Traumatic brain injuries, or TBIs, can affect children in profound ways. In severe cases, kids who sustain TBIs can have the entire course of their life completely altered by an accident that happened in the blink of an eye. As parents, it is important to understand the activities that put our kids at risk and take appropriate steps to protect them from injury. Here are two types of accidents that often occur in the summer that have the potential to cause a TBI.
The warmer, longer days and potential lack of scheduled activities often mean that children are out riding their bikes for longer and at times when they would normally be at school – including during the busy morning and evening commute. As a result, many kids are at an increased risk of involvement in a serious bicycle accident.
Bicycle accidents are capable of causing TBIs, even when children are wearing a helmet. When kids on bikes are hit by cars, they can easily be thrown from their bikes and slam head-first into the ground or into a vehicle.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Many children (and parents) take advantage of private and public swimming pools in order to have fun in the sun and beat the often oppressive Hartford heat. Unfortunately, there are many ways that pool-based activities can result in a serious TBI. Some of these include the following:
- Pool deck slips, trips, and falls
- Diving into unmarked shallow areas
- Waterslide accidents
- Hitting your head on a diving board or platform after jumping
- Being struck by thrown objects
Protect Your Child’s Rights. Call a Hartford Personal Injury Attorney Today.
If your child has been injured in an accident, you should contact an attorney as soon as you can. The Hartford injury attorneys of Leighton, Katz & Drapeau are dedicated to representing the rights of people hurt in preventable accidents and work hard to ensure that each client we represent receives the compensation they deserve. To schedule a free consultation with an attorney, call us today at 860-875-7000 or send us an email through our online contact form.