensation you deserve. We can be reached at 573-348-2211. Schedule your free consultation today.
What Types of Personal Injury Cases Happen The Most In The Summer Time?
Accidents Where Boating While Intoxicated Is Involved
At the Lake of the Ozarks, it’s no surprise to see hundreds and thousands of boats out on the water, especially during the peak summer months and busy holiday weekends. Unfortunately, it doesn’t take much for a fun day on the water to turn dangerous - especially when drinks are involved. Alcohol use is one of the top factors in fatal boating accidents, so if you are operating the boat, you’ll want to skip the alcohol. Even if your passengers are good swimmers, you’ll want to make sure that they always wear life jackets while on board.
Accidents Where Driving While Intoxicated Is Involved
During the summer months, you don’t have to contend with the risky driving weather that snow and ice bring - but that doesn’t eliminate other risks. Nicer weather means that more people will be out and about, which can increase the risk of car accidents. Some of these accidents can include more teen drivers on the road since they aren’t in school, as well more people being out for summer parties, family reunions, and summer vacations. More summer parties can also mean that more people could be drinking and driving, as well.
Accidents Where Bikers Are Injured
The beautiful weather makes it nearly impossible for cyclists of all kinds to not get out on the road. From motorcycles to a standard bicycle, it is very easy for riders to become the victim of an accident. Because bicycles and motorcycles are less visible and other vehicles, drivers need to be on high alert for cyclists during the summer months. If you are a cyclist, one of the best things you can do is to wear proper safety gear and fits, use reflectors, and have a good helmet.
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