Category: Child Injuries
Many of us will be purchasing toys for children during the Christmas and Hanukkah season. We at Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., would like to remind shoppers, that toys need to be safe and age-appropriate.
School starts for many Florida communities in August, and this means the traffic congestion will again return to our school areas. Motorists need to be vigilant in school zones and school bus pick up and drop off points. It only takes a second of distraction for a tragic accident to occur.
Lee, Collier and Charlotte Counties transport more than 100,000 students per day on school buses. As the new school year begins, other motorists need to take time to be sure they know the rules when sharing the Southwest Florida roads with school buses.
Trampolines may be a lot of fun to jump and bounce on, but they can be dangerous. Some people have been paralyzed and even killed on these entertainment devices.
Approximately 10 million children head off to summer camp in the U.S. Most of these young campers will return home with wonderful memories, but some will return home with devastating memories that will last a lifetime - memories of being sexually or physically abused.
Playgrounds are everywhere. They are at schools, daycare facilities, parks, and homes. Some playground injuries are the result of defective or poorly-maintained equipment.
According to IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), children are involved in the majority of bicycle accidents with automobiles. These bicycle accidents can often result in serious or fatal injuries.
Two young children, ages 3 and 1, died Monday night, May 15, in a condo pool in Cape Coral, Florida. This tragedy happened in a pool that was not fenced in and protected as required by Florida law.
According to a SafeKidsWorldwide.com report in September 2016, every 33 seconds a child is involved in a vehicle crash. That is 2,600 children under the age of 13.
As a society, we are becoming more health-conscious as evidenced by the increasing popularity of fitness centers. When parents work out, their children may be in fitness-center-provided child care. Unfortunately, they are not necessarily subject to state health and safety regulations.