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 American Football National League Championship PosterIn professional sports, there is a wide gambit of behavior for coaches and players.   Many are wonderful role models who use their celebrity, good work, and inspiration to help others and improve the community and beyond.  Other professional athletes, however, by a single act or many bad acts put the league and professional sports in general in a bad light.  The National Football League is tested on a daily basis to bring entertainment to the masses while at the same time policing its own players, coaches, and other personnel.  It is a tough balancing act  but an important one especially since the players and coaches are looked upon for guidance, inspiration, and, yes for role modeling.   Recently, the NFL issued a firm statement regarding the playing status and suspension of one of the finest athletes in the NFL – Adrian Peterson.  While the suspension was handed down to one individual by the name of Adrian Peterson, the carefully and well crafted words of Roger Goodell took a strong stance against corporal punishment and child abuse.  As so aptly pointed out by Goodell, the injury was inflicted on a child who was only 4 years old.  Goodell pointed out that the size and strength of the child was so much different than that of Peterson.  Furthermore, Goodell pointed out that unlike an adult – a child had no realistic ability to fight back, flee, or seek the assistance of law enforcement.  Then, Goodell noted that the switch (i.e. tree branch) was the equivalent of a weapon that Peterson repeatedly used on his son.  Goodell then noted that Peterson indicated that he would not stop “whopping his kids” in the future.  (It should be noted that Peterson recently stated that he would never use a switch again on his son.)  These statements caused much concern to Goodell about Peterson’s proclivity to repeat these criminal acts and inflict harm on a defenseless child.  Because of all of the above and more, the NFL is requiring Peterson to undergo counseling and to sit out the rest of the 2014 season. His reinstatement in 2015 will depend on Peterson’s compliance and the results of counseling and treatment.
Many people will take issue with the punishment handed down to Adrian Peterson.  Many parents and caregivers still implement corporal punishment at home even the kind inflicted by Adrian Peterson on his 4 year old son.  Those who support Adrian Peterson and this kind of corporal punishment may disagree with the NFL and the position taken in this article; however, it should be noted that child abuse is child abuse.  The defense or excuse that Peterson was beaten as a child and this was how he was raised is weak.  Prior bad acts do not justify current or future bad acts.  If this was the case, there would be no progress in society.   We would still have many unfair laws on the books and the protections afforded to children by law and practice would have possibly never been put in place.
Corporal punishment is by no means limited to the home.  Many day care centers and schools still implement different forms of corporal punishment.  Some corporal punishment acts are allowed depending on the State and county laws.   However, even when corporal punishment is legal, there are limits to the corporal punishment.  Most States, even those that allow corporal punishment, set limits.  Typically, corporal punishment should not be so severe that it causes physical harm to the child that requires some form of medical attention or physical harm to the point that it produces visible injuries like welts, lacerations, hematomas, etc.
It is far easier and more sensible for parents and caregivers to refrain from corporal punishment in the entirety. Of course, many parents will argue that parenting should be left to parents.  Furthermore, these same parents will argue that physical punishment is the among the most effective ways to teach a child and set the child straight.   I wholeheartedly disagree, because young children, especially those born to parents who aggressively dole out corporal punishment, deserve the protection of the laws and the government.   Otherwise, we are just going to see more victims like Adrian Peterson’s 4 year old son.  It should also be pointed out that many such instances of abuse and neglect go unreported and, in turn, these children are essentially unprotected and in harm’s way every day.  Tragically, some children have been beaten to death just for soiling a diaper or underwear.  Many others have been seriously injured for other trivial or unintentional conduct.  It should be made clear to all parents and child care providers – kids will be kids.  They will make mistakes. They will misbehave. It happens.   Good parenting and child care includes not only how a parent reacts to the positive actions of the child but the negative ones as well.  Parent and child care providers should be patient, understanding, and mature with the decisions they make with respect to children under their care.
If a child is injured as a result of corporal punishment, neglect, or abuse, there may be a need to contact an attorney on behalf of the injured child.  There may also be a need to report the incidents to the appropriate social service agency and law enforcement.  The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, Damages / Compensation, Insurance, Child Abuse, and other topics. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.
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By David Wolf, Attorney
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Halloween is a wonderful tradition for most children in most neighborhoods.  It is a magical night for most who venture out to knock on doors to get free candy.  It is a night full of adventure and fun.  Unfortunately for some children and their parents, Halloween marks the day / night when tragedy strikes.   Despite the fact that Halloween always falls on same day of the year and the fact that Halloween is a well known tradition filled with child pedestrians and trick or trickers, there are still pedestrian accidents, personal injuries, and even deaths that take place on Halloween.  With a long standing tradition of trick or treaters, Halloween is a magical night but also a very dangerous one.  It can be quite a challenge to drive a vehicle in any residential or commercial area on Halloween night.  It is important to drive with the utmost of caution.  Drivers should not just obey the speed limits and local traffic regulations. Drivers should drive well below the speed limits and be on the look out for children.

