Teachers, coaches, and boy scout and girl scout leaders often times serve as leaders in the community and also as role models for children. Many people who work in or volunteer in these positions are dedicated to health, safety, and welfare of children. On the other hand, there are others in these positions of trust and respect who prey upon children even though they are trained to protect and educate children under their care and / or in their presence. Child predators come in all different sizes and shapes. Arguably, the worst offenders are those who falsely portray themselves as responsible adults who care about children.
When a child is assaulted or otherwise suffers personal injuries, a parent or guardian often times has many questions or concerns. A Florida Child Injury Attorney can answer many of these questions and provide the parent / guardian with direction and advice when a child is injured. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Day Care Center Injuries, Child Abuse and Neglect, School Injuries, Automobile Accidents, and other topics. Get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury. While the book is not a substitute for legal representation,it does contain some basic information and concepts that apply to many issues that arise in a child injury case or claim.
In Marion County, Florida, the Sheriff’s Office has set up a task force to investigate allegations against George Fout – a former boy scout leader. Fout reportedly admitted to some of the crimes and the Sheriff’s Office is investigating the reported incidents and will determine if there are additional victims of this alleged predator. See Task Force Set Up by Marion County Sheriff’s Office.
The attorneys at Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. have represented injured children and their families since 1957. For over 50 years, the personal injury attorneys at the Wood, Atter & Wolf, P.A. law firm have been On Your Side – At Your Side.