Children aged four and under are often involved in slip and fall accidents and many receive head injuries as a result. Learn how to prevent an accident here.

How can I reduce the chances of my child getting a head injury in a slip and fall accident?

 

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Those who have children aged four and under know what a struggle it can be to keep them safe. They are constantly investigating, which oftentimes means putting themselves in dangerous situations.

You were recently in a two-level store in Bellevue. You were walking down the stairs with your toddler, when a hole in the carpet covering the stairs caused her to trip and fall down the steps. Unfortunately, she suffered a contusion from the fall. Now, you are more aware than ever of the dangers of head injuries due to falls, and you want to do what you can to prevent them from happening.

How You Can Stop a Slip and Fall

You want to keep your home safe for your children, but it is likely filled with a variety of dangers. Taking the appropriate steps could prevent tragedy from occurring. Here are some safety tips that could help:

  • Use sturdy baby gates to block any stairs, along with rooms that you don’t want the child entering.
  • Avoid the use of walkers, as children can fall down the steps while in them.
  • Don’t leave toddlers or young children unsupervised on beds or couches, because they could fall off and injure themselves.
  • Make sure to always strap children into high chairs, strollers, shopping carts, and changing tables.
  • Teach your child always to wear a helmet when roller skating, skateboarding, or participating in any similar activity.

When the Unthinkable Occurs

If your child suffered a head injury because of a slip and fall caused by someone else’s negligence, the attorneys of the Andrew Kim Law Firm may be able to help. Contact us today to find out how we have helped other parents and children who were in similar situations receive the compensation they deserved.

If you know someone with a small child, we encourage you to share this information with him or her!