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3 Summer Safety Tips for Your Child

Posted on September 29, 2022 in

It’s completely normal for parents to worry about the safety and well-being of their children. Summer in Arizona opens up opportunities for many exciting new activities and adventures, but there’s also an increased risk of injury. If you want to keep your children as safe as possible during their summer breaks, you’re in the right place.

We at Jensen Phelan Law Firm are specialist personal injury lawyers. We may be able to help you prevent serious injuries to children and keep all of your family members safe. If you or your child gets injured, we may be able to hold negligent or reckless individuals accountable for their harmful actions. If you want to learn more about keeping your children safe, please consider our suggestions.

Keep an Eye Out to Supervise Your Children During Summertime Activities With Possible Hidden Risks

Whenever your child is playing, whether they’re in the front yard or at the public swimming pool, be sure to keep an eye out for their safety. Often, children don’t know to look before crossing the street or otherwise act without thinking due to their lack of experience in life. For example, at a swimming pool, always keep an eye out and be in earshot in case there are sudden dangers, especially if your kids don’t know how to swim.

Keeping an eye on your busy children allows you to prevent as many hazardous activities as possible, safely keeping them from drowning, falling, getting burns, getting hit or interacting with other dangers. If you personally aren’t able to keep an eye on your kids, for any reason, ask another trusted and responsible adult to pay special attention to protect your children. This might be a family friend, partner, lifeguard, or another trusted individual.

Learn the Signs of Heat Exhaustion in Children

Summer in Arizona increases the risk of heat exhaustion, and kids are especially vulnerable to the dangers. One of the best ways to prevent severe illness, pain, or discomfort in your children is to learn the signs of heat exhaustion your kids might display. Learning these signs might help you identify when to take immediate medical action. Some signs of heat exhaustion may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Increased sweating
  • Headaches
  • Nausea or vomiting
  • Fainting
  • Weakness
  • Extreme tiredness or fatigue
  • Increased thirst
  • Muscle cramps
  • Temper tantrums or irritability
  • Increased body temperature, often between 100 and 104 degrees Fahrenheit
  • Cool and clammy skin
  • Goosebumps, despite the heat

Wearing hats, drinking extra water, staying in the shade, avoiding strenuous exercise in the heat of the day and other similar precautions are aided by planning ahead for the activity. By familiarizing yourself with the above-listed signs of heat exhaustion, you are preparing yourself to protect your family the best way. If you’re concerned about identifying these signs or want additional tips, speak with your child’s pediatrician for extra information or remember our list above and return to see it later.

Consider Retaining an Arizona Personal Injury Lawyer

It’s important to keep your personal injury lawyer’s number on your phone, especially if your child or other family members enjoy keeping busy with a variety of activities. Jensen Phelan Law Firm does not charge for answering your injury claim questions. A number of scenarios might require legal representation (or action), including a public pool that is not adequately supervised by a qualified lifeguard, a coach allowing dangerous or excessive behavior on the athletic field, and many more. If your child gets injured due to someone else’s irresponsible behavior, your lawyer may be able to help in the following ways:

  • Legal knowledge and advice
  • Negotiation tactics with negligent people or their employers/agents
  • Handle insurance companies and legal representatives
  • Maximize potential compensation
  • Strategize the next best steps for your particular situation
  • Provide you with helpful resources based on 40+ years of experience
  • Refer you to medical and other professionals such as specialists for the injury at hand
  • Reduce your level of fault by getting the proof you need to show the contributing fault of another
  • Lower stress levels by getting the help you need to have an “even playing field”
  • Collect and analyze evidence of when, why, and how the harmful incident happened, plus all your damages, including the ones you did not know you could claim.
  • Lead or join investigations or obtain the results of investigations or testing by the police, medical personnel and other potential evidence sources.

We strongly recommend hiring a talented lawyer whenever you need to take legal action. Top-quality legal representation results in larger awards: retain the best specialist injury lawyers you can. If you have been in an accident, speak to an attorney without delay. Calling a lawyer as quickly as possible helps you ensure your family wins the case and gets fair compensation, plus the legal fee is the same and your case gets more legal work done by starting early.

Protect Your Family With Jensen Phelan Law Firm’s Specialist Personal Injury Lawyers in Arizona

If you or your child/children experience injuries due to another’s negligence, we at Jensen Phelan Law Firm can help protect and support your family. We have over 40 years of experience in Arizona personal injury law, and we are dedicated to supporting our clients during every step of the legal process. Retaining a competent and experienced injury lawyer whenever you might need to take legal action provides you the highest chances of receiving maximum compensation, and letting a lawyer handle the process for you will help you relax as you focus on your recovery. There is no legal fee by Jensen Phelan unless there is a recovery, so there is no risk for you.

If you think we would be a good fit for your legal representation, don’t hesitate to get in touch with us for a free assessment of your case and an explanation of your rights. Hiring us gives you access to our extensive legal knowledge, strategies, and resources. For a free consultation and to discuss the details of your case, please call us at (928) 778-2660 or complete our contact form at your earliest convenience.