Inclined Sleepers Banned: What You Need to Know and How to Keep Your Infant Safe
Inclined infant sleepers gained popularity after Fisher-Price introduced the Rock ‘n Play in 2009. The sleeper was praised for helping infants sleep faster and longer due to its “nest-like” comfort, the inclined resting position, and the automatic rocking feature. However, the Rock ‘n Play and similar inclined infant sleepers came under scrutiny after reports of infant deaths while using the sleepers unsupervised. The Rock ‘n Play recall was massive, pulling nearly 5 million dangerous sleepers off the market after being tied to over 70 infant deaths. You may have heard about or seen reports of inclined sleeper recalls over the last several years, but recent legislative developments have raised the bar for safety to prevent inclined infant sleepers from being manufactured or sold in the U.S. This article will explain how inclined infant sleepers went from the go-to product for parents to a federally banned product pulled off of shelves and prohibited from resale.
Consumer Recalls: What to Know and How to Handle a Hazardous Product
The features typically considered by consumers when choosing a product include quality, pricing, novelty, functionality, and brand reputation. What happens when the carefully selected (or hastily purchased) item has hidden faults that can bring unexpected dangers into your home? This article explores that issue (and more)!
Youth Sports Injuries: What to Know to Minimize Risk, and How to Proceed if Your Child Has Suffered an Injury
Sports are a fun and essential way to keep kids active. They also help build life skills like cooperation, teamwork, self-reliance, and responsibility. However, with all the positive effects of sports comes increased risk of physical injury. Does this mean children shouldn’t play sports? Of course not; the benefits far outweigh the risks. However, it does mean that it’s important to be aware of the risks and to take precautions to try to minimize risks of sports-related injuries for your children. Sports injuries can also carry long-term consequences that can be both physically, emotionally, and financially harmful to your child and to your family. This article aims to help you understand the risks of sports-related injuries, as well as how to respond to protect your child in the unfortunate event that they suffer a serious injury from playing sports.
Car Accidents Involving Children: What You Should Know If Your Child Was in an Accident in North Carolina
Road accidents are one of the leading causes of death in the United States. Unfortunately, most of these deaths and car accident injuries are preventable. If your child has suffered due to a car accident in North Carolina, you may be looking for answers, consolation, or other forms of relief to best care for an injured child or help you grieve the loss of your loved one. This article will provide a brief overview of ways to prevent child injuries in car accidents, as well as how to respond if your child is hurt or killed due to a road accident.
Pre-Injury Liability Waivers: Can I Waive Away My Child’s Right to Recover Damages after an Accident?
From birthday parties at trampoline gyms to school sports permission slips, if you have children, you’ve likely signed a pre-injury liability waiver on behalf of them without giving it a second thought. But what happens if your child is seriously injured? Does the waiver you signed on behalf of your child bar a personal injury claim? Unfortunately, the laws on pre-injury liability waivers can be complicated to navigate. This article will give you a brief overview of how courts are likely to evaluate a liability waiver signed on behalf of a child.
Selecting the Best Personal Injury Attorney for your Case
If you or someone you love is catastrophically injured or was killed by the negligence of another, selecting the right attorney is the most important decision you will make. This article discusses the factors you need to consider when choosing an attorney.
Camp Lejeune: Claim Fact Sheet
This article contains helpful information for those persons injured by dangerous water at Camp Lejeune between August 1, 1953, through December 31, 1987. It explains the water contamination problem, what diseases are associated with the problem, and how to file a claim.
How to Find the ELD Data to Prove the Truck Driver is at Fault
Collisions with a tractor-trailer (or 18-wheeler) often result in catastrophic injuries for motor vehicle occupants. Typically, the truck driver walks away, and the person they hit is airlifted to the nearest hospital. That means the police only speak to the truck driver to find out how the collision occurred. This article discusses the electronic evidence available to an injured person to help them refute the one-sided story the truck driver inevitably gives to the police about who is at fault.
What if an old and defective product hurts me?
This article discusses the statute of repose in Florida. Florida’s statute of repose says that in most cases, you cannot sue a product manufacturer – even if it is defective – if the product is over twelve years old. Many states have statutes of repose, but some do not.
Dangerous Toys - Helpful Information for Parents
This article discusses the U.S. government’s efforts to keep dangerous toys from reaching our children. It also reviews the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission’s most recent statistics concerning injuries to children due to unsafe products. Finally, it discusses a relatively new safety standard for infant slings.
What happens if I cannot work because of my injury?
If you or someone you love is injured or killed by the wrongful act of someone else, then there are many different types of damages you can seek to make you whole for the losses you have suffered. This article discusses what happens if a person cannot return to work due to an injury (or death).
What You Need to Know About Drowsy Truck Driving and Collisions
Did you know that in 2017 over 91,000 police-reported crashes involved drowsy drivers? Drowsy driving is particularly dangerous when commercial trucks are involved. This article discusses the rules that help prevent drowsy driving by commercial truck drivers.
