Common Back-to-School Accidents and Injuries
Children going back to school means an increased potential for injuries. Since children live active lifestyles and their bodies are smaller, they may be more vulnerable to suffering serious injuries. Here are four common back-to-school injuries.
The most common playground accidents are Falls. Roughly 20,000 children each year will suffer playground injuries that require medical treatment. Children may suffer broken bones and head injuries when they fall on a poorly maintained playground.
School bus accidents can be serious because there are no safety mechanisms or restraints on the bus itself to prevent injury. Children may be injured on the bus itself, or they may be struck while crossing the street to board or exit the bus.
In general, the number of pedestrian accidents and fatalities is increasing dramatically Nationwide and in Florida. Children may be struck by inattentive drivers while they are walking to or from school. Children may suffer permanent injuries or death in these accidents.
Back to school also means the start of athletics. Although sports injuries (including concussions) may be unavoidable, the school must still take measures to keep its athletes safe. The school must provide appropriate safety equipment and use common sense practice methods when athletes are out in the heat.
If your child has suffered an injury because of someone else’s negligence, you may be entitled to financial compensation. First, you would need to hire an experienced attorney to investigate the accident and gather the evidence necessary to prove negligence.
The attorneys at Quattrochi, Torres and Taormina can help you fight for financial compensation when a loved one has been injured in an accident. To schedule your free initial consultation, contact us online or call us today at 407.452.4918.