Because of their young age and juvenile judgment, children are far more prone to being injured than adults. Unfortunately, that means that children's injuries are sometimes unavoidable. As U.S. study revealed that an estimated 14 million children are hurt or killed by injuries from accidents every year. While some of these accidents were unavoidable, a majority of them were due to negligence and could have been prevented.
Injuries to children have a greater impact on the child's life as they grow into adults. Permanent or catastrophic injuries can have long-term or even life-long effects on what could have been a full and happy life.
Because of their nature, children are handled with special care when it comes to safety guidelines and regulations. Federal and state laws have often increased the amount of care required when handling anything that might pertain to the safety of children. Nonetheless, children are still injured or killed due to carelessness or negligence on the part of adults that could have otherwise avoided the tragedy.
If you are the parent of a child who has been injured, you most certainly understand the frustration and anxiety felt by other parents in this position. When your child is in pain, the only thing you want to do is make it better for them, and when their injuries could have been prevented had someone been more careful or attentive, the situation can become even more frustrating. At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, we provide representation to parents in Santa Clarita whose children have been inured due to someone else's negligence. Since 1987 our lawyers have been representing California clients for personal injury claims and wrongful death suits involving children's injuries.
Our attorneys help the parents of children who have suffered personal injury from many different types of situations, from dog bites to swimming pool drowning, and regardless of the extent of the injuries you may be entitled to compensation. After choosing our firm for representation, your Santa Clarita personal injury lawyer will thoroughly research and investigate the circumstances behind the injury claim in order to find the responsible party.
A child can get injured by a number of factors. Usually, the supervisor present or the adult with an influence over the safety of the child is expected to protect them from harm as is reasonably possible. Children can easily be injured in events caused by negligence such as:
Because of their fragility at such a young age, children are susceptible to serious injury in the event that any of the above take place. Injuries such as brain injury, spinal cord injury, scarring and burn injuries can be far more serious for a child than they would be for an adult. Furthermore, children are forced to live longer with their injuries because they are sustained at such a young age, prolonging the suffering component.
Possibilities for seeking financial compensation in the event of a child injury exist based on the circumstances of the accident that led to the child's harm. Premises liability, product liability and wrongful death claims can all be made if the child was injured or killed due to the negligence of another person.
To learn more about pursing legal action against the person responsible for your child's injuries and how compensation can help you provide the medical attention and care your child deserves, consult a personal injury attorney in Santa Clarita.
At The Law Offices of Gerald L. Marcus, we believe that anyone responsible for causing a child's injuries should be held accountable for their actions, and we will fight hard to get you the compensation you deserve for medical bills, lost wages of the caretaker, and pain and suffering on the part of both the child and the family. If your child has been injured in an accident due to the negligence of someone else, contact a Santa Clarita personal injury attorney today!