Adventure seeking youngsters
Children naturally like to run around and play. They are mostly preoccupied by their curiosity and goes where their imagination may take them. In doing this, they leave little regard for their personal safety. It would probably be something that they will have to learn to do in due time after they have experienced their own set of cuts and bruises. This will teach them to be more cautious as they slowly mature.
Until such time, kids are expected to get into minor accidents. They always seem to find creative ways to injure themselves. What is not acceptable however is when they get hurt because of the negligence of others. Children already receive a fair amount of injuries by their own doing. Adults who are supposed to be responsible and with more foresight than them should not be the ones to add unto it.
The pain could be avoided
As the axiom of Benjamin Franklin goes, “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Assessing an area where potential accidents may occur is the task of any grown-up, especially if it is his actual job to do so. Business owners of fast food restaurants for example, have a high volume of customers that visit their establishments. It is but a normal occurrence that its floors will need some tidying up from time to time. This would leave it wet for a certain period while after it is mopped up. New diners coming in with their children would be unaware of this potentially dangerous area. It would cause over eager kids to slip and fall as they rush to the counter to place their order. This could be avoided by placing a warning sign, blocking off the section or having an employee in place to keep these children at bay.
Another place where a child is highly likely to have a slip and fall accident is by the perimeter of a swimming pool. There should be always be someone in charge remind or guide these kids to be extra careful when they are around the area. Failing to do this especially with the knowledge that children would be present might be considered as a negligent act.
We will catch your fall
Lichtblau & Goldenberg is a legal firm which specialises in personal injury cases. If your child has been a victim of a slip and fall accident due to the contributory negligence of a person or of a place of business please do not hesitate to contact us at 561-863-9100. We can assist you in receiving the financial compensation for your little one’s injuries.