Month: April 2021

What you should know about the dangers playgrounds pose

Playgrounds are a place where children can laugh and play together -- but they're also fraught with danger. Data published by the International Association of Certified Home Inspectors captures how emergency room doctors see at least 200,000 children who suffer playground injuries each year.  There are some trends as to who and how children end up getting hurt on playgrounds. As a parent, you may want to study those so that you'll know to pay extra close attention to your child while on a playground.  Which kids are most vulnerable to suffering playground injuries? There's almost a 50-50...

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How car crashes are particularly dangerous for your kids

Car crashes are a major contributor to injuries and fatalities for people of all ages. However, there is no ignoring how dangerous collisions can be for those who are not yet adults. Children ride in vehicles designed for the safety of adults and restraints similarly designed for those taller and heavier than they are. Even with specialized car seats and boosters, children can suffer severe and fatal injuries in crashes. How much focus should you put on your children's safety when you head out for a drive? Certain mistakes drastically increase the risk to your children Harm reduction or risk...

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3 situations that could lead to wrongful death lawsuits

Losing a loved one is never easy, but when someone caused your loss, it can be even harder. Knowing that someone's actions or inaction directly resulted in the death of a loved one can hurt, especially if they don't face criminal charges for what they did. Wrongful death lawsuits are a way for family members to seek justice for their loved ones and also compensation for the impact of their loss on their lives. Under Ohio law, wrongful acts or criminal behavior can lead to a wrongful death claim, as can negligence or default (failure to act). The following three scenarios below are all...

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