Children's Injuries are sometimes unavoidable. Because of their continual development, children are susceptible to a wide range of dangers and risks. The scope and nature of children's injuries can be particularly damaging to a child's future. While state and federal laws often include safety guidelines for children's products and activities, such laws are frequently ignored or simply not enforced. Too often, children are harmed, injured or even killed by the carelessness or negligence of others.
Some of the dangers that children are exposed to that can cause injuries and damage include:
- Birth injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Burns and orthopedic injuries
- Injuries at home, school and play
- Organized sports
- Playground injuries
- Toy injuries
- Water injuries
- Automobile accidents
- Defective products
- Adverse reactions to prescription drugs
Sometimes children's injuries can be avoided. Some preventive measures include:
- When playing sports, make sure that proper equipment is used for that type of sport.
- Make sure playing surfaces are appropriate and maintained.
- Provide adequate adult supervision.
Many times, the only thing a parent knows is that his or her child has been injured or harmed in some way. There could be negligence involved by an organization, corporation or an individual, but it takes a lawyer to determine if negligence has been a factor in the child's injury. Access to information such as lists of recalled products, expert opinions from similar cases and articles in scientific journals are important components of a case. If your child has been injured or harmed, don't try to determine fault or negligence without talking to a lawyer.
Our lawyers and staff have children, and some of us have stood by the hospital bed as our children recovered from injuries that should not have happened. Ogletree, Abbott, Clay & Reed, L.L.P., is made up of caring, concerned and experienced lawyers who can answer your questions. Our law firm can provide and help with medical costs and other assistance that your child may need to overcome serious injuries. Email us; there's no obligation and all conversations are kept completely confidential. We understand children's injuries and parents' concerns, and we have been in your shoes. You should call and talk with us as soon as possible after any event that causes your child injury or harm.