In Santa Ana, California, tragedy struck three times in a residential neighborhood.  Three girls – between the ages of 13 and 16 years old – were struck by a vehicle while trick or treating.   It was reported that the driver of the vehicle lost control of the vehicle and struck the girls as they were walking with their Halloween buckets of candy.   Witnesses to the horrific accident saw three males escape on foot from the scene of the accident.  The accident took place at approximatley 6:45 p.m. in the area of Fairhaven Avenue and Old Grand Street near the area of Fairhaven Elementary School. You can read more about this incident at Halloween – 3 Deaths of Teenage Girls in Santa Ana California.

When a child is injured or dies as a result of a pedestrian incident, a parent is often faced with a number of challenges.  Of course, no parent ever is emotionally prepared to deal with a seriously injured child OR a child who died as a result of the careless acts of others.  Shock and disbelief are common and understandable emotions for parents.  It is vital that parents at this time of need have the support of other family members, neighbors, friends, the community, medical providers, and yes when needed a Child Injury Lawyer.  The book titled – When the Wheels Stop Spinning – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Parents Need to Know After the Accident – has chapters on pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, automobile accident, automobile insurance, wrongful death, settlement / compensation, and other topics. You can get this book for free at When the Wheels Stop Spinning.

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In Missouri and other States, parents rely on day care centers to provide reasonable and secure supervision so that parents can attend to their jobs and other commitments.  Unfortunately for some infants and children in day care centers, their needs are neglected to the point that serious personal injuries and even death result while in the day care center.  One commonly overlooked time of danger involves nap time or sleep time at the day care center.  Infants are at risk for injury while in nap time or sleep time.  This statement should be repeated and bolded.  Infants are at risk for injury while in nap time or sleep time.  For children under the age of 2 years old and other children needing special assistance, direct supervision is recommended due to the risk of suffocation, asphysiation, and / or SIDS (Suddent Infant Death Syndrome) incidents.   In addition to direct supervision, day care centers should take steps to clear the sleeping area of pillows, soft objects, blankets, and any other items that can be a hazard for sleeping infants.   At the beginning of nap time, the sleeping area may be safe; however, all it would take would be another child to toss a simple stuffed animal into the crib or sleeping area to create a hazardous situation.   This is just one reason among many to have direct supervision in place for infants in a day care center during sleep time or nap time.

Tragically, children die while under the supposed supervision of a day care center far too often.  In many such incidents, the resulting injuries / deaths are avoidable or preventable IF supervision and a safe sleep environment were provided to the child.   A recent tragegy was reported in Webster Groves, Illinois.  It was reported that Owen Haber (7 months old) was found on his stomach in a crib at a day care center.   Below the infant, a bunched up blanket was found.  The child was subsequently rushed to St. Louis Children’s Hospital and unfortunately and quite tragically died the next day.   The date of this child’s death was August 21, 2014 – a day that his parents, family, and community will not soon forget.  An autopsy was later performed and the medical examiner reported that the cause of death was SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome). The presence of blankets and / or other objects in a crib can and do increase the risk of suffocation, asphyixation, and / or SIDS related deaths.  The use of weighted blankets (i.e. blankets with sewn with flax seeds inside for greater weight) is not just a bad idea in a day care center – it is a “dreadful idea” according to James Kemp, a pediatrician and medical researacher at Washington University School of Medicine.  Following the death of Owen Haber, the Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services cited the day care center for violations related to the supervision of the children and improper use of the weighted blanket during nap time / sleep time. You can read more about this incident at Infant Death Raises Concerns About Weighted Blankets in Day Care Centers.

