Isaacs & Isaacs, a personal injury law firm, just launched a comprehensive report on the dangers of leaving children unattended in vehicles. It also talks about what caregivers should do to avoid the scenario, as well as what rescuers can do when it occurs.
More information can be found at https://www.isaacsandisaacs.com/blog/child-left-in-car-laws-safety.
The online report begins by detailing the temperature changes that can happen in a vehicle within a matter of minutes when the engine and ventilation are off. As it points out, heatstroke becomes a possibility when a child is left in a hot car and that the condition has a high mortality rate in children.
The law firm also identifies the common circumstances that lead to this unfortunate event. Caregivers forgetting about the children is named as the top reason, although the article also warns that there have been accounts where children managed to get into unlocked vehicles on their own, or the caregivers knowingly left the children for a quick errand.
The report goes on to discuss the ongoing legislation to protect children against these possibilities, as well as the recommendations made by the National Safety Council to further ensure the welfare of children, other vulnerable individuals, and the people who attempt to rescue them.
Recognizing that these incidents can happen any time, the legal team has provided steps to follow when rescuing an unattended child. They also listed down safety measures that caregivers should keep in mind to help avoid the life-threatening mistake.
With more than 300 collective years of legal experience, Isaacs & Isaacs is composed of a team of lawyers specializing in pursuing justice when a wrongful act or negligence results in someone’s harm. Their practices areas include truck accidents, car accidents, bicycle accidents, brain injuries, motorcycle accidents, nursing home abuse, and wrongful death.
They maintain offices in Louisville and Lexington, Kentucky; Indianapolis, Indiana; and Cincinnati, Ohio. Their over 25 years of practice has allowed them to secure over $1 billion in compensation on behalf of their clients across these three states.
Interested parties may visit the above website to access the full report and to learn more about the firm.
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