Category Archives: Injuries to Children

News about children injuries, accidents, injuries, settlements, verdicts and compensation

Parent of Drowning Victim Sues the City of Austin

Earlier this month, a 2-year-old was playing at a swimming pool while her family watched from the picnic area. Very suddenly, the toddler fell into the five-foot area of the swimming pool. According to a report filed by the toddler’s mother, the lifeguards began issuing instructions to the bystanders to go into the pool and retrieve the unconscious child from…
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Are Child Light-Up Shoes Dangerous?

Earlier this month, a couple in Katy, Texas opened the door to their SUV to find a hole in the floor, areas of the passenger seat melted and the smell of burnt plastic. After asking the local fire marshal to investigate, they discovered one of the batteries on their 2-year-old son’s light-up shoes was charred to a crisp. Fire officials…
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How Many School Bus Accidents Happen Annually?

Last month an Austin Independent School District bus accident occurred on W. Ben White Boulevard, injuring one person. Luckily, no children were on board at the time of the accident. Texas school buses transport approximately 1.4 million students daily, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety. Of these, just over 1,000 are injured each year. Fatalities are generally rare,…
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How Common Are Fatal Car Accidents Involving Children?

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), from 2002 to 2011, 9,000 children 12 years old and younger were killed in auto wrecks. In the last year of this study, researchers found that one-third of the children killed were not wearing seat belts. This means that approximately 33 percent of these deaths could have been prevented. A…
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Are Defective Toy Injuries on the Rise?

As we get closer to the holiday season, we would like to inform our readers of a sharp rise in toy-related injuries. The most recent edition of Clinical Pediatrics reports that injuries from toys have increased by 40 percent from 1990 to 2011. On average, about every three minutes a toy hurts a child. More than half of these victims…
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