The young are our most prized possessions. The aim of all parents and guardians is to protect them from harm and tragedies. Unfortunately, despite our greatest efforts, many children suffer serious injuries due to the negligent or intentional acts of others. Here at the Farzam Law Firm, our attorneys are dedicated to protect the rights of innocent injured children and teenagers.
Please find below valuable information regarding child injury lawsuits and legal representation. If you have any further questions contact our firm by phone or by filling out our free case evaluation form below.
Most Common Causes of Child Injuries
There are numerous causes of injuries to our young. Some of the most common are as follows:
Child Injuries Due to Traffic Accidents
According to Statistics conducted by the NHTSA Motor Vehicle accidents are the leading cause of child injuries and child fatalities in the United States. In 2010 more than 1,300 children under the age of 13 died from traffic accidents with more than 170,000 injured. By far the two deadliest types of traffic accident leading to child injuries and death are highway truck accidents and SUV Rollover Crashes. Among teenage drivers the most common type accidents results from inattentive driving, drunk driving, and speeding while driving. Common injuries include:
- Traumatic Brain Injury
- Severe Neck and Whiplash Injuries
- Spinal Cord Injuries
- Facial injuries
- Fractured Bones
Visit the CDC page for Child Injury Prevention form further information.
Child Fires and Burn Injuries
Child Burn injuries from fires are a significant cause of adolescent fatalities in the United States. Skin of young children is less durable than older adults resulting significant and painful injuries and permanent scarring. Children under the Age of four are at the greatest risk of suffering from thermal burn injuries in the home. Most scalding injuries to children can be prevented through behavioral and environmental alterations in the homes including:
- The Lowering of the temperature in for water heater thermostats
- Installing anti scald devices in the faucets of the bathroom and kitchen
- Teaching children about the dangers of hot water
Brain injuries suffered by children can lead to devastating permanent disabilities. Many wrongly arrest that children who suffer head trauma will fully heal from their brain damage because as their brain grows their injuries will diminish over time. However this is not true; children under the age of 6 who suffer brain injuries are at a much higher probability of developing lifelong physical, mental, psychological and cognitive impairment and disabilities.
Defective Child Products and Dangerous Toys
Defectively manufactured child products are significant cause of child injuries in the United States. Despite multiple product recalls by the U.S Consumer Product Safety Commission defective child product continue to pose a high level of danger to children. Some significant defective children’s products are as follows http://www.cpsc.gov/cpscpub/prerel/category/child.html
- Defective Strollers and bassinets
- Dangerous child seats and highchairs
- Defective Cribs and crib tents
- Children’s toys
- Chinese Produced Lead in Toys
- Children’s clothing including dangerous Halloween costumes
- Defective Playground equipment including trampolines, and swings
Proving a Defective Product Child Injury Case: Generally there are three ways in which a plaintiff is able to prove a defective product claim. (1) Defect in the original design of the product. (2) Defect in the manufacturing process so that the finished good is markedly different and more dangerous then the original intended design. (3) Labeling defect: failure to warn customers and purchasers of the known dangers resulting from its use.
Fall Injuries in School Playgrounds and Daycare centers
Children love to play and climb. Schools and daycare center have a duty to provide safe playground zones for student s attending their schools. Liability for playground injuries can be based on the failure to inspect playground equipment. Failure to properly repair damages equipment, or failure to install safety mats in the floor to prevent fall injuries.
Other Significant cause of child injuries in the United States include
- Pool Drowning
- Pedestrian and Bicycle Accidents
- Child Victims of Physical Abuse
- Birthing Injuries
- Medical Malpractice and failure to diagnose
- Pharmaceutical Malpractice
Los Angeles Child Injury Attorneys – The Farzam Law Group
If your child has suffered from a serious injury contact the Jospeh Farzam Law Firm. Our compassionate personal injury law firm is dedicated to protecting the rights of children who have been injured due to the negligent or intentional acts of others.
Compensation for your Child’s Injuries: Compensation for injuries suffered by your child is based on many factors including
- Medical expenses including hospitalization costs
- All future medical costs arising from the accident including rehabilitation costs
- Pain and Suffering including psychological trauma and emotional distress resulting in depression, anxiety, and post traumatic stress
- Loss of earning due to the inability of the parent to attend work due to the caring required after a child has suffered severe injuries
- Punitive damages – where possible
Our Success Record: Our Los Angeles personal injury attorneys and legal experts have amassed a successful record of winning multimillion dollar verdicts for our clients. We have successfully litigated hundreds of personal injury claims across the State of California and nationally. Our firm will take on all negligent parties including, schools, motorists, medical professionals, day care centers and their insurance carriers.