Unfortunately, we cannot always protect our children from injury. There are times when, out of the negligence of others, a child becomes injured. Often this is due to what is known as slip and fall accidents. Slip and falls account for a high number of injuries for children, as well as for adults.
The best way to prevent our children from becoming injured in a slip and fall accident is to take the proper steps as a parent. Taking the steps to ensure your child is protected will greatly reduce the odds of your child being injured. It will also let you be at ease while your child lives a normal life.
To help prevent your child from being involved in a slip and fall you should:
- Supervise. Young children and infants should always be well supervised. Watch carefully anytime your child is on a bed, on furniture, or anywhere where a fall is possible.
- Use gates. Use child safety gates to block off areas that may pose a threat to your toddler. This can include wet floors, tiles, stairs, and balconies.
- Strap in. Be sure to always strap your young child into her high chair, changing table, shopping cart, and stroller.
- Teach. Teach—and lead by example—when it comes to safety. Always wear a helmet when biking, skating, skateboarding, or scootering.
You should always do your best to keep your child safe from a slip and fall in Illinois. Even though you do your best, accidents caused by other people’s negligence still may happen. In this instance, it is important to contact an Illinois slip and fall attorney at Hupy and Abraham to seek the compensation you deserve. Call 866-625-2299 today for a free consultation.