Children suffer injuries and wrongful death every day due to someone’s negligence. Many times a defective product is the culprit. According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), each year more than 12,000 young people age 19 and under die from accidental injuries, and more than nine million are treated for nonfatal injuries.
If your child’s injury is due to an accident on a playground or school bus, in a daycare center, from a dog bite or drowning, or some other negligent mishap, the Billy Johnson Law Firm’s child accident and child injury lawyers can identify the negligent parties and aggressively pursue them for the compensation your child deserves.
Amusement park injuries can instantly turn a fun day into an unforgettable tragedy. The cause could be negligence of park workers, defective rides, lax security or poor maintenance. Many slips and falls and other painful injuries happen at county fairs and traveling carnivals throughout Kentucky.
Car Seat Injuries
Car seats are supposed to protect children, but sometimes they fail to do so. Consumer protection agancies have issued many child seat recalls after children were injured or killed by a defect in the device. The manufacturer and others along the supply chain may be held liable for the your child’s injuries or wrongful death in such a situation.
Children can sustain brain injuries at childbirth or as a result of a later accident. Brain injuries occur from falls, non-fatal drowning, blows to the head, or excessive shaking of the brain inside the skull by an exasperated daycare worker. Proving negligence in many types of brain injuries can be extremely difficult, requiring knowledgeable experts and experienced child injury attorneys.
Cribs and Daycare Centers
Daycare centers and their employees have a duty to exercise reasonable care for the safety of the children in their charge. When a daycare center employee is negligent in the supervision of a child, the employee and the center itself may be liable for the injury or death. Crib injuries and deaths happen because of negligent caregiver supervision by babysitters, nannies and daycare employees. Sometimes defective cribs or toys placed in the crib can seriously injure or kill small children. These tragedies permanently scar families and cause years of grief.
School Bus Accidents
These may be caused by a number of things, including the negligence of school bus drivers, other drivers who cause a wreck, or defects in a bus. Negligent hiring by the company that employs a second-rate school bus driver may also be a factor. Careless, slipshod maintenance of a school bus exposes that company to a negligence claim or civil lawsuit.
Near-drowning may cause serious long-term brain damage (hypoxia). Owners of public or private pools, or other recreational swimming facilities, may be liable for fatal or non-fatal drowning if they fail to properly supervise children while they swim. Sometimes defective products may contribute to a drowning death or serious injury.
Many children learn about dog bites after it’s too late. Some attacks cause serious injuries or even death. And the emotional scars to a child after being attacked by a dog can last a lifetime. Dog owners are liable for the behavior of their animals and must be held accountable to pay fair compensation.
A child’s bicycle accident can be the result of many things: a bike defect, substandard safety equipment or helmet, poor bike path maintenance, or careless drivers. Serious and painful injuries arise from child bicycle accidents. And serious head injuries can lead to a lifetime of pain and suffering, or worse.
Negligent equipment maintenance or careless supervision by caregivers are common causes. Defective playground equipment may also be behind a child’s playground injury. Broken bones, brain or spinal injuries and internal organ damage to your child can arise from such negligence.
Children may be harmed by dangerous or defective toys by choking on small parts, strangling on long cords, eating lead-based paint, being hit by sharp or flying parts, among other things. Each year, many toys are recalled by manufacturers, but they often remain on the shelves.
Serious Child Injuries Deserve Significant Compensation
Damages collected from those responsible for injuries to a young child often include the following:
- All medical bills (including rehab and long-term care)
- Your child’s pain and suffering
- In case of wrongful death or permanent disability, all future potential income
- Possible punitive damages.
It is entirely possible that the damages sought in a devastating child injury case can rise to to seven figures. Against claims that large, insurance companies will do their best to deny, delay or minimize payment. This is why you need the assistance of a seasoned child injury lawyer like Billy Johnson to aggressively assert your right to full and fair compensation.
If your child has been seriously injured through the negligence of others, Billy Johnson’s child injury law firm. For a free consultation, call 1-606-433-0682 or use this online form. If we take your case, you don’t pay anything unless we collect damages.