With warm weather tends to come more motor vehicle accidents as well as other injuries. A likely explanation for this common trend involves multiple realities.
Motor Vehicle Accidents Increase in Warm Weather
First, more drivers are on the road. Whether taking vacations or traveling more for fun activities, such as a motorcycle ride, grabbing ice cream, or attending sporting events, there are more drivers on the road. With more drivers come more motor vehicle accidents.
Second, summer driving in and of itself can be more dangerous. This can be due to glare from the sun, increased construction sites, and added wear and tear on vehicles. More teens may be on the road as well, which tends to increase accidents.
Third, bicyclists and walkers are also more abundant in the warmer weather. Often they are traveling on the wrong side of the road. Bicyclists should travel with traffic. Pedestrians should walk against traffic when sidewalks and shoulders are unavailable or impracticable to use.
Fourth, more people are out and about enjoying the weather and visiting places that can be dangerous, such as pools and amusement parks. Always be aware of your surroundings and keep an eye on your children.
Fifth, more people are out walking and playing with their dogs. Or, they may allow their dogs to be outside for longer periods of time, whether supervised or not. Most city and county ordinances in Indiana do require dogs to be restrained at all times. Unfortunately, many people do not abide by this law.
Whether you are injured in a motor vehicle accident, pool accident, amusement park accident, or dog bite accident, Garrison Law Firm is here to help you. Remember, it is important to contact Garrison Law Firm immediately if you are injured. Memories, evidence, and witnesses diminish as time goes by. Insurance companies are always eager to settle immediately, even before injured parties heal!