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Personal Injury Cases Increase With the Rise of Outdoor Activity

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As more of us are enjoying the outdoors during the warm summer months, the risks of personal injuries typically increase. Professions with heightened outdoor responsibilities usually experience more accidents and injuries.Those who administer and maintain recreational places sometimes take too many shortcuts and their negligence can endanger innocent pleasure seekers. Heightened  outdoor activity can take the following forms:

  • Construction work is at its highest pitch during the warm, dry months of summer, and that includes everything from erecting high-rise buildings to paving busy city streets.
  • Commercial farming is at its peak with increased use of labor and machinery.
  • Motorists are impatiently getting into and out of hot vehicles and rushing about on commutes and extended trips.
  • Pleasure seekers are enjoying amusement park rides, picnics, and outdoor sports.
  • More people are attending public events, many of them outdoors.
  • Boaters and water enthusiasts are on local lakes and waterways more often.
  • Summer camps are in full swing with many outdoor activities.

“The risk for issues like drowning and sports injuries go up in the hotter seasons,” according to Dr. Christopher M. McStay, Chief of Clinical Operations and Associate Professor at the University of Colorado School of Medicine.

Littman and Babiarz, your personal injury attorneys in Auburn, Syracuse, Ithaca and Elmira New York, understand the complex laws and procedures involved in personal injury and workers compensation litigation. We can represent your claims effectively when accidents and personal injuries occur during the busy summer months.

Common Summertime Injuries

Here are six of the most common accidents likely to occur in the summer that could result in serious personal injuries.

Car Accidents: According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the period between Memorial Day and Labor Day is the peak time nationwide for auto accidents.

Slip-and-Fall Accidents: Slip-and-fall or trip-and-fall accidents also commonly occur during the summer season because we spend more time outdoors.

Swimming Accidents: Seventy percent of drowning accidents occur between May and August. In New York State, there is an average of seven fatal drownings per year in public pools and beaches.

Bicycle and Motorcycle Accidents: When the sun is out, children and adults are out riding their bicycles. Motorcyclists are also out in full force. While riding bicycles and motorcycles can be fun, there is also the increased risk of bike accidents.

Burn Injuries: During the summertime, there is the increased risk of burn injuries from barbecue grills and fireworks during the July 4 holiday. As we know, burn injuries can be extremely painful and costly to treat.

Work-Related Accidents: According to the Bureau of Labor and Standards, more injuries occur during the summer months than at other times of the year.

At Littman and Babiarz, we are your personal injury attorneys in Auburn, Syracuse, Ithaca and Elmira New York, who can investigate your injury circumstances and determine if another party was at fault through negligence or irresponsibility. If so, you may be able to file a personal injury claim.

What Is a Personal Injury Claim?

A personal injury claim is a legal motion filed through the courts in which an injured party seeks compensation from another party that caused them personal injury through negligent inaction or careless action. Parties accused of causing such injuries often dispute these claims. In these cases, personal injury attorneys provide the best defense of your rights.

The Littman and Babiarz Law Firm are experienced personal injury lawyers serving Ithaca, Auburn, Syracuse, Elmira and the surrounding areas of New York. We are experienced litigators and negotiators who work with you to build a successful personal injury claim. We are prepared to carry our clients’ case into the courtroom and fight for their rights for just and fair compensation.

What if My Accident Happened at Work?

New York workers compensation laws were established to provide for employees who are injured on the job. Workers who suffer injuries or develop medical conditions as a result of their employment are entitled to full coverage for medical care, free of deductibles or co-pays. Also, if workers’ injuries prevent them from working, they are eligible to receive partial compensation for lost income while they recover from their injuries.

At Littman & Babiarz, Attorneys at Law, our highly experienced workers compensation attorneys are familiar with the strategies used by employers and insurers to prevent employees from obtaining appropriate compensation. We are a recognized leader in Central New York workers compensation cases, and we will do all that is necessary to pursue your claim to a successful conclusion.

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Littman and Babiarz, Attorneys at Law, has represented hundreds of clients in Auburn, Syracuse, Ithaca and Elmira, New York who suffered personal injuries at work or at play. To learn more about how we can help you, contact us online or by calling our Central New York offices in Ithaca and Auburn, at 607-277-7527.