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3 common ways tourists sustain serious injuries

Whether you travel frequently or have been planning the trip of a lifetime for a while, you want to get the most out of your vacation. Still, if you sustain a serious injury on vacation, your life may never be the same again. 

As you likely know, there are a few steps you should take to avoid falling ill when you are away from home. Unfortunately, though, the conduct of others may put your overall health in jeopardy. To help minimize the chances of having your Hawaiian vacation turn into a nightmare, consider the following three common ways tourists sustain serious injuries: 

1. Automobile collisions 

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, between 20 and 50 million individuals suffer some type of injury in an automobile collision somewhere on the planet every year. When on vacation, you may be unfamiliar with roadways and traffic patterns. If you are not careful, you may find yourself in the middle of a disastrous crash thousands of miles from your home. 

2. Recreational accidents 

Going snorkeling, renting a jet ski and paddling a kayak are some of the coolest ways to see the Aloha State. Still, you likely do not participate in these activities every day. If you are unfamiliar with how to stay safe during recreational pursuits or choose an irresponsible outfitter, you may sustain a serious accident while trying to have fun. 

3. Slips and falls 

Water seems to be everywhere on and around the Hawaiian Islands. Whether walking beside a resort’s swimming pool or shopping for a new outfit, you must be careful with slips and falls. If a property’s owner fails to take steps to keep you safe, you may be able to pursue compensation for the injuries you suffer. 

After your trip, you may feel better than ever. If you injure yourself, on the other hand, you may have weeks, months or years of hardship. By understanding how tourists tend to sustain serious injuries on vacation, you can better plan for staying safe during your dream vacation to the Hawaiian Islands.

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