Summer is here, which means more people are out enjoying the nice weather and a variety of activities. However, it also means there are certain dangers for which to be aware. With the onset of summer, you are probably visiting certain places you don’t go to during other times of the year. Certain types of premises liability are more common during these summer months. Knowing about them can help you to avoid these common accidents during this time of year.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Slip and fall accidents are among the most common premises liability issues. While these can occur during any season of the year, they can be more of a problem during the summer due to a number of reasons. Typically, there are more people visiting other premises during summer and there are more dangers to be aware of. Common slip and fall accidents stem from stairs, walkways, wet concrete, or paths littered with objects. Additionally, if there is an uneven pavement or a loose step or floorboard, it can lead to a disaster that leaves someone injured.
With more and more people going out to enjoy the beautiful, warm summer weather, there are also more animals around as well. Many take their dogs with them when they visit certain places, such as neighbors’ homes. Unfortunately, this could lead to a problem if the pet is not controlled and ends up biting someone. If you suffer a dog bite and an injury as a result, the pet owner can be held liable, as can the person who allows the pet on their premises.
Perhaps the most common and deadly of all summertime premises injuries is swimming pool accidents and drownings. Many people flock to their local public pool to cool off in the summer, while others visit the private pool of a friend or family member.
Unfortunately, accidents at the pool can happen if there is inadequate supervision of children, in particular. At public pools, there should always be a designated lifeguard on duty. Children using private pools should constantly be supervised by an adult, even if the children know how to swim.
If you have suffered an injury during the summer while visiting the premises of another, you may be entitled to compensation for your injuries. Make sure to seek the help of a skilled Austin, Texas personal injury attorney who can ensure your rights are protected.
Contact the Law Offices of Vic Feazell, P.C. at (512) 710-0931 for a free consultation to discuss your case.