With Summertime Fun Comes Slip and Fall Accidents, Pool Drownings, BBQ Burns and a Long List of Property Liability Risks
It’s summertime, and the living is risky. Not to put a damper on everyone’s fun, but amidst all the outdoor adventure, backyard gatherings and family reunions, many warm weather accidents take place. The result can be premises liability injuries or even a death on someone else’s property, from lake drownings and gas grill burns to bicycling accidents and ATV crashes.
It’s not something most of us think about when we’re attending a barbecue, pool party or picnic, but summer accidents happen when we least expect them.
The Detroit personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Goodman Acker, P.C. caution everyone to know their rights when they head out to events and celebrations this summer. If you are injured in a slip and fall accident, a boating accident or sustain any type of injury due to negligence, you should not hesitate to contact an experienced accident lawyer in Detroit.
A property owner has varying degrees of responsibility for the safety of individuals who enter his or her property depending upon the purpose of the visit. Because Michigan is what is called a “no-fault” state, it can be confusing to understand your rights if you are injured on someone else’s property. You may need to hire an experienced Michigan personal injury attorney to file a “Tort” claim premises liability lawsuit against the landowner’s property insurance, which would cover pain and suffering damages.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), some of the most deadly summertime injuries occur during water activity accidents. Pool drownings, lake drownings and river drownings are at the top of the list, though age plays a part. The CDC’s report on unintentional drowning says people of different ages drown in different locations.
For example, most children ages 1-4 drown in a private home swimming pool. The percentage of drownings in lakes, rivers and oceans increases with age. More than half of fatal and nonfatal drownings among those 15 years and older occurred in natural water settings.
So before you jump off that giant river boulder into a swimming hole, before you take your kids to a pool party and before that family trip to a lakeside campground, have a talk about water safety. Summer accident injuries and fatalities happen every year, so be preventative—and know your rights.
The Law Offices of Goodman Acker knows that summertime fun can result in tragedy when we least expect it. If you or a loved one was injured in someone else’s home or you lost a relative due to a death on someone else’s land, we can fight for your rights. Call a Detroit, Michigan personal injury lawyer at 1-866-DONT-LOSE or complete our online contact form for a free consultation.
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Southfield, MI 48075