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New York Child Injury Lawyer

While bumps, bruises, and scratches are a normal part of any child’s life, it is an entirely different matter when your child sustains injuries because of the negligence or careless or reckless misconduct of an adult.

If this has recently happened to your child, you may be feeling angry and overwhelmed, unsure of where to go to find justice for your child.

While getting your child medical attention should always be your number one priority after an accident, at your first opportunity, you would be prudent to speak with a child injury lawyer in NY to find out what options you have for holding the at-fault party responsible.

While nothing can turn back the clock and take away your child’s physical and emotional pain, you may be entitled to compensation to recover damages related to your case. For a free, no-risk review of your case, contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at (516) 932-0400.

Common Causes of Child Injuries

Injury is the leading cause of death in children, with approximately 12,000 children dying each year as a result of unintentional injuries, according to the CDC Childhood Injury Report released by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The top causes of child injuries include:

Car Accidents

Approximately 150 children are treated in emergency rooms each hour as a result of injuries that they have sustained in motor vehicle accidents. According to the CDC, injuries related to transportation are also the leading cause of death for children. We can file an accident claim to recover compensation.

Suffocation

The CDC reports that for children under the age of one, two-thirds of injury deaths were caused by suffocation. If another adult allowed your child to suffocate while supervising them, we offer you our sympathies along with our assurance that we will work tirelessly to hold them liable to the full extent of the law.

Drowning

Drowning is a leading cause of fatalities in children between the ages of one and four. If another adult or a lifeguard allowed your child to drown, we offer you our condolences along with our commitment to you that we will fight our hardest to recover the compensation you are entitled to and the justice your child deserves.

Poisoning

Every day, 300 children between the ages of zero and 19 receive care in emergency rooms for poisoning-related injuries. If another party’s negligence caused your child to suffer poisoning, you may be entitled to compensation.

Burns

Approximately 300 children go to the ER each day for burn-related injuries. There are countless ways another party’s negligent behavior can lead to a burn injury. 

Falls

Every day, approximately 8,000 children receive treatment for injuries related to falling accidents. If your child suffered a slip and fall at a friend’s house or a commercial establishment due to the home or property owner’s negligence, we will hold the at-fault party liable.

These are just a few possible causes of injuries. If you believe that your child’s injuries were caused by someone else’s negligence or willful misconduct, you may be entitled to compensation. To receive guidance to make an informed decision about how to proceed in your case, contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. at (516) 932-0400 for a free, no-risk review of your case.

How the NY Statute of Limitations Impacts Child Injury Cases

New York Civil Practice Laws & Rules § 214 places limits on the amount of time that a person has to file a lawsuit for a personal injury accident.

There can be exceptions to this, though, especially when children are involved. Still, even with child age-based exceptions to the statute of limitations, due to very real considerations such as evidence and witness availability, it is best to act promptly to consult with an experienced and dedicated child injury lawyer.  The sooner you contact us, the greater our opportunity to build the strongest case possible for you.

Recoverable Damages After a Child Injury

If your child’s injuries were the result of someone else’s negligence or willful misconduct, you may be entitled to damages. Common types of damages that victims are able to recover in cases like these are:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages from time away from work caring for your child
  • Pain and suffering
  • Disfigurement
  • Emotional distress

How a Child Injury Lawyer in NY Can Help You

We understand how hard it can be to watch your child suffer. And while nothing can turn back time and eliminate your child’s pain, you can take steps to hold the at-fault party responsible for their negligent behavior.

We are here to help. Our team can take the burden off of you by:

Keeping You Updated

We can provide you with the 24/7 support you deserve during this painful time. We can handle the process from start to finish, keeping you informed and freeing up your time to focus your attention on your family.

Identify the Liable Parties

We will take steps to determine who is at-fault for your child’s injuries so that we can hold that person financially responsible for your losses.

Communicate With All Parties for You

We communicate with the insurance companies or the at-fault party’s attorney on your behalf. This eliminates the risk of anything being said that could be held against you at a later date and frees up your time to focus on your family.

Gather Evidence

We will gather any and all evidence related to your case—including eyewitness statements, police reports, medical records, and surveillance video—to build the strongest possible case.

Determine the Value of Your Case

We will gather medical bills, receipts, and other documents to calculate the extent of your financial losses. We will also calculate and claim the noneconomic damages, like the pain and suffering your child has experienced.

If you are ready to have a child injury lawyer in NY get to work on your case right away or you would just like legal guidance to make a more informed decision on how to proceed with your case, contact Friedman & Simon, L.L.P. today at (516) 932-0400 for a free, no-risk evaluation of your case.

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