With summer in full swing and California slowly reopening from the COVID-19 pandemic, people across the state are enjoying family vacations and warm weather. However, you must remember that there are still dangers. While you might take every precaution to keep you and your family safe, others may not be as cautious. When an accident occurs because of another person’s negligence, contact Setareh Law. Our attorney can launch a thorough investigation into the accident and hold the negligent party accountable for their actions.
What Are the Most Dangerous Summer Activities in California?
If you were in an accident over the summer caused by another party’s negligence, you might be entitled to financial compensation. To obtain compensation, you must first prove that the other party’s actions were a direct cause of your accident, injuries, and losses. Proving this might be difficult on your own, especially if you are not familiar with California’s injury laws, but an experienced injury attorney can guide you through this challenging time.
Here are a few summer activities that might cause injuries that may result from negligence:
Amusement Park Rides
We often tell ourselves that the roller coaster at a local amusement park or county fair only looks scary. The truth is, our overconfidence might harm us. In fact, the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System’ reports that nearly 44,000 people sustain injuries on amusement park rides every year. It might be hard to file a claim against amusement parks since most have a disclaimer saying that purchasing a ticket forfeits your right to sue. Although, there may be exceptions. For example, the park might be liable for any injuries from a ride they failed to maintain regularly. Conversely, the ride manufacturer may be liable for an accident if they knew of a faulty part but failed to notify the park.
It seems that someone is setting off fireworks nightly in California, but setting off fireworks in some state regions is illegal due to officials fearing a fire. Regardless, California has a zero-tolerance policy for the sale and use of illegal fireworks, such as skyrockets, bottle rockets, and firecrackers. If you sustained a fireworks injury, especially in a banned area or from an illegal firework, you might be entitled to financial compensation.
California summers are hot, and many take to swimming pools to beat the heat. However, swimming can be a dangerous activity. Furthermore, drowning is a leading cause of injury-related deaths in children under five in California. If you or your child’s swimming pool accident occurred at a friend’s pool or local community pool, you might have a right to compensation. Pool owners must have a fence of at least five feet surrounding the pool, with a self-closing gate. If the pool owner does not have a barrier, they might be responsible for an accident. Conversely, a local community pool may be liable when they do not give adequate training to lifeguards.
Whether to commute to work and exercise, hundreds of people use bicycles in California. However, biking may not provide you the safety you think. That is because riders still have to worry about vehicles. When biking, always wear a helmet to reduce the risk of head injury and follow all traffic laws. If a vehicle hits you, contact a bike accident attorney. They can help you pursue financial compensation for your losses.
Many sports, such as football, soccer, and field hockey, begin training in the summer. While it might be hard for a parent or guardian to file an injury claim against a school district or local sports league since they sign a consent waiver, it may be possible. For example, if a coach continues to hold practice in extreme heat without giving water breaks, they may be responsible for a dehydration accident. A school district or community league may also be liable for accidents caused by faulty sporting equipment if they knew of the dangers.
Speak to an Experienced California Personal Injury Attorney Today
If you or someone you know was in an accident over the summer, contact the personal injury attorneys at Setareh Law. We are a team of legal professionals passionate about representing accident victims, and our attorneys will do everything possible to secure a favorable outcome. To schedule a free consultation, call (310) 659-1826 or complete our contact form.