With the sun shining, the temperature rising, and everyone excited, the summer months are the perfect time to get together with friends and family for a cookout or picnic. Sadly, while it should be all fun and games, data suggests that the rate of injuries from consumer products such as trampolines, grills, bicycles, and pools increases during this period.
Therefore, before you fire up that grill or pack up the cooler, follow these safety tips to ensure your summer celebrations are fun and worry-free.
How to Stay Safe During the Arizona Summer
People are more active during the summer months as they spend time outside enjoying adventurous activities. However, it’s important to note there are a few risks that pose a threat to your fun in the sun. Consider the following risks and how to stay safe in the summer:
Grilling is a summertime staple. Having some steaks and a couple of beers with friends and family is an ideal way to enjoy a sunny afternoon. However, grills can be extremely hazardous.
Never leave your grill unattended, especially when kids are playing around. Moreover, keep a fire extinguisher handy in case of an emergency.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), there’s an average of 22 nonfatal drownings and 11 fatal drownings daily. If you have a pool, it’s vital to take precautions to prevent accidents. Never leave children unattended near the water, put up a fence around the pool’s perimeter, and install a self-locking gate.
Trampolines are a great way to get the kids active and burn off some energy. But they can also be dangerous. Approximately 100,000 people receive emergency room treatment each year due to trampoline-related injuries. Among them, about 500 sustain permanent neurologic damage.
Trampoline accidents often cause head, neck, spinal cord, and brain injuries. Fortunately, there are some steps you can take to reduce the risk of injury. If you observe these tips, your kids will enjoy their trampoline safely. They include:
- Only allow one person at a time on the trampoline, especially if it’s small
- Don’t let kids under the age of six use the trampoline
- Have adults supervise children when they’re using the trampoline
- Make sure the surface around the trampoline is clear of any objects that could cause injury if someone falls off
- Inspect the trampoline regularly for tears or holes in the mat or netting, as well as any broken springs or other damage
- Don’t allow flips or somersaults because they’re the most common cause of serious injuries.
With warmer weather comes the opportunity to get outside and explore on two wheels. But before you head out, it’s essential to ensure your bike is in good working condition. So, conduct a quick safety check by inspecting the tires, brakes, and chain.
Taking into account these risks and preparing for dangers may save you and someone else from severe summer injuries. If you find yourself injured due to someone else’s negligence, speak with an Arizona personal injury lawyer as soon as possible.
Contact Arizona Personal Injury Attorneys at Feller and Wendt
Taking extra safety precautions during summer may prevent you from serious damage. However, regardless of how careful you are, you may find yourself suffering from other people’s recklessness and negligence. Our Feller and Wendt team understands the challenges you face and will do everything in our power to provide you with the justice you deserve.
If you or a loved one in Arizona has been injured in an accident, call (801) 499-5060 or fill out our contact form to discuss your legal options. Our experienced personal injury attorneys will fight for the compensation you deserve.