September 25, 2012

What Are the Dangers and Risks of Teens or Employee Relatives at a Day Care Center?

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Alabama and other States, most day care centers are required to apply for and maintain a license. For the reputable day care centers, background checks are completed to determine if the day care center employee has a criminal history and if the person presents an apparent risk to children. In addition, employment and backgrounds are completed as to the work history of the employee. While it is impossible to weed out or keep out all bad elements from being employed at a day care center, due diligence should be taken to check on the backgrounds and work histories of the day care center workers. When a parent enrolls a child into a day care center, it is reasonable for a parent to ask about and meet the day care center employees working in the facility. It is also reasonable to ask if any other employees or visitors have access to or will be near the children in the day care center. At some day care centers, the owners and / or relatives of the owners present a risk to children in the day care center facility. Background checks are not always completed on relatives living at the home day care center or who may visit the home or commercial day care center. Tragically, children are, at times, abused and molested by day care center employees, day care center owners, family members of owners / employees, or visitors to the day care center.

In Clay, Alabama, the Associated Press reported that a teenager was accused of sexually abusing children in a Jefferson County, Alabama day care center. The Birmingham Sheriff's Office reported that a 17 year old (Eric Lemont Higden) was charged with sexually abusing children less than 12 years old and with the crime of sodomy. Law enforcement authorities reported that Higden's mother worked at Mama's Place Christian Academy. The allegations involved 4 children. These are quite serious criminal charges that will require a full criminal investigation. Eric Lemont Higden will be entitled to the services of an Alabama criminal defense attorney or the services of the local Public Defender's office. For more information regarding this matter, see 17 Year Old Arrested Due to Allegations of Sexual Abuse at Clay Alabama Day Care Center.

The story reported above helps illustrate the importance of parents knowing the following:

Who is watching my child at the day care center?
Who regularly visits a day care center?
Are background checks performed on all individuals have contact or access to my child?

Of course, if a criminal background check is performed on a person with no criminal background, the information will do nothing to warn a facility or day care center of the dangerous propensities of that individual. In addition to background checks, a general rule should be that all persons having access to a child should have State required training and licensing. Furthermore policies and procedures should be issued and followed that help prevent (to the extent possible) any isolation of a child with just one employee or adult person at a day care center.

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, Child Abuse, Medical Bills and Treatment, and other topics, You can get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.

March 8, 2012

When Does Corporal Punishment and Discipline of Children Go to Far?

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Alabama and other States, children will at times misbehave and disobey instructions by parents or guardians. While it is appropriate to punish punish or discipline a child for bad behavior, it is important for parents and caregivers to recognize and understand that physical forms of punishment can lead to serious personal injuries in some instances the unfortunate and tragic death of a child. It was recently reported that a child died as a result of complications from dehydration relating to punishment that was given to the child for eating a candy bar. The child was forced to run for a three hour time period until the child eventually collapsed from exhaustion and dehydration. Law-enforcement officials have arrested two women who were supervising child at time for crimes related to this incident. See Alabama Girl Dies as a Result of Excessive Discipline. Of course, the women, who were arrested, will be entitled to representation from a criminal defense attorney or the public defender's office. Cases of this nature will depend on the facts, circumstances, witness statements, and the forensic evidence including the child's medical records and autopsy and laboratory results.

A parent or guardian does have to discipline a child; however there are bounds and restrictions to the punishment by parents or guardians especially when the punishment is physical in nature and leads to serious personal injuries or the death of child. Unfortunately, many parents and guardians do not realize or recognize the dangers of certain punishment that is given to a child.

What may have been commonplace or acceptable years ago years ago or the parents own personal experience or as a child may be outdated, archaic, and illegal. The fact that a parent or other person was subjected to a particular form of punishment in his or her childhood or as part of the family history is not excuse for conduct that is reckless in nature that places a child at risk for personal injuries and death.

