Estero Child Injury Lawyer
Mostly because their bodies, including their brains, are underdeveloped, children are especially at risk for serious injury. A child is not a small adult. A child’s body tissue is abnormally sensitive. Brain development is an even more important consideration. Usually, the brain fully develops after age 30. Before then, individuals cannot make good choices, because they cannot adequately discern risk and reward. Small children chase wayward balls into busy streets. Older children sometimes make even worse choices.
The compassionate Estero child injury lawyer at Cardinal Law understands what families of injured children must endure. Many individuals on our professional team have undergone similar experiences. This sympathy fuels our drive to settle your case as quickly as possible. These families need money to pay ongoing medical expenses. They also deserve money. A child’s health and well-being is priceless, but quite frankly, money is the next best thing. The settlement process takes time. The sooner you reach out to us, the sooner we reach that end.
Motor Vehicle Wrecks
Usually, children are passengers in motor vehicle collision matters. All passenger injury cases involve some additional emotional and financial issues. Child passenger injuries involve additional legal issues as well.
Generally, an injured child is in the car with a parent or close adult friend. Understandably, many families don’t want to “blame” such an individual for an “accident.”
Blame is not a civil court concept. Personal injury cases do not blame anyone for anything. Instead, personal injury cases compensate victims.
As mentioned above, victims need this compensation. Usually, an insurance company is financially responsible for these damages. In fact, in most cases, the insurance company is also financially responsible for all other litigation costs, including hiring a lawyer. So, for the most part, a personal injury case does not personally affect a tortfeasor (negligent driver).
The insurance company might increase the tortfeasor’s premiums or even cancel coverage. But these adverse actions probably would have happened anyway.
Additionally, most vehicle collisions are not “accidents.” Driver error, usually impairment or aggressive driving, causes over 98 percent of car crashes in Florida. When people make mistakes, regardless of their status in life or the surrounding circumstances, they should accept responsibility for them. You break it, you buy it.
Estero Child Injury Lawyers and Premises Liability
Falls, swimming pool injuries, and dog bites are the most common premises liability injury matters in Lee County.
A few children slip and fall at a commercial establishment, public building, like a school, or private residence. Falls from playground equipment, like monkey bars, are much more common, especially among young children. Generally, these property owners have a duty of care to ensure that their invited guests are reasonably safe. This duty requires them to proactively address fall injury hazards.
Drowning and poisonings are the most common swimming pool injuries. A small child can drown in as little as two inches of water. As for poisonings, if the pool’s chlorine level is too high, it causes chemical burns. If the level is too low, dangerous bacteria grows and multiplies.
Animal attacks often cause gruesome injuries to small children. Florida’s dog bite law is very complex. Most victims have multiple legal options. The best one usually depends on the facts of the case as well as the presence, or absence, of any insurance company legal defenses.
Contact a Diligent Lee County Lawyer
Injury victims are entitled to substantial compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Estero child injury lawyer, contact Cardinal Law, P.A. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.