Accidental Child Injury in the State of Florida
Getting hurt is never something to take lightly no matter how old you are. It seems to weigh even more heavily on the heart when it is a minor who is injured. No parent would like to see a child hurt. All the more so when such accidents could cause permanent damage or lead to death. Disability suffered because of an unfortunate event during their childhood could result in far-reaching consequences on the quality of their entire life. Burdensome expenses only serve to increase the mental anguish that parents go through.
Lichtblau & Goldenberg knows that this can be a very trying time for any family. Children are the pride and joy of their parents. To see them in pain and agony would surely make any father or mother indignant at those responsible. Our West Palm Beach Law Firm provides the assistance that is required to uphold your child’s legal rights. We will take up the cudgels for your little ones in a court of law so that you can simply focus on caring for them. You can trust that our expert lawyers will pursue the case as far as legally possible to attain what your child rightfully deserves.
The CDC or Centers for Disease Control provide that the following are among the causes of child injury:
- Child maltreatment
- Slip and fall accidents
- Sport injuries
- Child Poisoning
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Firework accident
- Car Accident
Highest Incidents of Accidents Involving Minors
Statistics show that accidents from motor vehicles cause the highest fatalities among minors. The year was 2008 when one thousand three hundred forty-seven children lost their lives to motor vehicle-related accidents with about one hundred ninety thousand more receiving injuries. Regrettably, drunk drivers were responsible for sixteen percent of these deaths. What makes it even more disturbing is that around fifty percent of these cases had the child on board with the intoxicated driver.
Drowning is the next cause of accidental death. There were about eight hundred fatalities in 2008 alone. The mortality rate is one out of five children, with the other four needing to be emergency healthcare services. It is sad to note the state of Florida leads the country in drowning fatalities among children aged five and below. The most incidents occurred within the counties of Palm Beach, Broward and Miami-Dade.
It is inevitable that children will get scrapes and bumps, as kids normally do. This is part of growing up and having that occasional tumble is something that the little one has to go through. This does not mean however that another’s negligence or imprudence resulting in severe injuries is still considered an ordinary occurrence. A child’s safety is always of paramount importance because of their inability to fully understand how to do so on their own. Someone should always be responsible when children are hurt or when an injury occurs. It could be a person in authority entrusted to their care such as a teacher or a bus driver. Companies such as toy manufacturers are likewise liable when their products cause harm toward their little patrons. Whatever the case may be, the parents of these innocent children should not be expected to answer for the damage caused by another.
The Law Allows Damages to be Collected
Children cannot care for themselves at such a young age. They have to rely on their parents for financial and emotional support for the daily needs. The same is true when they are injured. It is their parents or legal guardians who are the first ones to makes sure that they get the right medical attention for faster recovery from their wounds. There are however bills to pay for all of the health issues that they have to address, especially if the injury requires prolonged treatment.
Lichtblau & Goldenberg knows that the emotional trauma that results from a child’s injuries could be difficult to bear. We can provide assistance to the best of our abilities in the form of financial recovery for the injuries caused to your loved one. It is true that no amount of money can take away the physical hurt and emotional pain that has been suffered. At least, however, it can assist in settling any expenses incurred during recovery as well as provide further peace of mind for future costs for rehabilitation.
Allow us to come in and take care of the legalities that necessarily come with collecting for damages. You do not have to leave your loved one’s side just to ensure that you receive what is right under the law. Our experienced lawyers are adept at child injury cases and will exhaust all legal means necessary to fulfill the task at hand. We are ready to answer any queries you might have regarding this process. Trust that your little one’s best interests will be upheld at Lichtblau & Goldenberg.
Dial 561-863-9100 to find out how we may begin building a strong case for your child. Consultation is free.