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How to Keep Your Child Safe This Holiday Season

Posted on October 18, 2022 in

The holiday season is the perfect time to come together as a family and spend quality time. Unfortunately, between traveling, decorating, shopping, and playing, there are endless opportunities for children to be injured. There’s nothing worse than a happy time and memory being overshadowed by something as devastating as a child suffering a serious injury. Hopefully, by keeping a couple of tips in mind as the holidays approach, parents, guardians, caretakers, and the whole family can do their part to keep children safe this holiday season.

Not all accidents are instances of personal injury. However, when a child’s injury is caused by another person’s recklessness or carelessness, parents have the option of pursuing a personal injury claim and securing fair compensation on behalf of their child. At Jensen Phelan Law Firm, we have helped hundreds of families hold the party responsible for harming their children accountable for their actions and secured fair compensation on their behalf. Contact our specialized personal injury lawyers to increase your chances of a successful claim resolution.

How to Prevent Your Child From Being Injured During the Holidays

The holidays are a time of great joy, creating some of the fondest memories that many of us have. However, the fact that it’s the holiday season doesn’t mean the season is protected from bad things happening. In fact, when the holiday season rolls around, so does an increase in accidents and people being injured. While some accidents are completely unavoidable, caretakers can take certain steps to protect their children when the holidays roll around.

Here are some tips to help keep children safe from personal injury accidents during the holiday season:

  • Keep holiday decorations out of reach: Holiday decorations such as lights, candles, and ornaments can be tempting for children to touch, but they can also be dangerous. Keep such decorations out of reach and make sure they are securely fastened.
  • Supervise children around fires: Whether you have a fireplace or a menorah, keep children away from open flames. Teach them to never touch matches, lighters, or candles.
  • Be cautious around hot foods and beverages: Hot foods and beverages can cause burns. Keep them out of reach of children and use caution when cooking or serving them.
  • Use age-appropriate toys: Make sure the toys you give to children are age-appropriate and do not pose a choking hazard.
  • Check toys and gifts: Before giving a toy or gift to a child, check to make sure it is age-appropriate and does not contain any small or sharp parts that could pose a choking hazard.
  • Keep an eye on the weather: Winter weather can create hazardous conditions. Make sure children are dressed appropriately and watch out for slippery conditions.
  • Use proper safety equipment: If your child is participating in winter sports or activities, make sure they have the appropriate safety equipment, such as helmets and pads.
  • Practice safe driving: If you are traveling with children, make sure they are properly secured in their car seats or seat belts. Follow traffic laws and be cautious in inclement weather.

By following these tips, parents, and caregivers can help make sure that children stay safe from personal injury accidents during the holiday season.

Contact a Skilled Personal Injury Attorney at Jensen Phelan Law Firm

When it comes to child injury, accidents happen. However, adults and those around them must still do their part to keep them safe. People and entities who fail to exercise the legal standard of care expected of them put children at great risk and should be held accountable for their actions. At Jensen Phelan Law Firm, we understand that parents are coming to us during a great time of distress. We will do our best to help them through the personal injury process and secure maximum compensation.

With over 65 years of experience, Jensen Phelan Law Firm has the experience, skills, and resources to help our clients recover full and fair compensation. Contact our firm to schedule a free assessment of your case and an explanation of your rights by using our online contact form or calling (928) 778-2660.