School has been back in session for a bit, and it’s time to review how your child is doing. While we expect school to be safe, kids are injured each year when attending classes and taking part in school activities. Now that your child is settling in, here are some questions to ask:
In Weston, Miami, and other communities in Southern Florida, youth sports are an important and healthy part of childhood. Sports build discipline, encourage physical fitness, and provide many other physical, emotional, and even academic benefits.
Many sports also carry the risk of head injuries and concussions. While in the past many believed that concussions were less serious than traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), today there is growing evidence that all injuries to the head need to be treated seriously. It is now understood that repeated concussions, especially early in life, can have life-long effects.
Cheerleaders put in hours of grueling practice to perform amazing athletic feats and to compete in major events. As the sport has gotten more respect and recognition, we’re also recognizing that these athletes face serious injuries and deserve safety measures to protect them. March is National Cheerleading Safety Month and a perfect time to focus on these hard-working athletes.
For many children, learning to ride a bike is a rite of passage. It gives kids skills they can use for a lifetime as well as a way to stay fit and to get around with more freedom. Unfortunately, riding a bike is also one of the riskier things young children do. Each year, approximately 254,000 kids suffer injuries across the country and about 100 are fatally injured due to bike accidents.
September is National Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, dedicated to raising awareness and funds for cancer affecting kids and minors. According to The American Childhood Cancer Organization (ACCO), each year about 15, 780 American children are diagnosed with cancer each year, with about 1 in 285 Americans being diagnosed with cancer before adulthood. While childhood cancer is rare, it remains the leading cause of disease-related death in children.
Child cancer patients in Coral Gables have access to some of the best children’s hospitals and pediatric oncology departments in the region, with an easy drive to Nicklaus Children’s Hospital, Kindred Hospital, Miami Children’s Hospital, Holtz Children’s Hospital, and other centers.
At this time of year, as college students in Miami and other areas of Florida head back to school, campus safety is at the forefront of many parents’ minds. While campuses have security and other features to keep students safe, serious injuries can and do occur on college campuses.
Each year, college students are injured or even killed in assaults, fires, pedestrian accidents, car accidents, and other incidents. In many cases, the fractures, head trauma, and other injuries suffered by college students are preventable.
As back to school season is upon us, many parents are planning to go shopping to get books, notebooks, laptops, and other necessities for the classroom. However, this is also a good time of year to focus on school injury awareness and to help prevent these childhood injuries in Hollywood or your South Florida community.
School injuries can happen at anytime. They are common during drop off and pickup times at school, in sports activities and after school activities, and on field trips. While most parents send their children off to school with the expectation that their kids will be safe and that school authorities will do everything possible to keep their child safe, this is not always the case.
Music festivals and other big, public events are a popular feature of summertime in Hollywood, Miami, and across Southern Florida. While most of these events simply result in plenty of memories, festival injuries are surprisingly common. The combination of high heat, large crowds, alcohol, and sometimes drugs can result in disaster.
Each year, people are severely injured at festivals due to assault, slip and fall and trip and fall injuries, alcohol consumption, heat related injuries, and other types of situations. Injuries range from fractures to severe and permanent injuries.
Southern Florida, including Miami, are known for their amusement parks. In fact, visitors from all over the world arrive in southern Florida every year to experience the magic of theme parks and amusement parks. Most visitors and residents go to these parks expecting to have a wonderful time and to make a lifetime of memories. Unfortunately, amusement park injuries can have a devastating impact not only on your vacation but for months and even years to come.
Getting fair compensation if you have been injured ensures you have money to pay for medical bills and other costs. If you are visiting Florida, compensation can help you pay for return flights home and the other expenses you may accumulate as an injured tourist.