Accidents Involving Children Lawyers in New City, NY: We Provide Compassionate Legal Services as We Help Families Seek Justice and Compensation
When a parent’s child is injured in an accident, observing that child’s pain can often hurt worse for the parent than if they themselves had suffered such an injury. Not only are children smaller and more vulnerable to injuries, therefore making such an injury all the more concerning, but what they mean to family members is often more powerful than words can describe. Our children are our future. They are our hearts. And, for some of us, they represent our very purpose in life, the idea that somehow, we will provide for them a better life than the life that was left to us. We want our children to experience happiness in their lives and be part of the reason for that joy.
So, when children suffer serious injuries and illness following an accident, that helpless feeling that families have can almost be too much to bear.
Seeing our children in a hospital bed wrapped in bandages and attached to machines is a nightmare scenario that no parent should ever be asked to experience though far too many of us one day will.
If other parties were responsible for injuring your child, then your family has the legal right to seek justice and hold them accountable for their negligence. While no amount of money can instantly restore a young person’s health, a settlement from the at-fault parties may help provide for better standards of medical care today and into the future with the hope that the child will be made comfortable as they slowly recover.
To discuss your child’s accident case with an experienced personal injury law firm in White Plains, contact Greenspan & Greenspan in New City, NY. Our firm works on a contingency fee basis. So, if we don’t recover financial compensation for your case, you do not owe us a dime in legal fees.
What Types of Child Injury Cases do our Attorneys Represent?
The law firm of Greenspan & Greenspan has proudly served clients across the state of New York for half a century. Our focus is on providing accident victims with compassionate legal services as we pursue the most satisfactory outcomes for their injury claims.
We provide legal representation after accidents involving children for cases such as:
- Amusement park accidents
- Bicycle, skateboard, rollerblade, and scooter accidents
- Birth injuries
- Burn injuries
- Car seat injuries
- Car, truck, bus, motorcycle, and other motor vehicle accidents
- Childcare center liability
- Choking injuries
- Crib accidents
- Defective toys
- Dog bites
- Drowning and swimming pool accidents
- Elevator, escalator, and stairway defects
- Hazardous playground equipment
- Medical malpractice
- Poisoning and exposure to toxic chemicals
- Premises liability
- School and school bus accidents
- Slip and fall injuries
- Trip and fall injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
What are Common Causes of Injuries for Children in New York?
Children’s bodies are so small and frail that sometimes it does not take much in the way of force to cause injury. Children are also smaller and don’t always know where they should or shouldn’t be, making them easier to miss and accidents more prone to happen.
Common causes of child injuries include:
- Animal attacks
- Assault, violence, and sexual abuse
- Bike accidents
- Car accidents
- Choking on small toys
- Fireworks injuries
- Hazardous materials in food, toys, and equipment
- Improperly designed safety seats
- Lack of supervision and security
- Poor maintenance in a building or location where children frequent
- Sports injuries
- Suffocation because of plastic bags
- Uneven or slippery floors
How Could a Lawyer Help Your Personal Injury Claim?
In order to file a successful personal injury claim, one must establish that the at-fault party was liable in some way. It is important to show that the other party (or parties) showed negligence and carelessness when it came to recognizing a hazard and failing to prevent harm from coming to a child (either by fixing or removing the threat or providing adequate warning of the unsafe condition). In instances where the injury was intentional, one must prove that the accused party acted with malicious intent to harm the child.
As your attorneys, we will gather all relevant evidence to your case in an attempt to build a strong case to back up your claim.
If successful, compensation may pay for economic damages such as current and future medical bills, rehabilitation, property damage, and in-home care. The settlement may also extend to non-economic damages, such as emotional distress, anxiety, depression, PTSD, disfigurement, and the loss of a happy childhood.
Is it Possible to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit Against a Minor in the State of New York?
There are some instances where children are the accused and not the victim. Children are held to a different standard in a negligence lawsuit. The law asks whether another child of comparable age would have understood the right and wrong of acting in such a way before passing judgment on the minor.
For an intentional act that causes injury, a child may be held to the same standards as an adult.
It is possible to bring a small claims lawsuit against a minor in New York. The maximum compensation you may hope to recover is dependent on the county and is often very small.
Contact our Law Firm to Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
The aftermath of an accident that injures a child can be a terrible time to suffer through. But you don’t need to go through that process alone.
Our attorneys are here to help families in need. We will speak for those who cannot speak for themselves as we pursue justice and a fair settlement.
Call us to schedule a free consultation: (845) 422-8060.