By Joni J. Franklin, Attorney & David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network
In homes, day care centers, schools, and other locations, there are common every day items that can pose a great risk of injury to a child. These items are in just about every house and most day care centers and schools. Believe it or not, the common every day items include televisions and furniture. Children are curious and often times do not recognize the danger of climbing on furniture or moving a television set. When these items are not properly positioned, safeguarded, and / or anchored, serious personal injuries can result. Because there have been a number of incidents across the nation that involve serious personal injuries from a television or furniture item that has tipped over and fallen on a child, it is vital that the home, day care center, school, and other location frequented by a child be safeguarded to the best of the ability of the property owner and / or child care provider.
While there may be some expense in anchoring these items through the services of a contractor or handyman, the expenses associated with the safeguards would pale in comparison to the injuries and lives that are changed when the safeguards are not put in place.
When a child is injured by a television or falling furniture, it is often times helpful to contact a Child Injury Lawyer for advice, consultation, and legal representation. There are many factors to consider in these claims and cases that can be reviewed by the child injury lawyer with the parents. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Homeowners Insurance, Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, and other topics. You can receive this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.
In Oaklawn, Kansas, an unfortunate incident was reported at a home. It was reported by the Witchita Eagle that a 4 year old girl suffered serious personal injuries in the form of a head injury when a television fell on her. The incident took place in a bedroom. Sedgwick County Sheriff’s Office responded to the scene. The girl was transported to Wesley Medial Center for care, treatment, and evaluation. See Television Falls on Kansas Girl in Bedroom.
Many parents quite frankly are not aware of the dangers of televisions and falling furniture. While these incidents are not as common as automobile accident related injuries, unsecured / unanchored furniture and televisions in the home, day care center, school, and other locations still pose a danger to children.