Articles Posted in Montana

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

education%20school%20day%20care%20black%20chalkboard%20with%20letters%20capital%20and%20small%20letters.jpgWhen a child is enrolled in a day care center in Montana and other States, parents rely on the day care center to provide a safe haven for the child. The day care center staff should use its best efforts to protect the child while being supervised at the day care center. When children are present, there are always risks of injury and because of this – it is important that the supervision is constant and timely. Other children enrolled or present at the day care center can also present a risk to a child. Whether it is bullying acts or just carelessness, there are child against child crimes or incidents reported at day care centers. Some are unforeseeable and unpreventable while other incidents can certainly be prevented with better supervision of the children enrolled in the day care center. It is most unfortunate and tragic when a child is injured or sexually assaulted at a day care center. When an incident takes place, there are three types of cases that may result from the incident:

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By Will Lewis, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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State%20Map%20Montana.jpgRock climbing and wall climbing are very popular activities for children. When participating in these activities, safety is a must. The wall should be securely anchored and all children should wear harnesses. In addition, adult supervision is key to keeping children safe. It is well known that children do not always appreciate the dangers of a particular activity. As such, adult supervision is necessary not only for instruction but also to make sure that children do not venture into areas or stunts that can lead to serious personal injuries.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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vehicle%20seat%20belt%20safety%20children%20injury.jpgThe Billings (Montana) Gazette posted a good article about safety restraints and seat belts. By following these simple tips, parents, teachers, bus drivers, van drivers, and day care providers can improve the safe transportation of children under their care.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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vehicle%20rear%20view%20mirror%20%231.jpgHigh school students anticipate Prom Night every year. Plans are made including dinner, the dance, and many parties. As parents, we hope that our children will be safe and smart on Prom Night. Many things can go wrong with a late night, wild parties, and, yes, the presence of alcohol and drugs as well as the presence of those on alcohol and drugs. An article posted at Liberty County (Montana) Times had some good safety tips on Prom Night including the following:

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Tractor.jpgAccording to Lt. Steve Holton of the Ravalli County, Montana Sheriff’s Office, an unidentified five-year-old boy died in Montana in an accident involving a farm tractor. The child was reportedly riding on the tractor’s running board when he fell and was run over by the tractor’s back wheels. He was pronounced dead by paramedics at the scene. The driver of the tractor has not been identified, but has been described as an adult who is not one of the child’s parents. The accident is still being investigated. Police are reporting that the death appears to be accidental.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Traffic.jpgWhen Julie Powell picked up her children, Carter (18 months) and Konnor (3), from the Toddler Escape Drop-In Child Care in Billings, Montana, nothing seemed out of the ordinary. It wasn’t until she received a call from Billings police later that night that she found out what had happened to Carter earlier that day. A passing motorist on busy Central Avenue had spotted the child wandering around in the street and returned him to the daycare center.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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Numbers.jpgFive families from Great Falls Montana believe that their special needs children were severely abused by the 7th and 8th grade special needs classroom teacher aids at North Middle School. Tragically, the children’s special needs – autism, cerebral palsy and down syndrome – prevented them from reporting the alleged abuse. Julie Parish and Kristina Marie Kallies have been charged with felony assault on a minor and misdemeanor endangering the welfare of children. Ms. Parish has been arrested but police have been unable to find Ms. Kallie.