The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know - has chapters on Day Care Center Injuries, Playground Injuries, School Injuries, Sports Related Injuries, and other topics.  This is a great resource for parents dealing with the aftermath of an injury caused by the negligence of others.  You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.

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By Sara Schlafstein, Law Clerk and David Wolf, Attorney
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In the State of Washington as well as other States, playgrounds provide children a place to have fun and be active.  Playgrounds allow children to move around, use their imagination, and interact with their friends.  To have fun, playgrounds should be a place where there can be a certain amount of adventure.  This must be tempered with safety and adult supervision.  Unfortunately, playgrounds can be the site of serious personal injuries or even the death of a child when equipment is in disrepair, equipment is not age appropriate for the children in and around the playground, equipment is dangerous, and / or there is a lack of supervision.   While most playgrounds are designed with safety in mind and provide a great environment for children, adult supervision should always be provided because most playgrounds have swigns, ropes, monkey bars, and / or elevated areas in which a child can be injured.  Furthermore, children need to be supervised to make sure that the playground is being used as designed.  Furthermore, any time that children play in the same area, there is always a risk of rough play, bullying, and other acts that can and do lead to the injury of a child.

It was reported by several media outlets that Stormy Solis (a 7 year old girl) died as a result of  a swing set related injury at Fisher’s Landing Elementary School in Vancouver, Washington. According to the Multnomah County Medical Examiner’s office, the 7-year-old girl suffered a fatal closed head injury. After falling off the school’s swing set, she reportedly felt dizzy upon her arrival home, and was later found sick in her bedroom that day. She was then taken to a medical center and diagnosed with a traumatic brain injury, and later transferred to Doernbecher Children’s Hospital in Portland. She was taken off life support by her doctors on the morning of Friday, October 3, 2014. This tragic event has led to changes in playground policies in certain Washington counties.

As a result of the accident, two Washington school districts, Spokane and Richland, are removing swing sets from all school playgrounds. The decision is garnering mixed criticism from parents in the area. The incident, however, raises important questions regarding swing sets on playgrounds and the extent to which they should be restricted or banned. See School District Removes Swing Sets Following Death of Child Resulting from Playground Injury.

Due to the motion and heights associated with swing sets, personal injuries can result especially when a child falls off of a swing or jumps off of a swing in motion.   A child can also be injured if he or she walks too close to another child in motion on a swing set.  With proper adult supervision and use of the swings by the children, most swing set related injuries can be avoided.

Most personal  injuries come from misuse of equipment such as standing on the seats, or walking closely behind or in front of a swing. To some, banning swing sets from a playground may seem drastic or an exaggerated reaction to an isolated incident.   To others, the banning of swing sets makes the playground that much safer and better protects the children.

Most playgrounds these days still have swing sets in place.  Playground supervisors should adhere to certain guidelines to prevent swing set related injuries. According to the United States Consumer Product Safety website (www.cpsc.gov), swings should be placed far enough apart from each other to prevent injuries resulting from impact between moving swings. As such, it is suggested that swing spacing be:

– At least 8 inches between suspended swings and between a swing and the support frame.

– At least 16 inches from suing support frame to a pendulum see- saw.

– Minimum clearance between the ground and underside of swing seat should be 8 inches.

– Swing sets should be securely anchored.

