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Should New Yorkers Stop Letting Their Kids Play in Bounce Houses?

Every parent fears their child getting hurt. Despite taking every reasonable precaution, though, accidents are bound to occur. When they do, it’s usually in unsuspected ways. In an article earlier this year, we covered some of them. In this post, learn about one of the most prevalent of common injuries befalling children here in New York, and if your child becomes involved, what you can do next. Bounce House Child Injury Incidents Are Growing Bounce […]

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Common Injuries NY Kids Suffer in the Summer

Summer is finally here in New York. Summer is a great time for kids of all ages to enjoy outdoor activities. It’s also the time of year we typically see an uptick in injuries related to outdoor activities. To keep kids safe and healthy while enjoying summer fun, we’re covering common injuries New York kids suffer in the summer, and how to prevent them. Water Injuries in New York Summer is a great time to […]

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Window Guards Prevent Children from Falling and Injury

In the early evening of Saturday, February 9th, four-year old Helena Flores tragically fell from her fourth story apartment window. She had just celebrated her birthday that Tuesday. Helena’s mother says the window was slightly opened due to extremely hot radiators. Additionally, Helena was autistic and unaware of the danger related to open windows. She somehow found a way to reach the top of the window and fall through. Unfortunately, she died on impact. Despite […]

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Should NY Parents Worry about Their Kids Riding the School Bus?

As a parent of school-age children, you may find it hard to say goodbye to your little ones in the morning as they climb onto the bus. Will they listen and behave? Will they make friends with other kids? Most importantly – how safe are school buses? You know that school bus accidents can and do happen. However, you also know that the media tends to sensationalize it when bad things occur, raising fears and […]

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Who Pays When Your Kid Gets Hurt at a NY School?

As a parent, sending your children to school may feel like a leap of faith. You are entrusting the school to protect your children from injury while on school property or participating in school-sponsored activities. Although New York schools have safety practices in place, human error and negligence can still lead to tragic student injuries that are traumatic for the entire family. For example, there’s the story of a 9-year-old Brooklyn boy who suffered an […]

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Dangerous Gifts: Toys New York Parents Should Watch Out For

When your child was opening the toys they received over the holidays, safety was probably the last thing on your mind. You were watching their excitement. Their unbridled joy at this much-anticipated moment finally arriving. Unfortunately, some of the most popular toys out there this year could cause harm to your kid if you – and they – are not careful. Below, we’re going to go over the list of the toys found to be […]

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How New York Parents Can Protect Kids after a Bicycle Accident

Bicycle riding is a great activity for children. It helps them stay active and enjoy the outdoors, and it can give older children more independence as they use their bikes as a means of transportation. However, bike riding is also a common way for kids to sustain injuries. How common are bike riding injuries? Bicycle accidents account for about 500,000 emergency room visits annually, and about 300,000 of these injured cyclists are children. Worse, around […]

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What to Do If Your Child Is in a NY School Bus Accident?

Buses carrying students and commuters are commonplace, especially in New York. It’s no wonder, then, that buses are involved in about 63,000 crashes annually. Sadly, many of these crashes involve school buses or private carriers contracted to transport students. School bus accidents can run the gamut from minor fender benders to catastrophic accidents with serious injuries and even fatalities. Fortunately, accidents of this magnitude are relatively rare, but any school bus accident is traumatic for […]

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Does a Driver’s Lack of Experience Make Them More Susceptible to Automobile Accidents?

It’s a scene that happens all too often with teen drivers. Two people died when their vehicles crashed at a busy intersection in Brooklyn. The impact was so powerful it split one of the vehicles in half as it hit a nearby utility pole. A Nissan Maxima driven by 20-year-old Philbert Martin Williams struck a BMW as it was turning. Both Williams and his passenger, 18-year-old Christina Wipper, died as a result of the crash. The […]

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How to Avoid an Amusement Park Accident and Injury

As summer approaches and the school year comes to a close, you’re likely to have a vacation or two planned. If you choose to visit an amusement park, waterpark or go-kart track, however, there are some things you should know about the attraction and its commitment to safety. After all, you work hard to protect the ones you love. A momentary lapse in judgment or lack of safety training is all it takes for an employee […]

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