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Bathtub Injuries

Many children love to play in the bathtub with their rubber ducks and even bath markers. When older, they graduate to the shower and are able to get in and out of the shower much faster. Many parents leave their children to bathe on their own. In some cases, this may be the worst thing to do.

Every day, 120 children across the country are taken to the emergency room for injuries that are a result as slips and falls in the tub and shower. The majority of these injuries occur in children who are less than 4 years old.

In addition to injuries to children, the elderly and even middle-aged adults can slip and fall in the bath or shower. Most bathtubs are constructed in a way that they become slick or slippery when they are wet. Many bathtubs include a coating on the bottom that increases the ability for a person to keep his or her balance in the tub.

Many other people opt to include bath mats in their tubs. All of the features available help people reduce their chances of slipping, but it is still possible to fall in the tub or shower. Things get more risky when illness is added to the mix. Head colds and other ailments interfere with one’s sense of balance. This, combined with a slick surface, can lead to serious injuries.

Baths are more risky than showers in that a person must go from a sitting position to standing. Many people add bath oils and other things that make the bathtub even slicker than it is on its own.

Contact a Jacksonville Personal Injury Lawyer

If you have been injured in a bath due to a faulty tub coating, contact a Jacksonville personal injury lawyer from the Law Offices of Donald Guthrie at 904-296-1088.

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