Many child injuries are preventable, yet more than 9,000 children die each year from injuries in the US. Car accidents, medical errors, defective products, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, burn injuries and falls are some of the most common ways children are hurt or killed.
Not only are injuries involving children more common, but they are more likely to be severe. The effects of an injury upon a child can be physically and mentally devastating. It may take years of long term treatment and psychological counseling to teach the child how to cope with the trauma of the event.
Common Types of Child Injuries:
- Car Accidents
- Head and Spinal Injuries
- Defective Products
- Burn Injuries
- Prescription and Medication Errors
- Dog Bites
- Medical and Dental Errors
- Daycare/School injuries
- Swimming Pool Accidents
- Child Birth Injuries
- Fall Injuries
What to do after a child injury:
- Seek Immediate Medical Attention for your child’s injuries. The best way to preserve evidence of your child’s injuries are to report all of them to a medical provider.
- Take Photos of any injuries. As soon as possible take photographs using a camera of all visible injuries, cuts, bruises, or swelling, including any casts, splints, bandages, or other devices.
- Get Witness Information. If witnesses are present, get their names and contact information.
- Do Not Give an Insurance Company Information About Your Child’s Incident or Injuries, or Sign any Document until an Experienced Child Injury Lawyer has reviewed your claim. The insurance companies’ first interest is protecting themselves from claims. The information you give them can and will be used against you to defeat or minimize your child’s injury claim.
Contact an Experienced Child Injury Lawyer:
We understand that you may have questions or concerns about your child’s injuries. As a injury victim you child may incur many different kinds of damages and losses, from medical bills, emotional trauma to the cost of future or ongoing medical expenses.
- Time is critical after a injury. It is very important to contact a lawyer as soon as possible because the law limits the amount of time a injury victim has to file a claim.
- Our lawyer will advise you about your options and dramatically increase your chances of success through effective investigation and representation.
There is no fee or cost to you to have your claim evaluated and your questions answered by our lawyer. All consultations are free and confidential.