Manhattan Summer Accidents
New York Injury Attorney for Outdoor Recreational Accidents
As the days lengthen and the sun warms the earth, people abandon their homes and head for the great outdoors. Yet, for all the great pleasures summer brings - the pool, summer camps, the beach, the playground, the ball fields, the bike-rides, boating, and hundreds of other activities - there are dangers that come with those pleasures. Summer is also prime accident season. Sadly, those who administer and maintain our recreational places sometimes take too many short cuts and their negligence can endanger all of us, especially our children who are most vulnerable.
Find out how the Manhattan personal injury attorneys at Segal & Lax can help by calling 800-SMART-LAW.
Summer Camp Accidents
Parents often send their kids off to summer camp with both pride and foreboding – pride in trusting their child to begin maturing and growing without a constant parental presence, and fear of not being there to protect them. Unfortunately, some of these fears are well grounded. While most camps operate safely, there are too many that seem to think that safety somehow subtracts from the experience. Improperly maintained facilities, counselors barely old enough to supervise themselves and high risk activities can combine to injure your child or worse. If your child is injured at camp, you need a law firm that can fight for your child and hold the negligent parties responsible.
Pool Accidents & Drowning
The U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission has stated that nearly all of the accidents which occur at public and private swimming pools are preventable. Not only that, but these accidents are far too common. One study found that, on average, approximately 385 children under the age of 15 drown every year. On top of that, over 4,200 children had to be treated in the emergency room after suffering from an injury at a pool or spa. Besides the obvious risk of drowning, there are other safety concerns which could cause injury. One such hazard is drains. Drains used to keep the pool water clean can also cause a person be become trapped. If their hair, jewelry, or a limb becomes trapped in the suction of a drain, it could hold the individual under water.
All water activities involve a heightened danger and pool accidents are among the most common summer danger.
Swimming accidents can result from:
- Failure to have life guards
- Improperly designed facilities
- Neglecting to warn of risks and hazards
- Providing hearty meals right before swimming
- Getting caught or tangled in drains
At Segal & Lax we have 20 years of experience representing victims of negligence. We work with leading experts in recreational safety to obtain the highest possible compensation for our clients.
Effective and Caring Personal Injury Lawyers in the 5 Boroughs
Sure, life has risks, but at Segal & Lax we firmly believe those risks should never be increased by the negligence of others. With the coming of summer, enjoy the beautiful weather, embrace the great outdoors and live life fully, but please be careful and if you, or someone you know, is injured, please call 800-SMART-LAW. At Segal & Lax, we hope you never need our services, but if you do, we will make sure that your trust in us is rewarded.
We are available to serve you throughout the New York area. Contact a Manhattan injury attorney today!