We all know that children tend to be accident-prone, and it is common for children to have various bumps and bruises, but it is important to be able to recognize the difference between an everyday accident, and an injury caused by negligence. If your child has been injured and you think that another person or party is responsible, it is important to speak to a knowledgeable lawyer straight away.
The Dallas child injury lawyers at The Lenahan Law Firm are experienced and can guide you through any type of child injury claim.
The causes of children’s injuries are extremely varied and can occur in a wide variety of places. Some of the more common child accidents include:
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Dog bites
- Defective children's product accidents
- Amusement park accidents
- Playground/school accidents
These types of accidents can occur in a number of different places, with the most common being at school or day-care, amusement parks, playgrounds, or even just at home.
Injuries that a child can sustain are just as varied as the accidents that may cause those injuries. The most common type of child injuries include:
There can be a number of people who may be held responsible for a child’s injuries. The most obvious one will be the person who is in charge of supervising the child when they are injured. This can include the nanny or babysitter if they are at home, teacher or day-care worker if they are injured in either of those places, camp counselor, coach, or lifeguard.
In some situations, there may not be a particular person, but an institution that is charged with caring for a child. In this instance, if a child is injured at school or summer camp, the institution may be held responsible rather than a particular person.
If the child is injured on a specific premises that has not been properly maintained, then the owner or person in charge of maintaining the premises that caused the child’s injury can be held responsible.
If the child is injured as a result of a product defect, then the manufacturer of the defective product will be responsible for the child’s injury.
Serious injuries to a child can be life-altering for the child, but also for you if they require extensive and expensive medical care and special treatment. Depending on the extent of your child’s injuries and the circumstances of the accident, you may be able to seek compensation for things such as medical bills, future medical bills, pain and suffering, mental/physical therapy, household and vehicle modifications to accommodate the child’s injury, and more.
The Lenahan Law Firm will assess your case by making sure that you have a strong argument for all elements of a personal injury case. They will ensure that the defendant had a duty to act with reasonable care, they breached this duty in some way and the victim’s injuries were the result of this breach of duty. This way they will be able to assess your case and how much compensation you may be able to recover.
A child injury is an extremely stressful event for families and the victim. Receiving compensation and holding the person responsible to account is important. Our experienced Dallas child injury attorneys can take care of the legal aftermath of your accident and help you to get the compensation you and your child deserves.
Call us today at (214) 295-1008 so we can take care of your case.