School’s Out — Review the Steps You Need to Take After a Dog Bite

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.

Common Causes of Childhood Injuries — What do California Parents Need to Know?

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.

Tips for a Healthy New Year in 2018

As we look toward the end of 2017 and the beginning of 2018, it is always good to consider ways that we can improve our health and well-being. Most people make New Year’s resolutions each year, but many of those resolutions are never realized. A common resolution that many people make is to “get healthier” or “exercise more.” Focusing on health is a common New Year’s resolution. If you are resolving to be more active, lose weight, improve your health, or make other positive changes that can improve your well-being in 2018, we want to help. Below are several tips that you might find helpful when resolving to be healthier in 2018.

Do I Have A Valid Personal Injury Claim For My Accident?

If you are injured in a personal injury accident, you may be entitled to be compensated for your injuries, losses, and damages under California’s personal injury laws. However, knowing whether your claim will be approved is a different matter. Even though you believe you have a valid claim, you must prove each of the elements required to establish fault and liability according to the law for an injury claim. Our California personal injury attorneys can help you file a claim to recover money for your injury claim. You might be entitled to recover compensation for your medical bills, lost income, and other out-of-pocket expenses, in addition to compensation for your pain and suffering. Call (559) 500-5000 or 1-800-954-4444 for your free consultation with a California personal injury lawyer in Fresno, Stockton, Los Angeles, or the surrounding areas.

How to Keep Kids Entertained at Thanksgiving?

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.

Non-Traffic Motor Vehicle Accidents and Children

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.