Author: James Mick Kessel, Richmond, Virginia Personal Injury Lawyer
Safe Kids Worldwide (Safe Kids) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) have teamed up again this year to make July 31, 2015 National Heatstroke Prevention Day. This nationally recognized day is meant to bring awareness to the dangers of leaving children, pets and adults in hot cars.
Medically defined as “hyperthermia,” heatstroke is a particular danger to children because their bodies heat up 3 to 5 times faster than adults. Children injured due to heatstroke in hot cars suffer ailments including permanent brain injury, blindness and the loss of hearing. Often heatstroke deaths and injuries occur when…