A 3-year-old child was injured Sunday after a television fell over. The child remains at Bayfront Health St. Petersburg.
According to the Pasco County Sheriff’s Office, the accident happened Sunday afternoon at a home in Hudson.
Details of the child’s condition at the moment is unknown.
The accident was serious enough for the child to be flown from Hudson to St. Petersburg.
According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission, 11,000 children were treated in emergency rooms between 2011 and 2013 for injuries involving televisions and furniture.
According to a new CPSC study, when a television falls from an average size dresser, it can actually fall with the force of thousands of pounds. That is a dangerously hard blow for anyone to take, especially for a young child.
A secured TV is mounted to the wall or anchored to furniture with straps, brackets, or braces to prevent the TV from sliding. Our Pasco County Injury Lawyers at Whittel & Melton urge you to secure your TV’s properly to prevent a deadly accident. It is equally important to remember to keep items that might tempt kids to climb, like toys and remote controls, away from the top of the TV and furniture. Store these items out of sight or in a secure area.
If your child has been injured in an accident, please call us at 727-847-2299 or contact us online for a free consultation. We can help you determine if you can file a claim for compensation.