Child Injury Lawyer
Last updated Tuesday, September 26th, 2023
When others injure our children, it can be devastating. At Mezrano Law, we will aggressively pursue compensation for your child and you and seek justice. If your child has been injured by the negligence or intentionality of another person, seek a child injury lawyer immediately. An experienced child injury lawyer can help determine if your child has a case against the responsible party or organization. It would be best if you did not have to do this alone; contact our office today.
What is a Child Injury Lawyer?
A child injury lawyer is an attorney who represents children in personal injury lawsuits. Many state laws protect children who the negligence of another person or company has hurt. These attorneys specialize in helping families file lawsuits against negligent parties so they may receive compensation.
How Much Does a Child Injury Lawyer Cost?
At Mezrano Law, we work on a contingency basis for premises liability and personal injury. A contingency fee basis means we do not charge you anything unless we win a settlement in or out of court. This fee structure ensures we work hard for your case and that you don’t have even more out-of-pocket expenses during a stressful time. Reach out today for a free consultation with a child injury lawyer. At Mezrano Law, we offer contingency fee schedules for other practice areas such as:
- Personal Injury lawyers
- Nursing home abuse attorneys
- Car accident lawyers
- Premises Liability
- and more
Child Injury Lawyer Benefits
A child injury lawyer has many benefits for those looking for help with their case. We will help you recover compensation for:
- medical costs (past, present, and future)
- lost income
- Pain and suffering
- loss of enjoyment of life
- and more
Child Injury Cases
Injuries to children are especially tragic and traumatic because they may have lifelong physical and emotional consequences. When a child suffers an injury due to the negligence of another party, it is essential to know your legal rights and options. The following information provides an overview of child injury claims:
Injury incidents on another person’s property can lead to premises liability claims in several ways. Premises liability cases most frequently involve slip-and-fall incidents, such as when a person falls on a wet floor or off a balcony with a faulty railing. If you or your child gets injured on someone else’s property, you may be able to sue the owner of that property for damages.
Daycare Injury Cases
In daycare injury cases, children often get hurt while playing on equipment at the facility. In addition, the equipment may be unsafe because it was not maintained correctly or is poorly designed and manufactured. Daycare providers can also be part of the claim for causing injury to the child they are meant to care for.
The Law as It Pertains to Daycare Centers
In the United States, daycare centers are required to meet specific standards of safety and care. If a child is injured or dies at a daycare center, there may be grounds for a lawsuit.
The law requires that all states implement some licensing program for daycare centers. These programs vary from state to state, but they all must meet specific federal guidelines the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) set.
These licensing programs aim to ensure that children are safe in childcare settings. They also exist so that parents can be assured that their children will be cared for properly if they send them off to school or a daycare center daily.
What is a Child Injury?
A child injury is any damage to a child’s body caused by another person or thing. The term “child” can refer to anyone under 18 years old, including newborn babies, toddlers, and teenagers.
Child injuries can range from minor bumps and bruises to broken bones and brain injuries. While some injuries are apparent immediately, others may not appear until much later. The most common types of child injuries include:
Any bone that breaks through the skin or causes bleeding is considered a broken bone. It includes skull fractures and broken arms or legs.
Burns are a common type of injury that children experience. Whether their caregiver wasn’t paying attention and the child touched something hot, or they were burned in a car accident, burns can be severe injuries.
Cuts and Scratches
Cuts happen when sharp objects, such as knives or broken glass, are cut into the skin. Children can also get cuts from dogs, cats, or other animal bites. Cuts can become infected and often require immediate medical attention.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI) in a child is an injury to the brain caused by trauma, such as a fall, car accident, or physical assault. This can cause significant problems with thinking, speaking, movement, and other skills. Symptoms can vary and may include:
- memory problems
- coordination issues
- vision problems
- and changes in mood or behavior.
Spinal Cord Injury
A Spinal Cord Injury (SCI) in a child is a traumatic event that results in damage or complete disruption of the nerve cells that carry signals from the brain to parts of the body below the site of injury. SCI often results in partial or complete loss of motor function, sensation, and autonomic function.
Soft Tissue Damage
Soft tissue damage in a child is trauma to the skin, muscle, and connective tissues, such as ligaments and tendons. This can be caused by contact sports or falls and may require medical attention.
Causes of Child Injury
There are many causes of child injuries, such as:
Birth injuries can result in physical and neurological problems that can lead to lifelong disabilities, including cerebral palsy, Erb’s palsy, developmental delays, learning disabilities, vision or hearing impairments, as well as respiratory conditions. These problems can cause physical pain and suffering as well as emotional trauma for the baby and their family.
Playground accidents are one of the most common causes of child injury, with falls being the most frequent type of injury. These injuries can range from scrapes and bruises to fractures, head trauma, and even sometimes, death. Factors such as faulty, defective playground equipment and improper surfacing can contribute to many playground-related injuries.
Falling is one of the most common causes of injury for children under five, although older children can be injured by falls. Falls occur when a child is running, jumping, or climbing and trips or slips on an object or surface that isn’t safe for them to play on.
Child Abuse and Neglect
Child abuse and neglect refer to any intentional or unintentional harm inflicted on a child under 18. The harm can be bruising, emotional damage, and even death.
A car accident is one of the most common causes of child injury. According to Safe Kids Worldwide, motor vehicle crashes are responsible for more than 1 million yearly injuries in children under 14 years old in the United States alone.
Children are never the target but are all too often the innocent victims of gun violence. Child victims of gun violence can suffer catastrophic fatal injuries.
Swimming Pool Accidents
Whether it’s a slip or fall or diving and hitting their head, swimming pool accidents in children are common. If your child was injured at a swimming pool due to someone else’s negligence, contact Heintz Law for a personal injury claim.
Bicycle accidents are common causes of injuries to children. From head injuries to broken bones, many kids can be hurt by the negligence of others.
Trampoline accidents can cause serious injury to children due to the force of contact with the trampoline bed and because of entrapment within the structure of the trampoline. Additionally, improper use or malfunctioning of safety equipment such as nets and pads can also lead to injury.
Product manufacturers have the responsibility to produce and sell products and toys that are safe for use. When this doesn’t happen, children can become injured. Our personal injury attorneys are experienced in product liability cases involving cases. We will work to get you and your child the maximum compensation possible.
Damages You Can Pursue After a Child Injury
There are a few types of damages you can receive after your child has been injured, such as:
Economic damages are the losses suffered by a party due to another party’s breach of contract or other legal wrong. Examples of economic damages include:
- lost profits
- lost wages
- loss of income
- and medical expenses.
Non-economic damages are any form of noneconomic losses an individual may suffer due to injury, such as:
- pain and suffering
- emotional distress
- loss of companionship
- or decreased quality of life.
Punitive damages are damages above and beyond what is necessary to compensate a plaintiff for their losses. They are usually awarded when the defendant has behaved in an especially malicious or reckless manner, and the goal is to punish them for their behavior and to act as a deterrent against any future similar wrongdoing.
Call Mezrano Law Today
Contact a child injury lawyer if you need assistance with your child’s injury or medical malpractice case. A lawyer can help you determine if there are grounds for a lawsuit, how much money you may be entitled to, and what steps to take next.