Emergency Room Visit Statistics
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on average, there are 35 million injury-related emergency room visits every year. A 2011 study conducted by the CDC that sampled 100 hospitals in the country revealed that summer had the highest number of emergency room visits at 36,437 visits between June and September, followed by:
- 35,781 ER visits in spring
- 32,161 ER visits in fall
- 31,918 ER visits in winter
While heat and high temperatures play a significant role in emergency department visits, read on to learn the most common accidents during the summer season that bring more people into the emergency room.
Motor Vehicle Crashes
The summer season means that more people are taking vacations, visiting friends and more inexperienced teenage drivers are out of school. One of the top reasons for the uptick in summer emergency room visits are due to the following types of motor vehicle accidents that cause severe injuries:
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Drunk driving accidents
- Motorcycle accidents
Road Construction Accidents
The warmer weather makes it easier for road construction workers to perform road repairs and maintenance. Sadly, many motorists do not follow the rules or obey signals and signs in and around road construction zones. From collisions with temporary rails and dividers to crashes caused by distracted drivers, sustaining a severe injury in a road construction accident means a trip to the emergency room.
Since boating is typically a summertime activity, there will be more boating accidents during the summer than off-season. While boating is a fun way to spend the day, boat drivers that operate their vessel recklessly or boat and drink can put their passengers and other boaters at severe risk of being catastrophically injured in an accident.
Injured in an Accident? Bandas Law Firm, P.C. Can Help.
After sustaining an injury from an accident, it can be a devastating ordeal, especially when the careless actions of another party caused it. Not only can the healing process be long and tiresome, but the financial stresses of medical bills can add more burdens for you and your family.
You have the right to hold the parties responsible for your injuries accountable and pursue compensation. We'll be here to walk you through the process and support you during your recovery.
Contact Bandas Law Firm, P.C. today at (361) 238-2789 to learn how we can help you seek justice.