Spring means nicer weather and more time spent outside, but it can also bring along some new safety hazards that you need to be aware of. Our Monmouth County personal injury attorneys have plenty of experience helping people who have been injured all year round in all types of situations, but today we are taking a look at some of the dangers that are more common in this particular season.
What Are Some Common Causes of Injury in Spring?
A new season can bring all sorts of new hazards with it, but these are some of the biggest issues our personal injury lawyers notice each spring:
More sunlight: The days have gotten longer, which means that there is a greater chance that the glare from the sun could temporarily blind someone and cause an accident. If you are behind the wheel of a car, have sunglasses handy. If you are a pedestrian or cyclist, take extra precautions around vehicles on particularly sunny days. Giving them a bit more space could prevent an accident.
Spring showers: Rainy days can cause their problems too. A rainstorm can make roads more slippery, so keep more distance than usual from other vehicles. Also be careful when entering stores, an apartment complex, or any other building. People tracking in all that water can create a slip-and-fall hazard, and property owners need to stay vigilant in order to keep guests safe.
Trampolines and pools: If you have a trampoline or pool in your yard, you will probably end up being one of the more popular houses with the neighborhood kids during the spring and summer months. Make sure that your children and their friends are properly monitored around these hazards. We also recommend that pools, trampolines, and anything else that someone could hurt themselves on are behind fencing and a locked gate.
Poor sidewalk conditions: The winter weather can damage sidewalks, causing cracks and holes that can become hazardous. If you are a pedestrian, pay close attention to the conditions ahead of you and try to avoid anything that looks iffy.
What Should I Do If I Get Injured This Spring?
If you are injured in an accident and believe that someone else’s actions or negligence were to blame, then you should strive to hold them accountable. Our firm can help you pursue compensation that can help make up for the costs of medical care, the paychecks you missed while recovering from your injuries, and any psychological trauma you experienced as a result of your accident.
Schedule Your Legal Consultation
So if you have been injured in an accident, you do not have to pursue damages on your own. An attorney from the Wilton Law Firm is ready to help you make things right. Schedule an appointment with our legal team and attend a free consultation where we can tell you more about your legal options and what we can do to assist you.