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March 2015

At Tindall Law Firm, LLC we enjoy sharing valuable tips regarding the law; offering articles on hot issues in the law; commenting on topics of interest; and helping you navigate the tricky world of the law, which is ever changing.  

At any time if you have any questions on any of the materials you find in our newsletter or any other legal issues, please do not hesitate to contact me. If there is any legal issue of interest that you would like to see addressed in our newsletter, please let us know.
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Attorney Tavis Tindall

Tips from Tindall
Pedestrian Safety

Whether your kids are walking to school, the park or a friend's house, here are a few simple tips to make sure they get there safely.


The Hard Facts

Unintentional pedestrian injuries are the fifth leading cause of injury-related death in the United States for children ages 5 to 19. Teenagers are now at greatest risk. Teens have a death rate twice that of younger children and account for half of all child pedestrian deaths. Please be safe with your little ones and follow these tips below:

Top Tips

  • Talk to your kids about how to be safe while walking. It's always best to walk on sidewalks or paths and cross at street corners, using traffic signals and crosswalks.
  • Teach kids at an early age to put down their devices and then look left, right and left again when crossing the street. 
  • Children should cross the street with an adult. Every child is different, but developmentally, it can be hard for kids to judge speed and distance of  cars. You also have the concern of someone coming up and trying to kidnap them if they are left unattended.
  • Remind kids to make eye contact with drivers before crossing the street and to watch out for cars that are turning or backing up.
  • When driving, be especially alert in residential neighborhoods and school zones and be on the lookout for bikers, walkers or runners who may be distracted or may step into the street unexpectedly. Too many pedestrians and bikers have been struck with catastrophic consequences across the US, so please be extra vigilant.
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My Child Was Injured at School - - Who is Liable?


More than 14 million child injuries occur each year throughout the country. Of these injuries, more than a quarter occur in or around school property. 


This statistic is not surprising, given that during the school year, children spend a far greater percentage of their waking hours in school or at school-related activities than anywhere else.


If your child has been injured while either at school or during a school-related activity, it is natural as a parent to want to know who might be responsible in the eyes of the law. The possible answers to that question are varied and depend on the particular facts and circumstances of each situation. Please be careful the school you pick and carefully monitor the school to make sure it is safe in all respects for your children.


Was the Act Intentional or Negligent?

  This is the first question that must be answered in determining who is ultimately responsible for the injury.


Intentional torts might include an instance of bullying, where a child physically harms another student. However, it can also take the form of harm inflicted by an adult, such as where an adult employee of a school abuses a student.



In the instance of bullying, the parents of the offending student may be liable for the injury depending on the circumstances of the harassment, but there are limits to their liability. The school may also be liable for failing to stop the harassment if it had reason to know the bullying might take place, but there also qualified immunity protections the schools and the municipality have


Similarly, if an adult employee is the offender, the school district might be liable for failing to conduct a proper background check, or failing to offer appropriate training or supervision. This is also subject to qualified immunity defenses by the school and the municipality. Read More 


Anyone who has been injured because of the negligence  of another may be able to successfully pursue a legitimate legal claim. It is important to speak with a lawyer who understands the law surrounding personal injury and liability. That's why you would be very wise, indeed, to contact Tindall Law Firm. We are experienced attorneys who will be happy to provide you with a free case evaluation. Visit us online  or call 203-755-0018   

At Tindall Law Firm we work hard for clients every day. We all want to see clients receive the justice and compensation they deserve. 
As a family-based business, our staff is close, and we extend that friendly, caring attitude to our clients. We treat our clients as if they are our own family and truly care about them as more than just a number.
It is this quality along with superior service and competent representation that has allowed us to become the "lawyer for life" for all of our clients and their families and friends to whom they refer us. 


Tavis Tindall
Tindall Law Firm