Drivers Need To Pay Attention and Obey the Law When Children Exit School Buses

Drivers Need To Pay Attention and Obey the Law When Children Exit School Buses

Accidents are preventable, and especially when drivers pay attention to what is going on around them. The slightest distraction can cause great damage. An important time for drivers to be on the lookout and extra careful is during the early morning when children are going to school, and in the late afternoon, when children are returning from school. Yellow School Buses School buses have been painted yellow for particular reasons. They are easy to spot and and identify as school buses. Some schools may use public transport busses for older Continue reading

What Is the Real Risk for a Child Sustaining An Incapacitating Injury in a Car Accident?

What Is the Real Risk for a Child Sustaining An Incapacitating Injury in a Car Accident?

Injuries sustained in a car accident can be both physically and psychologically traumatic for a child. If the child luckily comes through the accident with minimal injuries, they may still suffer from psychological trauma. In severe accidents, children may suffer incapacitating injuries that can change their entire lives forever. Incapacitating Car Accident Injuries Involving Children Incapacitating injuries are classified as injuries that disable a person to such a degree that they are unable to function normally as they did before their Continue reading

Seating Position For Children In Cars (Yes, it does matter)

Seating Position For Children In Cars (Yes, it does matter)

Motor vehicle accidents involving young children are dangerously increasing. The injuries that children sustain in such accidents are one of the leading causes of death of children in the US. Car accidents can be prevented, and with the correct child safety measures used, so can injuries. Types of Restraints For babies, aged 0 – 18 months, there is no other option than a car safety seat, which in some countries is mandatory. For children 18 months to 2 ½ years, a larger car safety seat can be used, and as the toddlers age, booster seats can Continue reading

Pediatric Brain Injuries Related To Car Accidents – What Statistics Tell Us?

Pediatric Brain Injuries Related To Car Accidents – What Statistics Tell Us?

The injuries inflicted on a child during a car accident can have lifelong consequences. With head trauma and brain injuries, sometimes these consequences will not be apparent until later in a child’s life. Head injuries are the most common injury that children suffer from in car accidents. The Statistics In a study conducted by the US National Highway Traffic Safety Administration in 2010, they reported that children under the age of one are at a much higher risk of sustaining head injuries in car accidents than other children. The most Continue reading

Attorneys Suggest Pedestrian Safety Tips for Your Child

Whether it is walking to school, the bus stop, or a friend’s house, it is important that your child knows proper safety techniques to ensure they are walking safe. Practicing safe walking is the best way to protect your child from being involved in a serious accident that leaves them injured. If they should be involved in such an incident, there are skilled New Jersey injury lawyers that can assist you. The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration reported that in 2009 there were 244 pedestrian accident fatalities that were children 14 Continue reading

Are School Buses Really Safer Than Cars?

Are School Buses Really Safer Than Cars?

The large orange-yellow school bus is an iconic symbol of formative years, as almost all children rode on one either to and from school or at the very least, to certain school functions. While a child would not question whether it was the safest mode for them to be transported in, parents cannot help but wonder if they truly are a safe option. With all the distractions that can happen on a bus, are school buses really safer than cars? Safety Features As far as outside safety features go, school buses are as safe as they come. Built with Continue reading

Back-To-School Reminders From Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers: Pedestrian Safety

Back-To-School Reminders From Chicago Personal Injury Lawyers: Pedestrian Safety

If you are lucky enough to live close enough to your school to walk, you can avoid the traffic and have a nice walk with your child to school and then hear about their day on the way home. However, if for some reason you are not going to walk with them, you need to make sure they know the rules of being a safe pedestrian. You can teach these rules to them during your walks to school so that when the time comes, they will always follow the rules when they are by themselves. Sidewalks. Always walk on the sidewalk when one is available. If Continue reading

Back-To-School Reminder From A Personal Injury Lawyer: Bus Safety

Back-To-School Reminder From A Personal Injury Lawyer: Bus Safety

It is that time again, when children in newly bought “school clothes” and backpacks clamber on to the school bus and head off to start another school year. Before they climb up the steps onto the bus, parents need to remind their kids of how to be safe while riding the bus and bus drivers need to be ready to keep them safe. Getting On And Off The Bus Board the bus one at a time. Children need to be patient and wait for the bus driver to give the ok for them to board. Once it is safe, each child should board one at a time. Carry loose Continue reading

Back-To-School Tips From A Personal Injury Attorney: Bicycle Safety

Back-To-School Tips From A Personal Injury Attorney: Bicycle Safety

If your children ride their bikes to school, it is time to remind them of some bicycle safety tips before they start another year. Riding a bike is great exercise and the first real freedom many children experience. Make sure that they understand the responsibilities that come with this freedom so that they remain safe in their trips to and from school. It is also time for bus drivers and other motorists to remember more children will be on bicycles and to be on the look out. Bicycle Safety Tips For Kids (And Parents) Always wear a Continue reading

Ten Steps to Car Accident Claim Success

There are many situations in life which are difficult to go through and easier not to think about. However, planning ahead for disastrous circumstances is a great way to mitigate any damage should the worst happen. The following guide on how to handle the scene of a car accident will help significantly towards a successful case should you find yourself considering a car accident claim. All of the following information will be useful to know should you find yourself at the scene of a car accident in the future. Many of the following points are Continue reading