The classic George Gershwin song, “Summertime,” starts out this way:
“Summertime. And the livin’ is easy.”
If only the lyrics were true. It turns out in summer, the livin’ is dangerous. Injuries are more common in warm weather, and doctors around Illinois and the rest of the United States treat personal injuries more frequently than in other seasons.
Especially children with injuries.
With no school, warm weather and lots of hours of daylight, kids are more active in the summer. While outdoor activities make for great exercise and keep the youngsters away from the video games, the risks of injuries increase.
You keep your children in your field of vision when you’re together, but no matter how closely you watch them, injuries can happen. When you’ve entrusted your children to the care of someone else, such as on a play date, that person might not take the precautions you would take.
Here are some common ways Illinois children can get hurt in the summer.
Many of these injuries are preventable. If your child is hurt through someone else’s negligence, an attorney experienced in personal injury cases could help your family through a rough time.