A Little Rock child injury attorney notes that a 5-year-old boy has died after being left inside a hot van outside of a West Memphis daycare facility for over eight hours. According to reports, several members of the daycare staff, including the driver of the van, could face charges. Parents or guardians who believe their child was subject to abuse or neglect may be eligible to seek compensation with the assistance of a personal injury attorney.
For more information, contact the Johnson & Vines Law Firm today. We offer free, no obligation consultations, and we can help you determine whether you have a claim. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].
Over Three Dozen Kids Reportedly Die in Hot Cars Each Year
The mother of a 5-year-old boy has lost her son as a result of a tragic accident that occurred outside of a daycare in West Memphis, Arkansas. According to Fox 13 Memphis, authorities have indicated that the child was picked up at 7 a.m. to be transported to the facility, but never made it out of a van that reportedly reached an internal temperature of 141 degrees. Additional reports indicate as many as five people could face charge’s related to the boy’s death. Multiple security measures, including alarm systems and sign-in sheets, were reportedly taken to prevent something like this from happening.
Accidents involving young children and hot cars are preventable. According to Jan Null, a meteorologist and researcher at San Jose State University, an average of over three dozen kids die in hot cars each year. Between 1998 and 2016, 16 children died as a result of vehicular heatstroke in the state of Arkansas. As of June 2017, 12 incidents of vehicular heatstroke involving a child have occurred in the United States, including the boy’s death in West Memphis.
How a Little Rock Child Injury Attorney Can Help
Daycare owners and operators have a duty to provide for the care and safety of the children who are under their care. If they allow children to suffer injury or neglect, they could be held liable in lawsuits for injuries or harm that may result.
The families of children injured or harmed as a result of insufficient care or neglect may be eligible to recover money for:
- Medical and therapy expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress
- Scarring or disfigurement caused by an injury or treatment for the injury
The families of those who have died may be eligible to recover money for funeral expenses and the pain that comes with losing a loved one.
The Time You Have to Pursue a Claim is Limited. Contact Us Today.
For more information, or if you want to speak with Little Rock child injury attorney, contact the Johnson & Vines law firm today. You can contact us by filling out the form on this page, calling us at 501-777-7777, or emailing us at [email protected].
After you contact us, an attorney will follow up with you to get more information about your case. There is no cost or obligation to speak with us, and all of the information you provide is confidential.
Please note that the law limits the time you have to pursue a claim or file a lawsuit for an injury. If you think you have a case, you should not delay taking action.