In addition, authorities should create a no-access zone around the swing set to prevent children on the ground from coming into contact with a moving swing. Beneath the swing set, there should be a shock absorbent material rather than a hard material such as concrete. Supervisors should monitor the children at all times to make sure that children are using the swing set equipment properly (such as refraining from standing on the seats or roughhousing in close proximity to the equipment, etc.). Adults should use necessary disciplinary action when safety rules are broken to prevent serious injuries. For more information on swing set and playground safety tips, see Playground Safety Tips.

The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know - has chapters on Playground Injuries, Sports Related Injuries, Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, and other topics.  This is a wonderful resource for parents seeking some information when dealing with the aftermath of a child injury.

 

 

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Playground Safety – Slides, Swings and More

By Sara Schlafstein, Law Clerk and David Wolf, Attorney
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Day care centers are first and foremost obliged to protect the safety of their students. Playground sets, because of their potential for misuse, can present safety challenges for day care centers. Thus, there are many actions that a day care center’s staff should take to ensure that their playground creates a safe environment for children in order to prevent potential injuries and accidents. Safe kids, a worldwide organization with the mission of protecting children from injuries, provides “Playground Safety Tips,” a guide to keeping children safe on the playground.

The guide stresses the importance of active supervision of children on the playground. This includes checking the equipment prior to use. If there are any potential hazards such as rusty or broken equipment, this should be reported to the day care center authorities promptly. Supervisors should not allow roughhousing, such as pushing and shoving, especially on or near the playground equipment. Additionally, children should be encouraged to remove clothing or jewelry that can get caught on the equipment and cause potential suffocation. It is also important to recognize that children of different ages play differently, so it may be necessary to have separate playground areas for children under 5 years of age.

The “Playground Safety Tips” also stress the importance of having the right type of equipment on playgrounds. It is dangerous for children to play on hard surfaces without impact-absorbing materials. This includes concrete, gravel, and asphalt. It is recommended that playground sets be on woodchips, sand, shredded rubber, or other similar materials. Rubber mats and synthetic turfs can also provide a safe alternative on playgrounds. The surface materials should be large enough to cover the entire playground and surrounding areas. This is particularly important under swing sets, where it is recommended that the surface material should extend out twice as long as the height of the swings. In addition, slides should have soft, shock-absorbent materials at the bottom, to avoid potential leg and arm injuries that may occur.

Although these are some of the suggested precautions that day care centers should take, it is not an exhaustive list. However, day care supervisors should follow these general guidelines when overseeing children on playgrounds, as safety is of the utmost importance, and these recommendations can prevent potential injuries and damages. For more information on keeping children safe, visit safekids.org and review the article  Playground Safety Tips.

Unfortunately, children suffer injuries on playgrounds.  Many such incidents could have been prevented with better supervision and maintenance of the playground equipment.  Day care center staff members should be on high alert any time that children are engaged in play on or near a playground area.  The focus of the attention of the day care worker should be on the children and their safety.   Playground time is not a time for staff members to take breaks or multi-task by using the time to text, surf the web, or e-mail from their mobile phones, tablelets, or lap tops.

When a child suffers a playground related injury to the fault of the day care center, the parent is faced with many challenges including but not limited to medical care, medical bills, lost wages, and the overall stress and emotional toll associated with the personal injuries suffered by the child.   The book – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, Playground Injuries, Water Park Injuries and other topics.  You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury. 

 

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By Sara Schlafstein, Law Clerk and David Wolf, Attorney
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In Vancouver, Washington and other cities, children can often be found on school, public, and day care center playgrounds. Physical activity is an important part of the school day and can help enhance the education experience for children. It is important when children are in the playground that safety precautions are taken. Day care center works, teachers, and staff members should provide attentive supervision. While mobile phones are great tools, mobile phones can also be a distraction for adults charged with the responsibility of playground supervision. All parts of the playground should be supervised.

