Labor Day weekend is the unofficial end of summer for people across Maryland and the United States. Swimming pools close, kids are back in school, and the temperatures will soon begin to drop. Many families take this long weekend as an opportunity to have one more backyard barbecue with friends, to take the boat out on the water, or to go camping before it turns colder.
Unfortunately, many people have their Labor Day weekend disrupted by an unexpected accident and injury. One moment, you could be having a good time and the next, you find yourself in the emergency room facing a lengthy and painful recovery. It is important to know that you may have legal rights to compensation for such injuries if a negligent party caused the accident. Always call a skilled personal injury attorney after any type of Labor Day accident.
Drunk drivers – Like any holiday or celebration, many people choose to indulge in food and alcoholic beverages at Labor Day barbecues or gatherings. All too often, this leads to an increased number of impaired drivers on the road. Everyone should know that this means a higher risk of serious crashes and injuries.
The Department of Transportation and Maryland law enforcement agencies announced they will heighten enforcement efforts over Labor Day weekend, however, police catch only a small fraction of intoxicated drivers before they cause an accident. If you suffered injuries in a drunk driving crash, that driver should be fully liable for your losses.
Boating accidents – About 200,000 people have registered boats in Maryland. Going out on the water is relaxing and an enjoyable way to spend Labor Day weekend, though boat accidents are a dangerous reality. Boat accidents can happen for many reasons, including:
- Distracted boat drivers
- Impaired boat drivers
- Inexperienced boat drivers
- Defective boats
- Inadequately maintained boats
- Inadequate warning signs or markers
- Dangerous marina conditions
- Excessive speed
- Not following all boating safety regulations
Boat accidents can result in severe injuries or even drowning. If anyone in your family sustained injuries in a boat accident over Labor Day, call our office for help right away.
Dangerous products – Labor Day weekend is the perfect time to bring out the grills, smokers, recreational and sporting equipment, and much more. Sometimes, companies sell such products with inherent defects that lead to malfunctions. When a product you’re using suddenly malfunctions, it can result in a wide range of accidents and injuries. In these situations, the manufacturer should be liable for any losses stemming from your injuries.
How Our Accident and Injury Lawyers Can Assist You
At Alpert Schreyer, LLC – Injury Lawyers, we know that a sudden injury can disrupt even the best celebration. If you suffered accidental injuries over Labor Day, you should not wait any longer to contact our office a discuss what happened. We can advise you of your legal options and represent you throughout the entire legal process. Please call (301) 812-4777 or contact us online for a free case evaluation as soon as possible.