Summertime in the Tampa Bay area means spending time outdoors. Whether it is enjoying the weekend, celebrating a holiday, getting some exercise, or simply enjoying some time with the family, odds are you going to be in the warm summer sun. It is reasonable to assume if you follow these summer safety tips, you’re going to have a good time. It is also reasonable to assume that you are going to be safe while enjoying your average outdoor activities; however, you may be using or enjoying defective products and equipment.
COMMON ACTIVITIES IN THE SUMMER THAT MAY INVOLVE DEFECTIVE PRODUCTS
- Bicycling: Biking is a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get some exercise at the same time. However, a defective bike can lead to serious injury. Trek and Scott bicycle manufacturers recalled all bikes from 2009 to 2013 that were made with SR Suntour front forks. It was discovered that the forks could break easily, which can lead to terrible accidents resulting in traumatic brain injury, broken limbs, spinal cord and neck injuries, severe wounds, and scrapes.
- Pools: Swimming is somewhat of an American summer pastime, right up there with baseball. Many Florida residents enjoy having a pool in their backyard. However, one must be aware of the dangers that a pool presents if defective products are used or negligent care has been demonstrated. Injuries can be suffered from improper chemicals used in the treatment of water, entrapment accidents (when, during the draining of water, one gets pulled underwater and stuck to the drain), and defective equipment such as diving boards, ladders, and filtration systems.
- Fireworks: While considered illegal in the state of Florida, there are loopholes that allow people purchase them legally. While most firework use occurs on the Fourth of July, it is not uncommon to see someone shoot one up into the summer night sky in the middle of the week in August. Firework use already requires the utmost safety precaution and common sense, and even the most precaution users cannot prevent the injuries that will happen from defective fireworks. Fireworks with short wicks, overfilled with gun powder, and other malformations can lead to injuries such as severe burns, loss of fingers, eye injuries, disfigurement, and emotional trauma.
- Strollers: Families with young children often enjoy attending barbeques, family outings to the park down the street, and attending fun events. Strollers are often used as a safe way for transporting young children, however, there have been several unfortunate incidents of defective strollers causing injury to both the young children and the adults pushing the strollers. When a stroller breaks, it usually causes the occupants and the pusher to fall. Injuries that can result from a defective stroller breaking usually include traumatic brain injury, spinal injury, contusions, scrapes, and broken limbs.
WHAT TO DO WHEN INJURED BY A DEFECTIVE PRODUCT IN PINELLAS COUNTY
It is a tragedy when severe injuries occur during a moment that was meant to be fun and celebratory. At Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA, we fight to hold the negligent parties responsible for your injury. We are committed to our clients 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and even provide our attorneys cell phone numbers on their business cards.
If you believe you or a loved one was injured this summer as a result of defective pools, fireworks, bicycles, or strollers, you may be entitled to compensation for injuries and damages suffered. Contact Dolman Law Group Accident Injury Lawyers, PA at 727-451-6900 today for a free consultation.
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