Articles Posted in Wrongful Death

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By David Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

Picnic%20Basket.jpgHolidays are often a great time to get together for family celebrations. Many families take the opportunity of a holiday weekend to have a BBQ, picnic, or vacation. The celebration of a holiday like Father’s Day does not have to be elaborate but it should be and often is a day spent with family. A simple breakfast, lunch, or BBQ is all that is really needed in most instances to celebrate Father’s Day. Gifts do not have to be elaborate either . . . a simple card, shirt, tie, or drawing can help bring in the day to celebrate Father’s Day. While the celebration of having a dad or being a dad does not have to be limited to one day a year, Father’s Day provides a day in which families can slow down and celebrate being part of a family.

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By David Alan Wolf, Attorney

Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

State%20Map%20Wyoming.jpgIn Wyoming and other States, it is important for all drivers to obey speed limits and other traffic conditions. Safe driving can help avoid and prevent accidents from taking place. Unfortunately, many drivers in Wyoming and other States disobey the local and State traffic laws. In the process, accidents take place which, in turn, cause serious personal injuries and even the wrongful death of many innocent drivers, passengers, and pedestrians including children.

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The State of Kentucky will release child death / child fatality reports to the public. This information can help researchers and child safety advocates make recommendations as to measures to take to prevent or at least reduce the number of child abuse related deaths that take place in Kentucky and other States. See State of Kentucky to Release Child Abuse Records.

When a child dies as a result of the negligence or fault of another person, business, school, or government entity, there are many issues and questions faced by a family. Some child related deaths result in criminal prosecutions. Some also result in civil wrongful death claims and lawsuits. It is often times helpful to have the advice, consultation, and representation from a Child Injury Lawyer when a child dies as a result of the negligence or fault of others.

The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury -Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Day Care Center Injuries, School Injuries, Child Abuse – Neglect, Medical Bills / Medical Treatment, Damages / Compensation, and other topics. You can receive this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.

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By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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swimming%20pool%20bottom%20squares%20day%20time.jpgIn Georgia, a jury awarded the parents of a 2 year old child over $9 Million dollars in a lawsuit that was filed against a day care center. The case involved the drowning death of a 2 year old (Abiola Bankolemoh) who was not properly supervised by the day care center employees. As a result of the lack of supervision, the child drowned in a Georgia swimming pool. While swimming pools can be great fun for children, swimming pools also pose a significant risks to children. Because of the inherent risks associated with swimming pools, it is vital that proper supervision is in place at all times when children are in or near a swimming pool area. In particular, gates should be locked, pool fences should be secured and in place, and supervision should be consistent and constant. See Gwinnett County Georgia Jury Awards Parents a Verdict in Day Care Drowning Case. The verdict in this case was quite significant. Hopefully, the parents are able to collect upon the verdict. Many day care centers lack insurance or have minimal insurance in place to cover personal injuries and deaths that take place at a day care center.

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By J. Rock Palermo, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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building%20blocks.jpgA former Baker, Louisiana day care worker was arrested and charged with the murder of a 2 month old infant. The Baker police arrested, Ashley Rene Reifer after an autopsy revealed that 2 month old Brody Hopper died as a result of traumatic brain injury. Brody Hopper was in the care of Reifer at the Busy Bee Learning Center when this incident happened.

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By Ryan E. Alekman, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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day%20cares%2C%20building%20blocks%20.jpgLinda Favazza, a day care center owner in Methuen, Massachusetts faced criminal charges due to the death of a child and having an unlicensed facility.

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By Steven Smith, Attorney & David Wolf, Attorney

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7387225-7387225-slippery-when-wet.jpgEvery year, more than 5,100 American children are taken to the hospital after falling out of windows. More than a quarter of these children are admitted with serious injuries.

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By David Wolf, Attorney

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1358439_small_car.jpgDistracted drivers are becoming more prominent as we grow into a more technological nation. It is estimated 11% of American motorists talk on their cellphones while driving, and 26% of 16-17-year-old drivers text while driving, even though 36 states ban texting while driving.

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By Scott Zahler, Attorney and David Wolf, Attorney

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1353678_cyclist_and_jogger.jpgAfter two Georgia high school football players died during practices of 90-plus degree heat, authorities began to explore whether the hot weather contributed to the death of these athletes. The nation’s largest pediatrician group says that healthy children and teen athletes can play sports in hot, steamy weather, but only if precautions are taken.

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By David Wolf, Attorney Published by Child Injury Lawyer Network

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In Bellevue, Washington, there was a terrible automobile accident that caused serious personal injuries to several drivers and passengers. One of the accident victims, Rachel Beckwith, sadly died as a result of the automobile accident related injuries. Rachel was a remarkable girl who cared for others and even started a charity drive prior to the automobile accident. The death of Rachel Beckwith resulted in an outpouring of support for her charity and wish to help others. For more information, see Girl Gets Charity Wish After Death in Washington Automobile Accident.

The unexpected death of a child is one of the hardest things for a family, neighborhood and community to deal with. This is especially true when the child shows great promise and potential in life.