Articles Posted in Boating Accidents

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By Scott A. Marks, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In California and other States, boating can be a fun activity for family and friends. Boating can also be a dangerous activity and even a deadly one when a boat capsizes. Because of these dangers and others, it is important to have safety precautions in place including but not limited to life jackets, life preservers, inflatable boats (room permitting and when available), first aid training, and captain / operator training. Near San Diego, California, it was reported that a sailboat capsized leading to the dead of two men and injuries to several other people who were in the boat. The incident took place in San Diego Bay. THe United States Coast Guard, harbor police, firefighters, and paramedics responded to the rescue and post rescue efforts. See Two Dead – 8 Injured – Sailboat Sinks off of San Diego, California.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

hospital%20hallway.jpgParents can sometimes have a hard time determining when it is appropriate to take a child to the emergency room. CBS News medical correspondent and pediatrician Dr. Jennifer Ashton recently outlined some pointers for parents to recognize when an illness or injury is an emergency.

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

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In Mississippi and other states, children enjoy boating activities over the summer. Unfortunately, some children suffer serious personal injuries and, in some cases, deaths from boating accidents. On the Jourdan River in Hancock County, Mississippi, Madison Camille Karno, age 10, recently died from a head injury. Madison was riding on an inner tube when she hit something in the river and suffered the fatal head injury. An autopsy was completed by the Hancock County Coroner’s office. It is a tragic death for Madison’s family and the community. You can read about this incident at 10 Year Old Mississippi Girl Dies While Riding Inner Tube on Jourdan River.

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By John Jensen, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

swimming%20pool%20tiled%20bottom.jpgDay care centers in North Carolina and other states provide children with recreational activities like swimming especially during summer months. Children love to play in and around water. Young children often times do not appreciate the dangers of water. Furthermore, young children lack judgment as to their swimming abilities or lack of swimming abilities. As such, North Carolina has set forth specific staffing requirements for staff ratios when children participate in aquatic activities which include boating, swimming, and visits to water parks. North Carolina day care centers are required to have the following staff ratios in place for aquatic activities:

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

water%20lake%20canal%20ocean%20view%20of%20lake%20with%20grass.jpgA Lake Champlain, Vermont ferry crashed into a dock and caused personal injuries to some of the passengers. Apparently, there were mechanical problems with the ferry that caused the engines to shut down. The Vermont State Police reported that some of the injuries were minor. Rescue squads were called the scene to assist with the situation.