Central Florida accident lawyers are familiar with all kinds of personal injuries. While the most common kind of personal injury comes from car accidents, homes are not exactly safe zones. Slips and falls, fractures, sprains, broken bones, concussions, scrapes and bruises, and even death result from common accidents in the home.
Self.com recently reported on the biggest dangers we face before we even get in the car to risk auto accidents. They interviewed first responders to find out the most common cause of home accidents and injuries. All of this pain and suffering is avoidable, even preventable, according to experts. With a little awareness and common sense, you can avoid the anguish, trauma, and medical bills that come with accidental injury.
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Generally, if a family member is hurt in a household accident, regular medical insurance or even homeowner’s insurance might cover the bills. But if a visitor is injured in an accident in your home that could have been prevented, the person might start looking for a good personal injury attorney.
You can prevent problems by knowing what to look for.
Top 9 Home Safety Hazards According to Self Magazine
- Anything you can Trip Over Accidental falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injury among basically every age group, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
- Unstable Furniture Kids like to run and jump and climb on anything they can try to get on top of. This can spell disaster if that object is something like a tall, heavy dresser that comes with the risk of tipping over.
- Giant Televisions Around a third of those tip-over ER visits reported to the Consumer Product Safety Commission involved TVs.
- Non-working Smoke Alarms Most deaths and injuries from home fires happen because there weren’t any functioning smoke alarms.
- Cooking Left Unattended According to the National Fire Protection Association, the biggest cause of home fires is related to the kitchen stove.
- Carbon Monoxide CO is a toxic gas that comes from burning every day fuels and can be deadly. A carbon monoxide detector can save lives.
- Windows Mainly from children from falling out of them or becoming tangled in blinds.
- Poisons Mostly from children’s access to medicines and household cleaning products.
- Swimming Pools children die every year Hundreds of from pool accidents.
Children are especially vulnerable to accidents and injuries.
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— WFLA NEWS (@WFLA) July 23, 2018
An unfortunate fact of life is that risk is everywhere. We owe it to ourselves and others to make our immediate surroundings as safe as possible. If an act of negligence has turned your life upside down and you need help recovering losses, consider the Orlando personal injury attorneys at Martinez Manglardi,PA. We’ve been helping accident victims for over 30 years with offices throughout Central Florida. Call 407-846-2240 for a free consultation.