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Common Personal Injury Accidents During Summer

Summer is here, which means that few types of personal injury accidents can become more common than during other seasons of the year. If you are injured in an accident and believe another person’s negligence or recklessness played a role, you can contact a personal injury lawyer to help you take necessary legal action to seek damages.

1. Motor Vehicle Collisions

It can sometimes feel like summer all year long in California, but when the season’s actually here, there can be a lot more people on the road. Whether it’s everyday commuters, trucking, or tourist traffic from other parts of California or other states, California’s roads and highways can host a lot more motorists than usual during summer.

Unfortunately, more vehicles on the road means more opportunities for a collision to occur. The chances of a car accident occurring are elevated when more people than usual are driving on unfamiliar roads, toting kids and pets, and daydreaming about vacation.

2. Bicycle Accidents

Bicycles are a great way to get around during summer in California, but more cyclists and vehicles on the road than usual is a recipe for an accident. Motor vehicle-on-bicycle accidents can be very severe, resulting in catastrophic injuries and even death for the exposed cyclist.

Common bicycle accident injuries include the following:

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Traumatic brain injuries

3. Motorcycle Crashes

Motorcycle riders are at a similarly greater risk of serious injuries from an accident. Accidents are more likely when distracted drivers fail to check their blind spots for riders or fail to notice them due to their slimmer profile on the road.

Riders can also put themselves in harm’s way when they drive between lanes in traffic. Although this is legal to do in California, it’s a riskier way to ride that can increase the odds of a collision.

4. Boating Accidents

There’s no better time of year to get on the water off of California’s coast than summer. Recreation boating booms during this season, but so too does the risk of becoming injured in a collision with another boat or watercraft.

Severe injuries in boating accidents can also unnecessarily lead to death if the injured party isn’t wearing their life jacket. If someone is knocked out during an accident and falls into the water, they may drown without some form of personal floatation device.

Were You Injured This Summer? We Can Help.

If you were injured as a result of another party’s recklessness or negligence, Smolich and Smolich can support your personal injury claim. With our dedicated legal representation, you can learn more about the options available to you and how you can pursue the damages you need to move forward with your life.

Contact Smolich and Smolich online now to learn more.