As we all know, children are incredibly prone to accidents. Due to their rambunctious nature and seeming ignorance of risk, children tend to engage in behavior and activities that leave them with mild injuries quite commonly. However, this also puts them at risk of suffering serious injuries that require medical attention or, sadly, lead to death. One of the most severe types of injuries that a child can suffer is a traumatic brain injury. A very easy way for a child to suffer a TBI is a fall. Falls at home, on playgrounds, and while playing sports are common in children. Even seemingly mild falls can cause traumatic brain injuries that could become more severe if not handled quickly, and all suspected cases of brain injury should be evaluated by a healthcare professional. If your child has suffered a traumatic brain injury from a fall, you could be entitled to recover your medical or other expenses. The best way to determine if you are entitled to compensation is to schedule a consultation with the experienced traumatic brain injury attorneys at the Law Offices of Shane Smith as soon as possible.
What Precautions can I Take to Protect my Child From Suffering a Fall-Related Traumatic Brain Injury?
You can reduce the risk to your child of a serious fall by doing the following:
- Adequate supervision is the best way to prevent traumatic brain injuries. Children should be supervised constantly while around falling hazards both inside and outside the home.
- “Childproof” and make other safety improvements to your home. Use window guards, gates on stairs, screens, and gates around any other area where the risk of a dangerous fall can occur.
- Check to make sure playground equipment is adequately maintained and safe for minor falls that may occur.
- Make sure your child is wearing essential safety gear for any sport or recreational activity they are engaging in, and that they know the rules and reasonable safety techniques to reduce their risk of serious falls.
Contact a Coweta County traumatic brain injury attorney for a free consultation
If your child has suffered a traumatic brain injury from a fall, you may be entitled to substantial compensation. To schedule a free consultation with one of our traumatic brain injury attorneys, please call our office today at (770) 487-8999.