The lawyers at Whitehead & Chiocca would like everyone to drive more safely this holiday season when more people are traveling and driving around town. Every driver is guilty of making mistakes, some a lot more than others. One driving mistake can change drastically change a person’s life forever.
Things to Check into Before Sending your Child to a Day Care or Pre-school
There are more important things to consider when choosing a day care center than convenience for the parents. A child’s needs vary based on his or her age and level of development. Here is an article regarding some general things to consider when deciding on a pre-school or day care center.
Virginia Child Car Seat Regulations for 2010
Keeping your child safe while traveling in a vehicle is one of the most important jobs you have as a parent. Federal regulations on child safety seats are categorized by your child’s age and weight, which may help you to decide which car seat is most appropriate for your child.
Top Toy Hazards
The Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) stated that in 2007 there were 18 deaths and over 170,000 emergency room visits due to toy related accidents to children under 15 years old. Most deaths were due to airway obstruction, drowning accidents, or motor vehicle accidents during outdoor play.
Virginia Child Accident, Abuse and Injury Statistics
Children who are injured or killed as a result of accidents or abuse end up in emergency rooms and hospitals across Virginia every day.
Child Safety on Halloween
A common misconception about your child’s safety around Halloween is that the most dangerous issue they face is damaged or unwrapped candies.
Avoid Aggressive Driving Situations
One of the major causes of car crashes in Virginia is aggressive driving. Aggressive driving situations can be easily avoided if you abide by the rules of the road, give yourself plenty of time to get to your destination, and stay away from other drivers who are driving aggressively.
Distracted driving: A Serious Epidemic
A recent summit was held in Washington, DC to call attention to the seriousness of distracted driving, and to find ways to reduce or eliminate distracted driving accidents.
Protecting Your Child and Your Piece of Mind during Medical Procedures
The Virginia Department of Health reported in 2007 that over 2,200 Virginia children were hospitalized for injuries ranging from bug bites to poisoning, cuts, falls, and motor vehicle accidents.
Leading Causes of Unintentional Accidents in Children and Adolescents
Children are especially susceptible to dangerous situations because of their smaller size and untrained levels of cognitive development. In fact, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death for children under 19 years of age, resulting in approximately 12,000 fatalities and over nine million injuries each year.