Monthly Archives: July 2020

What To Do If Your Child Gets a Concussion Playing Outside This Summer

It’s summer and after being cooped up from COVID-19 shutdowns, kids are outside having some fun in the sun! While many extracurricular sports have been suspended this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic, your children may still be participating in activities that could lead to a serious brain injury - a concussion. Here’s an overview of what to do if your child gets a concussion. What’s a Concussion? A concussion is the most common type of traumatic brain injury, or TBI, for short. Concussions can occur when: You experience a sudden blow to the head. You experience violent whipping (shaking front to back) of the head. Concussions are sometimes rated as mild (grade 1), moderate (grade 2), or severe (grade 3). Sometimes concussions cause the injured person to temporarily lose consciousness. There are a variety of concussion symptoms that your child may experience, which might include: A painful headache. Drowsiness or confusion. Feeling dizzy. Hearing [...]

By |2020-07-20T13:37:42+00:00July 13th, 2020|Injuries to Children|

Swimming Pool Safety Tips and Legal Advice for Private Pool Owners & Guests

Are you a pool owner who’s finding that your backyard is even more popular as a neighborhood hot spot this summer? With all the public pool closures in Virginia due to Coronavirus restrictions, homeowners like you may be having a few more guests coming over to take a dip and cool off from the hot summer heat. But did you know that swimming pool accidents that take place on your property can make you legally responsible for damages? Here are some safety tips to keep in mind this summer if you are having guests over in your backyard swimming pool. And if you or someone in your family was injured in a swimming pool, here’s how our law firm can help. Common Swimming Pool Accidents It’s likely that when you think of a swimming pool accident, you immediately think of drowning.  In the Commonwealth of  Virginia, drowning is the fifth leading cause of accidental injury [...]

By |2020-07-14T11:19:48+00:00July 6th, 2020|Pool Accident|