Be on the Lookout for Personal Injuries this Spring!
It’s the first day of spring! Even though it may not quite feel like it yet, warmer temperatures are right around the corner. With warmer temperatures, more people will be heading outdoors. Whether it’s working on your yard, taking your dog for a walk, or getting your motorcycle ready for the first ride of the season, injuries are lurking right around the corner.
For your safety, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone has information about personal injuries you need to be on the lookout for as the days get longer and the temperatures keep climbing.
Common Personal Injuries in the Spring
Injury can strike anywhere and at any time. You must be prepared. Nevertheless, springtime in New Jersey means certain injuries happen more often than others.
One type of injury that happens quite often in the spring are injuries that result from vehicle accidents. When it’s nice outside, more people will be out and about, driving on roadways throughout the Garden State. Vehicle accidents don’t only involve cars or trucks, they could involve motorcycles, ATVs, quads, and other types of personal transportation.
An increase in pedestrian accidents is often the result of increased drivers on the road during the spring. New Jersey is one of the deadliest states when it comes to pedestrian accidents with over 125 fatal accidents occurring every year.
Another springtime injury to be on the lookout for stems from slip and fall incidents. While many people associate slip and fall incidents with the slick conditions of winter, the spring can be just as dangerous. All that snow and ice will melt causing surfaces to be inundated with runoff water. The excess water from melting snow and ice can make walkways and places where people regularly travel by foot more slippery than usual. More people will be outside walking around. So that in itself increases the chance someone slips and falls.
Like we said at the beginning of this blog, more people are likely to take their dog outside as the weather gets nicer. This often leads to an increase in dog attacks and dog bites. It is important that dog owners keep their pets on a leash while going on walks. Dogs that have a history of biting other dogs or people should always be monitored.
Dog attacks could result in serious injuries including lacerations, bleeding, broken bones and even limb amputations. Some dog attacks, especially those involving children, may even prove fatal.
Speaking of being outside, children finally get to make their way to the playground in the spring after being cooped up inside all winter because of the snow and frigid temperatures. Schools, along with other city agencies or private entities that own parks and playgrounds, must be sure to check all their equipment when spring begins and ensure that they are in good working order.
Compensation for Springtime Injuries
If you or someone you know was the victim of a personal injury caused by someone’s negligence, you may be able to seek compensation for damages including medical expenses, lost wages, rehabilitation, and past and future pain and suffering. The type and amount of compensation you might be entitled to will depend on the nature of your case.
If you lost someone you care about because of another person’s misconduct or negligence, you may be able to file a wrongful death action against the responsible party. Though money won’t bring your loved one back, it can relieve the financial burden.
Contact the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone
If you sustained injuries because of someone’s negligence this spring, the Law Offices of Anthony Carbone can assist you in your pursuit of justice. Jersey City personal injury attorney Anthony Carbone is committed to fighting for the compensation and damages you deserve. Contact us today.