It’s officially summer, which means it’s officially hotter than a St. Bernard’s mouth outdoors. The summer months are some of the most fun and adventurous months of the year. People are always outside, the sun is shining and there are always plenty of activities to enjoy.
Don’t let an injury from the Salt Lake City heat stop you from having the best summer of your life. You don’t want to switch from seeing your friends to seeing a personal injury lawyer. With the heat in full force, it is important to know how to stay safe and what injuries can be attributed to the warm weather.
Sunburns are overly common during the hot summer months, usually because people forget that importance of sunscreen. Apply sunscreen regularly when outdoors to make sure that you are doing yourself and your skin a favor.
There are also other types of burns that don’t come directly form the sun. For example walking barefoot on the hot pavement or gravel can often times result in burns and blisters on the bottoms of your feet. This injury can easily be avoided if you keep shoes on when outside and restrain from taking them off unless you are on grass or other safe surfaces.
Dehydration and Heat Stoke
Summer is basically synonymous with the word outdoors. Whether you’re a doctor, lawyer or average Joe, we all come out of our winter burrows and see the sunshine for the first time in months. After so long of staying indoors, people want to be outside as much as possible, no matter how hot it is.
It’s very easy to forget to stay hydrated while outdoors, either because you’re too busy having fun or because you don’t have access to any water (maybe you forgot your water bottle at home.) Remembering to drink lots of water is the sure fire way to avoid any sort of dehydration, which then leads to more serious consequences, such as heat stroke. Heat stroke is very dangerous and is a result of the body’s temperature reaching a temperature above 104 degrees or higher.
When is it time to have a chat with your personal injury lawyer? If you or your loved ones have been part of an event where water and sunscreen aren’t readily available and you suffer the long term results (even as extreme as wrongful death), you’ve got a case.
These injuries are all very avoidable by being equipped with knowledge. However, Robert J. DeBry & Associates are here in the case that you need to call a personal injury lawyer.