Corporal punishment or a physical form of punishment in schools day care centers reasonable is discouraged by many child safety advocates and pediatricians. The focus of parenting should be that should revolve around instruction, nurturing, and commonsense. The best interests of the child should always be considered by the parent, teache, day care provider, and other child care provider.. The book titled The ABCs of Child Injury - Legal Rights of the Injured Child - What Every Parent Should Know - has chapters on Child Abuse / Neglect, Damages / Compensation, and other topics. Get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.

July 6, 2011

Huntsville Alabama Day Care Worker Admits to Abusing Child at Day Care Center

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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An Alabama child care center employee has been arrested after she confessed to injuring a child under her care. 29-year-old Allison Ross admitted to Huntsville police that she dropped a 10-month-old girl and then put a towel over the infant's face to stop the child from crying. The girl was initially treated at Huntsville Memorial, but was transferred to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston. The infant was treated for severe facial bruising. She has since been released from the hospital. After admitting to the violent act against the child, Ross was booked into the Walker County Jail and charged with injury to a child. Her bond has been set at $2,500. Ross was employed at Taking Care of Kids Daycare at the time of the incident. For more details please read Alabama day care employee admits to inflicting personal injuries onto a 10-month-old girl.

Employees at Alabama day care or child care centers should be thoroughly screened and trained before they begin their employment, especially when the center provides care for younger children, toddlers and infants. Children need to be handled with care and patience. Day care employees are given a critical responsibility to care for children when the children's parents or guardians cannot. This responsibility should not be taken lightly and day care employees need to be patient with the children in their care.

April 22, 2011

Former Cahaba Heights Alabama Day Care Worker Sentenced to Prison Term - "Mr. Bob" - Child Molestor

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Robert Eugene Frost, also known as "Mr. Bob" by the children and parents at a Cahaba Heights, Alabama, day care center, was sentenced to 20 years in prison for molesting a girl at the center. Frost was an employee at Christian's Day Care and Learning Academy, which closed soon after his 2010 arrest. The 76-year-old man was indicted on charges of sexually molesting 3 girls at the day care center where he worked. A jury convicted him of first-degree sexual abuse committed against one of the children. However, a mistrial was declared concerning the other two girls because the jurors could not reach a verdict. The names of the parents of the victims were not released in order to conceal the identity of the child victims. Under Alabama law, first-degree sexual abuse is a Class B felony, which carries a maximum sentence of 20 years imprisonment. Because the sexual abuse in Frost's case involved a child, the minimum sentence Frost could have received was 10 years imprisonment. While handing down her judgment, Circuit Judge Virginia Vinson stated she wished she could have sentenced him to a longer term because, she believes, this is one the most heinous offenses a human being can commit against another. For more read 76-year-old day care center worker found guilty of first-degree sexual abuse against a child, sentenced to 20 years in prison.

June 7, 2010

Dangers of Day Care Centers Including Faith Based and Church Day Care Centers in Alabama and Other States

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Alabama and other States, trust is a vital component of placing a child in a day care center. If a parent has concerns or lacks the trust of a day care center or child care provider, a parent may consider changing day care centers. Many parents rely on faith based or church day care centers to provide child care during working hours. In Alabama and Other States, the government regulations for a church day care center may differ from a commercial (non faith based) day care center. For instance, background checks may not be required if the day care center is connected to or affiliated with a church. While background checks do not automatically make a day care center safe and free from dangers, background checks do help weed out sexual predators and others with a criminal background who may pose a danger or risk to children. When selecting a day care center, ask if the day care center performs background checks and also ask to see the licensing and survey documentation for the facility. You can read more about this topic at Day Care Dangers - Alabama - Faith Based Day Care Centers and Exemptions from State Regulations.

April 15, 2010

Montgomery, Alabama Child Abduction Attempt Failed at Hunter Missionary Baptist Church

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Montgomery, Alabama, there was an attempt to abduct a child who was at an Easter Egg Hunt at the Hunter Missionary Baptist Church. The child was abducted and placed into a vehicle. Fortunately, the child was able to escape from the vehicle to the safety of her family and other church members. It is very disturbing that children are not even safe from the predator's reach at churches, schools, and day care centers. A child abduction can happen at any time, at any place, and on any occasion. Child predators lack any kind of morals and would go to any lengths to abduct a child. You can read more about this story at Girl Nearly Abducted During Easter Egg Hunt in Montgomery, Alabama.

