Category: Children Injuries & Accidents



How to Help Your Child in Florida after a Serious Bicycle Injury
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How to Help Your Child in Florida after a Serious Bicycle Injury

 

Bike riding is a fun activity for children. It’s a great way to enjoy the outdoors and get exercise. Unfortunately, it’s also a common way for kids to get injured.

 

How common?

 

Over 500,000 bicycle-related visits to emergency rooms occur in the United States annually. About 300,000 of these cases involve injuries to children, and about 10,000 of those cases require an overnight hospital stay. It’s important to know what level of care your child needs after sustaining injuries from a bicycle accident.…

How to Keep Your Kids Safe as They Head Back to School
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How to Keep Your Kids Safe as They Head Back to School

 

A new school year means a lot of different things for both kids and parents.

 

Kids get to experience new teachers. Learn new things. Fret over changing social situations.

Parents get to watch their kids continue to grow. Reclaim some of their time. Come up with new ways to make sure homework and studying are being done.

 

There’s one big thing about going back to school that impacts both kids and parents, though: safety.

 

We spend inordinate amounts of time making sure we have the correct school supplies and clothes.…

Teacher Charged With Putting Student in Chokehold
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Teacher Charged With Putting Student in Chokehold

Teachers use a variety of techniques and disciplinary actions to educate children and maintain order, but few would argue that a chokehold should be one of them. That alleged chokehold is at the center of a controversy at Lyman High School, where a surveillance camera captured a teacher putting the student in a “headlock” and dragging them down a set of stairs.

 

The teacher in the video, Wilbert DelaCruz, was arrested in January for the incident and briefly faced criminal charges of child abuse.…

Auto Accidents the Leading Cause of Death for Kids in the U.S.
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Auto Accidents the Leading Cause of Death for Kids in the U.S.

As parents, your number one priority is keeping your children safe, healthy, and happy, and you probably do this in all kinds of ways. You baby proof your home. You have strict rules about staying out after dark. You never let your children get on a bike without a helmet.

 

So then why do so many parents ignore safety where automobiles are concerned?

 

You may have seen the recent story about the car crash out of West Palm Beach.…

My Child Has Been Injured by Bullies…Can I Sue?
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My Child Has Been Injured by Bullies…Can I Sue?

Watching your child manage the stress of bullies at school is absolutely heartbreaking. Parents often want to intervene and get administration involved. Unfortunately, many discover that this road does not always yield favorable results.

 

This is particularly frustrating because it is crucial to stop bullies before their behavior gets too out of hand. Bullies aren’t just taking kids’ lunch money and calling them mean names anymore. Bullying can have lifelong effects and escalate to serious injuries if school officials do not stop it early on.…

Playground Injuries? It Can Happen.
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Playground Injuries? It Can Happen.

Remember the playgrounds we played on? Compared to the plastic and foamy playgrounds our kids play on today, the schoolyards of yesterday probably seem like death traps.

 

We ran around rusty metal poles. Climbed ragged wooden structures full of sharp corners and the promise of splinters. We weren’t falling on foam or rubber, either. One visit to a public park shows how far we’ve come in terms of providing safe areas for our kids.

 

Even the most modern, safety-minded playgrounds are not full-proof, however.…

Where Is the Safest Place for Your Child to Sit in a Car?
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Where Is the Safest Place for Your Child to Sit in a Car?

When you become a parent, every little decision regarding your child’s safety and development can become a hot debate. We’re not going to tell you how to raise your child, but we do have one piece of advice backed up with statistics from the AAP and NHTSA.

 

When you are driving with your child, the safest place for them to sit is in the rear of the car, behind an unoccupied front seat. That’s a pretty specific location, so let’s break down the reason why they say this is safest place for a child to sit.…

What Happens If My Child Is Injured at Summer Camp?
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What Happens If My Child Is Injured at Summer Camp?

School is out, but that doesn’t mean your child has to be stuck at home for the summer with no structure and nothing to do. Summer camps are a great way to keep your child active, supervised, and having fun – while also allowing them to branch out. However, summer camps come with a lot of risks you won’t find in a classroom.

 

Activities like swimming, climbing, building campfires, and so on may just be part of summer, but they also present lots of potential dangers.…

Bounce House Injuries on the Rise
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Bounce House Injuries on the Rise

 

Bounce houses have long been a staple at birthday parties, fairs, amusement parks, picnics, and other community events. After all, few things are more fun for children than bouncing around on a big inflatable toy. But while bounce houses are generally seen as a safe form of entertainment for kids, emergency room statistics show a different story.

 

In 2012, more than 18,800 injuries caused by bounce houses, moon houses, and inflatable amusements were reported by the Consumer Product Safety Commission.…

Are Waterparks Safe?
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Are Waterparks Safe?

When it comes to fun in the water, Florida has most other states beat. Not only do we boast some of the country’s most beautiful beaches and lush lakes, we are home to some of the world’s most renowned waterparks.

 

Abounding with towering slides, colorful fountains, and lazy rivers, waterparks can be the perfect place to cool down on a steaming hot summer afternoon. However, like all recreational activities, visiting a waterpark does come with its share of risks and dangers.…

OFFICE LOCATION AND SERVICE AREAS

 

The South Florida Injury Law Firm handles cases throughout Florida from their Fort Lauderdale office. Here is a list of some of the counties and cities we serve:

Martin County

Jensen Beach, Jupiter, Stuart Sewall’s, Point Ocean, Breeze Park.

St. Lucie County

Fort Pierce, Port St Lucie.

Lee County

Bonita Springs, Cape Coral, Estero, East Dunbar, Fort Myers, Fort Myers Beach, Sanibel.

Palm Beach County

West Palm Beach, Boca Raton, Boynton Beach, Delray Beach, and throughout the greater Palm Beach area.

Broward County

Fort Lauderdale, Hollywood, Hallandale, Pembroke Pines, Hallandale Beach, Pompano Beach, Deerfield Beach, Weston, Miramar, Plantation, Sunrise, Coral Springs and throughout the greater Broward area.

Miami-Dade County

Miami, Miami Beach, Coral Gables, South Miami, Kendall, Hialeah North Miami Beach, Aventura, Sunny Isles, and throughout the greater Miami-Dade area.

Collier County