Child Injury sends Grandmother to Jail
An 81-year-old Charleston grandmother who allegedly left two children and a dog in a hot car had her bond set today at $50,000.
She was charged with two counts of unlawful conduct towards a child.
The Charleston Police Department said they got a call claiming that two young children and a dog were locked in a hot car around 6:27 p.m. Authorities say that the children’s grandmother was in the store shopping while the children were locked outside in the parking lot.
Authorities say the eight-year-old girl and nine-year-old boy were in the car for almost an hour. Police said that when the children and dog were in the car, there were excessive heat warnings and temperatures reaching more than 100 degrees. The heat index at 7 p.m. was approximately 102 degrees.
An affidavit states that an employee saw a young girl shaking, wet, and crying hysterically inside the car. Police say the windows in the car were rolled up enough that the employee convinced the children to come in the store and cool off.
The dog was given to a family friend and the children were taken to a hospital to be checked out. They were found to be alert. Police are still investigating the incident.
The Strom Law Firm, LLC has partnered with KidsAndCars.org to promote awareness and help prevent injuries to children in and around cars. If you need legal advice, we recommend that you seek the advice of a licensed attorney. If you have any questions about this blog and/or need to talk with an attorney, contact us today for a free, no-cost consultation to discuss your legal rights. 803.252.4800. At Strom Law Firm, LLC, our South Carolina attorneys provide comprehensive legal services designed to protect your rights and your interests. Our child injury lawyers are licensed in South Carolina, New York, and Georgia.
Your Child Injury Lawyers
If another party’s negligence or intentional conduct caused your child harm, contact Strom Law Firm’s Child Injury Lawyers at 803-252-4800 to speak with us about your child’s rights and entitlement to compensation.
As parents and guardians, our first and most important job is to protect our children by keeping them safe and healthy. When your child needs somebody in their corner following an injury, as their parent, the responsibility falls on you to ensure somebody fights for their rights. You must ensure that your child receives the best care necessary and the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
Compensation After a Child Injury
A child injury claim will never erase the pain and suffering caused to both you and your child, but it can help lessen the burden on you and your family. Compensation for such an injury will depend on the severity of the injury and insurance policy coverage among other factors. If filing a claim for a child’s injury, you may expect to pursue compensation for the following:
Medical expenses. These include the initial emergency room visit, any follow-up appointments, physical therapy, any necessary medical devices, any medically necessary modifications to your home, and any other costs for medically necessary equipment or visits.
We will also fight for compensation for the following:
- Your child’s pain and suffering.
- Any detrimental impact on the child’s future possibilities.
- Any loss in your income as a parent that results from your child’s accident and the care they need thereafter.
If your child has suffered an injury, its surrounding areas, or across the state of South Carolina, contact our Columbia Child Injury Lawyers today. Visit us at our office, contact us online, or give us a call at 803-252-4800 to schedule a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation with someone in our office.