April 10, 2010

Prom Dress Controversy in Alabama - Punishment - Paddling or Suspension

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Alabama, Erica DeRamus attended her prom in a dress that her mother approved and liked. School officials did not like the dress and determined that the prom dress violated the student dress code. Erica and other students were given one of two options for punishment: 1. Three day suspension OR 2. Paddling. Erica choose the suspension while others opted for the paddling. Many parents do not realize it but corporal punishment is still on the books for many school districts in Alabama and other States. To get paddled over a prom dress seems extreme and excessive. Yes, the school district did give the students the option of the two forms of punishment; nevertheless, the punishment seems extreme either way for an issue or debate over a prom dress. You can read more about this story and see a video at the Huffington Post Website at Alabama Student Choses Suspension Over Paddling for Punishment Involving Prom Dress.

April 9, 2010

Alabama 8 Year Old Elementary School Student Struck and Killed by School Bus: Did Bus Driver Follow Proper Procedures Set Forth in the Alabama Commercial Driver License Manual?

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Florala, Alabama, an 8 year old elementary school student was killed when she was hit by her own school bus. The child exited the bus and then walked in front of the bus. According to Florala Police Chief Sonny Bedsole, it appeared that the school bus driver did not observe that the child got off the bus because the child may have exited off at the wrong stop or the wrong time. See Alabama 8 Year Old Killed At Bus Stop.

School bus drivers in Alabama are required to have an Alabama Commercial Driver License. The Alabama Commercial Driver License Manual has a special section that covers School Bus Drivers and Proper Driving. As stated in this manual at Chapter 10, Section 10.2 - Loading and Unloading, more students die while getting off or on a bus each year as compared with those that are killed in the school bus. The manual points out that it is vital that school bus drivers what how to drive and respond to situations before, during and after loading or unloading students on a school bus.

Pursuant to the Alabama Commercial Driver License Manual, there is a specific section on Unloading Procedures on the Route located at Chapter 10, Section 10.2.3. This section states that school bus drivers shall have the students remain seated until told to exit. Then, the school bus driver should check all mirrors. The school bus driver is also required to count the number of students while unloading to confirm the location of all students before leaving the location. It would appear that this section may apply to the facts of this case. The school bus driver should have made sure that all students were seated before they got up to exit. If the 8 year old student got off at the wrong exit or at the wrong time, this may not be relevant if this section applies to the facts of this case.

It could be argued that the school bus driver should have been aware of the students who exited the bus as well as the students who remained on the bus. Pursuant to Chapter 10, Section 10.2.3, a school bus driver must account for students outside of the bus. If a school bus driver cannot account for a student outside of the bus, the school bus driver, per the manual, is instructed to check around and underneath the bus before proceeding further in the route.

A full investigation will be conducted by the Florala Police, the school district, and / or other entities to determine the details of this tragic death and what measures could have been taken to prevent this death and / or other incidents of a similar nature from occurring in the future.

More information and provisions applying to school bus drivers and safety can be reviewed at Alabama Commercial Driver License Manual.

If you have a specific question about a child injury in Alabama or other States, contact a Child Injury Lawyer for consultation, advice, and legal representation as to the rights of the injured child and the parents.

April 3, 2010

Hoover, Alabama - 15 Year Old Dies After Fall Out of Golf Cart

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Alabama and other states, adults and children ride in golf carts every day. Due to the speed and size of golf carts, many do not realize that serious personal injuries and even death can result from a fall out of a golf car or a golf cart accident. In Hoover, Alabama, a 15 year old boy (Thomas Scott Messina) died as a result of injuries that he suffered after he fell out of a golf cart. Thomas was treated at Children's Hospital but the doctors and medical staff were unable to save him from the serious personal injuries. The death of Thomas Scott Messina was a great loss to his family, friends, neighbors, and the community. You can read more about this incident at 15 Year Old Boy Dies as a Result of Injuries from Fall Out of Golf Cart.

