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Is Your House a Hazard?

old-furniture-and-books-in-abandoned-factory-buildingIt’s funny to watch comedies on the big screen when people’s homes are dangerous. Falling chandeliers, cracking staircases and the like make for great slapstick. Unfortunately, it isn’t so funny when these things happen in your own home. As you move about your daily life, you believe that you are safe, and rightly so. Your home is your sanctuary.

There are any number of ways you can get hurt in your own home. Let’s take a look at three of the most common types of household injuries.

1. Cleaning Supplies

It’s important to lock your cleaning supplies behind closed doors. You don’t have to lock them exactly, but they should be put up and out of reach from small children and pets. There are few cleaning supplies that aren’t toxic, so keep them tightly closed and away from interested hands.

2. Appliances

Children get caught in places that no one expects they would go. Refrigerators, ovens, dryers, washers and dishwashers are all great hiding places if you’re little and don’t know any better. Make sure all appliances have childproof locks attached. Also take the time to teach your children that they are never to get inside of an appliance, with or without your presence.

3. Cluttered Shelves and Sheds

Take a look around your shed. Is it cluttered and messy? Are your shelves piled high with items? Any of these things can come crashing down around your ears. Imagine trying to put a rake away and hitting a tall pile with the handle. It only takes one good jolt to have everything come down around you. Take the time to organize your spaces to prevent accidents like these from happening.

Injuries at home or anywhere else are no laughing matter. Sometimes you are injured due to no fault of your own. Sometimes its a defective product that causes injury. When an accident like this occurs, you may be able to seek compensation for those injuries.

If you are injured in Charlotte, reach out to our team to discover the options available to you under state law. We will review the details of your injury and advise you of your best next steps. Call today for assistance or browse our website for more information about our firm and the types of cases we handle.

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