Summertime Accidents in Florida Can Cause Serious Personal Injuries
At the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff, P.A., our personal injury attorney in Vero Beach knows that any time negligence is a factor, our Florida residents can get hurt — no matter what time of year it is, or where they are.
Unfortunately, the summer months lend themselves to additional negligent scenarios. After all, school is out, vacations are back, and more people are enjoying the sun, sand, and fun our state has to offer.
Here are some of the most common summertime accidents that can lead to serious injuries and even fatalities throughout the state.
Common Accidents that Increase During the Florida Summer Months
While the following accidents can happen anytime throughout the year, there is a marked increase in the injuries that result from these occurrences during the summer months.
Whether it involves a car or truck, there are more people on our Florida roadways in the summer months, which can account for an increase in both negligent driver actions and inaction, and, unfortunately, serious injuries.
Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
Summers call for increased pedestrian and bicycle traffic, as our sidewalks, beaches, restaurants, bars, and retail stores begin to swell with activity. Longer days, warmer nights, and an onslaught of Florida vacationers also mean more people on foot and bikes for longer hours than usual, which can lead to serious accidents when drivers are distracted.
Although Florida’s weather often allows motorcyclists to ride throughout most of the year, bike traffic ramps up during the summer, as people attend rallies or enjoy riding and socializing in groups. When other motorists are not actively looking for motorcycles in their blind spots or at intersections, the person on the bike is typically the one who suffers the consequences of the collision.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Whether you are visiting a private residential pool, hotel and resort pool, recreation center, or water parks, swimming pool accidents sharply rise during the warmer Florida months and can include everything from slips and falls, electrocutions, near-drownings, and actual drownings that leave families devastated.
Summer is the perfect time to explore Florida’s massive number of waterways, including the Atlantic Ocean, the Gulf of Mexico, rivers, lakes, and ponds that welcome fishermen, water skiers, and recreational boaters throughout the state.
When these boats are being operated by someone under the influence of alcohol or drugs, or who is speeding or recklessly driving the vessel, accidents with injuries occur without notice.
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by negligence in Florida, contact our experienced Indian River County personal injury lawyers at the Law Offices of Keith Bregoff today by calling (772) 492-8967 to schedule a free consultation.