Back to School Safety Tips

New York personal injury attorneys know parents never want to have to contact them. And although summer is over and the kids are back in school, there are lots of reasons to think about their safety. Children can be injured while on the playground, using a product or even from their clothing. 

Playground safety shouldn’t be taken for granted. As a parent, you have the right to ask the school if their equipment is inspected and maintained. You also should ask about the surface material and how much supervision they receive. 

There is still plenty of time to spend outdoors on bikes, scooters and skateboards. Make sure your child wears a helmet that meets requirements set by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC). 

It’s also a good time to sign up to receive alerts on recalled products. It won’t be long before you start planning your Christmas shopping list. This can help you avoid purchasing a product that is dangerous. 

Finally, with the cooler temps, children will be wearing jackets, sweatshirts and sweaters. Make sure there are no drawstrings in the neck or hood area because these pose strangulation risks. 

Contacting a New York Personal Injury Attorney 

Questions about a potential claim? Contact a personal injury attorney at Gacovino, Lake & Associates at 1-800-246-HURT (4878). 

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