Summer gets into full swing during the month of June. Many of us tend to be more social during the summer, taking trips and engaging in a variety of outdoor activities. Among the events you may have planned are likely to be Father’s Day celebrations. While these typically focus on fun in the form of picnics and family get-togethers, it is a good time to make sure that the special men in your life are taking the proper precautions to prevent personal injuries.
Common Causes of Personal Injuries Among Men
For the past 25 years, June has been designated as Men’s Health Month. The goal is to raise awareness regarding the serious health issues men face. On average, men are more likely to die at least five years younger than women and are more likely to suffer from a variety of potentially disabling illnesses and chronic health conditions.
Alongside health issues such as heart disease, diabetes, and respiratory disorder, the biggest risks men face are in the form of personal injuries. Men are more likely to be seriously hurt or even killed as a result of the following:
- Car accidents;
- Truck accidents;
- Motorcycle accidents;
- Cycling accidents;
- Boating accidents;
- Fall accidents;
- Accidents due to defective and dangerous projects.
Being aware of these risks and the reasons these types of accidents often happen can help to reduce the dangers.
Why Men Face Greater Personal Injury Risks
According to statistics from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), men are two and a half times more likely to be involved in accidents than women. They also tend to suffer more serious and potentially life threatening injuries as a result. Researchers claims that among the most common reasons include:
- Men are more likely to engage in dangerous behaviors: This includes speeding or going too fast for conditions, running red lights, acting aggressive, and engaging in activities while under the influence of alcohol.
- Men are more likely to be distracted: Many men keep busy schedules and feel pressure in dividing their time between work, family, household tasks, and personal obligations. As a result, they are more likely to be distracted, which increases their personal injury risks.
- Men are less likely to take general safety precautions: Taking the proper safety precautions can significantly reduce your risk for personal injuries. Unfortunately, men are generally less likely to take safety measures, such as wearing a helmet when cycling or slowing down in heavy traffic.
Raising awareness about safety issues with the important men in your life can help to reduce the likelihood of accidents. It can also help to reduce their risks for potentially serious personal injuries.
When Accidents Happen, Our Fort Myers Personal Injury Attorney is here to Help
Despite taking the necessary precautions, accidents can still happen. When they do, the Bernardo Law Firm helps you get the compensation you need to recover. To schedule a consultation, call or contact our Fort Myers personal injury attorney online today.