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Ways to Avoid Common Summer Personal Injuries

When the summer season finally hits, we all get excited to spend time outside and take in the blue skies and sunshine. While summer is an enjoyable time, it also presents itself with a variety of injuries that can be prevented. That’s why, the personal injury attorneys at Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP in Atlanta compiled this list of common summer-related mishaps that you can easily avoid.

Grilling Accidents

When you’re grilling up a delicious meal, it’s important to be careful to avoid serious burn injuries. Prior to grilling with a gas grill, make sure your grill does not leak. You should also store propane tanks away from the sun, keep flammable items away from the grill, replace old grills, and never leave a hot grill unattended.

Swimming Pool Accidents

When you find yourself lounging by the swimming pool and going in for a dip it’s important that you are extra cautious. If you do not have experience swimming, it may be a good idea to take formal swim lessons.

Aside from improving your swimming skills, you should limit your alcohol usage around pools, purchase pool safety devices such as lifejackets, learn CPR, and never leave children unsupervised in a pool area.

Fireworks Related Injuries

We all look forward to enjoying the fireworks on Fourth of July, Memorial Day, or at other summer events or gatherings. However, fireworks and sparklers can be dangerous and may lead to severe burns, injuries, and even death. Make sure that you obey your state and local fireworks laws and light sparklers in a safe, alcohol-free environment. It’s also a good idea to always have a fire extinguisher or a bucket of water nearby in case of an emergency.

Heat Stroke

Spending a lot of time outside on a hot summer day usually comes with a price. Every summer, emergency rooms across the United States are typically filled with people suffering from heat dehydration and exhaustion. To prevent heat related injuries, drink water often and regularly, maintain a balanced diet, get plenty of sleep, and take frequent breaks in the shade to get away from the heat when necessary.

Turn to Kaplan & Lukowski, LLP for Your Personal Injury Needs

If you or a family member happen to suffer from a personal injury this summer, do not hesitate to contact Kaplan & Lukowksi, LLP for help.

Call our Atlanta firm at (404) 845-0012 or fill out our online contact form for a no obligation, free consultation.