Posted by: Salvatore J. Zambri, founding member and partner
As school begins across the country, it seems appropriate to revisit some
of the many blog entries we have posted over the years with the goal of
educating children and their parents of the need for safety awareness.
With new schools, inexperienced teen drivers, challenging sports activities,
and temptations for "cool" activities, children face multiple
safety issues on a daily basis.
School safety begins with getting to and from school. The links below provide
common-sense advice for any time of year. Reviewing these tips as school
begins presents ideal teaching moments for parents.
Along with a new school year come new sports challenges and competitions.
Sports are meant to make children stronger and healthier, not injure them.
Adhering to all safety rules and regulations for sports activities should
become part of the sport itself, not an afterthought.
Beginning a new school year also presents new opportunities for new temptations
for children. Unfortunately, too many of those temptations are frequently
associated with drugs or alcohol. A couple of years ago, I posted a notice,
More Reasons Why Teens and Alcohol Should Not Be Mixed, that I received from my children’s school about how to talk with
your child about setting appropriate boundaries. I am reproducing this
notice again because I believe it provides an opportunity for parents
to re-emphasize values, attitudes and expectations. By working together,
schools, parents and students can create a safer environment.
I routinely give presentations to local schools on the issue of distracted
driving, a growing concern among drivers of all ages, but especially teen
drivers. Please be careful on the road and don’t hesitate to contact
me if you would like to learn more about my presentations concerning distracted
driving. You can call me at (202) 822-1899 or email me at
About the author:
Mr. Zambri is a board-certified civil trial attorney by the National Board of Trial
Advocates and a Past-President of the Trial Lawyers Association of Metropolitan
Washington, D.C. The association recently named him "Trial Lawyer
of the Year" (2011). He has been rated by
Washingtonian magazine as a "Big Gun" and among the "top 100" lawyers (out of more than 80,000 attorneys) in the entire metropolitan
area. The magazine also describes him as
"one of Washington’s best–most honest and effective lawyers" who specializes in personal injury matters, including automobile accident
claims, premises liability, product liability, medical malpractice, and
work-accident claims. He has successfully litigated multiple cases against
truck and bus companies, the Washington Metropolitan Area transit Authority,
and other automobile owners. His law firm, in fact, has obtained the largest
settlement ever in a personal injury case involving WMATA. Mr. Zambri
has also been acknowledged as one of "The Best Lawyers in America" by
Best Lawyers (2014 edition) and has been repeatedly named a "Super Lawyer" by
Super Lawyer magazine (March/April 2013)– national publications that honor the
top lawyers in America.
If you have any questions about your legal rights, please email
Mr. Zambri at
firstname.lastname@example.org or call him at 202-822-1899.