Articles Tagged with Oakland child injury lawyer

Being a parent is hard work.  There is no greater responsibility and no greater joy.  As the parents on our team know firsthand, most parents try their very best to keep our children safe.  Still, we are all too aware of the fact that tragedies happen.  Falling furniture remains a source of far too many child injuries and child deaths.  We can all help prevent tip-over accidents, but we should also be able to trust that the products we bring into our homes are reasonably safe.  When a dangerous product leaves a child injured or claims a child’s life, our San Francisco child injury law firm can help the family get recover compensation and help to prevent future tragedies from occurring.

IKEA Recalls Furniture Blamed for Six Child Deaths Due to Tip-Over Concerns

As reported this week by SFGate.com and the Associated Press, Ikea is recalling 29 million pieces of furniture in the wake of six reported child deaths linked to toppling units.  According to the Consumer Product Safety Commission (“CPSC”), all six deaths involved children aged three years or younger.  One of the deaths occurred some 27 years ago, but the other five occurred between 2002 and 2016.  Additionally, the CPSC reports it has received 36 reports on child injuries linked to the furniture.

Tragedies involving children are particularly difficult to comprehend and the mere thought of a car accident killing or injuring a child is enough to send a shiver down any parent’s spine.  While statistics show that children are safer than ever on the road, a surprising number of car accidents involving children occur in driveways and other private spaces.  So-called nontraffic crashes involving children are terrible to contemplate, but discussing them is crucial to preventing future tragedies and obtaining justice for the victims of these incidents.  Our Oakland child injury lawyer is dedicated to both fights.

Toddler Killed as Car Pulls onto Road in Richmond

This week, the Oakland Tribune provided additional details about an accident on January 28 that led to the death of a young girl.  It was around 2:25 PM in Richmond when a man was getting ready to leave his home on the 300 block of Beck Street near South 35 Street.  As he pulled away in his truck, he tragically hit and killed a two-year-old girl.  Police suspect the toddler was chasing after her father to say goodbye when she was hit and say they do not believe he saw the child before hitting her.

It is an iconic symbol of childhood and education – a big yellow school bus.  School buses help us keep the promise of a free and appropriate education for all children by ensuring children have a safe way to get to school.  As adults, one of our most important duties is ensuring the well-being of the next generation and school bus safety is an important part of this obligation.  Our San Francisco child injury lawyer fights for injured children and grieving families after school bus accidents, helping them recover needed compensation and helping make the roads safer for all

NHTSA Administrator on School Bus Safety Generally

schoolbusIn November, the Administrator for the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (“NHTSA”) Mark Rosekind, PhD spoke about school bus safety with the National Association for Pupil Transportation.  He opened by emphasizing that “[s]chool buses are by far the safest way for children to get to and from school.”   Statistics show more children die each year on the way to/from the bus than while onboard and more than 450 die each year in personal vehicles while commuting to and from school.