Browsing: Child Injuries

Personal injury preventative measures can help keep children safe in Fort Lauderdale If you’re a parent in South Florida, any potential personal injury to your children should concern you; indeed, personal injury for a child is probably inevitable. We’ve focused a prior discussion on playground safety; this time, we’re focusing on motor vehicle and pedestrian safety for children, starting with car accidents. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (www.cdc.gov) reports that car crashes remain the leading cause of death for children, citing these statistics: While crash deaths have decreased in the past decade, with a 43 percent drop, still more than 650 children age 12 and under died in crashes in 2011. One in 3 children who died in crashes in 2011 was not buckled up. In fact, in the instances in which children were not secured in their…

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Tips for getting answers when your child is injured at school Children get injured at school.  Children can be accident-prone. They slip, they fall, they run into things. They are, at times, careless. Through no fault of their own, they can be involved in a personal injury situation that prevents them from, well, being kids. And doing kid things. These accidents happen often around the home … and often at school, where your child is supervised by teachers, staff members and other parents. These personal injuries could result only in minor cuts and scrapes, but sometimes major injuries can occur when your child is outside of your immediate care. How should parents respond if their child is injured at school? It all depends on how the injury occurred. Sometimes kids run in the hallways and they end up falling. Sometimes…

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