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Children: Potentially at risk in winter

Children are some of the most at-risk individuals during the winter. They love being outside, but with outdoor activities come danger. While parents put their children's needs first, that's not always the case when your children are with others. For instance, a child who goes to school should be monitored. If he or she is on the playground, it's important for someone to be watching to make sure he or she doesn't get hurt. In the winter, this is even more important, since temperatures could drop dramatically and result in hypothermia or frostbite.

Infant addiction growing due to opioid crisis in Alaska

Childhood injuries don't always occur as a result of injuries after birth. Sometimes, they're a result of incidents that take place while they're in the womb. For example, if a mother takes a medication that is supposed to be safe, should she have to worry that her child will be born addicted to it? This is a growing problem in Alaska, where the opioid crisis has led to more children being born addicted to narcotics.

Intra-family torts help you get the compensation you need

When you're considering filing a lawsuit, one of your main questions may be if your case is worth the trouble. Anyone can file a lawsuit for any reason, but in your case, you're interested in filing a claim because your child suffered an injury. That's as good a reason as any, but you need to identify if what your child has gone through was a result of negligence or another issue that shouldn't have occurred.

Avoiding soccer injuries starts with better regulations

When it comes to sports, kids are going to have occasional injuries. The problem only occurs if the steps to protect them against injuries aren't taken by the school or facility that is holding the sporting event. For example, if a child is given ill-fitting equipment and gets hurt on a field that is not maintained well, the school or facility could be held liable for those injuries as a result of negligence.

Children get hurt too often by defective and dangerous toys

A study performed by the Center for Injury Research and Policy has determined that a child gets hurt badly enough by toys that he or she has to go to the emergency room roughly every three minutes. The research studied by the Center contained data from 1990 to 2011. Researchers took that information and tried to determine which kinds of toys caused the most injuries to those under the age of 18.

Playground accidents cause thousands of injuries yearly

Your child loves going to the playground, and you love the time that experience gives you together. Unfortunately, not all playgrounds are safe. The last time you went to a playground, your child was injured, and now you're trying to find out who can be held liable.

Child dies after being trapped in 5 feet of snow

The last thing you would think of as a potential hazard to you or your child is a roof, but flaws in a roof's design can lead to serious injuries or deaths. Imagine a large pile of snow collecting on the roofs in town. You're walking under the overhang when that snow falls. If it's soft, that's not a problem, and you can probably laugh it off. If it's not, then that hard ice and snow can cause serious injuries.

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