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happy-mothers-day-g141e01ca1_1280-300x195As a parent, one of the most difficult decisions you will have to make is choosing the right day care for your child. You want to ensure that your child is safe, happy, and well-cared for while you are at work. Unfortunately, day care abuse is a reality that many parents must face.

If you suspect that your child is being abused at day care, it is important to take action immediately. Here are some signs that may indicate day care abuse:

Physical Injuries

School buses picking children upDid you know that back-to-school time is perhaps one of the most dangerous times of the year for children? According to Safe Kids Worldwide, vehicles in the US hit more than 40 walking kids every day, constituting 15,000 children injuries a year. Fortunately, in many cases, victims can recover compensation by working with an Atlanta personal injury lawyer.

It’s because the drivers are often busy driving, texting, talking, or planning things while picking up or letting kids off. Refraining from texting or talking on the phone can make the roads safe for your children.

However, the following additional tips help keep your kids, roads, and communities safe and minimize the risk of accidents.

School buses picking children upAs families prepare for their children to head back to school in classrooms, often for the first time in a very long time, it’s a good idea to consider some school safety tips to follow.

COVID -19 Tips

As we’ve all learned, formally and informally, over the last year or so, in-person learning really matters. So, finding safe ways to return to the classroom is a high priority for your children. Since children under 12 can’t yet get vaccinated, it’s vital that they follow their state’s mask guidelines. The CDC says that anyone over the age of 2 who isn’t fully vaccinated should wear a mask indoors. Likewise, the CDC recommends at least 3 feet of physical distance between children in classrooms. Work with your children to make sure that they understand how critical it is to follow these rules. Consider getting masks for your children that feature characters, bright colors, or other endearing aspects. Some experts say that masks can upset children, so it’s important for you as a parent to provide reassurance. Finally, if your children feel sick or are exhibiting any symptoms of illness, be sure to keep them home – for their own good and that of their classmates.  

Children getting on a school busThere is no doubt that 2020 has been a year of uncertainties for school-aged children and their parents. With back-to-school dates right around the corner, many families still do not know whether their children will learn virtually from home, attend in-person classes, or a combination of the two. Because Fulton County schools are planning to resume in-person classes in September, it is important to remember to review school safety with your child.

August is Back to School Safety Month observed by the National Safety Council (NSC). This event is meant to spread education and awareness of how to best keep our young students safe during the school year. The following are some key issues to address with your child if they might be attending school this fall. In the unfortunate event that your child is injured, call us immediately to connect with an Atlanta personal injury attorney.


riders on a carousel The average child often lacks the experience and judgment to avoid dangerous situations, especially when unsupervised. However, we have to balance their growth and independence with our desire to keep them safe, which can, unfortunately, lead to accidents. 

No parent wants to receive the news that their child has been injured. Not only is it terrifying, but it can be overwhelming trying to decide what to do next. If your child has been injured on someone else’s property, you need someone on your side who can help you understand your options.  

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Children getting on a school busBelieve it or not, it’s that time of year when kids return to school. This means more traffic during rush hour and school buses traveling our roads. While it can be an exciting time of year, it’s important to recognize the potential dangers. 

The personal injury attorneys at Slappey & Sadd have been helping accident victims in the Atlanta area and across the state of Georgia since 1992. No matter what kind of accident you’ve been in, we have the experience and knowledge to help you get the compensation you deserve. If you’d like to discuss your case with one of our personal injury attorneys, call us at 404-255-6677 or visit us online to schedule a free consultation.  

Pedestrian and Bicycle Safety

A trampolineWhen you think back to being a kid, some of your fondest memories may involve the thrill of exploration and discovery – riding your bike around the neighborhood, playing in the woods, enjoying your new-found freedom. When you think back to those experiences, you remember what it was like and how ordinary places held a certain mysterious attraction. Unfortunately, those places are often unsafe for children, with many hidden dangers that can result in serious injury or even death.   

Accidents happen, but property owners have a special duty towards making their property safe for children. If your child has been injured on someone else’s property, this post explains why you may have a claim.  

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