Summer break is every kid’s favorite time of year, but it’s also a time when accidents tend to spike. Increased traffic, more people in places unfamiliar to them, and an increase in dangerous activities all lay the groundwork for higher accident rates. Whether you’re planning on enjoying summer vacation at home or taking a trip, it’s important to plan ahead to protect yourself and your family.
If you or someone you love suffers an injury caused by someone else’s negligence, you could be entitled to compensation. Learn more by calling Turner, Onderdonk, Kimbrough, Howell, Huggins & Bradley at 251-847-2237 (Chatom) or 251-651-0483 (Bay Minette).
Swimming Pool and Beach Accidents
Swimming pool and beach accidents hit their peak during summer months. For those in cooler states, it’s the first time in months that people have been able to shed their winter clothes and hop into the water. For those in warmer states like Alabama, it means a flood of tourists to local beaches and hotels.
Wherever you and your family like to swim, make sure you are bringing the proper protective equipment with you. Bring enough life jackets for everyone if you plan on going into deep water, and if you’re exploring natural waters, make sure you know what to do in a rip tide. Beaches can be unpredictable, and even strong swimmers can find themselves pulled out to the ocean by a rogue tide.
If you own a pool, keep visitors safe by putting up a fence around the pool and having strict rules for everyone who enters the water. This may help you avoid unnecessary accident claims against your homeowners’ insurance.
There are many other hazards that you and your family may run into this summer. No matter the situation we are here to help.
Discuss Your Accident Claim with Turner, Onderdonk, Kimbrough, Howell, Huggins & Bradley
Just knowing the hazards of summer can help you keep yourself and your family safer. If someone gets injured despite your best efforts, we can help. Set up an appointment with Turner, Onderdonk, Kimbrough, Howell, Huggins & Bradley now by calling us at 251-847-2237 (Chatom) or 251-651-0483 (Bay Minette) or reaching out to us .