Spring Accidents and How to Stay Safe
Spring has sprung and many people are ready to go outdoors in the Kansas City area and get rid of the winter blues, soak up some sun and have fun. But a lot of folks forget about safety and ignore the rules. Let us look at the common causes that lead to injuries and ways to ensure safety while still having fun during spring.
Traveling While under the influence
Traveling under the influence is never an ideal scenario. Many people during spring break travel intoxicated. Whether that be by Plane, Car, or Boat. According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Each day about 28 people in America die in drunk-driving car crashes. So, it is always important to remember to drive with caution, pay attention, and get a designated driver whenever possible. Below are ways an accident can take place while under the influence:
- Fatal Car Accidents
- Rear-end Car Accidents
- Head-on Accidents
- Motorcycle Accidents
- Boating Accidents
- Jet Ski Accidents
- Drowning Accidents
Note: Binge drinking can be extremely dangerous, always keep an eye on how much alcohol you have consumed.
Slip and Fall/Trip and fall injuries
Another common accident during spring is slip and fall injuries. They can happen anytime or any place. For example, a department store is responsible for putting out a wet floor sign around a wet and slippery floor that customers drag in from a rainy spring day. If it happens to you and you get injured, you may hold the property or business owner liable for the accident and negligence because the floor was not cleaned up or there was no presence of warning signs.
According to Forbes Every year, not just during spring break, more than 690,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are assaulted by another student who has been drinking.
More than 97,000 students between the ages of 18 and 24 are victims of alcohol-related sexual assault or date rape.
Here are a couple of tips on how to be safe:
- Never go anywhere alone. Always go out with a group or at least one other person.
- Do research over the area you are staying in. Know what places are in your vicinity
- Always have your phone charged and ready
- Share your location with a friend or family member
Spring Accidents and How to Stay Safe: Get Help from a Kansas City Personal Injury Lawyer
If you or someone you know is injured and is not at fault. Give us a call immediately. The Devkota Law Firm has specialized attorneys in many areas of Personal Injury. They will listen carefully and get to work right away. We are available 24 hours a day. Call now for a free consultation (816) 312-5253