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Which Law Firm Handles Personal Injury Cases Involving Infants and Children?
Children often have accidents and suffer injuries playing on playground equipment or while learning how to do things like ride a bike. It’s just part of being a child – kids will be kids. However, because of their youth and inexperience, children are often injured in scenarios that could have been avoided. Unfortunately, many childhood accidents are caused by the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of others.
The team at Schiffman Firm has over 100 years of combined legal and trial experience in representing children and their families when a personal injury occurs due to an accident. This experience — combined with the resources of our firm, our access to top experts, and our determination to win — has resulted in the recovery of millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Our attorneys have the knowledge and experience to pursue cases in which children are injured by dangerous toys, defective playground equipment, and in other circumstances in which the parent or guardian was told that there was “no case” by other lawyers and law firms.
If your child or a child your care about was injured contact us today for a free evaluation of your situation. There is no fee for our services unless we win your case.
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Child and Infant Injuries Resource Center
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Bicycle Accidents, Dangerous Playgrounds, Unsafe Property Conditions
What are some examples of accidents that can result in injuries to children?
Children and adults can suffer a personal injury from similar accident types and scenarios. One main difference is that children may be involved in accidents that cause harm and injury while they are under the supervision of others. This could be an accident that occurs while the child is attending school, summer camp, and even daycare.
Children may also find themselves in harm’s way when using dangerous and potentially defective products designed and marketed towards them. This could include toys, ATVs, hoverboards, infant inclined sleepers, and playground equipment like slides and swingsets.
Regardless of the cause – if your child or a child you care for was injured it is always tough to tackle the situation at hand while understanding where to go next. Make sure you protect your legal rights and contact an attorney shortly after the accident occurs. The team at Schiffman Firm offers free case evaluations to all potential clients and there are no fees unless we help you win your case.
Common types of accidents and scenarios that can result in injuries to children and infants include, but are not limited to:
- Inadequate or negligent supervision while under the watch of a childcare provider like a daycare center or summer camp
- Car accidents and automobile collisions
- Playground accidents caused by dangerous and defective slides, jungle gyms, swing sets, and more
- Slips, trips, and falls caused by dangerous conditions and unsafe premises from property owner negligence
- Defective and dangerous children’s toys
Broken Bones, Concussions, Traumatic Brain Injuries
What types of injuries can a child suffer in an accident?
The types of injuries sustained in an accident involving a child can be very similar to those involving an adult.
However, one important thing to remember is that the body of a child is in a constant state of development, both physically and mentally. Considering that, if you took the same accident or scenario and compared the injuries of a child against an adult, the adult may suffer minor or superficial injuries whereas the child may sustain severe and potentially life-changing injuries.
No matter the type of accident or the scenario involved, making sure you partner with the right legal team is crucial if your child or a child you care for is injured.
Our attorneys understand the profound nature of childhood injuries and we team with leading medical experts to ensure your family receives appropriate compensation for serious head injuries, back and neck injuries, spinal cord damage, burns, severe fractures, disfigurement, missing adult teeth, and emotional or psychological trauma.
Injuries a child could suffer from if involved in an accident can include, but are not limited to:
- Concussions and head injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries, or TBI
- Burns suffered from fires or hazardous chemicals
- Spinal cord damage
- Dental injuries including missing teeth or fractured jaws
- Broken and bruised bones
- Cuts and scrapes
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I do if my child is injured?
The most important thing is the safety and well-being of your child. Make sure you seek proper medical attention and ensure the child is taken care of.
After you and your child are in a safe and calm situation, contact a personal injury lawyer to help guide you through the next steps and provide proper legal advice. If you are contacted by any insurance companies, do not speak to them until you have retained a lawyer or attorney for your case – they will act as your mouthpiece between the insurance companies and ensure anything you say can’t be used against you in your case.
Some other items to consider:
- Take pictures of the scene where the accident occurred
- Be sure to include pictures if any objects or equipment that were involved in the accident
- Ensure that your accident is reported to proper authorities and obtain copies of the filings
- Once you receive medical attention be sure to follow the doctor’s or health care provider’s orders
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