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Practicing Water Safety Can Reduce the Risk of Catastrophic Injuries

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on June 8, 2015

Accidental drowning is the number-one cause of death among young children in the United States. Near-drownings can cause catastrophic damage to the brain and other organs, leaving a child in need of lifelong care.

With warmer weather on the way, experienced Omaha child injury lawyers strongly urge parents and caregivers to keep water safety in mind. Whether you are traveling to a lake or river, striking out for the ocean shore, or simply playing in a backyard pool or hot tub, put water safety first to ensure that kids and adults have a safe and enjoyable time. Read the rest »

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How Common Are Accidental Drowning Injuries?

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on June 3, 2015

Accidental drowning is the fifth leading cause of accidental death in the United States, and the number-one cause of accidental death among children ages 1 to 4, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).
Omaha Drowning Accident
Many Omaha families keep water safety in mind in the summer, when pools are open and family trips to lakes, rivers, or even the ocean might be the highlight of the year. But it is important to keep water safety in mind year-round, especially in the household. Here’s why: Read the rest »

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Bicycle Injury Statistics at a Glance

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on November 5, 2014

Bicycling is seen by many Nebraskans as a great way to get exercise, reduce their carbon footprint, and enjoy fun in the summer weather. Children may be especially excited to get their own bicycles so they can develop their growing sense of independence, whether by traveling to school or engaging in other activities.

However, when a motor vehicle collides with a bicycle, serious injuries can result. Here is a quick look at the size of the bicycle accident problem in Nebraska and nationwide: Read the rest »

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Top Back to School Safety Tips from the National Safety Council

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on August 18, 2014

Nebraska Personal InjuryEach new school year represents an exciting step forward in your child’s growth and development. As kids grow, they develop the ability to handle new responsibilities. By helping kids handle their school-related responsibilities safely, parents free them to explore their worlds with confidence, learn new skills, and proudly take their place as one of the “big kids.”

Here are some tips for encouraging safety this school year, from the National Safety Council and your experienced Omaha personal injury attorneys: Read the rest »

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Help Kids Get Around Safely This Summer

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on May 5, 2014

Omaha Child InjurySummer is a great time for children to head outside, get exercise, and practice their independence.  But it is also important for kids to stay safe.  By teaching children how to walk safely through their neighborhoods and communities, parents and caregivers can reduce the risks children face, helping them to have a happy, healthy, and fun summer.

That’s why experienced Omaha child injury attorneys encourage parents and caregivers to practice these safe-walking skills with their kids:

  • Choosing where to walk.  Teach children how to choose safe places to walk.  Sidewalks and walking paths or trails are designed for pedestrians, and are often an excellent choice.  When sidewalks and paths aren’t available, teach children to choose roads with slower, lighter traffic and to walk facing traffic. Read the rest »

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Choosing the Right Car Seat for Your Kids

By Omaha Personal Injury Attorney on March 10, 2014

Omaha Child InjuryFamilies throughout Omaha, Nebraska rely on their cars to transport their families safely to and from school, sports events, and other activities.

The best way to protect your children from brain injuries and other auto accident injuries is by ensuring they ride in the correct car seat.

The right car seat for your child depends on your child’s height and weight, as well as on the size and type of vehicle you have. Read the rest »

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