A Child Injury Lawyer Can Protect Your Most Precious Asset
If your child has been injured due to another party's negligence or carelessness, you may feel overwhelmed and helpless. If you find yourself facing this difficult situation, contact a child injury attorney at our San Diego, CA, law firm as soon as possible. The team at San Diego Injury Lawyer can help you and your family seek fair compensation for medical bills, lost wages due to missed work, and other damages. As with all legal cases, time is of the essence. Your chances of collecting the financial support you need are greatly improved by promptly contacting our office as soon as possible.
Child Injury Statistics
Children are more active than adults in general, and their activity levels, coupled with their growing bodies, put them at a greater risk of injury. Some of the statistics about child injuries include:
- Approximately 9.2 million children are treated in hospitals for injuries each year
- Male children are generally injured more frequently than females
- Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal injuries, leading to 2.8 children requiring medical attention
- Children from birth through age nine are at a greater risk of injury from being struck by or running into objects, dog and other animal bites, and insect stings
- Injuries in children between ages 10 and 14 are most often caused by running into or being struck by an object, or overexertion
- Children four-years-of-age and younger had the highest rates for burns, drowning, non-fatal falls, and poisoning
Fatal Child Injuries
Statistics on fatal injuries among children vary slightly by age group and even by race and location. Each year, over 12,000 children die in the United States alone from unintentional injuries. Overall, male children have a death rate nearly twice as high as the death rate for female children. More than half of all infant deaths are due to suffocation, while drowning is the leading cause of death in children between ages one and four. The leading cause of death for all children is motor vehicle accidents, especially when injured as a pedestrian or when riding a bicycle.
Common Types of Child Injuries
There are several different ways children can sustain an injury caused by another person’s carelessness. Some of the most common child injuries include:
Millions of Americans own dogs. Although most of these family pets are friendly and well-trained, others can become unpredictable and aggressive. A dog bite, especially when affecting a small child, can result in puncture wounds, nerve damage, and even broken bones. If your child has been bitten and injured by a dog, we can help you hold the owner or another responsible party liable. We can seek compensation for medical and rehabilitation bills, lost wages if you missed work due to appointments, and even emotional damages.
Children are extremely active. Different types of sports and play will keep them healthy and thriving as they grow. One drawback, however, is the commonality of broken bones among children. In addition to engaging in physical activities that increase their risk of this type of injury, children’s bones are especially susceptible to breaking because they are still developing.
While many parents may not think twice about the cause of a broken bone, the injury could be the result of negligence on a schoolyard playground, at a babysitter’s home or daycare, or another dangerous situation. Our attorneys can help you determine whether anyone is at fault and how to hold negligent parties responsible.
Seek Justice with a Child Injury Attorney
When your child has been injured due to another person's negligence it can be overwhelming. A child injury attorney can help you hold the responsible party accountable and seek the compensation you are owed. At San Diego Injury Lawyer, we understand the difficulty your family is facing during this time and will passionately pursue your case to ensure that your child is taken care of.Watch More Videos <
Injuries from Defective Toys and Products
Toys and games play a major role in a child’s life. Manufacturers of those toys and games are legally obligated to create products that are safe for children of a specified age group. Unfortunately, children can choke on small components of toys, fall out of defective strollers, experience head or neck injuries from a defective car seat, or sustain other types of injuries due to unsafe products. If your child has suffered an injury from a compromised toy or other defective product, you may have the option of filing charges against the manufacturer or distributor for monetary, medical, and emotional damages.
Unfortunately, not all playgrounds are well maintained or supervised. Over time, certain parts may deteriorate and become unsafe, or the parts may have been defective in the first place. Without proper supervision, a child may try to engage in unsafe behavior, climbing on equipment they should not. In these situations, broken bones are not the only type of injury a child can sustain on a playground. Children on playgrounds are also at risk for lacerations, head, neck, or spinal cord injuries, and even burns from contact with hot metal.
It can be difficult to determine who is at fault when playground injuries occur. The school could be held responsible if the injury happened during school hours and there was a lack of supervision. A city parks and recreation department could also be held liable if they failed to keep the playground equipment properly maintained. In some cases, the playground designer or manufacturer could also be at fault.We can examine all aspects of your case to determine who is liable for your child’s injuries and damages. By allowing us to handle every aspect of the legal process, you can focus on your child’s recovery and healing.
WHY CHOOSE US?
If your child has been injured as a result of someone else’s negligent behavior, we have an aggressive, proactive team of attorneys who want to help you seek justice. Our firm is backed by a wide network of professionals and our deep understanding of personal injury cases. We can examine all aspects of your case to determine who is liable for your child’s injuries and damages. By allowing us to handle every aspect of the legal process, you can focus on your child’s recovery and healing.
TRUST A SAN DIEGO CHILD INJURY LAWYER
At San Diego Injury Lawyer, we understand how important your family is to you. Your child is the highest priority in your life and their health and safety should always come first. We can handle all aspects of your case, allowing you to provide the love and care your child needs to heal. Contact an experienced member of our team online or call (858) 413-9228 to schedule an initial consultation.