Child Injury | Phoenix Personal Injury Law Blog - Breyer Law Offices, P.C.
We read about it in the news all the time: Children left in hot cars who then suffer terrible heat injuries or tragically die. The stories tell us about parents and caregivers who accidentally forget children in the car, or who think they have enough time to run into a store and grab a few items before the car gets too hot. Read the rest »
Arizona is a great place to get out and take in the sights and activities while walking. But pedestrians need to take extra caution, as new statistics reveal just how dangerous the state is for those on foot. Children are particularly susceptible to being involved in a pedestrian accident, so teach them road safety as soon as possible! Read the rest »
Children and pets can die in hot cars faster than many people realize. It can take a matter of minutes for a car to increase in temperature to the point that it poses heatstroke risk to its occupants. It’s also important to know that the day doesn’t have to be very hot; some children have died in cars on days where the temperature is in the low 80s. Read the rest »
Aside from the obvious – that drug use can be addictive and can cause unintended side effects – the danger of taking a drug laced with an unknown substance is high. And when that happens, the effect can be deadly. Read the rest »
Drugs given in daycares aren’t street drugs, but they can still be dangerous. Medicine given for a headache or a cold can have serious consequences for a small child. And when the right dose of prescription medication is not given to a child by daycare staff, it can also have tragic consequences.
Arizona has strict laws about who can administer drugs to children, and when they are allowed to do so. In most cases, caregivers are not allowed to administer any type of medication – but some still do. And that’s a form of daycare abuse. Read the rest »
Most parents imagine that when they drop their children off at daycare, those children are kept happy and safe until picked up at the end of the day. Stories in the news about daycare abuse, however, give parents a right to worry that something else could be going on, and that it could be harming their child. Read the rest »
Now that kids are back in school, they spend a lot of time away from parents and caregivers. Teachers and school employees keep a watchful eye on them during most of the day, but there are times that children may be exposed to strangers, such as while waiting for the bus or while walking home from school. Read the rest »
Injuries can happen in any classroom, any time children are present. They can happen during class, while kids are going in and out of a room, during assemblies, during quiet time, and even during lunch. The possibility of injury is always present, so making sure your child’s school is equipped to handle all different types of injuries is important — before school starts for the year. Read the rest »
Fall is coming, and teachers are going back to school to prepare for their new classes. Parents are shopping for school clothes and kids are looking forward to seeing their friends on a regular basis. There are many things to look forward to with the changing season, and families can prepare for those changes by discussing a few important safety rules. Read the rest »
As the proud Mom & Dad of eight children, The Husband and Wife Law Team at Breyer Law Offices, P.C., has a special focus on daycare safety. We know what it’s like to be a concerned parent, especially when your child is out of your sight. If you have children in daycare, you may be interested in the following infographic we created to show Arizona’s staffing requirements compared to what the experts recommend. Read the rest »