Any rough play should be discontinued and appropriate discipline should be handed out if a particular child is misusing the equipment and / or causing a dangerous situation to persist on the playground itself. Discipline can include “time outs” and removal from the playground area. Many playgrounds are equipped with swings which can present a danger with normal use. Children, not on the swings, should keep a safety distance from the swing set area. Otherwise, serious injuries can result to the child on swing and / or the child on the ground. In addition, staff members should keep a close eye on the use of the swings and if a child seems to be swinging too high on a particular swing.

In Vancouver, Washington, KOIN 6 News and other media outlets reported that a student enrolled at Fisher’s Landing Elementary School suffered serious personal injuries. It was reported that the child may have been injured when using the schools swing set. The incident is currently under investigation. For further details about the incident and investigation, see Child Dies Following Playground Incident at Fisher’s Landing Elementary School.

Parents should ask schools and day care centers about policy and procedures for playground use. Parents should be informed about the number of supervisors and the rules that the children must follow during playground activities. Parents should also take the time review any school board rules and policies if the playground is located at a public school.

Safe Kids is a worldwide organization that promotes the safety and wellbeing of children. You read about some general playground safety tips at Playground Safety – Safe Kids. The safety tips presented include the following:

*Inspect the playground prior to play to make sure that all equipment is in good working order;

*Inspect the playground and remove any hazards like broken bottles, glass, sharp objects, and other trash on or around the playground;

*Make sure that the enclosures are in good repair and appropriately latched and closed off especially at day care centers or other locations where young childre at play.

A parent is faced with a number of challenges when dealing with the aftermath of a playground injury. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know - has chapters on Park and Playground Injuries, School Injuries, Day Care Centers Injuries, and other topics. You can get a free copy of this book at The ABCs of Child Injury.

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By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
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In Brunswick, Georgia and other cities, day care centers are responsible for the health, safety, and welfare of the children enrolled in the program. Home based Georgia day care centers are regulated, inspected, and governed by DECAL – Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning. DECAL is responsible for meeting the child care and early education needs of Georgia’s children and their families. Here is a link to the website for the Georgia Department of Early Care and Learning.

It was recently reported that a child was found unresponsive in a Brunswick Georgia day care center. Subsequent to the child’s death, state regulators closed down the facility. The story was covered by News 4 Jax. Here is a link to the news report – Brunswick Day Care Center Closed After Boy’s Death.

There were prior violations reported as to the day care center – Generations Kids Childcare. However, it should be noted that some of the violations may not have link to the child’s death. For instance, there was a violation for a fence that was in disrepair. While this may have been a violation, this particular prior violation may have no link whatsoever to the death of the child at this Georgia day care center. Is a day care center liable for a child’s death when there are violations of applicable regulations? The answer is not so simple. It depends on the nature of the violation and the link or relationship to the child’s death. Here are the four elements of a civil case for the wrongful death of a child:

1. Duty;

2. Breach of Duty;

3. Causation; and

4. Damages.

All four elements must be met in order to be able to pursue a civil case or claim for the alleged wrongful death of a child at a day care center. As you can see above, the third element – Causation – is one of the four elements. The Causation element is often the most difficult element to prove as part of a case against a day care center, school, business, or other entity involved with the care and supervision of a child. Here are some the questions or issues that are evaluated as part of child death cases:

How was the child’s health prior to the incident?

What violations were found at the day care center?

What did the autopsy reveal as to the cause and mechanism of death?

Was the incident preventable?

What could the day care center have done to prevent the incident from taking place?

If the incident happened during sleep or rest time, how was the sleeping area set up?

The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, Playground Injuries, and other topics. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.

