Deaths Resulting from Leaving Children Unattended and Unsupervised – Dangers of Hot Cars to Children

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In Florida and other warm weather States, children are at risks for serious personal injuries and even death when they are left unattended and unsupervised in a hot car. The temperature in a parked car in the heat of the Spring and Summer months can be overwhelming and deadly to a child. It is estimated that at least 500 children have died as a result of being left in a hot car since 1998. It is quite disturbing that so many lives have been lost and every death was preventable. Whether a child dies or suffers injuries or not, the parent, child care provider, day care worker, and babysitter can still be arrested and charged with abuse and neglect for leaving a child unattended in a vehicle. The fact that a child did not suffer any appreciable harm is not an excuse for putting a child at risk. Yes, people can be forgetful and rarely does a parent knowingly and willingly want to put a child at risk. Some parents and child caregivers just do not appreciate the risks of injury and death when leaving a child unattended in a hot vehicle. See Children Left in Hot Cars Dying in Record Numbers.

If a child has been injured as a result of the negligence or fault of another person, a parent can be quite challenged and stressed by the medical bills, medical treatment, insurance issues, and other matters. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know has chapters on Damages / Compensation, Medical Bills, Day Care Injuries, Playground Injuries, School Injuries, Automobile Accidents, and other topics. You can receive a Free Child Injury Book at Free Book for Parents of Injured Children. The book is also available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and the Apple iBookstore for $4.99.

The health, safety, and welfare of the child should always be the number one priority. By doing so, many incidents of personal injury and death can be avoided / prevented.