Though Texas is one of the states with more temperate weather, the arrival of spring is something many Texans look forward to each year. The blooming flowers, longer days, and the emergence of fun festivals bring about fun times spent with friends. However, if you’re planning on spending time outdoors, you’ll need to stay aware of spring safety hazards that can lead to harm. Keep reading to learn what risks you should be aware of and how Houston personal injury attorneys can help you navigate this situation.
What Are the Most Common Spring Safety Hazards?
Many look forward the start of daylight savings time, which lengthens the period of light throughout the day. However, you may not know that this can increase the risk of car accidents. Unfortunately, extended periods of sunshine mean that it’s more likely for drivers to endure blinding glares. As a result, their visibility is significantly reduced, leading to an increased risk of collisions.
On the opposite end, the springtime also sees an increase in rainfall. As a result, debris is more likely to wash onto the road, cause flooding, and lead to cars hydroplaning. As such, drivers may be involved in more crashes due to the wet spring weather.
Another hazard that occurs during springtime is premises liability accidents. Unfortunately, these often impact children, as playgrounds may be improperly assembled or the owner fails to maintain the equipment. If it is a public playground, it is the responsibility of the municipality to ensure the equipment is safe and well taken care of.
If I’m Injured, What Can I Do?
When you sustain injuries as a result of one of the aforementioned hazards and a negligent party, it’s essential to understand how to proceed. The first thing you should do is seek medical attention for the injuries you sustained. If you delay care and pursue compensation, the defense will likely argue that you failed to mitigate damages by refusing to seek medical treatment. As such, it’s in your best interest to contact emergency services to receive immediate treatment, even if the injuries don’t seem severe.
Next, you should take photos and videos of the scene of the accident. Be sure to capture images of the damage to vehicles, rust on playground equipment, road conditions, and the injuries you’ve sustained. This can provide essential evidence when pursuing compensation.
Finally, you’ll need to contact an experienced attorney. At the Gonzalez Law Group, our dedicated legal team can help you navigate the complexities that personal injury cases often bring about. Unfortunately, if you try to proceed with this on your own, it’s likely that you will not receive the compensation you’re entitled to. Luckily, our firm is ready to help. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you through this challenging time.