Due to the weather conditions and the types of activities that people engage in, each season has a different type of personal injury accident that is most common to that season. People frequently engage in more outside activities as the Seattle area weather warms up in the spring. During the spring season, some of the most prevalent causes or types of personal injury accidents are listed below.
As people resume long-distance travel in the spring, the number of motor vehicle accidents tends to rise. Motor vehicle collisions can result in a wide range of injuries, including fractured bones, soft-tissue injuries, whiplash injuries, neck and back injuries, head/brain injuries, and spinal injuries.
Accidents at a Swimming Pool
Public and private swimming pools open as the spring season advances. Failing to take care around pools is a primary cause of personal injury accidents. Accidents such as slips and falls, diving accidents, and drownings are all common around pools. Broken bones, head injuries, and possibly traumatic brain injury can all result from these accidents.
Dog Attacks and Bites
Because more people are out for walks, dog owners often take their pets for walks or take them to parks to run and play with other dogs. Unfortunately, some dogs are more prone to attack or bite another pet or human because they are not well-trained or socialized. Even a dog that has previously been well-behaved can lash out for no apparent reason. Any injuries caused by a dog bite or attack to people or other pets are solely the responsibility of the dog owner. Dog attacks can cause lacerations, fractured bones, and soft tissue injury, as well as infection from a bite.
Accidents on Construction Sites
Spring marks the start of the building season, with many outdoor projects getting underway to take advantage of the warmer weather. Construction sites, of course, present plenty of dangers to both workers and passers-by. Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents, falls from heights, injuries from falling objects, motor vehicle or equipment accidents, fires and explosions, and electrocutions are all examples of construction accidents. Construction site owners and managers have a responsibility to keep construction sites as safe as possible and minimize the risk of accidents for workers and the general public.
Contact a Personal Injury Lawyer in Edmonds, Washington
Have you or a family member been seriously injured in Washington? Allowing the medical bills to pile up while you wait for the negligent party or their insurance company to do the right thing is a recipe for disaster. You need an aggressive personal injury lawyer on your side right now, fighting for the recompense you need, and deserve. Cunnane Law’s experienced attorneys represent clients who have been injured in Washington State. Contact us today for a free case evaluation.
Note: This information was provided not for any specific claim and is written in broad and general terms and may not be the right path to follow for a particular claim or case. This information is not intended to create an attorney client relationship. It is always best to receive direct legal counsel for your legal issues. It is never too early to call the attorney, but it can be too late.