What does it mean to be selected as a “Best Lawyer” or “Super Lawyer”?
There’s a hidden secret in the legal profession that outsiders may not be aware of… bogus legal awards. This article sheds light on the legal award industry and shares some information about the awards that mean something.
What are Pain and Suffering Damages?
What are pain and suffering damages? This article discusses the concept of pain and suffering damages and provides some helpful information if the negligence of another injures you or someone you care about.
Drowning Lawsuits: The Safety Rules and Causes of Actions for Injured Persons
This article discusses who may be accountable when someone suffers a drowning injury. It reviews the safety rules that public pool operators should follow and the causes of action available to someone injured due to drowning.
What Happens When the Other Side Destroys Evidence?
What happens if the other side destroys evidence? That's a good question. Hiring a lawyer that knows how to holds defendants accountable for destroying evidence is a good first step. This article explains what happens when the other side destroys evidence that could have helped you prove your claim.
What Makes a Good Attorney?
Before hiring a lawyer, you need to know about their philosophy towards practicing law. If the lawyer you hire cannot express why they choose their profession, then that lawyer may not be a good fit for your claim. In this article Adam Langino expresses his thoughts on the practice of law and the qualities he believes make a good lawyer.
What is Negligence?
Many personal injury lawsuits are based on the concept of negligence. In an injury lawsuit, an injured person, the plaintiff, attempts to prove that another person or corporation’s negligence, the defendant, caused them harm. This article discusses the concept of negligence and the types of damages available to a person harmed by the negligence of another.
Safe Window Coverings: A Guide for Families
This article contains helpful information for parents and caregivers on what types of window coverings are safe for small children. It also provides information on what someone should do if they or someone they love is injured due to a window cord strangulation hazard.
Household Poisons? Some Easy Safety Tips for Families
This article has helpful information for parents and caregivers on how to protect their children from common household poisons, like medicine, cleaning products, and the such.
E-cigarettes: Why are they Dangerous?
This article explains why some e-cigarettes are dangerous and provides helpful advice if you or someone your love is injured by an e-cigarette explosion.
How Are Contingency Lawyers Paid?
This articles explains how contingency personal injury lawyers are typically paid. What does contingency mean? Do you ever owe any money out of pocket? What is the typical fee? Read the article to get the answer to this question and more.
Commercial Truck Collisions: A Guide for the Injured and Their Families
Truck collisions are brutal. Unfortunately, they are more common than ever. In 2019, 5,237 large trucks and buses were involved in fatal crashes, a 2-percent increase from 2018. The following article explains some rules governing truck safety, some safety tips for vehicle drivers, and some information about what to do after a truck collision.
Infant Seats - What is an Anti-Rebound Bar?
This article explores the safety benefits of an anti-rebound bar, which is a safety feature in many infant seats. It also provides helpful information to parents and caregiviers on some of the safey standards that apply to infant seats in the U.S. and abroad.
What is a Choking Hazard? A Safety Guide for Parents
This article explains what a "Choking Hazard" warning means and provides helpful information for parents on how to select safe toys for their children and how to handle a choking event.
Safe Sleep: A Guide For Parents And Caregivers
*Is my baby safe in his or her crib?* All parents remember the stress of waking up and continually checking on the safety of their new child. As a trial lawyer who helps families whose children are injured by dangerous or defective products, I have investigated crib and infant sleep safety issues. Here’s what I've learned.
Negligent Security: A Guide for Victims
Businesses are required to provide a reasonably safe environment. That includes a place where customers or visitors are protected from criminal activity, like robbery or assault. The following article discusses common security issues and the types of evidence that must be uncovered to bring a successful lawsuit.
Adaptive Equipment Service and Repair: A Guide for Disabled Persons and Caregivers
Many disabled persons rely on complex rehabilitative technology (“CRT”) service companies to properly order, supply, repair, and replace their equipment so they can participate in their community. As disabled persons say, “their wheels are their legs.” Unfortunately, sometimes CRT service is untimely, incomplete, or incorrect. The following information may be helpful if you have an issue with a CRT service company.
Wrongful Death: A Guide for Survivors
If a person is killed by the negligence of another in North Carolina or Florida a wrongful death lawsuit may be brought against the responsible party. The statute of limitations to bring a lawsuit in both states is two years from the date of death. That means that if a lawsuit is not filed by that time, then a wrongful death claim cannot be brought – regardless of the circumstances. The following may be helpful if you are contemplating filing a wrongful death lawsuit in either state.
Booster Seats vs. Harness Seats: A Safety Guide for Parents
Motor vehicle injuries are a leading cause of death among children in the United States. In 2014, 603 children ages 12 years and younger died as occupants in motor vehicle crashes, and more than 121,350 were injured. However, using age and size-appropriate car seats, booster seats, and seat belts reduces the risk of severe and fatal injuries to children. This article provides helpful information to parents and caregivers about when it is appropriate to transition their child from a child seat to a booster seat.