Child Safety Attorney in Cary
Raising Awareness on Accidents & Safety Risks
The Law Office of D. Hardison Wood has faithfully served our community in Cary for years and has helped countless individuals and families heal after accidents. Many accidents caused by human error are preventable, which is why we strive to provide as many people as possible the education and information they need to stay safe and protect their loved ones. If you’re a parent, your number one priority is making sure your children are healthy and safe. Our Cary child safety attorney knows there isn’t anything you wouldn’t do to ensure your child gets the care and support they need. Having handled personal injury cases for more than a decade, we know what dangers can impact children and have provided tips and other information that will benefit your family. If your child has been injured by negligence in any way, don’t hesitate to call us to get started on your case.
Contact us online or by phone at (919) 739-3643 for a free consultation so we can learn more about your case and answer any questions you have. We’re available 24/7 for our clients because we know concerns can arise at any hour of the day.
Providing Safety on Playgrounds & at Swimming Pools
One of the more common injury cases we’ve seen that impact children are premises liability cases, or injuries that result from dangerous conditions on someone’s property. Activities that are a healthy party of children’s lives often take place on playgrounds and in swimming pools, but unfortunately, that also means accidents can occur during these activities. While some accidents are unavoidable and natural, others are directly caused by negligent property owners who should be held responsible for your child’s injuries.
Children can be injured on playgrounds as a result of defective or damaged equipment, lack of guardrails, tripping hazards like rocks, and more.
When you take your children to a playground, keep the following safety tips in mind to prevent an accident:
- Make sure elevated surfaces have guardrails to prevent falls on ramps and platforms
- Be aware of tripping hazards, including rocks, branches, loose or torn flooring, and more
- Make sure playground surfaces contain wood chips, mulch, sand, or mats that can protect children if they fall
- Check for any dangerous hardware like protruding bolt ends or open “S” hooks
Swimming pool accidents and drownings often injure and kill children more than they do adults. Swimming pool owners or managers have a responsibility to keep visitors and guests safe and should always have an on-duty lifeguard during pool hours, as well as have a way to prevent people from accessing the pool when it’s closed.
Some injuries that children can acquire from pool accidents include:
- Head injuries
- Brain damage
- Spinal cord and neck injuries
- Fractures to limbs
It’s essential that whoever is supervising your child, whether it’s yourself, another parent, or a babysitter, always knows where their child is should they require emergency assistance.
Dangers of Defective Toys
While we as consumers have the right to expect that all products we purchase and use are safe, unfortunately, that’s not always the case. Not all products are safe to use, including toys. Sometimes toys are defective, dangerous, and/or fail to warn consumers about associated dangers.
Common dangers associated with dangerous or defective toys include:
- Exposure to deadly chemicals and lead paint
- Fire hazards
- Danger of explosions
- Choking hazards
Children can be at risk of injuries when a toy fails to warn parents. For example, toys that can cause choking hazards should establish an appropriate age requirement to keep them out of reach of younger, teething children. Parents should make sure to read all warning labels before they give toys to children and avoid buying toys with small parts.
Our Cary child safety attorney is available to protect your rights to compensation after an accident. Call us at (919) 739-3643 for dedicated, personalized service in English or Spanish today.