Childhood InjuriesChildhood injuries, as with injuries at any stage of life, can vary in intensity and impact. Curiosity or excitement can lead children to take risks and put themselves in danger, but sometimes these injuries are due to someone else's negligence. Even the most attentive parent may have to deal with a child's serious injury. If your child's injury could have been prevented, was dealt with poorly, or not covered by health insurance, consult a child injury lawyer at the Coye Law Firm. Our family law firm can help you examine sources of liability and benefits in order to restore your child's health.
Common causes of infant injury include:
- Birthing procedures
- Shaken baby syndrome
- Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
(such as cribs)
- Cerebral Palsy
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Traumatic Brain Damage & Injury
- Dislocated or broken bones
Common Childhood Injuries & Illnesses
Children can be injured around their homes or schools in a number of ways, including:
- car accidents (defective airbags or car seats)
- falls (from windows, balconies, furniture, stairs, bikes, playground equipment, etc.)
- drowning (in pools , bathtubs, fountains, or ponds)
- poisoning (from household chemicals or medications)
- burns (by liquids)
- daycare facility negligence
- defective products, such as window blind cords
This flyer provided by the Florida Department of Children and Families warns parents and caregivers of these common injuries and offers prevention methods. Many of the personal injuries experienced by adults can leave children equally injured and in need of legal services. Faulty drugs, products, and property negligence may contribute to an injury and those at fault need to be held responsible by an experienced child injury attorney at the Coye Law Firm.
Areas of Liability
If your child's injury could have been prevented by reasonable attention or safety measures, then it may fall in the realm of personal injury. These claims involve a degree of negligence, whether by a caregiver, products manufacturer, or property owner. Visit those pages to examine how negligence is determined and pursued by a seasoned personal injury lawyer at the Coye Law Firm.
Medical staff should deal with an injury in an appropriate and timely manner. If they fail to complete necessary treatment or procedures, you may have a claim against them as well. Documentation of the injury and any treatment received is the best way to build your claim and speed up a case.
If your child died as a result of someone's negligence, you may have a wrongful death claim. These are some of the most difficult situations to deal with personally, but the Coye Law Firm can aggressively pursue your interests in the legal system. Our compassionate wrongful death attorneys can work on your family's behalf and best interest.