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Most Common Summertime Injuries

Summer is the season so many people in California live for, and it’s here. Summer means fun in the sun, late nights, long days, and a lot of lazy time spent on the water. It also increases your chances of being injured. Summer is known for a few very common injuries that occur due to the weather, the outdoor living, and the sheer number of activities in which people participate this time of year. It’s time to get to know where the risks for summertime injuries are located before you go out and find yourself in a situation that ends in disaster.

The Most Common Summertime Injuries:

– Pool injuries
– Burns
– Bee stings
– Falls on the playground
– Biking/boarding accidents

Pool injuries occur when kids and even adults decide to run on the pool deck and slip, when they hit their heads doing flips in the pool, or when they dive into a shallow pool and hit their head or other body parts on the bottom. Pool injuries are often deadly, and always dangerous.

Burns occur when people are outdoors too long, when they touch hot surfaces, and when they don’t use the grill the right way during a cookout. It’s also common to light a fire in the fire pit at night to roast marshmallows and keep the fun going. This is an invitation for many people to burn themselves.

Bee stings are common this time of year when bees are out in full force pollinating, and the playground is always a danger for kids who might not have the foresight to make wise decisions in the excitement of the moment. Biking and skateboarding, as well as surfing, are all common in the summer, and each one comes with a lot of risks.

If you want to enjoy the summer to the fullest, it’s good to know where summertime injuries occur. If you or someone you love is injured in any way this summer, call the personal injury attorneys at Barnett and Bennett. We can help you navigate insurance claims, learn how to deal with financial issues, and we can help advise you about any case you might have after a fall.

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Fairfield, CA 94533

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Why do Lawyers offer Free Consultations

When people think of lawyers, they often think of old men in high-priced suits and expensive cufflinks who will charge hundreds of dollars just for a few minutes of their time. Don’t let that scare you away from talking to a lawyer after you have been injured.

Like many personal injury attorneys, we offer a free consultation to discuss your injuries, your rights, and your best options to get justice.  It is important that we have good relationships with our clients, and the free consultation helps us figure out if we can help you on your case.

Here are the questions we hope to answer in each free consultation.

  1. Do you have a case?

You will have a case only when you can show that somebody did something wrong and caused you harm. The law also must support your case. When we sit down to talk with you, we will ask you questions about what happened to determine if we can legally hold someone responsible for your injury.  Those questions will help us decide if you have a valid case.

  1. Does it make sense to hire a lawyer?

Even though you may have a valid case under the law, it doesn’t always make sense to hire an lawyer. Sometimes, a lawyer will not be able to get you much more money than you can on your own. If that is the case, we will tell you. On other cases, the amount of money you need to spend to get justice is far more than the money you can actually get back at the end of a case.

  1. If you don’t need a lawyer, what are your next steps?

We can only give limited advice if we don’t take your case. We will still share some of the resources that can help you if you don’t have a lawyer. Even if we decide not to take your case, we want you to leave with some information that will help you get justice.

  1. If you do need a lawyer, what can we do to help?

When we decide that our firm can help you, we want to make sure you know what to expect. We will go over the process of starting a personal injury case, talk about what you can do to get good medical treatment, and discuss how to make the most of your case.

If you have been injured because somebody did something wrong, give us a call to set up a free consultation.

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Is there a rise in personal injuries in the Spring?

According to many national recording data sources, personal injuries do tend to rise in the spring months. This can be attributed to two main causes. They both have to do with the need that people feel to increase activities as a reaction to being slowed during the winter months. Spring is a powerful and welcoming season for people to get outside, revisit favorite activities, and explore new ones. Entire blog →

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Cell Phone Related Car Accidents

The cause of an accident will determine who is held liable. If the driver that caused the accident was talking on a cell phone or texting, they will likely have difficulty defending their case.They may also face additional penalties. California has laws related to distracted driving which impose limitations on the use of cell phones by drivers.

Even if you are using an earpiece, Bluetooth device, or speakerphone system, if you are talking on a cell phone or texting and driving, a law enforcement officer or another party may claim that you were driving while distracted. The NHTSA reports that one in ten car accident fatalities involve a distracted driver. Entire blog →


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At the Barnett and Bennett Law Firm, we are dedicated to helping personal injury victims receive compensation for the harms that were caused by someone else’s dangerous acts. Barnett & Bennett Law Firm, is the premier personal injury lawyers, serving Fairfield and surrounding areas. Get help with your personal injury claim by calling 707-425-0671 for a risk free consultation with our personal injury attorneys.


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