January 19, 2010

Ending Poor Sportsmanship in Youth Sports

By Jay Foster, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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Unfortunately, arguments and hot tempers have become commonplace at child sporting events. A survey by SportingKid magazine found that 76% of respondents had witnessed a verbal argument at a game, and a whopping 29% had witnessed a physical altercation – all between adults.

Experts charge that an atmosphere of tolerance has become pervasive, and that it is ruining the spirit of the game for children. Stories of ridiculous behavior include a former Mississippi congressman exchanging blows with a referee after the referee made a comment that caused the congressman’s child to cry. Other stories are much more serious, including the beating death of a parent at a youth hockey game in Massachusetts. The beating took place in front of two teams of ten year old hockey players. The National Association of Sports Officials reorts that it receives over 100 reports each year of physical contact by coaches, players and fans against referees. Referees have been kicked, punched, choked, head-butted and even knocked unconscious.

Ironically, the main lessons kids are supposed to get from team sports are teamwork, how to win or lose gracefully, and how to play by the rules. When parents lose control they are setting a very bad example for kids. Overzealous parents are teaching kids that it is okay to taunt the other team, to cheat, to keep playing even when injured, and to yell at officials when they disagree with a call. Experts and reasonable parents are calling for training, discipline and tough punishments for unsportsmanlike behavior. A special training program in Mississippi has resulted in a significant reduction in the number of players and coaches ejected from games for bad behavior. A similar program in Alabama has reduced ejections by 62%. Find out more about what schools and parents are doing to curb sports violence at Violence mars youth sports.

November 19, 2009

Sex Offenders and Day Care Centers - Residence Restrictions in Alabama

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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The State of Alabama prohibits sex offenders from residing within 2000 feet from a day care center or school. Some sex offenders are one time offenders while others have committed crimes over and over. As such, it is difficult to predict if and when a sex offender will repeat his or her crimes. This Alabama law was enacted as a safety measures of sorts to keep sex offenders including child predators away from children attending school and day care centers. While the law may help prevent the abuse of children, it is by no means a measure that will in every instance keep child predators away from children. In Satsuma, Alabama, a sex offender was recently arrested for allegations that he was residing with his mother. The home was located near a day care center. The sex offender was arrested. Of course, the sex offender will have the right to defend himself through a criminal lawyer or the public defender's office. This instance highlights this Alabama law as well as a dilemma for many sex offenders as to where they can or should live. You can read more about this story at Satsuma Alabama Sex Offender Arrested for Residing Near Day Care Center.

October 11, 2009

Alabama Driver Arrested for Having Teen Ride On Top of Van

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Alabama, a mother was arrested for having her teenage child ride in a cardboard box on top of a van. The driver, Jackie Denise Knott, informed Albertville, Alabama police that she had a good reason for placing her teen on top of the van. The reason was that the driver needed someone to hold down a box. Here is a better idea for this driver: leave the box and avoid putting a child at risk for personal injuries. Several drivers had called in this dangerous situation to police.

Parents do not always use good judgment in operating motor vehicles or supervising their children. Many children have been injured when riding unrestrained in the back of a pick up truck. While not many children are spotted riding on the top of a van, it is quite dangerous for the child. Fortunately, the teen was not seriously injured in Alabama. However, circumstances could have taken place that would have lead to serious personal injuries. A simple rear end accident or the wind or force from a passing semi tractor trailer could have turned this odd story into a tragedy. You can read more about this story at Alabama Mother Arrested for Having Teen Ride on Top of Van in a Cardboard Box.


October 8, 2009

School Bus Accident - Opp, Alabama - Child Injuries and Driver Safety

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Opp, Alabama, two children were taken to the Opp (Alabama) Mizell Memorial Hospital for personal injuries that were sustained in a school bus accident. Another student was later transported to the hospital by a school staff member. The other vehicle involved in the accident crashed into the side of the bus as the bus was turning. The driver of the other vehicle had to be removed or extracted by the vehicle by a jaws of life device.

