Negligence causes most accidents. When a person doesn’t practice the basic amount of care that they are expected to, or if they fail to act when there is a duty to do so, then they could be considered negligent. When that negligence leads to an accident and a subsequent injury to another person, then a personal injury claim could be filed against the negligent party. Any kind of accident can be caused by negligence, but the most common types are car collisions and slip and falls.
When you’ve been injured in an accident in Philadelphia that was the result of someone else’s negligence, you shouldn’t have to worry about the costs of your injuries. At Shrager & Sachs, our experienced personal injury lawyers will fight for you so you get compensated for any expenses you incurred from the accident. We understand how difficult the recovery process can be, and you don’t need the extra stress recovering financially from your accident, which is why we’ll guide you through the legal process.
The Dangers of Summer Driving
Drivers might consider the winter to be the most dangerous season to drive because the weather has the potential to add hazards to the road, like snow and ice. In reality, summer months are the most dangerous for drivers for many reasons, like more cars on the road, more trucks on the road, and a false sense of security because of the nice weather. Those factors can lead to more accidents from negligence because drivers think they are safer, and end up falling into bad habits, like distracted driving.
According to data from HNI Risk Advisors, the deadliest months for car accidents are June through September, with the most dangerous month being August. Trucking crashes follow a similar trend, and their deadliest month is also August. They note that larger accidents can skew the data, but that doesn’t necessarily mean it’s not as accurate. If anything, larger, more serious accidents happening in summer months is something to be just as cautious about as a driver.
Summer parties can pose a risk to drivers and passengers as well. Because of the added sense of security that summer months provide, drivers might be more apt to get behind the wheel after drinking at a party. In the summer, families and friends often gather for barbecues and picnics to celebrate holidays like Memorial Day, Fourth of July, and Labor Day. Drivers might feel more comfortable driving home after one too many drinks just because it is nice outside, which could lead to even more accidents in the summer.
Slip and Fall Accidents Increase in Winter Months
As the leading cause of brain injury, and also the cause of broken bones and fractured hips, it’s important to know when you’re most at risk of having a slip and fall accident. Although a slip and fall accident could happen at any time when someone else’s negligence in involved, they are more likely to happen in the winter months because of ice and snow. When sidewalks and other surfaces ice over and property owners fail to remove the ice, visitors risk slipping and falling.
People aged 65 years and up are more susceptible to falls, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which reports that one in four older people fall each year. As the most susceptible population to serious injuries from falls any time of the year, it’s especially important for older Americans to be cautious during the winter as well, since weather conditions can easily make any surface even more dangerous. Even if you’re not part of the older population, it’s still important to practice extreme caution in the winter because not all property owners clear their sidewalks and roadways for pedestrians as they are supposed to.
Shrager & Sachs, LLC Will Represent You in Any Season
Although certain seasons and weather conditions might make accidents from negligence more likely to happen, accidents can happen at any time. When a collision, fall, or any other kind of accident happens and causes you to be injured, you will likely want to hold the negligent party responsible for their action or inaction. That’s where we come in.
At Shrager & Sachs in Philadelphia, we have experienced personal injury lawyers who are prepared to build your case and fight for your rights. When an accident wasn’t your fault, you shouldn’t have to pay for the medical bills, lost wages, and other costs you incurred from the accident. We will guide you through the claims process and ensure that you recover financially, and also recover your peace of mind. Reach out to us today so we can discuss how we can help you.