Summer is an exciting time for people all across Ohio, particularly children. School is out, vacations are on the horizon and there is plenty of time to spend outside. However, people of all ages need to remember that there are some risks that come with summer that can lead to serious accidents and injuries.
For example, hotter temperatures and more sun means more people will be heading to pools to cool off. However, if pools are not properly maintained and protected by property owners, the consequences can be disastrous. Drowning, recreational water illnesses and slip-and-fall accidents on wet surfaces can all result in serious and painful injuries.
There are also risks associated with recreational backyard features like trampolines and playgrounds. As noted in this article by ABC News, anyone using this equipment can suffer a traumatic brain injury, spinal cord damage, broken bones and other injuries if they are unsafe.
A relaxing backyard barbecue can quickly turn into an emergency room nightmare if someone is burned by fires or hot coals. Whenever a grill is going it should be monitored closely and children should be kept away to avoid a devastating accident.
While these types of accidents can happen even if measures are in place to prevent them, the risk of them occurring can increase sharply if property owners are negligent in installing, maintaining and repairing them.
If you or a loved one has suffered injuries in an accident on someone else's property, you may be eligible to take legal action and pursue compensation. Money cannot undo the damage done in these types of incidents, but it can help victims and their families recover and cope with the financial strain of serious injuries. It can also reinforce the message that property owners in Ohio have a responsibility to maintain safe premises all year long.