Children’s Personal Injury Law Firm
If your child has been injured in an accident in Miami, Fort Lauderdale, Palm Beach, or anywhere in the State of Florida, you need an experienced children’s injury lawyer in North Miami Beach on your side to fight for you and your family. Contact the Law Offices of Victor Dante to learn more about all of your legal options. Call us at 1-888-920-HURT or 305-949-2526 today to discuss your case.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 12,000 children between the ages of 0 and 19 die from unintentional injuries every year, and more than 9.2 million are injured and taken to the emergency room. These injuries range from broken legs to serious traumatic brain injuries and can significantly impact a child’s entire future.
Recent statistics continue to show that young boys are more likely to be injured or killed in accidents. This is due in large part to their risk-taking behaviors and active nature. While motor vehicle accidents continue to be the #1 cause of fatalities for all children, drowning was actually the leading cause of injury death for those 1 to 4 years of age. Interestingly, the #1 cause of non-fatal injuries was not motor vehicle accidents at all—falls were the leading cause of nonfatal injuries.
Types of Children’s Injury Accidents
This world is a scary place—especially for parents who are trying to keep curious toddlers and precocious teenagers safe. Sadly, there are numerous ways your child could be injured or killed, even when all safety precautions are taken. Some of them include:
Who is to Blame When a Child is Injured?
There are numerous situations when there is no one to blame for your child’s injury or death. Tragic and unfortunate accidents occur all the time and are devastating for families who are affected. Yet there are times when your child’s injury or death is the direct result of another person’s negligence. Some examples of negligence could include:
- A neighbor who didn’t keep their vicious dog restrained, leading to your child’s dog bite injury.
- A drunk driver who hit your child while he or she was walking home from school.
- A toy manufacturer whose defective toy caused serious harm to your child.
- A school that failed to install their playground equipment correctly, leading to serious injury when the structure collapsed.
- A doctor who mistakenly prescribed your child the wrong dose of medication, which lead to his or her death.
- A car seat manufacturer whose car seat’s defect failed to protect your child during an accident.
- A driver who was texting while driving and swerved into your child while riding his bike.
These are just some of the examples of when negligence causes serious injury to a child.
In order to win your case, your Miami children’s injury lawyer must prove that your child’s injury or death was caused by the negligence of another person or company. This includes investigating all angles of your child’s accident closely to identify all negligent parties. In many situations, there are multiple parties responsible for your child’s injuries.
If your child has been injured due to the negligence of another person or company, it is important to understand the severity of these injuries and the long-term complications that could arise. Our experienced children’s injuries lawyer in Miami can review your case and determine if you are eligible to seek compensation. You may need money to help pay for medical expenses, future surgeries, disability equipment, loss of wages for you and your spouse, rehabilitation, funeral expenses, disfigurement, and more.