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If Your Child is Injured in an Accident in Las Vegas: What to do

las vegas bicycle accidentThere is nothing more precious than our Children. Children have legal rights, just as their parents do.  The rights of a child must be exercised through a legal parent or guardian.

If your child is injured in an accident:

  1. Seek Medical Attention – the first priority is to immediately seek medical attention.
  2. Contact an Attorney – After your child has been treated by healthcare professional, it is then important to contact an attorney to determine the legal rights of your child and to ensure they are compensated for injuries resulting for the negligence of others.

Call the Law Offices of Laura Hunt Now

702-450-4868

The Law Offices of Laura Hunt can assist in having medical costs deferred until the child receives a settlement from the at fault party.

Child Accident Frequency in The U.S.

In the US, approximately 150 children between ages 0 and 19 are treated in emergency rooms for injuries sustained in car accidents every hour. Sadly, more children ages 5 to 19 die from auto accident related injuries than from any other type of injury.

Child Bicycle Accidents Involving Motor Vehicles

Bicycle accidents cause injury to children. Many children are struck on their bicycles every year.  According to the CDC children ages 5-14 have the highest rates of nonfatal bicycle related injuries, accounting for more than one-third of all bicycle injuries seen in US emergency rooms.  In 2014 in the US 726 bicyclists were killed and 318,857 bicyclist related injuries. (See bicycle accident best practices below.)     https://www.cdc.gov/motorvehiclesafety/bicycle/

If your child is injured while riding his bicycle after being struck by a vehicle, medical attention is the first action taken. Second, it is then important to contact an attorney to protect your child and compensate them for injuries that they sustain. Drivers are required to use increased caution in areas where children are present.

Call the Law Offices of Laura Hunt Now

702-450-4868

The Law Offices of Laura Hunt can recover the money for your child if he or she is the victim of a bicycle vs. motor vehicle accident. Children are often unable to clearly articulate what happened in the accident and The Law Offices of Laura Hunt will obtain and preserve evidence to establish the at fault drivers negligence in injuring your child.

Child Accidents in Las Vegas Daycare Facilities

Besides car accidents, there are numerous situations where there is liability for the injury to a child. For example, if your child is injured at his daycare or child care facility, the child care facility may be held responsible for your child’s injuries. Depending on the specific facts and circumstances, a childcare facility can be held accountable for an injury to a child that occurred while the child was under their care and supervision. If the facility is negligent in supervising your child, and he or she is injured, the child care facility can be liable for the injuries to your child.

Child Accidents Caused by Negligent Land Owners

“An Attractive Nuisance”

Children can also be injured by negligent land owners.  Liability can also be found against landowners if a child is injured on their land as a result of a hazard. Landowners can be liable for what is called under the law “an attractive nuisance” on their property. Such items that have been considered an attractive nuisance are cars, piles of lumber, sand, abandoned trampolines or swimming pools that do not meet proper fencing code requirements. These are only a few examples of attractiveness that can be found upon private property that can result in injury to children and cause legal liability for the landowner.

If your child is injured on someone else’s property, it is important for you to contact legal counsel after they have been treated by medical professionals. Your child could be entitled to financial compensation for the injuries they sustained.

Call the Law Offices of Laura Hunt Now

702-450-4868

At the Law Offices of Laura Hunt, we have helped hundreds of children recover for injuries they have sustained. We provide kind and compassionate representation for children. As a mother, Laura Hunt understands the special needs of children and works diligently to protect them.

Please contact our office to discuss an injury to your child. We have been helping injured children and their parents fight insurance companies and landowners for over a decade.  The Law Offices of Laura Hunt will provide your family with compassionate, personal and experienced legal representation. We are here to fight for you and your child.

If your child is injured at someone’s home, their injuries can often be covered by the homeowner’s insurance policy on the premises where they were injured.

Child Accident Prevention Best Practices

Child Bicycle Accident Prevention for Las Vegas

Helmets

The most important thing you can do for yourself and your child is to wear a helmet at all times when riding a bicycle in order to prevent a fatal accident or serious injury.   It is important that we act as a community to protect the health and safety of our children. Helmets save lives:

Sixty percent of bicyclists killed in 2014 were not wearing helmets.

Bicyclist deaths by helmet use, 2010-2014

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http://www.iihs.org/iihs/topics/t/pedestrians-and-bicyclists/fatalityfacts/bicycles

Car Seat Usage: Best Practices for Las Vegas Child Safety

To keep our children safe, the proper use of car seats is crucial.  According to the American Academy of Pediatrics, children should be in a booster seat until they are at least 57 inches tall.  http://www.cdc.gov/safechild/road_traffic_injuries/index.html

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Child Safety Best Practices for Your Las Vegas Home

Most of us know the important of car seats but here are additional tips to keep our children safe:

  1. Secure furniture and TVs. Mount flat screens and keep bulky-style TVs on a low and stable base.
  2. Scan your home for places kids can get into medicine. It is pills in purses, vitamins on counters and medicine in daily reminder boxes that curious kids get into. Get tips for safe storage
  3. Ask your kid’s coaches if they have had concussion or sports safety training. Make sure kids warm up, drink plenty of water and wear helmets.
  4. Take action against distraction, which impacts driving, walking, bath time – just about everything. Take note of times when you or your kids are distracted, and help each other remember to put down the phone (or whatever is diverting you) and focus on looking out for each other.
  5. Check around your house for coin-sized button batteries, such as those that come in musical greeting cards, remote controls and key fobs. Learn more about the hidden danger of swallowing these lithium batteries
  6. Check smoke and CO alarms monthly. Replace batteries every year, and replace devices every 10 years.

Try this fun activity with your kids to make your own fire escape plan:

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http://www.safekids.org/sites/default/files/documents/fire-escape-plan-for-your-home.pdf

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