Maybe your slip-and-fall accident happened something like this: You were pushing one child in a baby carriage, while your 4-year-old was crying for you to buy a box of Tic Tacs. Next, your cellphone rings, but just as your say, "Hello," you slip on a wet piece of flooring and knock your head.
You do your best to protect your child from injury and harm. Sometimes, however, there's nothing you can do to prevent something traumatic from happening. If a dog has attacked and bitten your child, you may feel like you let your child down.
In addition to less sunlight and colder temperatures, winter can create a build-up of snow and ice in areas where pedestrians travel. This, if not promptly addressed and removed, can result in serious slip-and-fall injuries. These injuries can range from simple bruising to broken bones, nerve damage, and even closed head or traumatic brain injuries.
Nothing causes disability and death in young people more than traumatic brain injuries. Those from 0-19 are the highest risk group in the country when looking at TBIs. Every year, the stats from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show that 62,000 children end up in the hospital with brain injuries, while another 564,000 go to the emergency room and then are released. These head injuries come from playing sports, being involved in car accidents, being abused or attacked, falling down, and more.
Thanksgiving is coming up, and like most holidays, there are risks that only appear during these days. Whether it's out on the roads or in the home, keeping your family safe is a major responsibility. Here are three tips for keeping everyone safe.