Children are precious and we hate to think of a child being injured, although their young age and lack of knowledge makes them susceptible to injury. Although most children handle small cuts and bruises throughout their childhood, serious injuries can be traumatizing and have a tremendous affect on a child’s life. Children suffer injuries from falls, mistreatment, car accidents, playgrounds and drownings, which is the number one cause of fatal injuries in small children. Injuries can also be caused by products, especially toys, that are defective or negligently designed.
Depending on the cause of a child’s injury, the child’s family may be able to take legal action. If a child suffers injury as a result of someone else’s negligence, the family may file a lawsuit against the party that caused the injury, such as the at-fault driver in a car accident or the manufacturer of a defective toy. Child injuries obtained on property belonging to others may result in the property owner being held liable for the injuries, as they owe a duty of care to those on their property. Attractive nuisance doctrine also holds property owners liable for injuries sustained by children on their premises, even if their presence is without consent, if it is caused by an object on the property that is likely to attract children, such as playgrounds and pools.
Recovering from an injury can be tough as an adult, and even more difficult for children. If your child has been injured due to another party’s negligence contact personal injury attorney Kweku Darfoor at 1-833-DARFOOR for a free evaluation.