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Miami Attorney Offers Tips to Ensure Child Safety at Camp
Summer camp should be a fun and safe place for children, but tragically, sometimes lax safety measures and lack of supervision can lead to devastating personal injury, such as traumatic brain injury or spinal cord injury. If you are planning on sending your children to summer camp, it is wise to do your own investigation into the camp’s history and employees. In this video, Miami personal injury lawyer Patrick Montoya offers advice on how to ensure your child’s safety at camp. Our premises liability attorneys service clients nationwide from law offices located near Miami.
When parents send their kids off to summer camp, they presume they’re safe. There are people, there are counselors that are supposed to watch over their children. Before you send your child off to summer camp, call the camp. Investigate the camp. Talk to neighbors, friends and family who have children that have attended the camp. Ask if the camp counselors have had background checks. Make sure there’s no bad people working at the camp. Do research on the camp. Have there been any safety problems at the camp? Are the counselors reliable? Do they care about safety? What do they do in order to safeguard the children? Do they monitor them on trips? Where are they allowed to stay? What are the accommodations? Visit the camp. Interview the counselors. For more information, you can contact Colson Hicks Eidson at our website, Colson.com.
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