Gazebos flying away can be very dangerous, and when this occurs head injuries, broken bones, concussion and other injuries can result. Many people underestimate the dangers of gazebos, but it’s important to note that a large number of people have sustained serious injuries after being hit by them. Some accidents involving gazebos at parties and other events have even been fatal.
Do you know about the dangers of gazebos flying away?
Whilst there are many dangers linked to gazebos flying away, they also fail to provide adequate protection against lighting. This is why people are advised to seek shelter elsewhere if a thunderstorm occurs. You should be aware of when the chances of lightning are at their highest when planning on using a gazebo. Lightning is actually more likely to strike in the summer than in the winter months. If you are planning a party and bad weather is forecast, you may well wish to change the event to a later date or hold the party inside a home.
You should leave gazebos as soon as you hear thunder and head to the nearest available enclosed building. Lightning injuries around 30 people and kills 2 on average in the UK every year. The chances of gazebos flying away rise significantly when adverse weather strikes. Gazebos always need to be tethered to the ground properly, and it’s wise to add as much additional weight to the bottom of each leg as you can to prevent the chances of gazebos flying away. You should only use gazebos that are made by reputable manufacturers and erected by experienced professionals.
Talk to Accident Advice Helpline
At Accident Advice Helpline, we may be able to help you if you’ve been in an accident involving a gazebo and it wasn’t your fault. We have been in the personal injury claims business since 2000 and have dealt with a wide range of claims involving gazebos and other facilities. You can find out if you are likely to have a case and get an estimate of how much your claim is worth by taking our 30-second test online. Alternatively, you can call us on 0800 689 0500 if you’re using a landline phone or 0333 500 0993 if you’re on your mobile. You do not need any money to start a claim with Accident Advice Helpline and we work on a no-win, no-fee* basis. Why not call today?
Date Published: May 11, 2017
Author: Accident Advice