Category Archives: Child Safety

What Are the Legal Rights to Compensation of Injury Victims in Florida Trucking Accidents?

In Florida, semi-tractor trailers are commonly seen and driven on most major highways and Interstate roads in the State of Florida. Because of the size of the vehicle, accidents involving a semi tractor-trailer cause serious personal injuries to occupants of motor vehicles involved in a crash with a semi tractor-trailers. Because many of these injuries are permanent in nature and require a lifetime of medical care and follow-up in the form of pain management therapy and surgery, it is important for an injury victim and a trucking accident to retain the services of a Florida Personal Injury Attorney for advice, … Continue reading

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Dangers of Falling Televisions – Risks of Injury and Death to Children

Dangers of Falling Televisions – Risks of Injury and Death to Children In Illinois and other States, children are at risks for serious personal injuries and, in some cases, even deaths from a common household object. Televisions, especially older and heavier models, are placed on dressers or other furniture but not adequately secured or anchored. A curious child can pull on a television set. Alternatively, a child or another person may bump into a television set and cause the set to fall from the dresser or furniture. As a result thereof, a child may end up sustaining serious personal injuries … Continue reading

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Fatal Train – Pedestrian Accident Report in Jacksonville (Duval County) Florida

A tragic train accident / pedestrian accident was reported in Jacksonville, Florida. The Florida Times Union reported that a person was struck by a Northfolk Southern freight train underneath the overpass on University Boulevard near Phillips Highway. Since a death resulted from this incident, a full investigation will be conducted by local, state, and / or federal authorities. Tragically, this is the second railroad related death in the Jacksonville area within the last month. Another person was hit and killed on East Coast Railway tracks at the Emerson Street railroad crossing about a month ago. Railroad safety is vital to … Continue reading

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St. Augustine Dog Bites Two People Near St. Augustine High School – Animal Control Removes the Dog

In St. Augustine, Florida, First Coast News reported that two people were recently bitten / attacked by a dog that was not restrained by a fence or leash. The dog bite incidents took place near St. Augustine High School. The incidents resulted in calls to the St. Johns County Sheriff’s Office and the St. Johns County Fire Department as well as St. Johns County Animal Control. Dogs that are not restrained can be a danger to residents in the neighborhood, pedestrians, and bicyclists. It is important that all dog owners maintain control of their dogs and know where there dogs … Continue reading

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16 Year Old Driver Without Florida Driver’s License Runs Red Light and Causes Fatal Accident – Death of Christopher Thompson – Age 22

In Jacksonville, Florida, a family and community are mourning the recent death of Christopher Thompson who died as a result of a Florida automobile accident on Beach Boulevard. News 4 Jax reported that 22 year old – Christopher Thompson – died when a driver crashed into Thompson’s vehicle as the driver was fleeing the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office (JSO). The combination of the speed and the running of a traffic signal (red light) caused the untimely and tragic death of Christopher Thompson. Since a death resulted from this accident, a full Florida Traffici Homicide Investigation will be conducted by the Florida … Continue reading

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Carbon Monoxide Exposure Leads to Hospitalization in Orange County Florida

In Orange County, Florida, it was reported that four people were exposed to carbon monoxide poisoning at an apartment complex. The complications caused by the carbon monoxide poisoning required medical care and treatment with a hospitalization. See Four People Hospitalized in Central Florida with Carbon Monoxide Poisoning. Carbon monoxide poisoning can lead to serious personal injuries and, in some instances, the death of unsuspecting victims. The problems and dangers associated with carbon monoxide poisoning are amplified by the fact that carbon monoxide is a colorless and odorless gas that enters a person’s respiratory system instead of oxygen.

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School Bus Laws – Children Are In Danger When Drivers Ignore Florida Law

The Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office has issued over 400 citations in the past 3 years to drivers who violate Florida Traffic Laws regarding the passing of school buses. Many laws are in place for the safety and protection of children. The laws regarding the passing of a school bus with its red lights on and stop sign arms extended are among the laws that truly serve to protect children. Unfortunately, drivers in Duval, Clay, St. Johns, and other Florida Counties violate these Florida traffic laws. Why are these laws violated? Some are ignorant of the law. Some drivers just lack common … Continue reading

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School Bus Accident Reported in Jacksonville Florida

Two Duval County (Jacksonville), Florida School Buses were in involved in an accident. Buses from the Jacksonville Charter School were transporting children home from school when one bus rear ended a car. The force of the automobile / bus accident pushed the car into the back of another bus. No students were injured, however the driver of the car was transported to a local hospital for observation. The extent of the injuries of the driver of the car was not reported. Millions of children ride school buses to school each day. It is important for drivers to obey the rules … Continue reading

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Dangers of Texting and Driving – First Coast Women Speak Out

It is not news that texting while driving is not only dangerous, but deadly. Texting while driving is a nation-wide epidemic that is increasingly popular among children and teenagers. Stephanie Ando, a mother from Jacksonville, Florida and owner of Ando Insurance Services, has joined Allstate in its “X the TXT” program. “X the TXT” has teens pledge not to text and drive. Recently, Ando and her director of marketing, Karen Phillips took the program to Clay High School. Thumb rings embedded with the message “txtng klls” were given to students who made the pledge. Each pledging student also put their … Continue reading

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Drowning of 2 Year Old – Bryce Bostick – in Arlington Swimming Pool (Jacksonville Florida) – Tragic Loss for Family and Community

Two-year-old Bryce Bostick drowned in his family’s pool in the 6300 block of Regiment Drive. According to the Jacksonville Sheriff’s Office Report, the boy’s older brother went to look for him and found Bryce floating face down in the family’s pool. His brother, a neighbor and the first responding police officer performed CPR before Jacksonville Fire and Rescue arrived and took over. An adult relative of the family was watching the six to eight children that were in the home at the time of the drowning. Bryce’s parents were at work, said the police report. The two-year-old was inside the … Continue reading

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