Your kids are probably out of school by now and enjoying their summer freedom. Your child is most likely running around and getting into all sorts of mischief. One wrong move and your child could be spending their summer in a cast – or worse.
Here’s what you should watch out for when keeping an eye on your child:
Right about now, your child may be learning to ride a bike for the very first time. You may remember your younger days scraping your knees while finding your balance on your bike, but did you know there are worse injuries on bikes than a scratch or bruise?
Your child might not be watching for cars on the road. Your child may feel confident with their ability to ride their bike, riding up and down the road carefree. However, if your child doesn’t understand the importance of watching for traffic, they may risk being involved in an auto accident. More than 254,000 children on bikes are hit every year.
Every kid knows the joy of jumping on a trampoline – the excitement of imagining they’re flying or on the moon in zero gravity.
Your kids may not realize the dangers, but they could fall the wrong way on a trampoline. Trampolines are all fun and games until someone falls awkwardly and twists an arm or leg. They could even fall off the trampoline and cause serious head or spine injuries or get caught between the springs.
Homeowners with trampolines are supposed to keep watch over them and make sure that they have padding on the springs and other safety measures. When they don’t that’s an open invitation to curious children, a so-called “attractive nuisance,” and the homeowner can be held responsible for injuries.
If your child was injured by a negligent driver or injured because of a property owner’s negligence, you have every right to expect compensation.