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Tourists should watch out for these common vacation hazards

Florida is a beautiful place, and it is no wonder why countless tourists flock to the state every year to enjoy the fun and sun. There are risks that every visitor and resident alike should be aware of, though. Opportunities for injury exist everywhere, but there are many that are specific to Florida and tourists visiting the area. Being aware and staying safe are two of your best defenses against some of these hazards.

The following are three of the most common hazards facing tourists in Florida. If you have been injured as a result of an avoidable accident or another individual's negligence, you should get medical attention and consider consulting with an attorney for more information on the recourse that is available.

Snake and spider bites

Snakes and spiders are among the most dangerous creatures in Florida. For visitors unfamiliar with these threats, they might come as a surprise and strike unexpectedly. Being bitten by a snake or a spider can be a serious injury. Many of them are poisonous and potentially deadly, so if you experience the symptoms of a bite, you should get medical treatment immediately.

Injuries on the beach

Beaches are, of course, one of the major reasons why visitors are attracted to Florida in the first place. Beautiful water and sparkling sand make it an appealing place to vacation, but there are many hazards on the beach that can lead to injuries. One of the most important to remember is the risk of drowning. If you or anybody else does not know how to swim, it is best to stay in shallow water. 

Sunburn and heatstroke

Sunburns and heatstroke are also liable to happen at the beach. When severe, these injuries can wreak havoc on your body. They do not only happen at the beach, though. Injuries that are triggered by intense heat can happen anywhere in Florida, so it is vital to stay hydrated and keep sunscreen on hand at all times.

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