With 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Joseph L. Messa, Jr. is the founding partner of Messa & Associates, P.C. He is an AV-rated attorney (highest rating available), listed in the Bar Register of Preeminent Lawyers. Read More