Common Avoidable Summertime Accidents

May 29, 2020

Summer is a season of getting outdoors and spending time with friends and family. However, it can also be a season that is fraught with accidents and injuries.

While you do everything possible to keep you and your family safe, you still need to anticipate the most common summertime accidents that can occur without warning. You also can protect you and your family’s best interests by hiring a Midwood NY personal injury attorney from Levitsky Law Firm to represent you.

Slip and Fall Accidents

Slip and fall accidents happen in record numbers each summer. As you are out walking, biking or enjoying other activities, it can be easy to slip and fall on properties that are not mowed, maintained and otherwise well-kept.

Even if your injury seems relatively minor, you are still owed compensation for your pain and suffering. Your attorney can advocate for you by contacting the property owner and filing an insurance claim. If necessary, he or she can also file a lawsuit to compel the insurer and property owner to pay your medical bills and compensate you for expenses like lost income and punitive damages.

Dog Bites

With warmer weather, many dog owners take advantage of being able to walk their dogs around the neighborhood. Not all dog are well-behaved, even on leashes. You can still get bit and suffer extensive damage to your body because of an aggressive dog.

The dog’s owner by law must compensate you for your medical costs and other expenses. Your lawyer will ensure that the dog’s owner follows through on paying for your stitches, antibiotics, x-rays and other medical bills that result from the bite. The owner may also be legally liable for paying you punitive damages because of your pain and suffering.

You need to be on guard for accidents during the summertime. You can protect you and your family by retaining a Midwood NY personal injury attorney from the Levitsky Law Firm today.