Naples Injury Attorneys: Do You Know How to Protect Your Child From Falls?

by Carmen Dellutri on September 28, 2012

Cape Coral accident lawyerAs parents, we know that all children fall from time to time, and most walk away unscathed. However, as Naples injury attorneys, we have seen firsthand that not all children are so lucky.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, an estimated 8,000 children are treated in U.S. emergency rooms for fall-related injuries every day. In fact, falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries for all children. In Connecticut, a babysitter is currently facing charges after a 2-year-old boy fell off a second story roof while she was asleep inside.

The good news is that many falls can be prevented. Below are a few key tips from the CDC:

Play safely. Falls on the playground are a common cause of injury. Check to make sure that the surfaces under playground equipment are safe, soft, and well maintained (such as wood chips or sand, not dirt or grass).

Make your home safer. Use home safety devices, such as guards on windows that are above ground level, stair gates, and guard rails. These devices can help keep a busy, active child from taking a dangerous tumble.

Keep sports safe. Make sure your child wears protective gear during sports and recreation. For example, when in-line skating, use wrist guards, knee and elbow pads, and a helmet.

Supervision is key. Supervise young children at all times around fall hazards, such as stairs and playground equipment, whether you’re at home or out to play.

The Dellutri Law Group is focused on making bad situations better and putting lives back together. If you or someone you love has been seriously injured in a Naples accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation.  

To learn more about your legal options, contact our experienced Naples injury attorneys for a free consultation. 

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