PERSONAL INJURY CASES FOR CHILDREN
Posted on Wednesday, February 1st, 2017 at 11:55 pm
It is a parent’s worst nightmare — your child is injured in an accident. Seeing your child in pain and not being able to stop that pain is devastating. When the pain is caused by a preventable accident, it is also extremely frustrating and infuriating.
If your child has been injured in an accident, you may have a cause of action against one or more parties. To determine if your child is entitled to receive compensation for a personal injury claim, consult with an experienced Sacramento personal injury attorney. Call our office at (916) 999-9000 to speak with an experienced Sacramento personal injury attorney.
Common Accident Cases Involving Children
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Children can be injured in car accidents just like adults. It is important to have your child checked by a doctor as soon as possible after a car accident. Closed head injuries are common in car accidents and very difficult to diagnose because there may be no outward trauma to the head. Regardless of the severity of the car accident, always seek medical attention for yourself and your child to protect your child’s health and your right to receive compensation from the other driver.
Bicycle and Pedestrian Accidents
Children do not use as much caution when riding their bicycles and crossing the road as adults do in the same situation. One of the best ways to prevent bicycle and pedestrian accidents is to set a good example and to teach your child about bicycle and pedestrian safety. A good source for information that parents can use is Safe Kids.
Pool accidents involving children can have devastating consequences. Property owners, both public and private, must take steps to prevent children from entering the pool, even if a child is trespassing. Also, pool owners must take steps to prevent water-transmitted diseases and other injuries. If your child is injured in a pool accident, don’t assume it is your child’s fault. Consult a Sacramento personal injury attorney to determine if your child should be compensated by the pool’s owner for his or her injuries.
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
Children are very vulnerable for dog bites and animal attacks because they don’t know how to defend themselves and/or they are unable to defend themselves in an attack. Teach your children about animal safety and seek immediate medical attention for any animal bite. A small bite can result in infections, permanent nerve damage, and scarring. In most cases, the owner of the animal is liable for damages if the animal bites or attacks your child. Therefore, seek legal counsel from a Sacramento personal injury attorney to discuss your options for legal action.
Slip and Fall Accidents
Children fall — that is just a fact of life. However, sometimes the fall is not just an accident. If a property owner allows an unsafe or hazardous condition to remain on the property, your child may have a legal course of action if he or she falls and is injured. Discuss the accident with an attorney to determine if you have a valid personal injury claim.
Protect Your Child’s Legal Rights – Call A Sacramento Personal Injury Attorney
If your child has been injured, call the Tiemann Law Firm at (916) 999-9000 or chat with a representative on our website to obtain more information and to schedule a free legal consultation with a Sacramento personal injury attorney. We want to help you hold the personal responsible for your child’s injuries liable. Before discussing the case with an insurance adjuster or attorney for the other party, get the facts about your legal options to protect your child’s best interests.