With more children playing outside this summer, it is a good time to review what you need to do if a dog bites your child. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), children have a higher risk of dog bites. Furthermore, when a dog bites a child, the injuries can be more severe than when a dog bites an adult. When you have a dog in your home, your child has a higher likelihood of being bitten by a dog. With school being out for the summer and children playing outside, at the park, or at another person’s house, it is very important to know the steps to take after a dog bite, how to prevent dog bites, and your legal rights if a dog bites your child.
As a parent, one of the worst experiences is seeing your child hurt or in pain. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) provides information about seven of the ways that children can be injured in unintentional accidents.
Are you hosting your family for Thanksgiving Day? If so, do you have enough plans to keep the children busy while adults socialize and deal with the food prep and cleanup? A little bit of planning can make your holiday celebration fun and entertaining for children so that the adults can socialize and relax while the little ones enjoy a variety of activities that do not add to your long to-do list.
A recent study highlights the dangers that motor vehicles pose to children. You might think that the risk of injury from motor vehicles is only related to traffic accidents. However, the study focuses on deaths and injuries for children involved in non-traffic accidents involving motor vehicles. An article in Science Daily discusses the study and its findings. Some of the findings were both interesting and disturbing. What Did the Study Reveal About Non-Traffic Motor Vehicle Accidents and Children? After an extensive review of accidents and incidents involving children and motor vehicles, the study reveals statistics about the rate of occurrence of these types of accidents. From 1990 through 2014, over 11,750 non-traffic incidents resulted in deaths and injuries in children 14 years of age and younger. During that time, 14,500 children 14 years of age and under were injured in non-traffic accidents. Approximately 3,400 children were killed in non-traffic accidents during this period. Non-traffic accidents involving children occurred in a variety of locations and situations.
One of the worst experiences for a parent is when his or her child is injured. As a parent, you protect your child from harm each day. When your child is injured, you feel helpless because you cannot take your child’s pain away. The heartache felt by parents who are dealing with a child injury can be overwhelming. In addition to dealing with the emotional pain of watching their child struggle with the pain from an injury, the parents also must deal with the financial burden of medical bills and lost wages because of another person’s reckless or negligent acts. Sadly, parents cannot always prevent a child injury accident. If your child has been injured in an accident, call 1-800-954-4444 to speak with a Fresno child injury lawyer. We can help you seek justice for your child.