Articles Posted in Pedestrian Injuries

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By David Wolf, Attorney and Samantha Vloedman, Law Clerk

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Blog

cal-icons2-201408-232In Tennessee and other States, children are at risk for serious injuries and even death anytime that they cross a street or are playing near a street.  Some children even get hit by a vehicle in a driveway or parking lot.

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Pedestrian Crosswalk Sign
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

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

vehicle%20rear%20view%20mirror%20%231.jpgIn California and other States, children are the unfortunate injury victims of automobile accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents. Drivers should exercise due caution anytime children are present or nearby. Areas where drivers should slow down and be on the lookout for child pedestrians include but are not limited to: schools, day care centers, churches, synagogues, community centers, parks, playgrounds, and other areas. Parking lots can also be dangerous areas for children including parking lots at these locations as well as apartments, condominiums, grocery stores, shopping centers, malls, and other areas. Drivers should look in all directions and be mindful that children are often hidden from view due to their height. At times, it may be helpful for a police officer, volunteer or other person to direct traffic on days in which attendance is full like on Church Sundays, game day Saturdays, and other events. Many accidents and incidents can be prevented with due diligence, slow speed, driver attention, limitations of driver distractions, and other acts that promote safety driving.

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By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

vehicle%20rear%20view%20mirror%20%231.jpgIn Georgia and other States, there is a danger or risk to children in a very common area – the driveway or parking lot. Every day, children are at risk for injuries and even death when walking, sitting, or standing in or near a parking lot or driveway. This is especially true for back over accidents or incidents. Because drivers often forget that children are present or simply do not see children in or near driveways, back over accidents continue to take place in Georgia and other States. When backing up in a driveway or parking lot, drivers should take due caution to carefully look out for children and other pedestrians. When a child suffers personal injuries or dies as a result of a back over accident in Georgia, a claim or case can be pursued on behalf of the injured child or on behalf of the estate of the deceased child. These cases can be quite complex and typically involve issues including but not included to the following:

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By Scott A. Marks, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

street%20pedestrian%20crossing%20sign%20yellow%20black%20day%20time.jpgIn California and other states, children are at risk for personal injuries when walking, riding a bicycle, or travelling as a passenger in a vehicle or school bus to and from school. During the school year, the early morning hours and mid afternoon hours are busy times for pedestrian, bicycle, school bus, and other traffic involving school children. It is during these hours that all drivers and all communities should exercise due caution when travelling near schools, neighborhoods, and any other areas where children may be located. Drivers should obey speed limit signs, school zones, traffic conditions, and the presence of children. It is well known that many children have poor safety awareness. Because of this, the simple act of a driver of slowing down can and will save lives and also avoid serious personal injuries to school children.

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By Thomas Hastings, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

education%20school%20day%20care%20yellow%20school%20bus%20close%20up%20of%20top%20front%20of%20bus.jpgIn Indiana and other States, drivers should slow down and stop as necessary when driving in or near school buses and school bus stops. Unfortunatly, children are at danger and risks for serious personal injuries and even wrongful death when people drive too fast or fail to otherwise stop when required at or near school bus stops. In Clay County, Indiana, it was reported that Logan Parr – age 15 – was in the process of walking across a street when he was hit by a truck. At the time of this pedestrian accident, it was reported that the school bus stop arm was extended which means that the drivers in the area should have stopped to allow the children to depart the bus and safely walk across the street. See Clay County Indiana Pedestrian Accident – Personal Injuries to Teenager Trying to Cross the Street.

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By George Fusner, Jr., Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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education%20school%20day%20care%20yellow%20school%20bus%20view%20of%20driver%20front%20light.jpgIn Tennessee and other States, parents send their children to school with the hope and expectation that the child will be educated and supervised in a safe environment. Unfortunately, some children suffer serious personal injuries and some even die while on school grounds or while engaged in a school related activity or field trip. In Whitehaven, Tennessee, it was reported that Anthony Scott (age 6) was hit by a day care by a Pee Wee Wisdom Child Care Center. A full investigation will be conducted as to the cause and preventability of such an accident.

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By Mark Freedman, Attorney & David Wolf, Attorney

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State%20Map%20Michigan.jpgIn Flint, Michigan, a family, neighborhood, church, and community are all mourning the death of an innocent girl (Misty Dawn Kumas) who was the tragic and unfortunate victim of a driver / criminal suspect avoiding or fleeing from the police. Misty was on her way to church on a Wednesday afternoon when the incident took place. There were witnesses and even vido surveillance that captured the tragedy. In one moment, a girl is walking to church. In the next moment, she is hit as a pedestrian and suffers serious life threatening injuries. You can read more about this story at Police Pursuit in Flint Michigan – Girl – Misty Dawn Kumas Dies from Accident Related Injuries.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

street%20pedestrian%20crossing%20sign%20yellow%20black%20day%20time.jpgThe school year brings with it a need for parents, children, and drivers to exercise good caution and driving for the safety and well being of school aged children. The University of Michigan C.S. Mott Children’s Hospital and other child safety advocates urge parents and drivers to keep kids safe when they walk to school or are at bus stops. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention estimate that over 25,000 children are injured every year as pedestrians. The injuries range from minor personal injuries to traumatic brain injuries to death. Here are some safety tips for children, parents, day care center providers, schools, and others: