Injuries to Minors & Children
Children are our most precious assets. They are the pride of their parents and even the slightest harm to them can leave parents devastated. As parents, we trust that the people who care for our children will keep them safe. We also trust that the products we let our children use and play with will not harm them. However, the negligence or recklessness of other parties can seriously alter our children’s lives. When this happens, it is important for parents to be aware of their legal options.
Many states, including California, have special personal injury laws, known generally as attractive nuisance laws, that can hold a property owner legally responsible for any injuries a child has on a property. That could be the case even if the child was on the property without proper consent. If your child has been injured by the negligence of recklessness of another party, you should immediately consult with the legal team at the Nourmand Law Firm.What Are Some of the Most Common Causes of Child Injuries?
Children can get injured in a variety of different situations. Some of the most common injuries to children include:
- Falls: The Center for Disease Control reports that falls are the leading cause of non-fatal accidents for children.
- Car accidents: Children are more liable to be injured in a car accident than adults. Sometimes defective child seats are the cause of serious injury, and the manufacturer may be held liable.
- Playground accidents: Playground equipment can inflict serious harm on children; such equipment is supposed to be tested regularly to ensure its safety.
- Swimming accidents: A pool that is poorly designed or maintained can be a death trap for children. Sadly, most of these injuries occur in residential swimming pools at private homes.
- Dog bites: Children are naturally drawn towards petting and playing with stranger’s dogs, regardless of safe it is to do so.
If you or your child’s attorney can establish negligence on the part of owner and or party in the above mentioned accidents, your child may be entitled to recover compensation for his or her injuries.What Are the Most Common Child Injuries?
The above scenarios can lead to very serious injuries, with these being the most frequent:
- Head trauma: Young children are very susceptible to serious head trauma, especially because their heads have to harden and are vulnerable to even the slightest damage.
- Broken bones: Children’s bones are fragile and can fracture or break easily. The most common breaks occur in the arms, legs, fingers and wrists.
- Burns: These can occur from fire, electricity exposure or scalding water.
If your child was injured due to someone else’s negligence or recklessness, the legal team at the Nourmand Law Firm can help you protect your child’s rights and obtain the full extent of the compensation he or she deserves. For more information or to schedule a complimentary consultation with one of our attorneys, please call us at (310) 553-3600 or contact us online. If we don’t win, you don’t win.