When we think about personal injury cases, it’s not often that we think about when they take place. We’re not just referring to the time of day or the day of the week, but we’re looking at the season in which personal injuries can happen. Different seasons can bring about different risks for personal injuries. The climate and weather can factor into these accidents, but what’s also important to think about is what people are doing the most in one season that they might not be doing so much of in another season.
Knowing what each season can bring regarding accidents and personal injuries can help you stay aware and take the necessary measures to prevent these accidents.
Although winter is considered the “most wonderful time of the year,” it can bring about many challenges and risks for people everywhere. Most places endure more extreme weather conditions when the winter season rolls around. With a drop in temperatures and ice and snow, roads become treacherous as well as sidewalks and walkways. Slicks surfaces are one of the leading causes of slip and fall accidents that occur in the winter.
Whether you slip or fall on public or private property, whoever owns the property could be found liable for the accident. For skiers and snowboarders, if involved in an accident, could be compensated if the accident was caused by the negligent actions of someone else or by defective tools or materials.
The end of the winter season can be a relief, but what many people don’t know is that the winter leaves the spring with some damage, especially on the roads. More often than not, you will see potholes, cracks, and other kinds of damage on pavement, sidewalks. There might even be some ice and snow still melting. With that, construction workers and pedestrians face the most risks during this time of the year.
Tourism also arises in the spring, so there is a higher chance of pedestrian accidents. If a tourist is injured, the case can be tricky because they have to seek representation from a lawyer that is familiar with the law from outside states.
Most people believe that winter is the most dangerous season to drive in. While it is one of the most dangerous seasons to drive, the month of August tends to see the highest numbers of auto accidents. Summer usually sees auto accidents in young adults and teenagers, often because they are off for vacation. In fact, Memorial Day and Labor Day are some of the holidays that have been known as some of the most dangerous, so it is important to stay alert and aware on these days during the year.
Other summertime personal injury cases include swimming pool accidents and summertime activities such as camping, hiking, bicycling, boating, anything of the sort.
The fall can be seen as a combination of summer and winter accidents. Because the holidays begin to roll around, there are more cases of drunk driving and this usually involves more than one driver having been injured. Pedestrian accidents also peak because, with less light out, it can be harder for drivers to see pedestrians either on the roads or sidewalks.
Slip and falls are still very much prevalent during this time of year because of the change in temperature, which also calls for some extreme weather conditions. The fall is also one of the most common times in the year where people do maintenance on their homes, so accidents become very likely in these situations.
Which season has the most risk?
The summer is the season that carries the most risk in terms of personal injuries and accidents. This is especially true for auto accidents. More specifically these accidents will occur on weekends and this is because this is when people are out and most active. Nonetheless, it is important to stay aware of risks and hazards in every season of the year.
Get Help from A Professional Personal Injury Lawyer, Today
Here at Aranda Law Firm, we work day in and day out, no matter the time of year. With that being said, you can come to us to seek legal help if you have just suffered from a personal injury. Get in touch with us today to learn more about how a lawyer can start building your case.