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Child Safety | Car Accidents | Personal Injury Lawyers

CHILD-SAFETY, CAR-ACCIDENTS, PERSONAL-INJURY-LAWYERS, CAR-SEAT-SAFETY, CAR-SEATAccording to the U.S. National Highway Transportation Safety Administration, nearly 250,000 children are injured every year in auto accidents. In the event that your child is injured in an auto accident, it is important to take the necessary steps needed to ensure the safety and well-being of your child and yourself. There are also many safety precautions available that can protect children from being severely injured in auto accidents.

Buckling your children in safety seats and seat belts can reduce the risk of serious injuries, and sometimes even prevent them.

To keep your child safe from injury, follow these tips:

  • Always use a safety seat, no matter how far the drive
  • Use the appropriate safety seat for your child’s size and age
  • Make sure that your safety seat is designed to fit your vehicle
  • Children younger than 13 should be seated in the back
  • 70% of car seats are not installed correctly, be sure that your safety seat is properly installed
  • If involved in an accident, have safety seat immediately replaced
  • Lead by example and buckle up before every drive, and make sure that all passengers are buckled in

Seek Medical Attention

Sometimes traffic accidents cannot be anticipated, in the event that your child is involved in an accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Signs of personal injury can occur immediately following an accident, but can sometimes appear several days or weeks later. Even if your child does not appear to be injured, personal injury symptoms are not always immediately apparent therefore, your child must always be examined by a doctor following an auto accident. This is particularly important for young children who are unable to communicate pain well, waiting for your child to tell you that they are in pain is not recommended.

Pursue Legal Counsel


Waiting too long to seek medical attention can also make it difficult to prove that your child’s injuries are a result of an auto accident. Depending on the urgency of your child’s injuries, your child’s medical expenses can be quite significant. Many parents are unaware that they can make a personal injury claim on behalf of their children. Following an auto accident, it is very important to seek legal aid from an experienced auto accident lawyer.  An experienced auto accident attorney can help you to get the best compensation for your child’s medical expenses, and also provide general information on how to proceed

Call Blick Law Firm today for a free case evaluation regarding your child’s personal injury claim. Attorney, Michael Blickensderfer has over 25 year’s legal experience, and is dedicated to providing the best legal representation to all clients. Think quick, Call Blick! after the accident. An auto accident lawyer is also necessary to ensure the protection of your child and yourself against an insurance discrepancy. If your child needs medical treatment, a traffic accident attorney can also negotiate your child’s medical bills, as well as additional value to your claim.

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2012 London Olympic Games Influence: Young Athletes, Injury, and Overuse

Throughout the course of the Summer London 2012 Olympic Games, millions of people have enjoyed the spirit of competition and the thrill of victory. At a young age, competition in various sports and games is common and important throughout the development of a child.

With the growing problem of childhood obesity and unhealthy diet habits, some parents have encouraged increased participation in sports and activities. This is great to develop healthy exercise habits in children and maintain a competitive spirit that they can continue into their adult lives.

However, some children are pushed to heightened levels of performance that their growing bodies many times cannot handle, and begin to wear down quickly. In growing proportion, children are developing early onset cases of Arthritis and Tendonitis, and even examples of Tendon Transplants for elbow injuries to young baseball pitchers has been required for children as young as 10 years old. While it is important for parents to ensure their children stay active, it is vital to monitor young athletes and avoid injury from overuse.

At Blick Law firm we handle a variety of injury cases, and we pride ourselves on Helping the Hurting. If you or a loved have been injured and need advice, call Blick Law Firm today at (813)931- 0840 to schedule a free 15-minute consultation with attorney Michael Blickensderfer. Think quick, call Blick!

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Pedestrian Safety, A Florida Problem

Florida leads the country in pedestrian deaths each year, and this statistic has become a major concern for the Florida Department of Transportation. According to an annual study by nonprofit organization Transportation for America, Florida includes four of the five most dangerous metropolitan areas in the country for pedestrians and bikers…. and the Tampa area is listed as number two.

Under Florida Law, drivers are required to come to a complete STOP when approaching a pedestrian cross-walk. However, many cross-walk signs do not notify motorists of their obligation to stop, and most drivers interpret cross-walk signs as a notice to YIELD to pedestrians. This misinformation creates a dangerous miscommunication between driver and pedestrian, and has led to many fatal and life-altering personal injury accidents.

While laws are in place to protect pedestrians from motorists, Florida law also maintains that pedestrians have an obligation to be responsible and cognizant of their surroundings when utilizing the roadways. Among the factors contributing to the increased pedestrian death in Florida is a lack of awareness by both motorists and pedestrians. As a result, it is important to stay educated about the potential safety hazards while walking, biking, and driving on Florida roadways. Unfortunately for many people, roadway safety concerns are not fully appreciated until disaster hits close to home.

If you, or your family have been a victim of a personal injury accident call Blick Law firm at (813) 931-0840 to learn about your rights. Schedule an appointment today for a free case evaluation with Attorney Michael Blickensderfer. Think quick, call Blick!

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