The fear of accidents and injury shouldn’t be what scares your family this Halloween. It’s safety first when it comes to choosing the right costume and deciding on the evening’s events. Attorneys Jason and Debi Chalik, who are parents themselves, share their favorite Halloween safety tips. Getting Ready for Halloween Night The first step in… Read More
Children are a blessing, but worries about keeping them safe can feel like a curse. Children do not know the dangers of the world because they are inexperienced. There are also physical dangers for children of certain ages, like toddlers choking on things.
That’s why we’ve created this Parent’s Corner part of our website. On this page, you can find safety tips to keep your children out of harm’s way. Following these rules can not just keep your child safe, but can also protect you in case you decide to sue someone for injuring your child.
If the opposing side can prove that you were doing unsafe things that lead to your child’s accident, you could have reduced compensation or even lose your case. Let’s take the example of a child safety seat. There have been plenty of lawsuits about safety seats failing during a crash. Sometimes this leads to a recall and substantial compensation. However, if you use the seat incorrectly, like putting it in the front seat, then you’ll have contributed to the incident and be partially at fault.
As lawyers, we want to help parents avoid this situation as well. You have to educate yourself. The things you might have done as a child “safely” may no longer be considered safe in a courtroom. Take some time to read through these pages and follow the rules so your children can stay safe and you can get some peace of mind back.
Should your child ever get injured despite following the rules, speak with Chalik Law. We have helped parents pursue compensation from others when their unsafe spaces or activities injured children. We can help you.
As parents, we perform due diligence when shopping for a car that will keep our kids safe when we’re on the road. We choose only car seats that meet (or exceed) safety standards. We follow the speed limit and drive defensively. But what about those often-overlooked auto-related hazards? Below is an outline of four potential… Read More
Our babies are precious and their safety is of the utmost importance to us. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report that the leading cause of infant injury death is sleep-related suffocation. Choosing a crib that meets all safety guidelines will go a long way to protecting your baby from any dangers. As… Read More
You will make lots of important purchasing decisions as a parent. Safety is the number one consideration when you’re shopping for an infant car seat, a convertible car seat or a booster car seat. Below are a few tips to help ensure you buy the right car seat and protect your child in the event of an… Read More
As you begin your pregnancy, start looking for an obstetrician you feel absolutely comfortable with — one you trust will see you and your baby safely through delivery. As you begin your search, we’d like to encourage you with the following tips so that you can ensure you find an OBGYN who’s a good match… Read More
Our gorgeous South Florida weather makes year-round pool parties a viable option. Unfortunately, these festive occasions are not without risk of pool accidents. The Florida Department of Health reports our state leads the nation in annual fatal child drownings for children younger than five years. In fact, the rate of drowning for kids ages one… Read More
As school is back in session in Florida, parents and groups involved in Palm Beach County schools are attempting to get traffic problems under control – urging more parents and students to start walking and biking to school. School officials have received many complaints about the traffic problems around the school, but there is a… Read More
Technology can improve many areas of our lives. Some apps are even targeted for children with disabilities, aiming to improve cognition as well as enjoyment. There are many apps that may benefit children with various degrees of learning disabilities, from dyslexia to autism. Author of the article “Use of Computer Technology to Help Children with… Read More
Many people are aware that there are laws requiring public accommodations for people with disabilities; however, finding out their child has a learning disability – such as after a brain injury – can overwhelm some parents. The laws are complicated, and any disability presents a challenge. Parents should educate themselves about the laws and how… Read More
Children are highly susceptible to unintentional injuries; in fact, for kids ages one to 14, falls and being struck by an object were the leading causes of emergency room visits in 2009-10, according to ChildStats.gov. When our children are injured, particularly if it’s in our home, we often feel responsible, even when there is no… Read More
Unfortunately, too many teens don’t make it home from the prom, homecoming and other school dances. Teens are four times more likely to have car accidents than older drivers. Crash risk increases when they are with other teen passengers, and crash rates double at night, report the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. But with… Read More
There are millions of American children in daycares across the country. Daycare facilities are meant to be safe and secure places to keep our children. However, numerous types of dangers and hazards in the daycare setting cause thousands of preventable childhood injuries each year. If your child was injured due to the daycare center’s negligence,… Read More
There are 11 million children in childcare programs around the country, according to Childcare Aware of America. A good daycare can provide your children with a wonderful opportunity to grow and develop in a safe, encouraging environment. However, inept daycares also can be a breeding ground for injury and neglect. And unfortunately, the extent of… Read More
Congratulations on the newest member of your family! In addition to loading up on diapers and burp cloths, you will have to think about how to dress your ever-growing infant. Factors like affordability, durability, style and comfort certainly are important when it comes to shopping for infant clothes. Do not, however, overlook the importance of… Read More
To promote a safe and healthy delivery, it’s important to take good care of yourself during your pregnancy. This means not only building and maintaining healthy physical habits, but also avoiding excess stress. To give your baby the best possible environment to develop and to support a safe birthing experience, try following the tips below…. Read More
Playtime should be a safe, fun and enriching experience for kids of all ages. Buying age-appropriate toys is one way to minimize injury and protect your young child’s health and wellbeing. Below is an age-by-age guideline to buying toys for your young child: Toy Safety Tips for All Ages Some guidelines apply, regardless of a… Read More
When your child has to undergo major surgery, it’s completely normal for both you and your child to feel anxious and nervous. Being overly worried and fearful will not resolve anything, though. Your child will need you to be calm and reassuring, which you won’t be able to do very well if you’re riddled with… Read More
We expect schools to keep our kids safe and return them home unharmed. When children are hurt at school as the result of negligence, parents may be able to hold the school liable for the children’s injuries. The School’s Duty of Care for Your Child Schools have a legal duty of care to provide a… Read More
No one ever said parenting would be easy; in fact, it can get quite overwhelming at times. What daycare should I choose? What do I do if my child is being bullied? How do I make my teen understand the dangers of texting and driving? Where do I go for support when my child is… Read More
Whenever we lose someone close to us, we go through a whole range of emotions as we deal with the events that have taken place. This can be a doubly difficult process when your loved one lost his or her life at a very young age or due to the fault or negligence of someone… Read More