Personal Injury Attorneys Wish Families a Happy and Safe Summer Season

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Jun 01

Personal Injury Attorneys Wish Families a Happy and Safe Summer Season

philadelphia personal injury attorneys, new jersey personal injury lawyersWith warmer weather upon us, summer has unofficially begun. Like every year, millions of families will take part in traditional summer activities such as swimming, grilling, and enjoying fireworks with loved ones. In some cases, these activities can cause serious injuries especially with children. Personal injury attorneys at Messa & Associates has compiled some safety guidelines for your family to keep in mind while enjoying your summer.

Personal Injury Attorneys Remind Parents About Water Safety to Reduce Injuries to Children

Every year, hundreds of children across the country are suffer injuries or death in pool and spa incidents. Don’t forget these tips to help you to keep your child safe.

  • Teach your child to swim.
  • Never leave children alone while they are swimming or near water.
  • If your child is missing, check the pool first.
  • Make sure safety equipment, such as rings or floats, are available and easily accessible.
  • Keep children away from drain covers, pipes or other openings to avoid entrapment.
  • Cover your pool when not in use, especially if you have small children or animals.
  • Make sure your pool drain cover has been properly certified.
  • Install a four-foot fence around your pool and use self-closing and self-latching gates.
  • Increase security with the use of pool alarms.

Personal Injury Attorneys Provide Tips on Grilling Safely to Avoid Fire and Burn Injuries

Grilling on a regular basis throughout the season can be fun, but grills have dangers you should be aware. Do a safety check of your grill to prevent fires and carbon monoxide poisoning that can lead to serious burn injuries or death. Here’s a list of helpful tips, recommended by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), to make sure you grill is safe.

  • Never use a grill that has been recalled.
  • Visually inspect the hoses on a gas grill for cracking, brittleness, holes and leaks. There should be no sharp bends in the hose or tubing and all connections should be secure.
  • Check for propane gas leaks.
  • Reduce the risk of flare-ups and grease fires by cleaning the grill and grease trap often.
  • Use grills outside and only in well-ventilated areas.
  • Never use a grill indoors or in a garage, breezeway, carport, porch or under a surface that will burn.
  • Gas and charcoal grills present a risk of fire and/or carbon monoxide poisoning that could result in injury or death.
  • Never leave a grill unattended.
  • Keep the grill hoses as far away as possible from hot surfaces and dripping hot grease.
  • Personal Injury Attorneys Discuss Fireworks and Preventing Burn Injuries to Children

    Fireworks can be dangerous causing devastating, permanent injuries when used in a private setting. According to the CPSC, almost half of the injuries caused by fireworks were to children under the age of 15. In 2010, about 8,600 people were treated in emergency rooms for injuries associated with fireworks. Firecrackers caused the most injuries, followed by bottle rockets and sparklers.

    The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) suggests adult supervision always be used when children are using fireworks, even sparklers. They also recommend keeping a bucket of water nearby and observing any local laws to use fireworks more safely. However, the American Academy of Pediatrics says that children and their families should attend public fireworks displays rather than purchase fireworks for home use. That is the only way to avoid a potential fire or burn injury that could come of using fireworks at home.

    Personal Injury Attorneys in Philadelphia and New Jersey

    The Philadelphia personal injury attorneys at Messa & Associates are experienced at handling cases involving fires, burns, and other serious injuries as a result of summer activities. Our extremely skilled team of personal injury attorneys and medical experts is dedicated to ensuring you receive proper compensation for your personal injuries. If your child has suffered any type of personal injury, contact the personal injury attorneys of Messa & Associates for a free consultation. Call toll free at 1-877-MessaLaw, or submit a free online inquiry.

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