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Child Safety | Virginia Personal Injury Blog - Part 2

Are you safety-ready for back-to-school?

By Ken Gibson on August 28, 2017

The waning days of summer are here, and soon Virginia’s air will turn a bit cooler. We all know what that means—time for the kids to go back to school!

If you have children (like we do), it’s up to you to get them ready. This means buying new school uniforms or clothes, plus other supplies like backpacks, pens, pencils, paper, notebooks, and the list seems to go on and on!

But what a lot of parents don’t think about supplying their children with is knowledge about safety when traveling to and from school.  We hope these checklists will help you help them learn more!

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Were the “good old days” really better for kids?

By Ken Gibson on July 26, 2017

Helpful tips to keep your children safer this summer while still having fun

It’s popular now on social media to miss the 1970s (or further back) when many children (including us!) ran wild all summer long. It’s true that, back then, we didn’t wear helmets or seat belts, and we had less adult supervision.

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How to keep kids safe this Halloween

By Beth Gibson on October 27, 2015

We all want our children to have fun at Halloween, but also to stay safe. Here are eight quick tips to help you do both this year:

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How can I avoid the most common mistakes in using car safety restraints?

By Ken Gibson on December 11, 2013

The most common mistakes in using car safety restraints for babies and children seem to come from a lack of awareness. For example, the experts say children of all ages are safest when properly restrained in the back seat. Yet many drivers believe it is safe for children to sit in the front seat in front of a passenger air bag.

In previous blogs, I’ve talked about the importance of getting your car seat installation and usage checked out by an expert – either here in Gloucester or in another location convenient to you. For other inspection sites, click here.

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Which infant seat/car seat/booster should I buy? The options are too overwhelming!

By Ken Gibson on December 2, 2013

Before my twins were born, I started researching car seats. After hours of reading articles and reviews, I felt even more confused. Fortunately, we all have access to “the experts.”

While every infant seat/car seat/booster is required by law to meet safety requirements, some are easier to use. That’s important because the biggest barrier to child safety is we parents and caregivers not installing or using child safety restraints correctly.

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Am I keeping my child in a car safety restraint long enough?

By Ken Gibson on November 25, 2013

New research has given us better insights on how to keep our children safer during accidents. That’s important because vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of kids today.

Summarizing the latest studies, here’s what we know:

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Find out if your child’s car seat or booster would work properly in a crash

By Ken Gibson on November 18, 2013

Most parents and caregivers believe their child safety seats are installed correctly. But research shows that only three out of 10 are. As a father and a defender of the injured, this statistic gets my attention: In other words, 7 out of 10 kids in child safety seats are not properly buckled in.

Vehicle crashes are the No. 1 killer of kids. Why? In many cases, children are either not buckled into their car seats properly, or their parents didn’t realize that a booster seat is vital to ensuring that the seat belt works properly.

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