Two Reasons Personal Injury Claims Go Up In The Summer Season

Posted on: 13 February 2018

The winter season is coming to a close with spring looming on the horizon, which means before you know it, summer will be in full swing. When summer does hit, it's only natural that there are greater risks of being injured, but why is this the case? What is it about fairer weather that brings about more injuries? As an average everyday person who is just as much at risk for being injured as the next person, you are likely curious why summer means more injuries for a lot of people. Here are a few reasons why the instances of personal injury claims often increase during the summer months of the year. 

People are naturally more mobile and active during the summer. 

When the weather is nice, people tend to want to get out of the house and enjoy the season. Most family vacations happen in the summer months, most day trips and excursions happen in the summer, and people, in general, are more active at this time of year because it is more pleasurable to be out and about.

Because there is more traffic, more people inside of stores, and more pedestrians on the streets, it is logically more likely that situations would come up where someone would get hurt. Spills may not get tended to as quickly, for example, because the staff at a retail store are overwhelmed with so many customers. 

Summer brings with it more ways for people to get hurt. 

Think about all the activities that go along with the summer season. People are enjoying backyard barbecues with their family, friends, and neighbors. People are enjoying time gathered around a pool. Children are out of school and playing with neighborhood kids. People are out later at night and at different times of the day because there is no school or work the next day. All of this extra activity brings along with it more possibilities for someone to get injured, whether it is a slip at the pool, a car accident, or something else.

Throw in the fact that people are using grills, burning campfires, and shooting fireworks, and the chances of injury grow even larger through the summer months. So much summer fun involves a little risk factor in some shape or another, which tends to land people with injuries they are not at fault for and the need for an attorney.

If you've been injured and believe another party's negligence played a part, contact law offices like Caldwell Kennedy & Porter to learn what your next steps should be.