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By David Wolf, Attorney

medical_2008015232-1113int.epsIn Georgia and other States, children are the unfortunate victims of pedestrian accidents involving an impaired driver.  Whether the driver is impaired by alcohol, drug use, or a combination of the two, children especially child pedestrians are put at risk for serious personal injuries and harm.  When there is a pedestrian personal injury matter involving an impaired driver, there can be one or more legal matters that result and proceed:  1. Administrative; 2. Criminal; and 3 Civil.
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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Automobile Accident - Crash - Personal InjuriesWhen a child is injured as a result of a hit-and-run accident, the first and most important thing to do for the child is to obtain medical care and make sure that the child is stabilized care. It can be quite challenging for parents dealing with all the issues in the aftermath of a hit-and-run automobile accident. A number of questions come to mind including the following:
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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Education%20Books.jpegIn colleges throughout Illinois and other States, there are college and university campuses that have fraternities and sororities. For over 100 years, there have been fraternities and sororities in place at many universities and colleges. These organizations, for the most part, serve a great purpose and function in and around college and university campuses.

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By David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

ambulance%20paramedic.jpgAs parents, we do our best to protect our children. We may sure that they go to school, look both ways before crossing a street, wear bicycle helmets, stay away from strangers, and otherwise keep safe at all times possible. Unfortunately, despite all of the work and good efforts of parents, there is one danger (among others) that seems to be present in virtually every community that we as parents cannot fully prevent or avoid. This danger is that of the drunk driver.

Throughout the community, children can be at risk for simply being a passenger in a vehicle, bicyclist, or pedestrian. The risk is magnified any time that there is a drunk driver on the road. When a child is injured as a passenger, pedestrian, or bicyclist as a result of the negligence or fault of a drunk driver, a claim or case can be pursued seeking compensation for the accident related personal injuries.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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vehicle%20rear%20view%20mirror%20%231.jpgDrinking and driving ruin lives and, in many instances, end lives. Unfortunately, many such DUI accidents involve serious injuries or death to children. When a child suffers injuries as a result of a DUI accident, the child is entitled to seek compensation from the DUI driver as well as the owner of the vehicle operated by the DUI driver. Here are some matters / issues that may arise in the DUI case:

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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alcohol%20candy%20risks%20dangers%20DUI.jpgThere is a new trend out there that should cause concern to parents and child safety experts. The trend or recipe involves gummy bears (chewy sweet candy treats) and alcohol. Yes, candy mixed with alcohol is being consumed by teens as a way of “partying” and “having fun”. Unfortunately, many teens lack good judgment to begin with. Then, you add alcohol to the mix and there are many risks to the teen as well as others if the teen decides to hit the road while under the influence of “alcohol”. Whether alcohol is consumed through a beer bottle, wine glass, or gummy bear, the dangers are all there. See Drunk Gummies – Teens Soaking Gummy Gears in Vodka to Get a Buzz.

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By Jonathan Safran, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
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In Wisconsin and other States, school children often times attend field trips organized by the school. In most instances, the field trip is well run and organized. School officials, teachers, and volunteers are put in place to make sure that the children are properly supervised during the field trip. It is vital that children are supervised during transportation and at the field trip site location. A news story was reported about an incident that took place on a field trip in Wayne, Wisconsin. It was reported that a mother attending the field trip was found in the bathroom unconscious and surrounded by drug paraphernalia. A criminal background check was previously completed the the Kewaskum School District and did not identify any prior criminal activity by this parent. It was reported that this was an isolated incident. If a parent or volunteer has not prior criminal record, there does not appear to be any prior notice to the school about the potential problems that could be created by a parent like this supervising the children. Fortunately, no children were injured or hurt due to any issues with supervision but the potential is there anytime that a parent, volunteer, or teacher is impaired by the use of drugs or alcohol. See Parent Chaperones on Field Trips – Wayne, Wisconsin.
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By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
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Middle school and high school students like to gather around and socialize at parties and get togethers. Usually, there are no problems; however, when a party gets too big or has kids there who are careless or want to get in trouble – problems can occur. This is especially true when you combine a crowd of unsupervised middle school and high school students and alcohol. In Athens, Georgia, the Atlanta Journal Constitution Newspaper website reported that a party got out of control. Many crowded parties like these can and do lead to serious personal injuries and, in some instances, death. You can read more about this out of control party at Athens Georgia Party Becomes Brawl.

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By Will Lewis, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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US%20State%20Flag%20South%20Carolina.jpgIn South Carolina and other States, you can go to prison if you injure a child in an automobile accident. It was reported that a Spartansburg, South Carolina man was sentenced to 10 years in prison for an automobile accident that caused serious personal injuries to a 10 year old child. The man admitted in criminal proceedings that he was drunk at the time of the crash that caused critical injuries.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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aircraft%20red%20helicopter.jpgIn Indiana and other States, parents and other drivers continue to hit the roads with children in the vehicle while under the influence of drugs and alcohol. When driving, it is important to be alert and sharp. It is a well know fact that alcohol dulls the senses and has a definite effect on motor skills. Driving under the influence puts many people at risk including the driver, passengers (especially children), other drivers and passengers in vehicles, pedestrians, and bicyclists. If you have been drinking, stay out of the driver’s seat and get somebody sober behind the wheel. In Muncie, Indiana, a man was arrested for drunk driving charges. He had picked up the children of his fiance from a day care center and was driving the children home when he crashed into a tree. Police arrived on the scene. The children in the vehicle were young children. One was 5 years old and the other was 2 years old. Both were treated at Ball Memorial Hospital. The 5 year old was taken to Riley Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana for treatment for internal injuries. See Child Injured in Drunk Driving Incident in Muncie, Indiana.