When you are on having fun in Santa Monica, you don't want to be thinking much about head injuries—but maybe you should. Many of the things we love to do in and around Santa Monica during the summer can also pose a major risk of head and brain injuries.

Many Summer Activities in Santa Monica Put Your Head and Neck at Risk

While you may not be thinking about head injuries as you pack your beach bag or suitcase, you should be aware of the potential risks from activities like:

  • Swimming and walking in wet areas
  • Boating and jet-skiing
  • Horseback riding
  • Camping
  • Biking
  • Rock climbing
  • Driving or riding on California’s scenic routes

All of these activities pose risks for falls or accidents that affect the head or neck. And while these activities can be dangerous on their own, they become even more dangerous when they are complicated by negligent property owners, distracted drivers, and even defective products.

Being Ready to React When You or a Loved One Suffers a Serious Head Injury

If you or a loved one suffers a blow to the head, don’t wait to seek medical attention. Getting looked over by a medical professional should be your first priority, even if everything seems to be okay. Many serious brain injuries aren’t visible from the outside, and symptoms may not start until hours or days later. The sooner you get medical attention, the better the chance that your injury will be found and treated effectively.

After you’ve seen a doctor for your injuries, it’s time to start thinking about your rights. For more information about your legal options after a head injury, take a moment to request a free copy of our book, 7 Biggest Mistakes That Can Ruin Your California Injury Case.


Peter Steinberg
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Los Angeles Personal Injury Attorney Since 1982