Accidents and injuries tend to increase during the summer, especially for children. Do you know that many common injuries occur where you may least expect them? According to one hospital's website, ER visits increase significantly during the summer. Many of these injuries occur as a result of children getting into accidents, such as falling out of windows (whether they have screens or they don't). Fire pits are also a common place for injuries, as are lawn mower accidents, swimming accidents, and pedestrian accidents. The time around dusk can be particularly dangerous for children out playing, since it may be more difficult for others to see them walking, biking, and rollerskating on the streets.
As our families are outside more in the summer months, it is very important to pay attention to your surroundings while you are out driving, walking, and biking. If you hit another person or car, you could cause severe and lasting injury, as well as significant psychological and emotional distress to the victim and their families. Victims of accidents injured due to the fault of another may injuries that result in compounded medical bills and significant changes in mobility and ability. Attorney Doug Stoehr is an attorney serving western and central Pennsylvania that handles cases involving victims of personal injury. If you would like to consult with him about your case, please contact our law office.