Shopping Cart Injuries to Children Ages 5 and Younger


Children accompany their parents to grocery stores every day in Jacksonville, Florida and other cities. Typically, things go well at the grocery store assuming there are no behavioral problems, wandering children, or unexpected injuries to Florida children in the form of fractures, lacerations, head injuries, and eye injuries. Many of these child injuries result from negligent maintenance or supervision of the retail store and surrounding area. Often, a Florida personal injury claim can be pursued if the retail store and its employees failed to properly provide for a safe environment for customers and their children. For the most part, retail stores like Publix, Winn Dixie, Target, and Wal-Mart keep their shopping carts clean and in good working order. I represented a client a few years ago who was knocked over by a shopping cart by an employee who was playing games in the parking lot. Children are especially prone to injuries as a result of falls and other incidents involving a shopping cart. The United States Consumer Product Safety Commission (USCPSC) conducted a study that showed over 20,000 annual injuries to children involving shopping carts which required treatment at an emergency room. You can read more about this study at Shopping Cart Injuries Involving Young Children.