The cause of the accident or fault for the accident was not reported in the news article. See Opp, Alabama School Bus Accident Results in Personal Injuries.

School buses populate our roads mostly in the early morning and mid to late afternoon hours. All drivers should proceed with caution and slow their speed down when driving near a school bus or a school bus stop. Far too many injuries are sustained by children riding school buses every year. Safer driving free of driver distraction can help prevent or reduce the number of school bus accidents and resulting child injuries.

October 5, 2009

Retired Alabama Police Officer (Issac "Andy" Baker) Indicted for Sexual Abuse / Sodomy of Child in Day Care Center

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Tuscaloosa, Alabama, FOX News and other media outlets reported a very disturbing story, as follows: Issac "Andy" Baker served the citizens of Alabama for 25 years as a patrol officer between 1975 and 2000. Mr. Baker's wife ran an in home day care center. A young girl stated that Mr. Baker sodomized her at the in home day care center. As a result of the young girl's allegations, a grand jury recently handed down an indictment of Mr. Baker. If the allegations are true, then this case is quite distrubing. Apparently, the grand jury took the allegations seriously enough to hand down the indictment.

Of course, Mr. Baker will be entitled to a criminal defense attorney on this matter. While FOX News and others reported the indictment, details of evidence were not reported. As such, it would be interesting to know the following:

*When did the girl report the abuse?

*Is there any forensic evidence that supports the allegations?

*Were any statements made by Mr. Baker, his wife, or other potential witnesses?

*Have there been allegations in the past?

*Was a medical examination performed on the child?

*If so, what did the medical examination reveal?

*What evidence / testimony was presented to the grand jury?

This case is disturbing in that parents these days may not be able to even trust that a former officer is a safe person to be around children. Criminal background checks help screen out dangerous people with a criminal history of violence or crimes against children; however, if the dangerous person has never been caught - then the criminal background check will be clear. The bottom line is that parents can never be too careful with their children's safety. You can read more about the indictment of Mr. Baker at Former Alabama Police Officer Indicted for Sodomy Charges against Child in Day Care Center.

September 22, 2009

Average Costs of Alabama Day Care - Factors to Consider in Selecting a Day Care Center

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Alabama, parents must considering various factors in selecting a day care center. These factors include: costs, location, staffing, size, programs, credentials of staff, licensing, insurance, history of the facility, and hours of operation. The the Press Register recently reported that the average cost of full time day care for infants in the State was $5,460. Parents, of course, should consider much more than the cost of the day care when selecting a facility. Prior to enrolling a child in a day care facility, a parent should inspect the facility, interview staff members, speak to other parents, review the licensing information and prior inspections, and contact the Alabama Department of Human Resources. It was reported that the Alabama Department of Human Resources licenses approximately half of the state's day care centers.

Many parents find out about problems at a facility only after a child has suffered personal injuries and tragically in some cases death. Hopefully, a careful screening by a parent will avoid placement in a facility that lacks the supervision and safety measures that are necessary and vital for the health and welfare of Alabama's young children.

September 16, 2009

Licensed and Unlicensed Day Care Centers in Alabama - How Often Are Facilities Inspected?

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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The Mobile County Health Department is the only health department in Alabama that has undertaken the task of monitoring and inspecting day care centers. The Alabama Department of Human Resources is the state agency that is responsible for day care licenses, inspection, and the over all regulation of these facilities. The current structure of Alabama law and regulation allows day care centers affiliated with a church or faith based group to operate without a license from the Department of Human Resources. The day care centers that are licensed undergo an inspection every 2 years according to current regulations. Unfortunately, many day care centers that violate the regulations or have an unsafe environment in place go undetected. This, in turn, puts children at risk.

