Summer Activities in Houston, Texas Can Lead to Severe Injuries
At the Nava Law Group, P.C., our personal injury lawyers in Houston know that emerging from last year’s spring and summer seasons has everyone in the State of Texas looking for ways to beat the heat — and the boredom of being at home — outdoors.
Unfortunately, even after the woes of a pandemic, negligence can lead to severe injuries during road trips, walking tours, and water-related activities.
If you have been hurt in an accident or have lost a loved one to another’s negligent actions or inactions, our Houston personal injury lawyers at the Nava Law Group, P.C. would like to discuss your case during a free consultation.
What Are the Most Common Summertime Accidents in Houston, Texas?
- Auto Accidents
Summertime is usually when our Texan communities begin traveling for vacations, which can lead to seriously congested traffic on our roadways.
While some are still avoiding flying, they are still taking road trips.
When people drive long distances, negligence behind the wheel can occur in multiple ways, including:
- Distracted driving
- Driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol
- Reckless driving
- Failing to follow traffic signs and signals
If you are hurt in a car accident, seek medical care right away and contact our auto accident attorneys in Houston to handle the details of your case.
- Boating Accidents
Boating is a common recreational activity in Texas but has increased in popularity this summer as it provides the opportunity to socialize while physically distancing from others out on the water.
Unfortunately, the same negligence that causes car accidents causes boating accidents, and with more people on the water, things can become extremely dangerous very quickly.
Inexperienced or intoxicated boaters can cause serious, if not life-threatening boat accidents, and depending on where you are on the water, emergency help may not be nearby.
This can increase the severity of your injuries while you await help and can lead to extended medical care requirements that are costly.
Our Houston boat accident attorneys will review the circumstances that led to your injuries, so you can focus on your recovery.
- Swimming Pool Accidents
Like boating, swimming pools provide the ability to socialize with friends and loved ones while keeping a safe distance. As our residents enjoy outdoor pool gatherings, the dangers associated with their activities can lead to serious injuries that have nothing to do with the virus.
Common swimming pool accidents can include:
- Slips and falls
- Diving board and slide injuries
- Drownings or near drownings
- Alcohol-induced accidents
- Pool owner or operator negligence
If you are hurt using another person or property’s pool, our swimming pool lawyers in Houston will outline your rights, so you know what to expect from filing a personal injury claim.
Walking has become one of the quickest and easiest ways to get out of the house this spring, and when drivers fail to yield the right of way to foot traffic, people are severely injured.
Because pedestrians have extraordinarily little protection while walking, they may suffer from life-changing brain injuries during the collision that will require expensive ongoing care.
Like pedestrians, bicyclists have little protection against a four-ton vehicle during a collision. Even when bicyclists are wearing helmets, spine, neck, and brain injuries can result from negligent drivers hitting them without warning.
The State of Texas averages over 400 motorcycle deaths each year, which changes the lives of surviving family members without notice. Even when riders survive their injuries, they may have partial or full permanent disabilities going forward, which require expensive and lengthy medical care that will devastate their finances.
If You Have Been Hurt in an Accident in Houston, Texas, Contact The Nava Law Group, P.C. Today
If you have been hurt in an accident caused by negligence or lost a loved one due to another’s negligence, contact our experienced Harris County personal injury attorneys at the Nava Law Group, P.C. today by calling (713) 218-2400 to discuss the details of your injuries or loss to learn how we can help build your case during a free consultation.