Playgrounds in Hollywood, Florida should be a fun and safe place for children to play. Unfortunately, each year about half a million American children are injured on the nation’s playgrounds, according to the CDC (National Centers For Disease Control and Prevention).
Playgrounds are an important part of childhood, offering hours of playtime. They’re also important for developing fitness, large muscle groups, fine motor control, and social skills and some playgrounds also have sensory enrichment options. A few hours at the playground on a sunny Key Largo day should be part of childhood but unfortunately each year the legal team at Flaxman Law Group speaks with worried parents whose children have been injured when playing on playgrounds.
This year, Homestead Halloween safety tips need to include not just advice to avoid pedestrian accidents and other types of personal injury, but also exposure to the COVID-19 virus. These tips will help keep you safer at this time of year:
At this time of year, many children in Hollywood and across South Florida look forward to trick-or-treating on Halloween. At this time, many parents are looking for costumes. Unfortunately, each year children are injured by unsafe costumes. Costumes can lead to burn injuries, skin breakouts, eye injuries, trip and fall injuries, and more.
There are ways to create fun and enjoyable costumes while keeping your kids safe from injuries:
This year, some parents are choosing to homeschool their children to reduce the risk of COVID-19 transmission. While this can mean a lowered risk of sports injury and at-school injuries, it doesn’t mean that virtual school is without risks. Homestead students still face:
Parents in Homestead and other South Florida communities need to be aware of a new viral challenge which poses a serious threat to children and teens. In fact, many fire fighting departments across the country are releasing alerts and warnings to inform the general public about the danger.
Unfortunately, the latest challenge, called the “outlet challenge,” is just the latest in a string of risky behaviors teens and children are pursuing for online likes. Following on the heels of the Tide Pod challenge, which saw social media users biting into detergent pods and challenges which saw people dancing alongside moving cars, this latest challenge is just as deadly.
As back to school season is upon us, many parents are planning to go shopping to get books, notebooks, laptops, and other necessities for the classroom. However, this is also a good time of year to focus on school injury awareness and to help prevent these childhood injuries in Hollywood or your South Florida community.
School injuries can happen at anytime. They are common during drop off and pickup times at school, in sports activities and after school activities, and on field trips. While most parents send their children off to school with the expectation that their kids will be safe and that school authorities will do everything possible to keep their child safe, this is not always the case.
Southern Florida, including Miami, are known for their amusement parks. In fact, visitors from all over the world arrive in southern Florida every year to experience the magic of theme parks and amusement parks. Most visitors and residents go to these parks expecting to have a wonderful time and to make a lifetime of memories. Unfortunately, amusement park injuries can have a devastating impact not only on your vacation but for months and even years to come.
Getting fair compensation if you have been injured ensures you have money to pay for medical bills and other costs. If you are visiting Florida, compensation can help you pay for return flights home and the other expenses you may accumulate as an injured tourist.
Injuries to a child are devastating not just to the minor but to the whole family. Children are especially vulnerable to a variety of injuries, including pool injuries and other devastating harm. When they are affected by serious injuries, children’s development, ability to go to school, and even their very future may be at stake.
If your child has been injured, it’s important to consult with a Hollywood child injury attorney. You need an attorney who is experienced in dealing with childhood injury cases and can pursue fair compensation which not only covers your child’s medical bills but also helps them in the future.