When on vacation, we tend to shut off our minds and just go with the flow,
as part of our quest for relaxation, adventure, and escapism. However,
though this may seem like the best way to unwind, it also leaves us susceptible
to careless mistakes which can lead to dangerous accidents or injuries--especially
if we are partaking in recreational activities we normally don’t
in our everyday lives.
The following are the 10 most common recreational vacation injuries, as
well as how to avoid them:
Bicycle injuries – Helmets and any other safety gear should be worn at all times.
- Sports injuries – Wear sunscreen, stay hydrated, wear the right shoes,
and make sure you stretch before you do any rigorous activity.
- Trampoline injuries – Secure and maintain your trampoline, and only
allow one person on at a time.
- Water sports injuries – Warm up before you get in the water, and
to stay hydrated.
- Amusement park injuries – Follow all mandated rules, particularly
to keep your hands and legs in the ride at all times, as well as to secure
yourself safely before the ride starts.
- Swimming injuries – Don’t dive into any shallow water, especially
if you can’t see how deep it is. Jump into any lakes, rivers, and
the ocean feet-first so you don’t risk any injury to your head.
ATV, moped, and mini bike injuries – While fun, these vehicles can pose a very serious risk
and are the cause of many fatalities--so buckle up, wear proper safety
gear, and drive slowly and carefully.
Playground injuries – Make sure your child only goes onto structures which are low to
the ground. Stay away from broken equipment as well as concrete.
- Exercise equipment injuries – Because it is so heavy, exercise equipment
can be quite dangerous if not handled correctly. Make sure to turn all
machines off before getting on or off.
- Hiking injuries – Use the buddy system. Stay hydrated, take breaks
every so often, wear the right shoes, and apply a healthy amount of sunscreen
before going on a hike.
Contact Our Hawaii Personal Injury Lawyers Today
At Leavitt, Yamane & Soldner, we have seen a multitude of these accidents
occur to unsuspecting vacationers, and they often result in a number of
painful injuries. If you have suffered from any recreational injuries
and believe they are due to another’s negligence, our Hawaii
personal injury lawyers want to help. Thanks to our results-driven approach, you can rest
assured you are in more than capable hands with us on your side. We will
relentlessly fight on your behalf to ensure you obtain the compensation
Contact us by calling (808) 518-2120.