You may be under the assumption that, due to its inclement weather conditions, the winter season is the time of year when personal injury accidents most commonly occur. But the truth of the matter is that, due to more people spending time outside, the spring season comes with its fair share of risks. Read on to discover what safety hazards are present in the spring season and how a seasoned Leonardtown personal injury lawyer at Dorsey Law Firm can help you with a claim.
What safety hazards may be present in the spring season?
Essentially any kind of personal injury accident may occur during the spring season. Just some examples of safety hazards you may come across are as follows:
- You may be made a victim of a spring car accident: for example, you may be temporarily blinded by sun glare while behind the wheel, causing you to not brake on time, not yield to a pedestrian, not see a traffic signal, or otherwise.
- You may be made a victim of a spring slip and fall accident: for example, you may be running or bicycling outside for exercise, and you slip and fall on a crack or hole that was caused by the winter’s plow damage.
- You may be made a victim of a spring construction accident: for example, your employer may supply you with dull cutting tools or rusty metal tools, which may slip out of your grasp and injure you as a result.
- Miscellaneous accidents: for example, you may incur an injury while spending time at a public park or public playground, while on your neighbor’s trampoline, while participating in an outdoor activity during your spring break vacation, or otherwise.
How soon should I file my spring season injury claim?
Even though you may be practicing an abundance of caution, you may still be made the victim of an accident. Say, for instance, that your car accident was due to no fault of your own. Or, that your slip and fall accident occurred on another party’s premises. And maybe your work-related injury was caused by the negligence of your employer. In circumstances such as these, you may be eligible to bring forward a personal injury claim.
It may be in your best interest to file your spring personal injury claim within the same season. This is because the state of Maryland enforces a tight turnaround time. That is, the statute of limitations is usually three years from the date of your incident. Failure to bring our claim forward on time may result in a permanent bar from suing and ultimately a missed opportunity for recovering your injuries and damages.
So, before it is too late, contact a competent Leonardtown personal injury lawyer today. We are ready and willing to take on your case.