The extended Memorial Day holiday weekend is right around the corner, and with any luck the weather will comply and we’ll be able to get outside and partake in some of our favorite summer activities. While the improving weather and long weekend provide a perfect setting for these summer activities, these factors inevitably also contribute to an increase in hospital and emergency room admissions. If you are injured over Memorial Day weekend because of someone else’s actions or negligence, know that you have compensation options at your fingertips. In today’s blog, we take a closer look at some common injury claims that we tend to get calls about after Memorial Day weekend in Minnesota.
Common Memorial Day Personal Injury Lawsuits
Here’s a look at some of the topics we expect to be fielding calls about in the near future. If you’re planning on partaking in any of the following activities this Memorial Day weekend, take some extra precautions to keep yourself and those around you safe.
Car Accident Claims – Memorial Day weekend is one of the busiest travel stretches on American roads, and all those extra cars will undoubtedly lead to an increase in automobile accidents. Better weather means faster speeds, and the start of construction season means workers will be operating in close proximity to vehicles, all of which can lead to devastating car accidents over the long weekend. Watch your speed, put away the distractions and never drive drunk to help avoid being involved in a car accident this weekend.
Motorcycle Accident Claims – An offshoot of the above point, motorcycle claims also tend to spike after the Memorial Day weekend. Whether you’re getting the motorcycle out of storage for the summer or heading on an extended road trip because of the extra day of vacation, odds are there will be more motorcyclists on the roads this weekend. Many motorists in Minnesota aren’t used to watching carefully for motorcyclists this early in the season, which can lead to accidents. Travel at safe speeds, wear a helmet and drive defensively this Memorial Day weekend.
Boating Accident Claims – When a long weekend is in the forecast, many people hitch up the boat and head for the lake. But it will also be busy at the boat launch and on the water, and if you’re not careful, a collision can occur. Similar to the above points, mind your speed, don’t drive drunk, keep your eyes out for other boaters and make sure you abide by the rules of the lake.
ATV Injuries – Many Minnesotans also use the Memorial Day weekend to hit the ATV trails across the state. The trails can be busy, and not only does that mean you’ll need to watch for other people, but trail conditions can break down early in the season after an influx of heavy use. Only ride on well-groomed trails, maintain a safe speed and wear safety equipment to help prevent an accident or minimize the damage in the event of a crash.
Burn Injuries – Finally, we also expect a small uptick in calls about burn-related incidents. Whether it’s from a fireworks mishap or an out of control barbecue, it’s not uncommon for burn-related injuries to spike a bit over the Memorial Day weekend. Always have water nearby if using fire this weekend, and don’t light equipment near structures that could end up catching on fire.
We hope you have a wonderful Memorial Day weekend, but if you end up needing medical attention because of someone else’s actions, make sure you reach out to an experienced personal injury law firm like Hey Workers to learn about your options and get the compensation you deserve. For more information, give us a call today at (844) 439-9675.