Thousands of children suffer eye injuries in Jacksonville Florida and across the Nation each year. Prevent Blindness America is a non-profit organization with a mission of promoting eye safety and preventing blindness. According to their Website (www.preventblindnessamerica.com), many eye injuries are preventable if parents and caregivers following three steps:
1. Understand the dangers;
2. Find and remove the hazards; and
3. Watch your child closely.
Simple advice but very good advice nonetheless. Toys including pellet guns and swords can cause injury. Even basic household items put to the wrong use can also cause harm to your child’s eye. Be safe . . . be smart and protect your children.
In many instances, the eye injury results from an automobile accident, slip and fall, or other type of unexpected event. As parents, we can do our best to protect our children but cannot always predict events, incidents, or the negligence of others
Of course, you cannot be with your children 24 / 7. As such, at times, you must rely on others including teachers, coaches, neighbors, and other parents to properly supervise your child. If your child sustains an eye injury or other type of injury while under the care or supervision of others, it is helpful to consult with a Jacksonville Florida Personal Injury Attorney to assess the situation and advise you of your rights and legal options.