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Different Seasons Bring Different Hazards for Personal Injury

By Burg Simpson
June 5, 2017
3 min read

Colorado is a state known for its love of the outdoors, ranking at or near the top of nearly every national list of outdoor enthusiasts. No matter what time of year it is, you can find the state’s residents biking to work, hitting the trails –in boots or snowshoes – and simply spending as much time outside as possible. What else would you expect from a state that boasts more days of sunshine than San Diego? Each season, however, presents its own unique set of personal injury hazards.

Winter Weather Can Wreak Havoc

Ask most people what they know (or think they know) about the Centennial State and it is bound to involve snow. Whether it is skiing or snowboarding, most tourists only consider the state a wintertime destination. Those cold weather pastimes can be dangerous. Obviously, the state’s tendency toward snowstorms can make for treacherous driving conditions, which could certainly have contributed to a sustained increase in traffic fatalities over the last two years.

The slopes have not been much safer. In fact, with 14 deaths on the state’s ski resorts this year (so far), it has been the deadliest year for Colorado’s skiers and riders in half a decade. Finally, winter sees a huge spike in slip and fall accidents, personal injuries that often occur as a result of poorly maintained residential or commercial walkways.

If you have been injured as a result of someone’s negligence, whether it is at a ski resort or in the entrance of a neighborhood grocery store, you should reach out to the personal injury attorneys at Burg Simpson, who can help fight for your rights.

Summertime Is Not Any Safer for Injury

As the days get longer, and the thermometer heats up, the tourists might go back to where they came from, but it is also when the natives come out to play. It is little wonder, then, that personal injury accidents spike during the summer months.

Vacation season means more drivers, which translates into more motor vehicle accidents. In fact, more teenagers die on the roads between Memorial Day and Labor Day than at any other time of year. Worse still, the Labor Day holiday has been the deadliest driving day in Colorado for several years in a row.

Other common summertime pitfalls include an increased risk of dog bites, mishaps on dilapidated playground equipment, and accidents on the state’s waterways. Summer is the most popular time of year for a state full of cyclists to strap on their helmets and hit the roads, which puts them a much greater risk for personal injury or even death.

We at Burg Simpson love the outdoors, too. But we realize that no time of year is immune to accidents – or negligence. If you have been injured pursuing one of your favorite outdoor pastimes, call us to talk to a knowledgeable Colorado personal injury lawyer at 303-792-5595 or fill out a Free Case Evaluation form now to discuss your situation with Burg Simpson! We can help you no matter how you were hurt.

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