Thursday, April 14, 2022

3 Common Types of Summertime Personal Injuries to Avoid at Lake of the Ozarks

Even though the weather can’t seem to decide day-to-day, summer really is right around the corner. Soon, people will be coming from all over the state to enjoy the beautiful Lake of the Ozarks. As personal injury attorneys at Lake of the Ozarks, we hope everyone has a fun and safe summer. We are aware that injuries happen every year, and we also know that some of them are avoidable. This week's blog is dedicated to the most common personal injury cases at Lake of the Ozarks. If you or someone you know is a victim of personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, it’s important for you to know your rights, so you can receive the compensation you need and deserve. If you would like to speak to a personal injury lawyer in mid-Missouri, give our office a call for a free consultation. To learn what causes some of the most common personal injuries during the summertime at Lake of the Ozarks, read on!

Motorcycle Accidents

The Lake of the Ozarks is just as attractive to motorcyclists as it is to boating enthusiasts! The natural scenery plus the fun curves and hills of the roads at the lake are a joy to experience on a motorcycle. But motorcycles are smaller, harder to see, and far less forgiving in an accident with a vehicle. It is important for drivers to look out for motorcyclists and allow them plenty of distance when traveling with them on the road. It is also important for motorcycles to look out, wear the proper safety gear, use turn signals, etc. 

Boating Accidents Involving Someone Who Has Been Drinking

Summertime is peak boating season, and there can be an extreme amount of traffic on the lake during that time. Boats of all speeds and sizes, and drivers of all levels of skill are out together at the same time. Some are enjoying their speed boats, while others are pulling the kids on the tube behind a tri-Toon, and others chasing waves on their PWCs. Sometimes people get hurt. Unfortunately, this happens more often when somebody has been drinking or is under the influence of alcohol. That is why the importance of having a designated driver cannot be underestimated. No one wants to be injured or cause someone else to be hurt. In addition, look out for your passengers by making sure they are wearing their life jackets while out on the lake.

Car Accidents Involving Someone Who Has Been Drinking

For similar reasons, car accidents happen more often in the summer. There are more people here, and not everyone is familiar with the roads. The Ozarks have a lot more curves and blind hills than other areas, so when we have visitors, it can be more of a challenge. On top of that there are more teenage drivers during the summer when school is out. There may also be more distracted drivers during the summer with people in town for reunions, vacations, and even parties and concerts. As people enjoy celebrating and making memories at the lake, they may make the mistake of getting behind the wheel after drinking.

Reach Out to Gibbons Law Firm Today. 

At Gibbons Law Firm, we are familiar with handling these types of personal injury cases. We see how devastating a life-changing injury can be for the victim and all the ways it can affect their future. We also understand the elements necessary to build a successful personal injury case. We want you to know that if you are suffering from a serious injury due to someone else’s negligence, you are welcome to a free initial consultation with our law firm in Lake Ozark. We can answer your questions and discuss your rights and how you might be able to seek compensation. You are worth the time, don’t hesitate to make the appointment. If you would like to stay in touch with us and hear more tips and legal information from our law firm, use the links below to follow us on your favorite social media channel. 

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Lake Ozark, MO 65049

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