Are Your Children in Danger at the Grocery Store?

on April 17, 2014 by George Panagiotopoulos

SFTH 05Most people do not associate shopping for groceries as a dangerous activity for their children. However, according to the CDC, approximately 24,000 children are injured each year in shopping cart accidents.

According to a report from Nationwide Children’s Hospital, 66 children are victims of shopping cart injuries every day. The researchers focused on children ages 15 years and younger that were treated for cart-related injuries in emergency rooms from 1990 through 2011.

The children’s injuries resulted primarily from falls, tip-overs, collisions and entrapment. Head trauma and concussions were the most common injuries.

It is apparent from the report that the voluntary standards for shopping cart safety are insufficient. There are numerous design changes that could make the carts safer, including improving restraint systems and placing the seating for the child closer to the ground.

The next time you take your children shopping, make sure to select a cart that has the safety restraint belt and closely supervise your children while they are riding in the shopping cart.

If your child is injured in a shopping cart accident and you believe it was due to the negligence of another party (the manufacturer or designer of the cart, the store owner, or others), contact the personal injury lawyers at Slater, Tenaglia, Fritz & Hunt, PA.

At Slater, Tenaglia, Fritz & Hunt we take your injury seriously. We are aggressive in pursuing the full and fair compensation you deserve from the negligent party that caused your accident. To schedule your complimentary initial consultation, contact us by phone at (201) 820-6001 in New Jersey or (212) 692-0200 in New York. We can also be found on Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter, Google+, Youtube and on the Internet. All personal injury cases are handled on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not pay our fees unless we recover for you. Contact us today!