August 30, 2020 By Attorneys.us Did Injuries Ruin Your Summer Vacation? Summer fun sometimes goes hand-in-hand with summer injuries. If you were injured during your summer vacation, you may be able to recover compensation, but it may be a little more complicated than a regular injury claim if you were injured in another state, by someone from another state, or in another state by someone who was also visiting that state. Talk to an experienced accident attorney right away. Food Poisoning Summer heat lends itself to food spoilage. So do crowds and rushed conditions. If you pack your own picnic, make sure to keep the cold stuff cold and the hot stuff hot until you’re ready to eat. If you’ve suffered food poisoning at a restaurant or another establishment that serves food, you may be able to recover compensation that will pay for your medical expenses, lost income and more. This is especially true if multiple people became ill as a result of eating food from the same establishment. Car Crashes and Pedestrian Injuries Auto accidents are commonplace in the summer for so many reasons. Confusion, distraction, intoxication, hangovers, road rage, and driver fatigue are all hallmarks of summer drivers. Tourists are often confused and frustrated, and they are not familiar with the local rules of the roads and customs. Drivers who are lost may be buried in their phones or GPS devices, trying to get instructions. GPS may complicate things even more by sending them the wrong way down a one-way street and other craziness. This is still driver negligence and the negligent driver can be held liable for the injuries they have caused. Do not be fooled into believing that confusion is an excuse for having caused your injuries, or you’ll be left paying the bills for someone else’s mistake. Hot weather also increases the likelihood of tire blowout and other vehicle malfunctions. It can exacerbate problems caused by defects. If you were injured by a defective vehicle, your case will fall under product liability. If you have suffered a serious injury while on vacation, or were injured by someone on vacation, search our directory for an experienced injury attorney near you.