Keeping the kids safe over the summer | Rehm, Bennett, Moore, Rehm & Ockander P.C., L.L.O.

Keeping the kids safe over the summer

As the summer season is starting, many kids are preparing for all the summertime fun they will be having. Parents may want to make their own preparations over this time. This includes preparing for how they will keep their kids safe during summer activities.

There are various injury risks kids can be exposed to during the summer. Below are some examples of common summer activities that child safety risks can arise in and safety steps parents can take in relation to such activities:

  • Summer trips: Many families have trips planned for the summer. When family road trips result in traffic accidents, kids can suffer a range of serious injuries. So, it can be critical for parents to practice safe driving (including avoiding distracted driving) when behind the wheel on a family trip. Making sure the kids are always properly buckled up when in the car can also be important.
  • Boating: Boats can get into accidents or kids could end up falling out of a boat. Among the things parents can do to protect their children’s safety when it comes to boat rides is make sure their kids always wear a life jacket when riding on a boat.
  • Swimming: Whether it be in a pool or natural body of water, drowning risks and other potential accident risks can come up in relation to swimming. So, parents may want to make sure their children are properly supervised when swimming.
  • Bike riding: Falls from a bike or being hit by a car are among the accidents kids could suffer when riding a bike. Among the injuries such accidents could expose a child to are head injuries. One of the rules parents can give to their kids when it comes to bike riding to try to prevent such injuries is to always wear a helmet when riding.

Another set of parental preparations that can be very impactful are what preparations related to legal matters a parent takes after their kid suffers harm during a summer activity. How prepared a parent is on this front can have major impacts when big decisions come up regarding compensation matters coming out of the incident. Skilled attorneys can assist parents with preparing for such matters, including looking into matters regarding who might be liable, such as whether their child’s injuries were caused by things like a defective product or recklessness or carelessness by a driver or another party.

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