Children’s inexperience, curiosity, trust and sense of wonder and zest can lead them into compromising situations that jeopardize their safety and well-being. Because children lack maturity and understanding of the hazards that exist around them they can not be responsible for their injuries. However, most of the time children fall victim to the negligence or carelessness of other people or dangerous and defective products. A parent’s worst nightmare is having a child sustain a serious injury. No parent should have to bury a child or watch a child live in pain and go through a long healing process especially if the accident and injuries could have been avoided.
Many times attorneys overlook the long-term effects an injury can have on a child’s future development, health, physical and mental well-being. It is the responsibility of every attorney to identify all the effects, present and future, an accident can have on a child’s life. That is why you need to hire an attorney that has worked with experts who are capable of identifying and explaining the future effects the accident will or may have on your child’s life. Economists, child psychologists, occupational therapists, and orthopedic surgeons are some of the experts we have worked with to obtain maximum compensation for families of injured children.
A Few Case Results for Some of the Families We Have Helped
- $300,000 – wrongful death child drowned in neighbor’s pool
- $100,000 – 7 year old girl involved in auto accident
- $30,000 – 5 year old girl involved in school bus accident
- $21,500 – child bullied at summer camp
Who Can be Held Responsible for Accident-Related Child Injuries ?
Negligent Supervision of Caregiver (Day Care, Nursery, School, Camp, Child Care, Etc)
Any person, facility or business that has been entrusted with the child’s care and safety may be found responsible for not taking measures to prevent child accidents. If your child suffered a fatality or injury because of a careless or negligent caregiver then you may be able to seek compensation for the injuries that could have easily been avoided if proper care and attention had been exercised.
Unsafe Premises (Hotel, Motel, Apartment Complex, Friend or Relatives Homeowners insurance)
Any person or business that maintains an unsafe premise/property may be found responsible for not taking measures to prevent an avoidable child injury. If a hotel, motel or any other place of public accommodation negligently allows a hazardous condition to exist on their property and that hazard causes a child injury then we may be able to pursue a claim for damages against the business insurance policy that covers the building or business.
If such an incident where to occur at a friend or relatives home then we could pursue a claim for damages against the homeowners insurance policy that covers the home. Going after the homeowners insurance policy of a neighbor or a relative is not the same thing as going after the neighbor or relative personally. People have homeowners insurance for situations like this. You should not feel guilty bring an injury claim against someone’s homeowners insurance policy.
Product Liability (Product Manufacturer, Designer or Seller)
If a child product manufacturer, designer or retailer put an unsafe product on the market and knew or should have known the product was dangerous or defective and presented a serious risk of harm then they may be responsible for the injuries your child suffered.
Compassionate Child Injury Lawyers With 35+ Years of Experience in Helping Accident Victims and Their Families
We understand that dealing with your child’s injuries, or the loss of a child is emotionally challenging and difficult. When coupled with worrying about the cost of caring for your child now and in the future your entire life can feel out of control and overwhelming. Although we cannot go back and undo the harm to your child, we can help you hold all parties responsible for their actions.
Call us today (508) 588-0422 or use our Case Evaluation Form and discuss your case for free in confidence. There is no obligation, no pressure, and if we take your case you pay nothing unless we recover for you.
Our child injury lawyers handle every possible type of child accident claim including, but not limited to:
- Child Trespassers
- Dangerous and Defective Baby, Infant and Toddler Products
- Window Shade Cord Strangulation/Choking Injuries
- Swing Set Injury
- Trampoline Injury
- Inflatable Houses, Slides, Castles, Obstacle Courses, Bouncy Houses & Moon Bounces
- Defective Bedding
- Bath Seats
- Flammable Clothing, Pajamas, Halloween Costumes and Bedding
- Child Television Tip Over Accident
- Child Furniture and Dresser Tip Over Accident
- Child Stove Tip Over Accidents
- Tricycles, Non-motorized Scooters and Toy Wagons
- Suffocation Injury
- Strangulation Injury
- Window Cord Strangulation / Choking Injuries
- Choking Injury
- Food Choking
- Coin Choking
- Toy Choking
- Balloon Choking
- Burns and Scald Injury
- Hot Food and Liquid Burn
- Tap Water Burn
- Chemical Burn
- Contact Burn
- Electrical Burn
- Lead Poisoning
- Carbon Monoxide Poisoning
- Bleach and Household Cleaner
- Fertilizer and Pesticides
- Mercury Poisoning
- Day Care Injury
- Daycare Physical Abuse
- Daycare Sexual Abuse
- Playground Injury
- School Injuries
- School Bus Accidents
- Child Drowning
- Non-pool related Drownings
- Child Dog Bites
- Prescription Medication
- Child Window Falls
- Child Auto Accidents
- Child Bicycle Accidents
- Child Pedestrian Accidents
- Backover and Driveway Accident
- Fireworks Accidents
- Amusement Park Injuries
- Carnival and Fair Injuries
Experienced Boston Area Child Accidental Injury Attorneys
Initial Consultations Are Always Free – No Fee Unless We Recover For You
If your child suffered an injury or fatality in an accident then you need a strong legal advocate on your side who only has your best interest at heart. Insurance companies are often quick to offer a settlement only to have you, the victim sign away your rights to any future legal action. In most cases, accepting an insurance settlement before talking with an attorney will result in you being offered less than you may be entitled to. To get what the law entitles you to recover, before you accept an insurance settlement contact us to schedule a free legal consultation to talk with one of our injury lawyers.
We have a proven track record with over 35 years of legal experience.
We understand that no amount of compensation can reduce the pain of losing a child to an accident, or undo long-term damage or injuries your child may have suffered, but we can help you hold those responsible for your losses accountable for their actions. The law entitles you to seek compensation to help you recover any financial losses due to medical bills and lost income, or funeral expenses, as well as entitles you to seek compensation for any future expenses.
We also know that talking about your case can be emotionally difficult and we treat all our clients with respect and compassion — there is no pressure and you pay nothing unless we recover for you. No matter where you are located, we are just a phone call away. Call our law offices today to schedule a free no-obligation case review and consultation at (508) 588-0422 or click the link below to use our Free Case Evaluation Form.
Our lawyers assist accident victims throughout all of Southeast Massachusetts including, but not limited to, those in the following counties, cities and towns: Plymouth County including Brockton, Plymouth, Bridgewater, Marshfield, Hingham, Duxbury, Wareham, Abington, Rockland, Whitman, Hanson, Middleborough; Norfolk County including Quincy, Stoughton, Dedham, Weymouth, Braintree, Avon, Holbrook, Randolph, Canton, Sharon, Brookline, Franklin; Bristol County including New Bedford, Fall River, Taunton, Attleboro, Mansfield, Easton, Raynham, Norton; and the Greater Boston area including Cambridge, Lowell, Revere, Lynn, Everett, Lawrence, Chelsea, Dorchester, Roxbury and Somerville.