Now that the summer is here and kids are out of school, it’s expected that more little ones will take to backyards, sidewalks and public parks. As children take to the outdoors, it’s important to remember that there is the potential for injury that may not exist when a child is inside doing homework or playing a favorite video game.
There are a variety of situations that your child may be presented with. Older children can be taught personal safety rules, and little ones may depend more on you for their safety. In either case, there are tips that you may find useful as the summer season kicks into full swing.
Even if your child is not old enough to help you mow the grass, they may stay outside with you while you complete the chore yourself. Be very careful that your little one does not get too close to you while you are mowing. It’s always a better idea to keep your children in the house until you are done cutting the lawn.
Ensure that your mower has a control that will stop the blades from spinning if you let go of the handle. Pick up the yard before you mow to prevent objects from flying out from under the deck. Keep all safety devices on your mower in working order and use them. You may be surprised at the number of children that are injured by lawn mower and tractor accidents each year.
No one wants their child to be injured, but accidents do occur. If your child is injured in West Palm Beach this summer due to someone’s error or negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for any medical bills that you incur. An experienced personal injury attorney can assist you in determining if you have the elements necessary for a successful case. Reach out to our office to schedule a free case evaluation.