Summer Dangers To Watch Out For
What steps should I take to stay safe this summer?
Summertime has finally arrived, but as we all rejoice for warm weather, it is also important to be aware of some of the dangers that lurk during the summer months. Summertime brings high temperatures, lots of rain, and free time for teens. Some summer activities can pose risks to Georgians. The following is a look at some common summer dangers. In making yourself aware of these dangers, you can take steps to keep you and your family safe this summer.
Summer abounds with more drivers on the road. Thanks to school being out and many families taking off for the weekend, more cars on the roads equates to an increased risk of accidents. Highway fatalities often spike in the month of July, with teens being among the most at risk drivers. Drivers should use particular caution around the Fourth of July, when a large number of drunk drivers may take to the roadways.
Swimming in pools, lakes, the ocean, and other bodies of water is a ritual in the summertime. During the summer months, parents must take particular care to watch their children around the water. While swimming is a fun family activity, drowning is a top cause of death among children. Ensure your child wears a life vest if he or she cannot yet swim. Consider enrolling your child in swim lessons and always closely monitor children or weak swimmers near the water.
Heatstroke and dehydration occur at high rates in the summer months. Heatstroke can set in when your body becomes overheated due to prolonged exposure to the heat or intense physical exertion in the heat. Without medical treatment, heatstroke can result in serious medical complications. Parents should take care to ensure their children are never left in hot cars and everyone should take breaks from the heat in the hot summer months.
If you or a loved one suffers an injury this summer due to another’s negligence, contact a Georgia personal injury attorney. Your attorney will evaluate the facts of your case and provide you with an assessment as to your legal rights.
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