What Spring Safety Hazards Should I Be Aware Of?

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Say goodbye to bundling up to head outside, and say hello to the blooming flowers! With spring’s arrival bringing warmer weather, you can expect to spend more time outdoors. Though you’ve looked forward to this all winter, it’s essential to proceed with caution. Unfortunately, there are several spring safety hazards you must be aware of. Keep reading to learn more and discover how a Prince George’s County personal injury attorney can help you if you were hurt due to the negligence of another person.

What Are the Most Common Spring Safety Hazards?

One of the most exciting times of the year occurs when daylight savings time begins, meaning the sun is out for a longer period of time. However, the one downside of this is that it can increase the likelihood of car accidents. When drivers travel, they may find that certain angles of sunlight blind their vision, even with sunglasses. As such, this increases the chances of car accidents during the spring and summer.

However, longer days aren’t the only thing that can cause accidents. As there is often an increase in rainfall amounts during the spring, you may find that this can also lead to a higher rate of accidents. Rainfall can flood roads, wash debris onto streets, and cause cars to hydroplane, all of which can cause collisions. You’ll need to take extra precautions when driving during the rain to minimize the risk.

Another risk that is commonly associated with warmer weather impact children. If you take your kids to a local park and they are injured on playground equipment that is improperly maintained or assembled, you may be able to receive compensation for medical expenses. If it is a public playground, the municipality is responsible for ensuring the equipment is safe and remedying any issues that arise.

What Should I Do if I’m Injured in Maryland?

If you suffer injuries as a result of one of the aforementioned hazards and a negligent party, it’s essential to receive medical treatment as soon as possible. It’s in your best interest to call emergency services, which will dispatch medical technicians to the scene to help assess your injuries.

You’ll also want to consider taking photos and videos of the accident scene if you are physically able to. This includes damage to the vehicles, any injuries you sustain, or areas of rust on playground equipment. These pictures can provide valuable evidence during a personal injury lawsuit.

Finally, you’ll want to contact an experienced personal injury attorney as soon as possible. Maryland has a three-year statute of limitations on personal injury cases, so you should not delay getting in touch with a lawyer. At McCarthy, Winkelman, Mester & Offutt, our dedicated legal team can help you navigate this complex legal matter. Contact us today to learn how we can assist you through this process.

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