Category Archives: Wrongful Death

Bucks County Fatal Injury Attorneys Protecting the Rights of Children and Their Families

Increase in Fatal Personal Injuries For Children Across the US According to StudyIncrease in Fatal Personal Injuries For Children Across the U.S According to Study

With proper safety precautions many injuries to children can be prevented. Despite this a recent study by Reuters suggests that there has been a “spike in deaths and serious injuries among U.S. children and teens in recent years”. Many of these traumatic injuries and wrongful deaths have resulted from preventable personal injury accidents as well as from intentional acts of violence. The article goes on to cite “murder, car crashes, suicide and addiction” as some of the primary reasons that more children in the country are suffering grave injury that may result in death.

If your child has experienced an injury or had their life taken due to negligence or criminal action, it is recommended to talk to a child injury attorney about your options for filing a claim. Kamensky Cohen & Riechelson, are seasoned legal advocates with over 40 years experience in Bensalem, Levittown, Feasterville, Millbrook, Penndel all over Bucks County and the rest of Pennsylvania. Our attorneys are skilled in securing just compensation for our clients and their families. Our comprehensive and evidence-based approach involves extensive investigation and cooperation among our highly-accredited attorneys. Contact us online or at our Bensalem offices anytime at (215) 337-4915. An honest and complete case evaluation is the first step toward obtaining a desirable outcome.

Increase in Deaths of Philadelphia and Pennsylvania Children Reflect National Trend

Between the years 2013 and 2016, the death rate for children between the ages of 10 and 19 increased by 12%. Up until that time, the rate of child injury deaths from personal injury accidents had been on the decline. Injuries now account for about 70% of all deaths among children aged 10 to 19, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), which conducted the study. This injury death rate is “far outpacing fatalities from natural causes like cancer and heart disease.” The rate of death in 2016—the last year analyzed for the study—was approximately 33 child deaths out of 100,000, which also showed a substantial increase from 2013 when the rate was approximately 30 deaths per 100,000.

The rate of unintentional injury deaths and personal injury accidents increased by 13% between 2013 and 2016. By far the most common unintentional injury deaths resulted from motor vehicle crashes, accidental poisoning, and drowning.

Accident and Injury Prevention For Bensalem Children

As recent studies have shown, there are many ways in which child injuries and fatalities occur. A safety tip sheet from SafeKids.org provides the following tips for parents in order to help prevent child injuries:

  • Be sure your child or teen always wears a seat belt
  • Be sure to secure all furniture and TVs in your home to prevent a tip-over personal injury accident in which a child or teen can be crushed by a piece of heavy furniture
  • Be sure to regularly check your smoke alarms and carbon monoxide alarms
  • Be sure to identify any places in your home where your child or teen can access medicine and secure those areas
  • Learn more about concussions and sports-related head injuries, in addition to methods of prevention for youth athletes
  • Avoid distractions when driving and walking

One of the most important things we can all do is to lead by example. When children see parents and others in society behaving in a safe and appropriate manner it allow them to feel better about following this positive example.

Contact Our Millbrook Personal Injury and Wrongful Death Lawyers Today

If your child has been injured or killed due to the negligence or criminal action of another it is critical to contact a compassionate, experienced as well as skilled personal injury and wrongful death attorney. At Kamensky, Cohen & Riechelson, our personal injury attorneys believe in the law should. We feel one of the higher purposes of the law is its use to help give fair compensation to injured victims. Since 1972, we have worked to ensure that our clients recover what is rightfully theirs and helped to make their lives whole again. One of our highly knowledgeable attorneys is prepared to assist you with your accident claim. Contact us online, or by phone anytime at (215) 337-4915 anytime for a free, no-obligation consultation.

Northeast Philadelphia Welding Hazards and Liability

Welders, solderers, cutters and brazers all use hazardous equipment as part of their welding-related occupations. These types of jobs have an inherent risks of traumatic injuries as well as other hazards to workers.This not only due to the type of work, but often because of the locations of where the work is performed. With more… Continue Reading

Can I Sue a Drunk Driver for Causing my Accident?

Each year in the United States, it has been estimated that more than 100 million incidents of drunk driving take place on our roads. The dangers or driving while intoxicated are well documented, but unfortunately there are still a frightening number of Americans who choose to ignore those warnings. So what happens when individuals are victims of… Continue Reading

Staying Safe as a Lone Worker in Bucks County, PA

Many small business owners and remote employees work alone. This may include employees working behind the register at a small business, individuals who work from home, farmers, maintenance and repair staff, and much more. No matter what the situation, working alone can be inherently risky. There are also a handful of ways by which lone… Continue Reading

Are Trespassers Able to File Personal Injury Claims in Bucks County, PA?

A famous Pennsylvania personal injury case involved a burglar, Terrence Dickinson, successfully suing homeowners after he became trapped in their garage without food or water. Dickinson survived on dog food and Pepsi for over a week before the homeowners returned from a trip. However, this case is not a typical example of trespassers’ rights in PA. In most… Continue Reading

CTE After Northeast Philadelphia, PA Traumatic Brain Injuries

Chronic Traumatic Encephalopathy, more commonly known as CTE, has come into the public consciousness in recent years due to high profile cases of current and former athletes. Early symptoms of CTE can be difficult to diagnose, particularly without seeking proper medical treatment. After traumatic accidents including construction accidents, motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, motorcycle accidents and more, the potential for… Continue Reading

What if the Other Driver Fled the Scene of a Bucks County, PA Auto Accident?

Being involved in a hit and run auto accident can be terrifying. Before you realize it, you have been struck by another vehicle and they may be gone without a trace. For accident victims who have been seriously injured or have suffered extensive property damage, this may make potential personal injury claims difficult to pursue. However, there are a few available… Continue Reading

“Breach of Duty” as Grounds for Bucks County, PA Personal Injury Claims

All successful personal injury cases in Pennsylvania rely on holding an at fault party liable for an injurious accident. The basis of liability may either be determined based on either negligent liability or strict liability regulations. Within these two concepts lies the idea of a “breach of duty”. Many of us are familiar with the concept of… Continue Reading

Survival Claims for PA Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury claims, wrongful death claims, and survival claims are all terms used to describe similar legal actions. However, in Pennsylvania these three concepts are governed by separate statutes. This can be somewhat confusing for injury victims and their families. The loss of a family member can be devastating both emotionally and financially. Thankfully, by working… Continue Reading

Common Mistakes to Avoid During Personal Injury Cases

Personal injury cases are a way for victims of injurious accidents to recover financial compensation. In some cases, victims are left with a pile of medical bills, unable to work, and in a difficult financial situation. For these individuals, it is essential that they recover financial compensation through a personal injury claim so they can move… Continue Reading