Connecticut Children’s Hospital is urging parents to remember that this time of year, summertime, can be a particularly dangerous time for kids especially. In fact, in the medical field, the summer months are often referred to as “trauma season” as children are often hurt, badly as they are out and about playing. As adults and kids return back to a new “normal” and kids are out playing again, Connecticut Children’s is reminding parents to be mindful because trauma can lead to New Haven personal injuries.
While health officials certainly want kids to be out and about and playing again, especially after the long year that COVID brought with all sorts of restrictions applied to us all, they are also reminding parents of the dangers that certain activities can bring. Officials are asking parents to be vigilant in their efforts to keep their kids free from dangerous situations including;
- Playing on the playground – this activity leads to 20,000 traumatic brain injuries each year
- Skateboarding and biking – thousands of children are injured each year due to falls on these vehicles
- Water safety – nearly 3,000 kids drown each year
There are other safety concerns that medical professionals are warning about including leaving a child in a car with the windows rolled up when it is hot out. This is a concern every year that sadly leads to too many deaths.
All parents want to keep their children safe, but they also want them to be able to play like kids are meant to play. It is a delicate balance, but as kids are returning to playgrounds and public swimming pools it is important for parents and kids to be reminded of the dangers posed by a potential New Haven personal injury and how they can be vigilant about keeping safe.
There are a variety of reasons kids may get injured while playing and in some situations you may need an attorney to help review the details of the incident to help determine if your long-term interests are being met. If an accident happens, contact our office and one of our experienced attorneys will speak with you.