Children are physically and mentally limited. Partner this with the fact that they have the tendency to be curious and reckless, and you have the recipe for accidents and children injuries. As the adult, you should be the one who is putting the children away from harm’s way.

In fact, according to the website, families who have children who have been injured because of preventable accidents may have legal options, especially if another party, for example a babysitter, has been involved.

But how can a child be injured? Below are the general ways a child can sustain an injury.

Dangerous Materials

Children may be exposed to materials that may be harmful for them. This exposure can be the result of an adult’s failure to put harmful objects away from children or product makers who create dangerous products.

Parents should be particularly wary of choking hazards, such as small objects found inside and outside of the house. They should be responsible enough to put these things away from reach. Product makers should also be responsible, especially in the design of their products or the materials used in their products, such as plastic and lead.

Lack of Supervision

Since children tend to be curious, they may do reckless behaviors to satisfy their curiosity. It is even worse if you think about the fact that children often do not know the dangers around them, and even if they do, they may not have the power to defend or protect themselves.

Usually, a lack of supervision results into exposure to dangerous materials and other accidents that may have been prevented if the adult has been paying attention to the children.

Premises Liability

No matter how effortful an adult is in supervising the children and putting them away from harm’s reach, the children can still be injured if the place is inherently dangerous, like when a playground has been poorly maintained and has defective facilities, a swimming pool has no fences and water depth signs, or a house has an untrained dog on the loose.

In these cases, property owners may be held liable.

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