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What Are the Most Common Injuries to Children During the Summer?

Posted on July 7, 2018 by Admin
What Are the Most Common Injuries to Children During the Summer?

Summertime is full of pool parties, cookouts with family and friends, road trips and camping. As families and kids relax during these hot months, doctors and safety experts warn parents to be on high alert. Child injuries increase exponentially during the summer because of an increase in outdoor activities, some of which may be unsupervised. One in three pediatric deaths worldwide are caused by unintentional accidents. In order to avoid a deadly accident, parents should be aware of the five most common injury risks for children this summer. 5 Summer Injuries for Children Drowning. Thirty percent of all accidental deaths for children one to four years old are drownings, most in home swimming pools. Never leave your children unsupervised near open water, even if it’s your own pool. You could also install a fence around large pools to prevent unsupervised access, and you could also ensure that your children are…
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How Common Are Amusement Park Accidents?

Posted on May 21, 2018 by Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C.
We explain the frequency of amusement park accidents.

New Jersey is home to multiple amusement parks and water parks. During this time of year, many of you may visit these establishments with your families. However, amusement parks can also be dangerous in some cases. Statistics published by the US Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC) show emergency rooms treated 30,000 amusement park injuries during 2016. There have also been multiple high-profile amusement park accidents that made national news in the past few years. In 2016, a 10-year-old boy died while riding a waterslide at a Kansas City Schlitterbahn. Recent court documents suggest the waterslide’s design made it extremely dangerous. Another accident in 2017 at the Ohio State Fair caused one death and seven injuries. In this case, a ride broke apart in mid-air because it suffered from corrosion. What Causes Amusement Park Accidents? Amusement park accidents involving rides can be caused by: Mechanical failures. Accidents can occur when the…
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Recent Car Accidents Call the Safety of Self-Driving Technology into Question

Posted on May 7, 2018 by Targan Pender & Strickland, P.C.
How safe are self-driving vehicles?

A pedestrian accident involving an autonomous Uber vehicle has called the safety of self-driving technology into question. In late March, a 49-year-old woman was struck and killed by the Volvo XC90 SUV while she was walking a bicycle across the street in a Phoenix suburb. The fatal collision occurred even though the driverless vehicle had an operator sitting in the driver’s seat. There is new information about this accident, including video footage from the vehicle’s internal and external cameras. In the footage, you can see that the operator’s eyes are not on the road for several seconds. Moments later, the vehicle crashes into the woman as she is crossing the street. The operator must take control of the autonomous vehicle during emergencies. Internal documents and sources who spoke with the New York Times suggest Uber was having trouble with its autonomous vehicles before the crash. According to the article, Uber’s…
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