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All Posts in Category: child accidents


Schools May Be Held Liable for Student Injuries

Posted by Nicole Gendics on 09 Dec, 2016
kids in football uniforms on football field

Parents and guardians send their children to school with the assumption that not only will they learn something new, but they will be kept safe. Parents entrust not only the learning of their children to teachers and administrators, but their care as well. When a child is injured because a school staff member failed their duty in keeping that child safe, the student’s family may have an injury claim.

School injuries can occur for a number of different reasons. Most injuries that take place at school are in the guise of sports participation. While sports play may account for a number of school-related… Read More


Choosing Safe Toys for Holiday Gift Giving

Posted by Nicole Gendics on 28 Nov, 2016
wood block train toy

Giving toys as gifts should be a fun experience. Watching a child’s face light up as they open their present is one of the great joys of the holidays. In no way do you intend to put the child in harm’s way by giving your gift, but that is exactly what could happen. Thousands of children are seen by doctors and hospitals each year as a result of toy-related injuries. This makes choosing the right toy essential. Read on to discover how you can make the safest decisions when picking out the gift you will give.

Infants, Toddlers and Preschoolers

These little ones love toys. The flashing lights,… Read More


Halloween Costume Safety Tips

Posted by Nicole Gendics on 21 Oct, 2016

Halloween is a fun time of year for many families, but it can also be a dangerous one. Costumes are getting more elaborate with each passing year which can make checking for hazards overwhelming. Use these tips to make sure that your little one’s costume is as safe as it can be.

1. Masks

If your child insists on wearing a mask, make sure the label says “Flame Resistant.” These materials not only resist flame but if they catch on fire, will extinguish quickly. Be sure that the mask has several breathing holes and that your child’s vision is not obscured.

2. Flowing Gowns

Superheroes… Read More


Protect Yourself and Those Around You During Back-to-School Season

Posted by Nicole Gendics on 24 Aug, 2016

Are you celebrating back-to-school season like the dozens of other parents you know? Maybe instead of celebrating, you are spending your days wringing your hands wondering if your little one is making it through the day. Back-to-school means different things for different parents. What you all have in common, though, is the belief that your child will get to and from school safely. Sadly, not every child does commute to school without incident, but there are things you can do to help reduce the risk of accident for every student out there this year.

School Buses

School buses are the transportation… Read More


Help Your Kids Enjoy Bicycling Safely

Posted by Nicole Gendics on 03 Feb, 2016

Children tend to ride their bicycles year round in South Carolina, weather permitting. Letting your kids enjoy time outdoors in the fresh air is a great way to allow them to get some exercise. Biking should not only be considered play. It is a great responsibility, and children need to follow safety rules to help ensure that a fun afternoon of riding doesn’t turn tragic.

According to statistics, accidents involving bicycles occur at fairly high rates. Just two years ago, more than 700 cyclists were killed in accidents involving bikes and cars. Another 48,000 people were injured. The … Read More


Child Death Leads to Donated Organs

Posted by Mary Lightman on 26 Nov, 2015

images (34)No one ever wants to imagine the tragedy of losing a loved one as the result of a tragic accident. That is especially true of a parent who loses their child. The parents of one very young victim, an 8-year-old girl who died after the car she was in collided with a logging truck in Batesburg-Leesville learned this first hand. However, even after losing her life at such a young age, she has still been able to help others.

The little girl, Kalieah Richardson was described by her mother, Paula, as having been “very happy. She always had a smile. She was very caring and she was very giving. She loved to share.”… Read More


Concrete Awning Collapses at School

Posted by Mary Lightman on 15 Oct, 2015

download (5)The collapse of a concrete canopy on a group of band students has left 25 people injured on Saturday.

According to Iredell-Statesville Schools spokeswoman Susie Wiberg, the awning outside of the entrance to North Iredell High School in Olin, located about 55 miles north of Charlotte collapsed as students were gathering in preparation before a band competition. Wiberg said a box truck struck one of the canopy supports, causing the awning to fall and hit the students that were beneath it.

One student was taken to the hospital in Winston-Salem with potentially life-threatening injuries.

The … Read More


Child Struck and Killed while Crossing Street

Posted by Mary Lightman on 10 Sep, 2015

download (19)An accident outside an area elementary school claimed the life of an 8-year-old girl in Pageland on Tuesday morning

According to police the accident happened just after 9:30 a.m. outside Pageland Elementary School. The school is located on W McGregor Street. At the time of the accident, the parents were enrolling the children at school when the 8-year-old, identified as Nelly Alexandvia Herrera, was sent to the vehicle in order to grab additional documents needed for enrollment.

While Nelly was on the errand and was attempting to cross the street, she was struck by an oncoming vehicle.

Nelly… Read More


Cinnamon Powder Blamed in Boy’s Death

Posted by Mary Lightman on 11 Jun, 2015

download (3)A young boy has died after their child swallowed cinnamon powder. Officials say that on Wednesday, Matthew Radar, the 4-year-old son of Brianna Radar, went exploring in his mother’s kitchen at her apartment. During his explorations, Matthew got into the powdered cinnamon and began to eat the powder.

According to Matthew’s mother, Matthew began choking as if he were having a seizure and then collapsed. The 4-year-old was rushed to the hospital and pronounced dead 90 minutes later. The coroner said that cinnamon can cause asphyxiation when it is inhaled and what happened to Matthew … Read More


Toddler Falls into Camp Fire

Posted by Mary Lightman on 05 Jun, 2015

downloadA family camping trip was cut short when a toddler fell into a campfire. According to the Hart County Director of Emergency Services, Terrell Partain, a family from the North Georgia Mountains was visiting the area when their toddler was injured after falling into some embers and coals left after a campfire.

The accident happened at approximately 1:00 p.m. at the Payne Campground in Hart County on Monday.

The child was airlifted to the Augusta Burn Center for treatment with non-life-threatening injuries on his back and buttocks.

The child’s mother said the recovery will be long.

It … Read More