Articles Posted in Automobile Accidents

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Accident Report - UrgentStrange as it sounds, children enrolled in day care centers throughout the nation are at risk for personal injuries from cars, trucks, or motorcycles crashing into a day care center.  That’s right, there are news reports for this type of incident happening in day care centers in most states.  Many day care centers are located off of busy streets.  For some, automobile accidents are a common event.  It may be just a matter of time for some day care centers before a vehicle crashes into the facility.  Does the day care center have a duty to put up crash barriers in high traffic areas?  That is an excellent question.   When dealing with a day care center or any business liability issue for that matter, it is important to review the applicable laws, rules and regulations.  Furthermore, the liability of a day care center or a business is judged or evaluated on what is reasonable and practical under the circumstances.   For may crashes into day care centers, the incident or event is quite surprising to the day care owners, children, and parents.  Certainly, if there was negligent driving in the form of excessive speed, distracted driving, or failing to to obey traffic regulations, a case or claim can be pursued against the operator / driver of the car, trucking, or motorcycle.   Insurance can be a big problem these matters. Hopefully the at-fault driver obtained decent insurance that will cover medical bills, pain and suffering, and the damages related to the crash into the day care center.
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By David Wolf, Attorney

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NX_truck_rear_contnrThroughout Tennessee and other states, trucks, tractor trailers, and big rigs are common sites on the roads, highways, and expressways.   Certainly, big trucks are an important part of both intrastate and interstate commerce. Theres large commercial trucks also pose a significant risk of serious injuries and deaths to adults and children alike to the size disparity between these trucks and common personal vehicles / automobiles.   Because of this, it is important that commercial truck drivers are well trained, alert, and well rested.  Furthermore, excessive speed and daydreaming need to be avoided as well.  Finally, driver distractions should be limited and removed whenever possible.  Texting while any vehicle including but limited to a commercial truck is simply careless and can and does lead to serious accidents causing personal injuries and the deaths of others.
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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Fire Rescue Graphic Blue in SquareJune is National Safety Month.  It marks a time of year in which safety is especially promoted from a multitude of organizations, businesses, schools, day care centers, municipalities, and states.  Of coursee, safety should be a paramount concern and goal all year round.   It is not just a June priority. It is a 365 priority.  So, what is the leading cause of death of children?  The answer is “Automobile Accidents”.   It has been reported that the leading cause of death in children ages 5 to 24 is the automobile accident.   Consider of moment, a family goes for a drive to school, the park, a movie, the mall, or grocery store. It is a sunny day and all is right in the world.  Then, suddenly, there is a crash that not only ruins this bright sunny day but the lives of family members, friends, and a community.  The of a child certainly leaves a lasting mark or scar that is never ever forgotten.
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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.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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education%20school%20day%20care%20yellow%20school%20bus%20close%20up%20of%20top%20front%20of%20bus.jpgDuring both the school year and summer time, children are transported by school buses and day care center vans. If a child is injured while being transported, what are the rights of the injured child? There are a few factors to consider regarding these personal injuries:

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Briefcase%20-%20Leather%20Brown%20-%20Lawyer.jpgWhen child is injured as result of the negligence, fault, or carelessness of another person, business, or government entity, the parent of the injured child should seek out legal advice to determine the respective rights of the injured child and the liabilities of the the tortfeasor – wrongdoer. It can be quite overwhelming to find the right lawyer to handle the case. Parents in search of a lawyer to handle a child injury case should know a few things:

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Traffic%20Cones%20-%20Safety.jpgOn any given day, the parking lot can be a dangerous area for child. This is especially true during operating busy hours at day care centers, schools, and summer camps. During pick up and drop off times, there is a crowd of vehicles that enter and exit the parking lot area. Because it is well-known that both vehicles and children will be in close proximity in parking lots of day care centers schools and summer camps, it is important that administrators, teachers, counselors, and other monitors pay close attention, put safety precautions in place like ropes, flags, and cones, and direct both pedestrian and vehicle traffic in a careful and reasonable manner.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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emergency%20room%20outside%20carport.jpgWhen a child is an unfortunate victim of an automobile accident, a paent is often faced with many challenges and issues. One such issue is a choice or decision as to medical care right after the accident. Should a child be taken to an emergency room following an automobile accident? This can be a complex question. The answer to which depends on the facts and circumstances of the case and the severity of the injuries. From a legal standpoint in most States, there is no requirement that a child be seen by an emergency room on the day of the accident or soon thereafter. From a medical standpoint, the analysis is quite different and should be left to the evaluation of the parents, the pediatrician, the urgent care center, fire rescue, and or a combination of one or more of these caregivers. When a child is injured as a result of an automobile accident, a parent should assess the situation and make his or her best decision. Of course, a parent should be cautious and take the child to a medical provider which may include an emerency room if there is any doubt in the parent’s mind as to the condition of the child and the need for medical treatment following the automobile accident. If there is any doubt or concern about the child’s condition, immediate action should be taken from a medical standpoint to make sure that the child is stabilized and appropriate testing is ordered or performed. Thereafter, follow up care, testing, and treatment can be arranged by the parent with medical providers.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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mbnew.jpgDistracted Driving is a national problem that has impacted lives and families in virtually every community. While mobile phone and cell phones are wonderful tools, they have also proven to be a distraction for drivers. Rather than concentrate on driving, traffic, and other dangers of the road, drivers are fixted on their mobile phones watching out for that next text, e-mail, website, and video.

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Bicycling Leads All Sports in Genitourinary Injuries

VANCOUVER—Bicycle riding accounts for more genitourinary (GU) injuries in the U.S. than any other sport, with children suffering 10 times as many bike-related injuries as adults, researchers reported at the 33rd Congress of the Societé Internationale d’Urologie.

Those are among the findings of a review of information in the National Electronic Injury Surveillance System (NEISS) from 2002-2010. NEISS is a national probability sample of hospitals in the U.S. and its territories. NEISS is run by the United States Consumer Product Safety Commission and includes data from a sampling of American hospitals on every emergency department visit involving an injury associated with consumer products.