Help Your Children Avoid an Injury This Summer
The warm summer months are often the best time of the year for children. However, they can be difficult for parents who are trying to find ways to keep their kids safe, while allowing them to enjoy the childhood joys of summer. An Atlanta personal injury lawyer at Kaufman Law, P.C. offers the following tips to help teach your children how to play safe this summer and avoid a dangerous slip and fall accident:
- Playground Safety – Be sure to inspect playgrounds and play areas before a child goes to play. The area below swings and slides should be soft and cushiony. Teach your children not to climb too high and to limit their running to open areas where equipment cannot pose a threat. When inspecting equipment, ensure that it has traction underfoot to limit the chances a child will slip and fall.
- Make Safety Equipment Mandatory – For children who skateboard, rollerblade, or ride bikes, make sure that they always use a helmet and protective gear. Protective gear can include elbow and wrist guards as well as knee pads and long pants. This protective gear can help limit the injuries sustained should a child fall. Helmets are necessary to help prevent head injuries from falls.
- Horseplay and Running – Advise your children that they should only run around in open, soft areas like grass and sand. Horseplay can be dangerous on hard, slick surfaces like blacktops and swimming pools, so be sure children know the dangers. You should also ensure that an adult is always watching.
Was Your Child Injured? Call Kaufman Law, P.C.
The threats posed by summer fun can change a child’s life in a heartbeat. While you can always ensure that your children are prepared and supervised, some accidents occur due to the negligence of others. Improperly maintained pools, uneven pavement, and slick surfaces can cause threats for even the most careful child.
If your child has experienced a serious injury in a slip and fall accident due to the negligence of another, call an Atlanta personal injury attorney at Kaufman Law, P.C. For over 30 years, we have represented clients in slip and fall accident claims throughout Atlanta. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.
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