Articles Posted in Arizona

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

Education%20Day%20Care%20Building%20Block%20G.jpgIn Arizona and other States, parents rely on day care centers to provide a safe learning environment for their children. In most facilities, the day care center dutifully cares for the child in a supportive learning center for the children. With proper training and due diligence, children can truly flourish in a day care center. Unfortunately, for some children, a day care center experience is quite something else. Tragically, some children are abused, subjected to corporal punishment, or even falsely imprisoned or trapped in a day care center. When a parent learns of the abuse, neglect, or false imprisonment at a day care center, a parent is faced with many challenges and issues. It is at these times that a parent and the child will need the support of family, friends, community, law enforcement, mental health counselors, medical providers, and, yes, in the appropriate situation, child injury lawyers.

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By Sara Powell, Attorney & David Wolf, Attorney

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education%20school%20day%20care%20building%20block%20y.jpgIn Arizona, drop off day care centers at gyms and stores are not regulated in the same manner as traditional day care centers. Because of the lack of oversight, State mandated policies and procedures, or other formalities regarding care and supervision, there may be some risks and dangers associated with the day care provided at drop off points at stores and day care centers. While there may not be any formal regulations, day care centers at gyms and stores still have a duty to provide reasonable and necessary care and supervision to children at the facility. While there may not be specific regulations or Staff to Child ratios, the day care and child care providers still must act reasonably and in the best interest of the child. If a child is injured while under the supervision of a drop off day care or child care center, then the parents may be able to pursue a claim or case on behalf of the injured child. There must be a showing of negligence or fault for the injuries suffered by the child enrolled or placed in the drop off day care center.

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By Sara J. Powell, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

U.S.%20State%20Flag%20Arizona.jpg19-year-old Adrienna Lee Shipp of Whiteriver, Arizona, was indicted on a second-degree murder charge. The charge stemmed from a drunk-driving incident where prosecutors says she ran over two children. The incident occurred on May 5, 2001. The indictment alleges on that day Shipp killed one child and seriously injured another after she ran over them with a truck. The indictment also alleges she was driving drunk on the Fort Apache Indian Reservation when she killed one child and hit the other. Shipp was also charged with assault resulting in serious bodily injury. For more read Arizona woman indicted with second-degree and assault resulting in serious bodily injury, charges stem from alleged DUI.

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By Sara J. Powell, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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State%20Map%20Arizona.jpgIn Arizona and other States, children enjoy playing in bounce houses and jumping castles. Unfortunately, on some occasions, children suffer serious personal injuries while jumping in or just occupying a bounce house. In Pima County, Arizona, a terrible incident was reported in which a bounce house described as a jumping castle was lifted 15 feet in the air by a dust devil and blew the inflatable structure across three lanes of traffic before landing on the ground. The Tuscon Arizona Fire Department responded to the scene of the accident. It was reported that a boy and a girl were inside the bounce house at the time of the incident and suffered serious personal injuries.

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By Sara J. Powell, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
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Do bicycle helmets make a difference? Should a child wear a bicycle helmet every time that he or she rides a bicycle? Is the price of a bicycle helmet worth it? Should every parent or child care provider make sure that a child wears a bicycle helmet? The answer to all of these questions is YES. A bicycle helmet is an important safety measure that should be used every time that a child gets on a bicycle whether it is for a simple ride in the neighborhood or a longer bicycle ride. In Maricopa, Arizona, officials with the fire department reported that a boy was airlifted to a local hospital after suffering a bicycle riding related accident. The boy was knocked unconscious as a result of the incident. It was reported that the boy fell off of his bicycle to avoid hitting a van. A spokesperson with the Maricopa Arizona Fire Department reported that the boy avoided more serious personal injuries and more serious head injuries because the boy was wearing a helmet. See Maricopa Arizona Fire Department – Bicycle Helmet Saves Boy from Serious Personal Injuries Resulting from Bicycle Helmet.

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By Sara J. Powell, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
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Due to the increasing awareness of youth-athelete concussions, Arizona lawmakers are set to consider a bill that aims to curb the problems presented by concussions in youth athletes. Senate Bill 1521 would impose new restrictions on youth athletes who sustain sports-related brain injuries. Specifically, SB1521 would require any youth who suffers a concussion, either in competition or practice, to be removed from the game or other competition immediately. Before the youth athlete would be able to return to play, he or she would need to be checked and cleared by a doctor or qualified health-care professional. A significant problem with youth concussions is that players are returned to the game before the concussion or other head injury has had adequate time to heal. When the youth is returned to play prematurely he or she becomes more susceptible to sustaining a second concussion or personal injury, which can lead to brain swelling or even death. Concussions can affect a youth’s sleeping and behavioral patters, as well as pose thinking and memory challenges. For more on the new law please see Arizona lawmakers set to decide on law that will impose restrictions on youth athletics and raise concussion-awareness.

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By Sara J. Powell, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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bounce%20house%20castle%20safety.jpgThe proper anchoring of bounce houses is vital to the safety of children in Arizona and other States. Some weather can be predicted with the daily forecast. Of course, there are times when an unexpected or sudden weather event takes place and wreaks havoc in an area. In Marana, Arizona, it was reported that a “microburst” took place and picked up a bounce house that was being used by a 10 year old girl and a 7 year old girl. The 10 year old girl was carried for over 100 feet before she then fell out of the bounce house structure. It was reported that the girl suffered serious head lacerations and other injuries.

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By Sara J. Powell, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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U.S.%20State%20Flag%20Arizona.jpgThe State of Arizona Child Fatality Review Annual Report is a study that will be reviewed by public health officials, medical providers, child safety advocates, parents, educators, and others to determine modes and methods to prevent and reduce the number of child deaths in the State of Arizona. While it is unrealistic and impractical to prevent all deaths, the study of prior deaths may help the State of Arizona as well as private entities implement safety measures and precautions to prevent future deaths of child. It is estimated that over 30 % of the deaths reported in Arizona in the years of 2008 and 2009 were preventable. Most of the deaths of children ages 15 to 17 were non-medical in cause and nature. Home related deaths included those related to falls, drowning, and sleep environment related deaths.

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By Sara J. Powell, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

bus%20tire.jpgTourists flocks to the United States every year. This includes the areas of the Hoover Dam and the Grand Canyon. An Arizona tour bus crash ended the life of 7 tourists from China. It was reported that the bus driver was driving and over-corrected a turn which caused the bus to roll multiple times. The bus was owned by D.W. Tours. Unfortunately, the bus was not equipped for the Chinese tourists / passengers.

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By Stephanie F. Brown, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney
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Police departments and law enforcement agencies are using text messaging to help solve crimes. Anderson Software is a company that provides software / technology that allows text messengers to anonymously send in a text message crime tip. The text message goes through a third party computer server, assigned an encrypted alias and then finally forwarded to the police. Many people feel that they will be identified as a snitch when informing the police of important information. By using this technology, some police believe that more people will help police in solving old crimes and preventing new ones from taking place. You can read more about this technology at Text a Crime Tip Programs Assist Police.