Many people do not think much about children and car accidents in Atlanta until they are involved one. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, emergency rooms treat approximately 150 young car accident victims every hour. Many other kids sustain life-threatening injuries or die in those accidents.
Now that autumn is almost here in Atlanta, one issue that parents should take some time to think about is slip-and-fall accidents that happen in school. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, each year, hospitals treat almost 2.8 million children for nonfatal fall injuries. Not all children are fortunate enough to survive their accidents. Some slip-and-fall incidents that happen in school zones result in brain trauma and death.
If you and your family have ever visited a Georgia street fair, county fair or outdoor birthday party, you have probably come across a bounce house, or an inflatable play area where kids jump, bounce and sometimes suffer injury. In addition to running the risk of suffering injuries caused by bumping into or landing on one another, kids also face risks if bounce houses are not properly erected and secured, something the media has paid considerable attention to in recent years.
Did you know that nearly 31,000 amusement-park related injuries were treated in U.S. emergency rooms last year? This number is likely higher than most people expect, so it is important to be aware of the potential dangers that could cause serious injury to you or your child if you have plans to visit these attractions.
Did you know that your child is at an increased risk of being bitten by a dog during the summer months? That is according to researchers who say that factors like increased irritability for dogs during the summer and increased time spent outside by kids contribute to a rise in biting incidents.
Summer is just around the corner, and with that comes summer vacation for our kids. In a couple months, kids across Atlanta will be spending the days playing video games, going to friends' houses and running around outside.
Is there any place more fun for kids than a playground? No matter what playground you go to, kids will always find something fun to do, whether it’s swinging on the swings or racing down a slide.
What could be more fun for a child than a roller coaster inside a pizza restaurant? That's probably what six kids and their parents were thinking when they decided to go to such an establishment recently. However, the trip ended up being anything but fun thanks to a roller coaster accident.
After the end of the holiday season, countless children in Georgia and across the country will be playing with new toys. Most can be considered safe and harmless. Unfortunately, some of the toys you might consider buying for your children may be unsafe. In fact, they could be deadly.
A Georgia toddler made national news headlines when he suffered critical injuries during a raid on a suspected drug house. Recent information brought to light that the evidence used to obtain the warrant was likely falsified. Additionally, the man that police were after was not even home at the time. Now the young boy and his family will have to live with the emotional and physical pain of his injury for the rest of their lives.