Children are eternally inquisitive, and balls of energy. As a result, it’s not uncommon to see them running around the house in an attempt to get rid of the energy in their bodies as well as use play to socialize with their peers. Furniture tip over accidents in Indiana happen to children under the age of 18, and they are caused by falling electronic appliances such as flat screen TVs and stereo systems.
Furniture tip over accidents can seem like just that – an accident. However, the laws of physics as well as Indiana personal injury law precludes that there must have been a reaction in response to a force which led to an injury. That is to say, the actions of another individual must have led to the accident. In the case of Northwest Indiana furniture tip over injuries involving children, we’ve discovered that furniture that comes crashing down at the slightest push, regardless of whether or not it was intentional usually has some kind of manufacturing or design defect that can be traced back to the makers of the product.
Here are some of the injuries sustained by falling furniture:
- Broken bones
- Injuries to internal organs
- Nerve damage
- Traumatic brain injury
It is important to note that as a parent, you can’t protect your child from it all. This means that they, as children, may be tempted to reach for an object at placed atop a high surface on a furniture. That being said, furniture should be sturdy enough to withstand being pushed by small hands, and they should come with safety manuals that tell you what to do (such as install furniture anchors and anti-tip brackets) in order to protect young children.