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How to Avoid Common Summer Injuries

By The Law Office of WT Johnson on July 10, 2013

Summer in Dallas, Texas is a fun time to enjoy the sun with your friends and family through swimming and barbecuing, but it’s also a time when many personal injuries occur. To help you and your family stay safe this summer, here are some tips on how to avoid four common summer injuries:

  • Barbecue burn injuries: U.S. fire departments respond to an average of 8,200 home fires involving grills, hibachis or barbecues every year. To protect yourself from burn injuries,  avoid tossing oil on the grill to watch it flame up, grill in a well-ventilated area and use long tongs to prevent serious burn injuries or smoke inhalation.
  • Lawn mowing injuries: Each year 80,000 Americans require hospital treatment for lawn mower accidents. To prevent these accidents, ensure that your mower is in good working condition, clear your yard of any objects that could be flung by the lawnmower blades and don’t mow without enough daylight.
  • Swimming pool injuries: Drowning is the second leading cause of accidental injury-related death among children ages 1 to 14. The best way to prevent drownings is to teach your children to swim at an early age, always make sure they have a life vest on and to never leave your child unattended within easy reach of water.
  • Playground injuries: The most common summer injury for children is falling, many times off of playground equipment. To help your children stay safe, constantly supervise your children, don’t allow those under 6 years old to play on equipment that is taller than 4 feet and make sure the playground has a padded surface.

Even after you are careful, many times summer injuries occur due to the negligence of someone else. If you or a loved one were the victim of a personal injury this summer, you deserve justice. Contact the Texas personal injury attorneys at the Law Offices of W.T. Johnson today and set-up your free, no-obligation consultation.

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