Injured Children

Trial Attorneys Providing Representation to Injured Minor Children

Child in a hospital after sustaining serious injuries

Representing Severely Injured Children

Children often have accidents and suffer injuries playing on playground equipment or learning how to do such things as ride a bike. It’s just part of being a child; kids will be kids. Moreover, children, because of their youth and inexperience, are often injured by conditions which an adult may have avoided. But many childhood accidents are caused by the negligence, carelessness, or recklessness of others.

Children under the age of eighteen cannot bring an action for damages due to the negligence of another or due to a defective product or unsafe premises without having a parent, guardian, or adult appointed by the courts to bring an action on their behalf.

Schiffman Firm has nearly a century of expertise in representing children and their families. 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, dangerous and defective playground equipment, and in other circumstances in which the parent or guardian was told that there was “no case.”
These cases may involve:

  • Inadequate or negligent supervision by day-care providers, summer camps, day camps, and other people, businesses or organizations responsible for the care, supervision, and safety of children
  • Defective or unsafe products of all types, including toys, playground equipment, bikes, car seats, cribs, household chemicals, firearms, furniture, windows, and window blinds, and more
  • Property owner negligence, commonly thought of in relation to dog bite and swimming pool cases, but also involving slip and fall accidents, tripping accidents and nuisances and attractive nuisances such as an unattended lawn mower, unattended automobile, or an unprotected excavation site
  • Motor vehicle accidents involving cars, trucks, motorcycles, All-terrain Vehicles (ATVs), dirt bikes, bicycles, golf carts, boats, personal watercraft (jet skis), and child pedestrians, resulting in head injuries, spinal cord injuries, fractures, amputations, and other serious and lesser child injuries

We put in the time and effort it takes to find the right experts for each case.

An injury to a child’s brain, spine, or leg is different from the same injury in an adult. Our attorneys understand the profound nature of childhood injuries and work with medical experts to ensure our child clients receive 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.

Children who are injured may suffer traumatic brain injuries or other long term injuries necessitating placing the money into structured settlements or special needs trusts in order to assure that the child who is injured will have money allocated for the future. The attorneys at Schiffman Firm are experienced in handling the arrangements to assure that the money will be available to an injured child as he becomes an adult.

Schiffman Firm is also equipped to deal with lesser injuries to children and is conscious of the necessity of keeping costs down to maximize the amount that the injured child recovers.

Call Us at 412-288-9444

If your child has suffered an injury due to the negligence of another person or business, Schiffman Firm may be able to help. Contact our child injury lawyers today for a free case assessment. In most instances, there are no costs or fees for our representation in personal injury cases unless we recover money for the injured child.

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