Lehigh Acres Child Injury Lawyer
Children can be incredibly resilient. They might bounce back after taking horrendous-looking falls or seemingly cope with major life changes without putting up a fuss, yet no child is invisible. And there are few more traumatic events for a parent than the serious injury of their child. Here at Cardinal Law, P.A., we understand the pain that your child, and you, are in. Our Lehigh Acres child injury lawyer can help make this horrible situation a little more manageable by filing a personal injury claim against the at-fault party for medical expenses, pain and suffering, extra cost of care, loss of joy of life, and more.
Traffic collisions are the most common way for virtually all members of society to be catastrophically injured. Children are at even more risk, as airbags and other safety features are designed for adults, not for children. Pedestrian injuries are also typically much more severe if the victim is a child versus an adult, due to the height of the vehicle’s hood. If your child was hit by a careless driver as a pedestrian or a cyclist, it can be challenging to prove that the driver was at fault; the police, and insurance adjusters, often take the word of the adult over the child. And children often admit fault even if they are not to blame.
If a child gets injured playing on a set of swings, slips and falls while running the hall, or comes down with food poisoning and gets sent home early, chances are that no one is at fault, even though schools are responsible for the safety and well-being of children while they are on school grounds. However, if a school breaches the duty of care by negligently maintaining those swings, or by not providing supervision in the hallway, the child’s parents may have a case worth pursuing.
Tragically, gun violence is the number one cause of child deaths in America. Child abuse and other forms of violence are also all too common. Whether your child was injured in a shooting, physical assault, or sexual assault, it may be possible to file a lawsuit against the perpetrator, or the non-parental party that was responsible for caring for your child at the time of the violent assault.
Other Common Causes of Child Injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Defective medical devices
- Defective products
- Dangerous toys
- Slip and falls
- Dog attacks and dog bites
- Pool accidents and drownings
- Daycare accidents
- Other premises liability accidents
Call a Lehigh Acres Child Injury Lawyer Today
Whether your child broke a leg or suffered a traumatic brain injury that will be with them for the rest of their life, you and your child are entitled to compensation if the injury resulted from another party’s negligence. We are here to help you seek justice for your child. We encourage you to take legal action by reaching out to a Lehigh Acres child injury lawyer. Contact Cardinal Law, P.A. today at 239-610-0845 to schedule a free consultation.