August 2018 Newsletter

In This Issue…
• Celebrating 10 Years
• My Child Has Been Injured at School – What Should I Do?
• College Safety: Helping Your Child Stay Safe on Campus
• Recipe of the Month: Charred Corn Panzanella
• What’s Happening in South Florida
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Celebrating 10 Years
Attorney Dale A. Buckner celebrated his 10 Year Anniversary
with steinger, feiner & Greene.
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My Child Has Been Injured at
School – What Should I Do?
School is back in session, and as parents, you want to know that your child is safe while
being transported via bus and at the school itself. Teachers and school administrators
have a duty to do everything reasonably possible to avoid accidents or injuries.
To provide a safe environment for students, they must be properly supervised. Any
potentially dangerous conditions must be identified and removed. Students must also be
kept safe while off the school grounds, whether traveling to and from school or during
school-sponsored extracurricular activities.
Yet accidents happen. From a slip and fall in a school hallway to the recent horrific
school shootings, students can be injured at school or on the school bus. Some frequent
causes of school accidents are:
Inappropriate play or roughhousing
Inadequate supervision
Lack of security
Bullying
Sexual abuse by another student or an employee
Hazardous condition that may cause a slip and fall accident
If you received a call telling you that your child has been injured at school, would you
know what to do?
What To Do If Your Child Is Injured at School
Fortunately, most school injuries are minor. However, that doesn’t mean that medical
bills and other related costs won’t add up.
Here are our top recommended actions to take if your child is injured at school or on the
school bus:
First and foremost, get your child any necessary medical treatment. Assess his or
her condition and, if necessary, get immediate help from your doctor or the
hospital. It’s a good idea to take pictures of the injuries.
Report the accident to school authorities and get a copy of the school accident
report.
Determine who is responsible. Talk to your child’s teachers, coaches, peers and
anyone else who may have witnessed the accident.
If you feel that anyone was negligent, document as much evidence as possible to
demonstrate a case of negligence. Take photos of the scene of the accident.
Gather witness names. Write down witness reports as well as the stories of anyone
else who was involved in the accident.
If you feel that the school was at fault in some way for your child’s accident, consult with
an experienced personal injury attorney about making a claim to recover medical and
legal fees.
Taking these steps will protect you and your child financially in the aftermath of a
school-related accident.
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College Safety: Helping Your
Child Stay Safe on Campus
If you have a college-age student, you’ll have a different set of worries.
Grown-up students face grown-up problems. Although campus crime has declined over
the past several years, staying safe at college is still a top concern among students and
their families. The types of crimes that a student may experience at college include:
Underage drinking
Theft, especially electronics
Assault
Sexual assault
Hazing
Drug crimes
Harassment or bullying
You can ease your own mind a bit – plus prepare your child for campus life – by
discussing together these safety points:
Keep an eye on your belongings. Keep your backpack and laptop right with you in
public areas.
Lock it up. Keep everything locked – doors, windows, phone, laptop. Always keep
your bicycle and car locked too.
Take a buddy – even during the day. Make friends with those who are going your
way.
If you must walk alone at night, ask campus police or security to escort you. Learn
about a friend escort service that your university may provide.
Be diligent about keeping your cell phone charged and with you – always. Keep a
small power pack handy, charged and ready to go as a mobile charging station.
Be aware of your surroundings. Keep your head up while walking instead of
immersed in your phone. Stay aware of your surroundings and who is around you.
Let your roommate or a friend know where you are going. Return the favor!
Importantly, make sure your college student knows how and to whom to report a
problem.
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If you or a family member has been injured in an auto accident, motorcycle accident or
any other type of personal injury , it’s important to get an attorney experienced in these
types of cases involved immediately. Call (800) 561-4214 for your free consultation.
steinger, feiner & Greene Injury Lawyers can help you determine whether you need a
lawyer for any incident or personal injury case.
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Recipe of the Month
Charred Corn Panzanella
Panzanella is a Tuscan chopped salad of bread and tomatoes that is popular in the
summer. This panzanella is full of Latin flavors! Corn and tomatoes, which are in
abundance, are combined with whole-grain bread, making this a healthy side dish for
summer picnics. Keep the seeds inthe chili pepper for extra zing!
Ingredients
4 ounces whole-grain country-style boule without crusts, cut into 1-inch dice (3
cups)
1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
Kosher salt
4 ripe tomatoes, chopped and juices reserved
1 clove garlic, minced
2 tablespoons olive oil
3 cups fresh corn kernels
1 serrano chili pepper, stemmed, seeded and thinly sliced
1 medium onion, diced
1/4 cup fresh cilantro, chopped
Directions
Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Spread the bread out on a rimmed baking sheet and
toast until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Let cool.
Put the vinegar, 1/4 teaspoon salt, the tomatoes and their juices and the garlic in a large
bowl and toss together. Set aside.
Heat the oil in a large skillet over high heat. Add the corn and spread in a single layer.
Cook until blackened in spots, about 3 minutes. Add the chiles and onions and cook,
stirring occasionally, until lightly browned and crisp-tender, about 2 minutes. Transfer the
mixture to the bowl with the tomatoes.
Add the bread to the bowl and gently stir together; season with salt. Stir in the cilantro
and serve.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchens
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What’s Happening in South Florida
Now – Sept 30
Free unlimited daytime visits through September 30
Palm Beach Zoo
West Palm Beach, FL
Sept 1 – Sept 30
Various Restaurants Throughout The Palm Beaches
Sep 2
Family Event: Super Hero capes to the first 500 children
Roger Dean Stadium
Jupiter, FL
Sep 8
Mizner Park Amphitheater
Boca Raton, FL
Sep 9
Hard Rock Stadium
Miami Gardens, FL
Sep 15
BB&T Center
Sunrise, FL
Sep 14 – 16
South Florida Expo Center
South Florida Fairgrounds
West Palm Beach, FL
Sep 22
American Airlines Arena
Miami, FL
Sep 23
Port St. Lucie Community Center
Port St. Lucie, FL
Sep 29
First Data Field
Port St. Lucie, FL
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