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Nov 22

Texas 3-Year-Old Accidentally Shot and Killed at Birthday Party

Child Injury and Accidents | Premises Liability | Wrongful Death

Every parent wants their child to safe, healthy, and happy. Unfortunately, accidents do happen and the dreams you have for your family and children can slip through your fingers.

A three-year-old Texas boy died recently by a self-inflicted gunshot wound to the chest at his own birthday party. It is believed that the gun fell out of the pocket of a family member. The child found it and it discharged, shooting him in the chest. He died a short time later.

When tragic things such as this occur, what can be done? Who is responsible for accidents when children are involved? Read on to find out what you need to know about Texas child injury lawsuits.

Why Child Accidents Happen

Sep 11

A Parent’s Guide to Criminal Liability in Child Accidents

Child Injury and Accidents

Summer is coming to an end, and school is starting back up. After the past five months of tense quarantine, the school year is offering parents a way to slowly bring their children back into society. While this is certainly something that makes many people happy, it’s not a completely risk-free course of action.

Kids who haven’t been able to play with others in months are now back in contact with others. It’s completely understandable that these kids might be feeling a little reckless after so long cooped up. Being a kid involves some accidents, and the current national situation may have exacerbated this tendency.

The problem with accidents caused by kids is the question of liability. After a child [...]

Jul 17

Texas Parents: Keep Your Child Safe This Summer

Child Injury and Accidents

While fireworks and their many associated risks are certainly high up on the list of things for parents to worry about during summer, this isn’t the only thing to be concerned with.

Especially now during the COVID-19 pandemic, parents have arguably more to be concerned with in terms of their children than ever before. On the flip side, though, with most things like summer camps closed, parents don’t need to be as stressed about those types of injuries. Still, the general risk of child injury and accidents, along with the added risk of children catching COVID, are enough to make any parent worry these days.

Below, we’ll take an in-depth look into some of the many dangers you should [...]

Mar 26

These Risky Items for TX Child Climbing Accidents Might Surprise You!

Child Climbing Accidents | Child Injury and Accidents

If you’ve ever spent much time around toddlers, you’re well aware that they love to climb, especially where they don’t belong! They’re are known to scale kitchen cabinets, furniture – any other household objects bigger than them, really.

Most of these pursuits (thankfully) end in a harmless fall, with perhaps a few bumps and bruises. However, climbing can also result in serious injury or even death, and fall accidents are a leading cause of serious child injuries.

To help Texas parents avoid this tragic occurrence, we’ve put together a guide covering common objects toddlers climb, as well as manufacturers’ product safety responsibilities to consumers, which are in place to help prevent injuries.

Texas Parents: Why Your Toddler Climbs and

Nov 3

Texas Drivers: Watch Out for Kids This Halloween

Child Injury and Accidents | Halloween

What are your Halloween plans?

Maybe you’re staying in and giving out candy to the neighborhood kids. Or you’re in charge of taking your kids and their friends around to get some candy. Perhaps you’re heading out on the town for some kid-free fun at the bars.

Whatever you do, try not to drive. If for some reason you do have to drive on Halloween night, practice extra caution.

Halloween is one of the most dangerous nights for children in Texas. Watch out and know how to stay safe.

Stats on Traffic Fatalities on Halloween in Texas and Beyond

There are many nights associated with drunk driving and traffic fatalities: the night before Thanksgiving. New Year’s Eve. July 4th. Only [...]

Oct 12

Halloween in Texas: Delicious Fun for Kids – If You Know the Dangers

Child Injury and Accidents | Halloween

Halloween is a magical time for kids. Along with costumed fun, there are tricks and treats and festive parties – and did we mention treats?

Usually, this spine-chilling holiday is full of good surprises. However, when kids are involved, care needs to be taken so you aren’t involved in an unexpected accident during Halloween activities. Most commonly, injuries occur from your own costume and drivers who aren’t paying as much attention as they should while kids are excitedly racing from home to home.

Specific injuries to watch out for include:

  • Car accidents that involve treat-or-treaters – or even adults leaving parties.
  • Burn injuries that take place when costumes come into contact with open flames.
  • Eye injuries that occur from costume
Sep 22

What All Texas Parents Need to Know About Picking a Car Seat

Car Seats | Child Injury and Accidents

The safety of your child should be your top priority no matter where you are or where you are going. This means putting them in the right safety seat as they grow.

The car seat that you get from a hand-me-down or storage may not be the right choice for your child’s safety.

Texas has specific laws about when children should be in different types of safety seats. Know what seats are most appropriate and when it’s time to transition your child into a different seat.

Why It’s Important for Texans to Choose the Right Safety Seat

Motor vehicle accidents kill over one million people each year. You can reduce the chance of your child being a statistic by choosing [...]

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