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According to the Consumer Products Safety Commission, TV Tip Over accidents have increased by more than 30% in recent years, causing nearly 13,000 serious child injuries each year, and several deaths. In this week's ABC News segment, Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi explains what happens in a TV Tip Over accident, and advises parents on the steps they need to take to protect children from this growing threat. Watch the video and click on the links below to learn how to properly secure the flat screen TVs in your home today!
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Montlick & Associates, Georgia Injury Attorneys, Reviews the Growing Threat of TV Tip Overs Accidents; Gives Tips to Prevent Serious Injuries and Deaths
In response to recent news from the Consumer Products Safety Commission (CPSC) on the growing threat of TV Tip Over accidents, the Georgia Injury Attorneys at Montlick & Associates has issued an urgent warning for parents of small children, to inspect the stability of all flat screen TVs in the household. According to the CPSC, TV Tip Overs have increased by more than 30%, causing nearly 13,000 serious child injuries each year, and several deaths. These accidents occur when an improperly secured TV falls over and strikes someone. It's a growing threat to children, because the newer flat screen TVs are top heavy with small bases, and can be easily pulled off an entertainment center or table. According to the CPSC report, three out of four parents do not secure their TVs properly to a wall, and most families are not even aware how important this is.
In the video posted at the top of this page, the experienced personal injury attorneys from Montlick & Associates advise parents to check the stability of every TV in the home, to determine if a child or a pet could topple the unit. If the answer is yes, then securing it to a wall is the safest solution. If securing to a wall is not an option, other TV anchoring systems, such as straps and other devices allow you to secure your TV to furniture. Since kids love to pull on cords, which could also cause a flat screen to topple, Montlick & Associates Family Safety Advocate, Jacquie Palisi, also warns parents to make sure the TV power cord is properly secured, so it is out of their child's reach.
The Attorneys from Montlick & Associates urgently advise parents to secure all flat screen TVs to either a wall or to furniture, to prevent them from toppling over on small children. According to the CPSC, TV Tip Over accidents are responsible for nearly 13,000 serious child injuries and several deaths each year.
If your child has suffered serious injury or wrongful death in a TV Tip Over accident, or other accident in the home, the Georgia accident attorneys at Montlick and Associates will provide you with a no-obligation, free consultation to discuss your legal rights and how we can help you get the compensation you deserve. Our experienced Georgia Personal Injury Attorneys will seek the best possible outcome for you and your child who suffer serious injury or wrongful death caused by the negligent acts of others throughout Georgia. We diligently pursue our clients' best interests as part of our ongoing goal of being known as the top personal injury law firm in Georgia. Our Atlanta personal injury lawyers are available to assist clients throughout all of Georgia and the Southeast, including but not limited to Albany, Athens, Atlanta, Augusta, Columbus, Gainesville, Macon, Marietta, Rome, Roswell, Savannah, Smyrna, Valdosta, Warner Robins and all smaller cities and rural areas in the state. No matter where you are located our attorneys are just a phone call away, and we will even come to you. Call us 24 hours a day/7 days a week for your Free Consultation at 1-800-LAW-NEED (1-800-529-6333). You can also visit us online at www.montlick.com and use our Free Case Evaluation Form or 24-hour Live Online Chat.
If securing your TV to a wall is not an option, there are other anchoring systems available at your local hardware or home improvement store, or online, that will allow you to secure your TV to your furniture.