Category: Child Injury Accidents
Child Injury Lawyers: Keeping Kids Safe On Halloween
What a fantastic time of year autumn is! The leaves are changing color; the air is fresh and invigorating. Fall sports are in full swing, and the kids are looking forward to dressing up in costumes, attending parties and then, on Halloween night, running from door to door, shouting “Trick or Treat,” in the hopes of… read more
Back-to-school Safety Tips for Drivers
As the school year starts up again, the roads get busier and things can get a little crazy. Buses are on new routes, kids are on bikes or walking and parents are rushing to drop kids off before work. This is an important time for drivers to slow down and pay attention, especially at times… read more
Are Your Children Protected from Tip-Over Accidents?
The Consumer Product Safety Commission continues its campaign to increase public awareness of child safety and accident prevention caused by furniture falling over. It isn’t hard to understand why when you consider that 200 children have lost their lives in tip-over incidents in the last 10 years and 1000’s more have required hospital treatment for… read more
Never Leave Children in a Hot Vehicle Unattended
As temperatures in the Portland area reach triple digits, we want to remind people to not leave children or pets inside vehicles unattended. On average, more than three-dozen children die of heatstroke in hot vehicles in the U.S. each year. Even with the windows cracked, it is still dangerous to leave a child or pet… read more
Increased Number of Drownings this Summer in OR & SW WA
This summer has seen a record number of drownings in the Oregon and Southwest Washington region with 9 so far. All the deaths this year have been males and all but three were teenagers. The most recent one was at the Clackamas River when a 22-year-old drowned while swimming across the river. The water in Oregon… read more
Bike Safety Tips for Kids
Bicycle riding in the summer is a lot of fun, but accidents can happen. Every year about 300,000 children go to the emergency room due to bike injuries. Some of the injuries are so serious that children may not survive. The most common serious injuries are head and brain injuries. Wearing a helmet is extremely… read more
Bicycle Safety for Kids
The sun is shining and more people are out biking to enjoy the nice weather. Kids should be aware of key safety practices while bicycling. Before riding a bike make sure it is in good working condition and all parts are secure. Below are some importantly safety tips to share with your kids while bicycling. Wear a… read more
Seven Common Mistakes That Can Wreck Your Accident Case
Mistake 1: Giving a statement to the other driver’s insurance company. Giving them a statement will give the other insurance company more reasons to reduce the amount of money they will pay you. Mistake 2: Waiting to seek medical treatment, or not following your doctor’s orders. A jury and insurance company are more likely to take… read more
Is your child in the right car seat?
Children are extremely vulnerable to injury in a crash if they are not properly fastened in the right car seat. Event if you find the right car seat, it is extremely important to know how to install it correctly. As your child grows older, make sure to transition them into a car seat that fits… read more
Who is Liable if your Child is Injured?
Many parents are not aware of who is liable for acts of their minor children. In most states the concept of parental responsibility applies to criminal and civil acts of the child. State legislatures have confirmed that an innocent victim should not have the financial burden of property damage or medical expenses that results from… read more