Kids fall all the time. Sometimes they run too fast, forget to tie their shoelaces, or are distracted. These kinds of fall accidents aren’t anyone’s fault.
However, sometimes kids fall because property owners fail to maintain safe properties. Property owners may neglect to fix broken railings, install adequate lighting, or clean up wet floors promptly. These kinds of fall accidents may be the fault of the property owner, and your child may have the right to make a fair financial recovery.
Common Places Kids Have Fall Accidents
Without reasonable adult supervision and safe properties, children are at risk of falling in or at:
- Sports practice or games
- Amusement parks
- Grocery stores
- Retail stores
Even a friend’s house can be dangerous if the children are not carefully watched, and the property is not adequately maintained.
Slip and Fall Injuries Suffered by Children
Children may suffer significant injuries, including, but not limited to:
- Lacerations, which can cause permanent disfigurement or become infected
- Broken bones, which may require surgery
- Traumatic brain injuries, which may cause temporary or permanent disabilities
Other injuries may also occur.
What to Do If Your Child Falls and Gets Hurt
Regardless of who was at fault for your child’s fall, the first thing you should do is make sure he gets medical attention so that an accurate diagnosis can be made, and a useful treatment plan can be created.
If you are with your child when he falls, you should take pictures of the accident scene and get contact information from people who witnessed the fall.
In the hours and days following the fall, you should be cautious about speaking with property owners or insurance agents without an attorney present. They want to avoid paying you for fall injuries and may try to get you to say something that will hurt your child’s claim.
As soon as you can do so, we encourage you to contact our experienced Kansas City fall injury lawyers for a free initial case evaluation. We will make sure that your child’s rights are protected and fight for his complete legal recovery.