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By David Wolf, Attorney
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In California and other States, parents depend on day care center to watch over their children while they are at work. Most people recognize that there may be dangers in a day care center in the form of a swimming pool, aggressive dog, sharp objects, poisons, traffic, and other dangers. Many people, however, do not realize that it can also be quite dangerous for a child especially an infant at a day care center during sleep time or nap time. There is a risks of suffocation, asphyixation, and SIDS (Sudden Infant Death Syndrome) when an infant is placed in an unsafe sleeping environment. Here are some risks that may be present in the day care center:

1. Loose blankets in the sleeping area;

2. Pillows;

3. Soft mattresses that are not manufactured for infant sleeping areas;

4. Stuffed animals;

5. Boppy pillows (crescent shaped pillows);

6. Small objectst that present a choking hazard; and

7. Cords from window shades and coverings.

It is important that the sleeping area is regularly maintained and constantly monitored especially for infants. In a matter of just seconds, a child’s life may be put in danger. Sleep time is not the time for staff members to multi-tasks or play on their mobile devices. It is a time to be constantly and viligantly monitoring the children in the day care center during all times of the day including but not limited to sleep or nap time.

The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, Playground Injuries, Amusement and Theme Park Injuries, and other topics. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.

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By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
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In Brunswick, Georgia and other cities throughout the United States, parents rely upon day care centers for the supervision of their children. Most children are cared for in a supportive learning environment that truly focuses on the best interests of the children. At times, children are injured and even die while under the care of a care care center. Is a day care center automatically liable when a child is injured or when a child dies while under the supervision of the day care center? The simple answer to this question is “No”. A day care center is not automatically liable but is potentially liable if a parent can prove the following elements to a case:

1. Duty;
2. Breach of Duty;
3. Causation; and
4. Damages.

Each element is essential to pursuing a claim or case on behalf of the family of the child who died at a day care center. Typically, a family will be well served by being represented by a Child Injury Lawyer. Personal injury cases are quite complicated and the laws regulating day care centers and governing wrongful death cases can be quite confusing.

There was a recent news report that a child was found unresponsive at a day care center located in Brunswick, Georgia. It was reported by New 4 Jacksonville and other media outlets that a child was found unresponsive by day care center employees and then CPR was initiated. The child was subsequently transported to the South East Georgia Health Center where the child was pronounced dead. An autopsy will be performed by authorities. You can read more about this story at Child Found Unresponsive at Brunswick Georgia Day Care Center.

The results of an autopsy in a case of this nature may reveal important details as to the cause and mechanism of death. However, it is quite possible that all questions are not answered through the forensic and / or scientific information obtained through the autopsy. In addition to an autopsy, authoriites may also obtain statements from the day care center employees and perform a detailed analysis of the area where the child was found to be unresponsive.

When a child dies, there are no words that can describe the loss of the parents or family for that matter. This is especially true when the child is an infant and the death was wholly unexpected. The word “shocking” does not even begin to describe the loss to the family and the community when a child dies.

The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parents Should Know – has chapters on Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, Child Abuse, Playground Injuries, and other topics. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.

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By David Wolf, Attorney
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In Seattle Washington and other cities throughout the United States, there is a common danger in many apartment complexes, hotels, and motels. An unsecured window can present a great danger to children of all ages and sizes. A thin screen is typically insufficient to serve as a safety device. This is evident by the thousands of injuries that take place every year resulting from falls from unsecured window areas. A tragic incident was recently reported in Seattle Washington in which a 2 year old child fell from a third story window in an apartment building operated by the Abused Deaf Women’s Advocacy Services. You can read more about this story at 2 Year Old Suffers Fatal Personal Injuries From Fall Out of Third Floor Window.

Child safety advocates believe that public awareness of this issue combined with safety devices can go a long way to preventing these injuries. The thousands upon thousands of injuries to children should be a wake up call to building owners, operators, managers, and residents to take action to protect children. While a screen may look sturdy, it typically cannot withstand the weight or force of even a small children. Do not leave things to chance and put children in harm’s way.

When a child is injured or dies as a result of the negligence of others, insurance claims and litigation can be quite daunting for the parents dealing with the aftermath of the incident. There are bills to pay and other pressures for parents to deal with. Furthermore, navigating through laws and regulations can be quite complicated and confusing. A Child Injury Lawyer can help direct and guide a parent through the process necessasry to secure fair and reasonable compensation for the injured child and / or the parents of the injured child.

The book – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Homeowner’s Insurance, Shopping Center Injuries, Playground Injuries, and other topics. You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.