Blog Category Injuries to Children
Thanksgiving is right around the corner. That means good food and good times with family and friends. But for too many, it also means an unfortunate trip to the ER. Though injuries can happen on Thanksgiving, they can also be avoided easily.
As Charlotte, NC personal injury lawyers, we’re all too familiar with the injuries that happen on Turkey Day. Though people can get injured in a variety of ways, it seems the most common reasons are food safety … Read more
Even one such accident can be catastrophic. A child is playing in a driveway behind a vehicle. The parent or another person leaving the home doesn’t know the child is outside, backs up and runs over the child. These are called backover accidents and determining liability when they occur can be difficult.
Injuries in backover accidents can be severe and even fatal. These accidents also take a tremendous toll on a family. In more than 70 percent of cases, … Read more
Strollers are a convenience utilized by parents around the world. In most cases, newborns and infants are completely safe in these 4-wheeled “vehicles.” Sadly, accidents do occur, and they are typically because parents have made one mistake or another. Learn from the errors that others have made so that you don’t experience the heartache that comes with having an injured child.
1. Hot Beverages
It’s not unusual for parents to make a cup of coffee before they leave the … Read more
Only a monster would leave a child to suffer in a hot car, right? You may think that, but you would be wrong. Every summer, there are dozens of children that are left in the backseat of hot cars only because their parents are distracted and operating outside of their normal routine.
On average, there are 37 children who die each year as a result of heat stroke sustained in a vehicle. The tragic accident can happen to the … Read more
Kid-proofing the holiday décor doesn’t need to be difficult, but it does need to be done. Little hands and tiny mouths love to explore. The holidays are filled with shiny, interesting objects that are just begging to be inspected and tasted. Here are a few tips to make your holiday home a safe one for the children in your life.
Pay close attention to the ornaments you choose to hang on your tree or place in bowls around your … Read more
A 15-year-old boy is recovering from serious burns at a hospital after he doused himself with flammable liquid and dared a friend to set him on fire.
According to Orange County law enforcement officials, a group of teens was playing a game of daring each other to perform stunts at approximately 7:00 p.m. on Forestdale Drive, near North Pine Hills and Indian Hill roads.
The boy, Roberts Seals, poured a flammable liquid on himself and told a friend to set … Read more
An accidental firing of a .22 rifle has resulted in the death of a 16-year-old girl. According to the Catawba County Sheriff’s Office, Selena Seleste, 16, was taking pictures with Clayton Webb, Jr. of Newton with a rifle when the gun fired and hit Seleste in the chest.
Authorities say Webb fired the weapon.
Seleste was taken to an area hospital and died as a result of the gunshot wound before she could be airlifted to a hospital in Charlotte. … Read more
A teen has been indicted by a jury on charges of driving while impaired and felony death on Tuesday.
According to court documents, David Engelmann, 18, of Hickory, was driving a Subaru Forester in August when he ran his vehicle off the road. Engleman overcorrected and flipped the small SUV.
Killed in the accident was Engleman’s high school classmate, Jay Brian Robertson II, 17, who was ejected from the vehicle’s open sunroof. Robertson died as a result of the … Read more
An accident has claimed the life of a three year old boy in West Charlotte early Sunday.
According to Charlotte-Mecklenburg police, Chantee Boyd, 26, was driving with her two sons on Billy Graham Parkway toward Morris Field Drive when she lost control of her 1996 Honda Accord when it veered off of the left side of the road and into the median. Boyd’s vehicle entered into a counterclockwise spin, slammed into a guardrail on the median and then continued … Read more
Yet another accident involving a bounce house has raised questions as to the safety of these inflatables. Memorial Day weekend saw a bounce house release from the ground and go flying across a Fort Lauderdale beach. This accident is just another in a string of incidents that has parents and children’s safety groups wondering if the giant inflatables are a good idea.
As a parent, you want your child to have a good time. Whether it is at a birthday … Read more