Category Archives: Injuries to Children

The personal injury attorneys at our New Jersey law firm have been helping families in Atlantic City and Cape May bring those responsible for injuries to children to justice for decades.

Are Your Children Receiving Adequate Supervision While You’re at Work?

Now that summer is here, it is important to make sure your children have adequate supervision while you’re away. Most parents still work full days during the summer. So, sometimes children will be left with a babysitter for up to eight hours. It will be comforting to know your child is safe and receiving the level of care they deserve. What Does Adequate Supervision Look Like? There are four main parts involved in determining adequate child supervision. Going over these with a new babysitter will help them be aware of how to best care for your children. If both you and the babysitter are on the same page as to what is required there will be fewer mistakes and confusion. Age: Most people will understand that a child in the first grade will need more assistance than a child in the sixth grade. However, reiterating this to someone with little…
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Will Lowering the Speed Limit in School Zones Help Keep Kids Safe?

Last month, a New Jersey Assembly committee advanced a bill that could lower the speed limit in school zones statewide. New Jersey 101.5 reported on the possible law change, including whether it would help make the roads around schools safer for kids. How Is This Bill Different from Current Laws That Lower the Speed Limit in School Zones? Under the proposed law change, counties and municipalities could implement permanent lower speed limits in school zones. This would differ from the current law, which only enables speed limits in school zones to be lower at certain times of the day when school is in session. In addition to municipalities and counties, the proposed law would allow the state to permanently lower speed limits in school zones if a local official requests the change. A previous version of the bill also proposed tripling fines for speeding in school zones. However, under this…
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Is the Atlantic City Boardwalk’s Polarcoaster Going to Be Safe?

Per The Press of Atlantic City, the former site of the Sands casino will soon have a new resident in the form of a 350-foot vertical rollercoaster called the Polarcoaster. Construction on the amusement park is expected to begin later this year and plans are for the Polarcoaster to be open to the public in Summer 2019. The Polarcoaster should bring much-needed revenue to Atlantic City. However, it is important that the safety of those building, operating and riding the Polarcoaster take priority over economic concerns. A rollercoaster accident at a Six Flags in Maryland proves these rides can and do falter, and when they do, it endangers lives. After the Joker’s Jinx rollercoaster at Six Flags in Prince George’s County, Maryland became stuck, 24 passengers were stranded hanging at a 30-degree angle 80 feet in the air for over three hours. Firefighters responding to the scene had to use…
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