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7 Most Common Injuries While Vacationing

Whether you’re traveling to a beach resort or braving a family road trip, vacations can lend some long-anticipated and much-needed restoration. Simply ‘getting away from it all’ might be all that it takes to get some rest and enjoy your loved ones. So, wherever your summer vacation may take you this year, we hope that it is full of sweet memories and relaxation!
Though these trips might spark an idyllic imagination, vacations do not always turn out the way you’d hope. Unfortunately, accidents can still strike, even in a beautiful, stress-free setting. So, it is important to be cautious in your endeavors and take note of common dangers to vacationers. We hope that your summer travels are nothing but a blissful experience. However, in the instance that you or a loved one is injured, make sure to seek legal assistance.

7 Most Common Vacation Injuries:

  1. Road Trip Accidents:
    No matter if you are near or far from your home, traffic accidents are most common, threatening all commuters. According to the Association for Safe International Road Travel, nearly 1.3 million people die in car accidents every year. This staggeringly high number should be a cause for concern when you hit the road. And when spending eight or more hours a day driving on a road trip, your chances of getting in an accident are heightened.
  2. Slip and Fall Injuries:
    If you plan to stay at a hotel or visit another type of property, make sure that it is properly maintained and take any necessary precautions. Slip and fall injuries may seem minor. However, they can lead to severe consequences. Look out for warning and caution signs. And if a property has neglected to uphold adequate maintenance or inform you of any dangers, you may need to contact legal representation.
  3. Bicycle Injuries:
    Bicycling around town is one of the greatest modes of transportation. You’ll save money, be a friend to the environment, and get some exercise while you’re at it! So, do not overlook this beneficial option. However, riding a bicycle, especially in a city, can be exceptionally dangerous. As you compete with the swarm of cars on the road, you’ll be putting your safety on the line. So, make sure to be particularly cautious in these cases!
  4. Transit and Train Accidents:
    How to get around town is always at the forefront of a traveler’s mind. Fortunately, many cities offer several types of transportation, making this often-complicated task far simpler. However, any sort of travel through a city can pose some element of danger. Accidents on busses, trains, taxis, and the like can cause a myriad of threatening accidents.
  5. Sports Accidents:
    Experiences like zip lining, jet skiing, water skiing, diving, and snorkeling are hard to pass up. However, while sports can offer the most fun on your vacation, they can have devastating results in the case that something goes wrong. Be sure to opt for the most reputable and safety conscious outfitters and to follow all rules.
  6. Amusement Park Accidents:
    A whopping 37,000 amusement park-related accidents occur every year. These are no rarity. So, no matter if you’re visiting Disneyland, Walley World, or your local carnival, make sure to take all safety precautions.
  7. Food Poisoning.
    Trying new and delicious food might be your primary objective for traveling. However, it can be difficult to recognize food that will make you sick later on. And nothing can ruin a trip faster than food poisoning. When vacationing, especially to a foreign country, make sure to be cautious with perishable foods and to take note of any non-potable drinking water.

We all can agree, vacations are an absolute necessity. So, we hope that nothing gets in the way of your well-earned relaxation time. And while you’re at it, make sure to take precautions and maintain your safety, especially when visiting a foreign place. However, if you or a loved one experiences an injury while traveling due to another party’s negligence, be sure to reach out for legal assistance. Please, do not hesitate to call on us at Peach and Weathers for expert legal counsel.

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