Summer is a time we want our kids to enjoy the outdoors, where they can play with their friends, get much-needed exercise, and have fun. As parents, we want to assume that neighborhood playgrounds in and around San Diego are safe and free from hidden dangers, but unfortunately, that’s not always the case. We’d like to help your summer holiday remain free of any tragic accidents, so here are some tips for keeping your kids safe while they enjoy their time off from school. Read the rest »
As of January 1, 2017, California is now one of the states that require children under 2 years of age to remain in the rear-facing car seat when riding in a vehicle, and we couldn’t be happier. Since most safety organizations advocate that children remain in the rear-facing car seat until their fourth birthday, this is a step in the right direction.
Sadly, in 2014, an average of two children under the age of 13 were killed and 308 were injured daily in the United States. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), properly used safety seats can reduce the risk of death by as much as 71% among infants, 54% among toddlers, and 45% among children ages 4 to 8. Read the rest »
The pain and suffering caused by broken or fractured bones can be overwhelming, especially for a young child. Unfortunately, many of the activities that children engage in on a regular basis can expose them to the potential for broken bones and other injuries. Children can easily break bones while riding a bike, playing on the playground, riding with an adult, or walking across a street. If your child has sustained a broken or fractured bone, you both may be entitled to compensation for pain, suffering, and medical bills. Read the rest »
Summertime means summer camp for many kids in Southern California and there are a variety of camps to choose from. From swimming to canoeing to archery to horseback riding to cooking, summer camps offer a wide range of activities for children of all ages. But with all the freedom and joy of exploring new things and meeting new friends comes a certain level of risk. Kids can be unpredictable, especially in the great outdoors, so being prepared for possible emergencies is paramount. Read the rest »
Many San Diego residents have swimming pools on their property. While a swimming pool is a great way to add value to your property and bring countless hours of fun for your family and friends, it is also one of the greatest sources of premises liability for you as the owner. Tragic accidents, especially involving children, occur frequently throughout the country. Each year, on average, over 280 American children under 5 years old are killed in drowning accidents. Some 2,700 require emergency room treatment.
San Diego property owners who have a swimming pool are obliged to take specific precautions to help protect those in and around the pool. Drowning is clearly the leading cause of many pool-related deaths. However, injuries and fatalities can also result from: Read the rest »
Breaking a bone is a normal part of childhood for many people. Children are typically lighthearted with happy-go-lucky spirits, which can lead to unintentional reckless behavior and result in injuries. Though they may not be life threatening, it’s still difficult to see a child go through the pain of broken bones. It’s also cause for concern when there is potential for the child to suffer from malformed bones or permanent damage to their skeletal structure. But for the most part, beyond it being an unfortunate occurrence, parents might not think too much about their child sustaining a broken bone. However, that drastically changes when there is knowledge or suspicion of someone else inflicting the harm, whether it’s on purpose or due to negligence.
When this is the case for Encinitas children, their rights must be protected. Parents should come together with legal counsel to hold the other party responsible and fight for the appropriate restitution. Read the rest »
Children tend to get bumps and bruises on a daily basis, no matter how careful you tell them to be. Though this is just a routine part of life, as parents, you still do the best you can to protect them from any little injury. However, accidents still happen, and one of the worst kinds that anyone could ever have to endure involves a burn. Burn injuries happen more frequently among children than many people realize, leaving long-lasting painful effects and sometimes even resulting in death. Children have especially sensitive skin, making them more susceptible to serious injury. The emotional trauma that remains along with the physical scars is heartrending.
There are several things around a household that can contribute to a child’s accidental burn; however, there are some instances when the injury is caused by someone else’s negligence or malicious behavior. If you encounter a situation such as this, it’s only natural to want justice for your child and the monetary compensation they deserve to help with ongoing medical expenses. Read the rest »
As parents, aunts, uncles, and grandparents, we do everything we can to keep children in our family safe and secure. From the moment they are born, we worry about a variety of potential dangers our kids may face, both seen and unseen. We do our best to be proactive about their safety, and try to get ahead of any potential trouble spots. Unfortunately, kids will be kids, and accidents happen. In fact, the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) estimates that over 9 million children enter the emergency room each year due to injury accidents. Read the rest »
California is one of only six states that require school buses to have seat belts. Under current law, California requires three-point seat belts on all school buses manufactured on and after July 1, 2005 that carry over 16 passengers. Thanks to a recent study and recommendations by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA), the rest of the country may finally catch up to California. Read the rest »
Our firm was contacted by our friends at the Rasansky Law Firm yesterday for a special favor to help their client and we want to share it with you. Before going any further, here is what happened on June 17, 2014:
During nap time at the Heart2Heart Montessori Academy in Willow Park, two young boys were forcefully “duct-taped” over their blankets to their nap mats by one of the Academy’s owner, Pamela Decker, after both boys refused to take their nap. After staff members witnessed Decker’s behavior, Decker told staff members not to talk about what she did since she knew it was illegal. Shockingly, she still repeated the method to another child and stated that she had resorted to disciplinary duct-taping before to staff members. Out of concern for the children, a former staff member took pictures that quickly circulated to parents and the media.
Call the Jurewitz Law Group at (619) 233-5020 and begin your path to recovery with a no-cost consultation today.