The work and efforts of the Mobile County Health Department help fill the gap or hole created by the license and regulation system in place for day care centers. It is important that day care centers follow the regulations. Those facilities that are not licensed should responsibly provide for a safe environment for the children. In addition, consistent supervision of the children can help avoid serious personal injuries / deaths in the day care setting. You can read more about the Mobile County Health Department and the issue of licensed / unlicensed day care centers at Alabama Day Care Centers - Licensed / Unlicensed Facilities.

September 12, 2009

The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) Recommends that South Dakota, Arizona and Florida Enact Booster Seat Laws for Children

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is recommending that three states (South Dakota, Florida, and Alabama) enact or pass legislation to require booster seats for children through the age of seven. According to the NHTSA, the 47 other states have enacted such child booster seat legislation. The push to pass legislation comes at the same time period as National Child Passenger Safety Week which runs from September 12 through September 18. The South Dakota legislature previously passed a law that was ultimately vetoed by the governor in 2007. Child safety advocates argue that booster seats lower or decrease the risk of injury to children who are involved in automobile accidents. The NHTSA takes the position that the legislation should apply to children through the age of seven. Passing legislation that sets the upper age limit at an age younger than seven puts children at risks according to some safety experts.

July 5, 2009

People Injured by Fireworks in Birmingham, Alabama

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Alabama and other States, many people including children were injured by public and private fireworks displays. In Birmingham, Alabama, it was reported that at least 5 people were treated by the Callahan Eye Foundation Hospital for fireworks related injuries. It appears that at least one of the injury victims was a child who was transfered to Callahan from a local children's hospital.

While fireworks demonstrations are part of history and fun for many, they also bring dangers that can be avoided with better safety measures or, in the alternative, avoiding the use of fireworks. You can read about this story at Fireworks Victims Seek Treatment at the Callahan Eye Institute - Birmingham, Alabama.

May 15, 2009

Teen Drivers Are Dangerous on the Road and They Do Not Even Know It - Alabama Automobile Accidents Involving Teen Drivers

By Scott Soutullo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Alabama and other states, roads are filled with teenage drivers. It is a big responsibility to get behind the wheel of a car. The teen driver is not only responsible for his or her own safety but also the safety of the passengers, other drivers, pedestrians, and bicyclists. An automobile is a "dangerous instrument" that can and does cause wrongful death and personal injuries on a daily basis. In Alabama, one out of every eight teenage drivers in an automobile accident according to 2007 statistics. This amounts to 30,000 teens out of 250,000 teens according to the Alabama Safe Teen Driving Coalition.

Tragically, over 4,500 teens ranging from the age of 16 to 19 died in automobile accidents in 2005. Many of these automobile accidents resulted from driver inexperience, poor judgment, driver distraction, and speeding.

You can read more about the dangers and problems of teen drivers in Alabama along with measures to decrease accident related injuries and deaths at Alabama Teen Drivers May Be Heading for Trouble.

May 11, 2009

United States Department of Health and Human Resources - Resource for Day Care / Child Care Regulations for All 50 States

By David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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The United States Department of Health and Human Resources has a website that has a great reference tool for parents and caregivers with children in day care centers and child care centers. Each state regulates day care centers / child care centers through a state specific administrative code and / or policy manual. Go to State Administrative Rules and Policy Manuals for Child Care. Another good resource is located at the website for the National Resource Center for
Health and Safety in Child Care and Early Education
. Parents should use these and other resources to educate themselves on the various state specific rules and regulations for day care centers and child care centers. Each state regulates day care centers slightly differently. As such, parents should be informed on the regulations that apply to their children's day care center. Is the facility following the law? Are the state specific requirements for staffing being met? Are records being kept according to the state law? What information as a parent and caregiver am I entitled to regarding incidents and accidents? What disciplinary measures are allowed? What disciplinary actions are prohibited? These and many other issues are addressed in these day care rules and regulations. In addition, parents concerned about the care being received in a day care center / child care center can also consult with a child injury attorney / lawyer to find out if there is a viable case or claim to be pursued on behalf of a child who has been injured in a day care center as a result of day care negligence, abuse, or neglect.

 
 
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