When A Child Is Injured In An Accident
As your child grows, he or she is bound to get a bump, bruise or scrape here and there due to his or her wild and carefree nature. It is practically impossible to prevent every single injury incident; as a parent, you’ve come to accept them as a natural part of your child’s development. But, of course, you still do everything you can to protect your child from danger, and you expect everyone to do the same. Unfortunately, we do not live in a world in which everyone does his or her best to keep each other safe.
In spite of your efforts, your child has sustained serious injuries in an accident. Even worse, the injury was caused by the negligence of another person or entity you trusted. Now you’re frantically doing everything you can to make him or her better, but the costs associated with his or her injuries are too much. You’re in desperate need of help, but you don’t know what to do or whom to turn to.
Do not lose hope. The compassionate Oklahoma City personal injury attorneys at Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst are here to provide you with the tenacious legal representation you need to restore stability in both your life and your child’s life. Call us at 800-539-0652.
The Alarming Statistics on Child Injury
According to the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), each year approximately 12,175 children between 0 and 19 years of age die from unintentional injuries, and more than 9.2 million visit the emergency room to receive treatment for a nonfatal injury. Among the most common causes of these incidents are traffic accidents, burns, drowning, falls and poisoning incidents. Human error, negligence and recklessness are almost always contributing factors.
Other Causes Of Child Injury
A child injury incident can happen anywhere — at school, at a day care center, in a shopping plaza or even within the confines of your own home. Typical scenarios include:
- Defective and dangerous toys or other child products
- Adverse reactions to prescription drugs
- Playground injuries
- Sports injuries
- Orthopedic injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Attacks from dogs and other animals
Establishing A Successful Child Injury Claim
No matter what the circumstances of your case are, you have to be able to prove certain fundamental elements of your claim in order to achieve success and get compensation. These elements are as follows:
- The liable party had a duty of care to your child
- They failed their duty of care
- The failure directly led to an accident involving your child
- Your child sustained real damages from the incident
With a strong case, you should get compensation for the full extent of damages, including past and future medical expenses, work wages lost while caring for your child, pain and suffering, mental anguish and more.
Get A Free Consultation
Are you unsure of whether pursuing legal matters is the right step for you and your child? Get your questions answered by reaching out to the premier injury attorneys at Maples, Nix & Diesselhorst. Our lawyers can help you determine what your best options are and guide you and your child to a better future. Call 800-539-0652, or use our online contact form to request your free initial consultation.