Children are particularly vulnerable to injury. Over nine million are estimated to visit an emergency department for unintentional injuries each year, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). When a child is wrongfully injured, and someone else is to blame, you may have the right to pursue compensation on their behalf. Schedule a free case evaluation with Torgenson Law today.
Some of the most common causes of child injuries are:
Car accidents are a leading cause of injury and death among children in the U.S.
Drowning is another leading cause of injury or death for children under 14. According to the CDC, It is responsible for more deaths than any other cause in children ages 1-4, other than birth defects.
Damaged equipment or unsafe landing surfaces on an improperly maintained playground can cause injuries. Additionally, students may be harmed as a result of the actions or inaction of another student, teacher, or administrator.
Parents should never have to worry about their child’s safety when they are at a daycare facility. However, unfortunately, there are many cases of children being harmed due to a lack of supervision or poorly trained staff.
Children under the age of six are particularly at risk for unintentional poisoning from certain household chemicals since they do not understand their dangers.
Dog bites are often not fatal, but they do send tens of thousands of children to the emergency room each year.
If your child has suffered an injury caused by the negligence or recklessness of another person or business, you must act quickly. The following steps must be taken, as it is critical to document the accident, injuries and who may be liable:
Document anything else you think may be relevant, such as statements your child makes in regards to the incident, what others did to assist, and if this is a recurring event.
An experienced Phoenix injury lawyer will have skilled investigators who can act quickly to preserve critical evidence and build a solid case. While you can spend valuable time with your child, and assist them as they recover, instead of dealing with any legal issues that arise.
There are certain types of compensation you may be able to recover, including payment of all past and future medical bills, ongoing treatment and counseling, lost wages for caregivers, as well as pain and suffering. In particularly egregious cases, punitive damages may be available. By having a skilled legal team working for you and your family, you will gain peace of mind and feel confident in the claims process of seeking maximum recovery for your child’s injury.
We have more than 20 years of experience protecting and advocating for injured victims. Schedule a free consultation today, with one of our child injury attorneys by calling (602) 759-0012, so we may discuss your rights to compensation.