Brunswick Child Injury Attorney
In a very real way, no amount of money can make up for a serious personal injury. That’s especially true if the injury victim was a young child. These victims, and their families, usually have long, hard lives ahead of them. Unfortunately, no one can turn back the hands of time and prevent the injury from occurring. So, financial compensation is the next best thing. The available compensation is usually the only way for these families to put their lives back together and move on.
The hard-working Brunswick child injury attorneys at Gillette Law know that maximum effort usually produces maximum results. We also remember that students who do well on their homework assignments usually do well on test days. So, we never take shortcuts during the injury claims process. Instead, we quickly and carefully collect evidence, go toe-to-toe with insurance companies, and don’t back down.
Types of Child Injuries
Children are not just small adults. Their bodies and brains are not yet fully developed. So, as mentioned above, a serious injury during childhood usually has lifelong effects. For example, if a child sustains a brain injury, the child often falls further and further behind in school as the weeks, months, and years pass.
The good news is that children are usually more physically and emotionally resilient than adults. So, if they receive prompt and proper treatment, they are usually able to recover from incidents like:
- Vehicle Collisions: Children are especially prone to pedestrian and bicycle collisions. Drivers who are laser focused on getting to their destinations as quickly as possible often don’t take the time to watch out for small children. Safety seats are another issue. According to most advocates, most car seats are incorrectly installed.
- Falls: Many people are surprised to learn that playground falls are one of the leading causes of injury-related death for children under twelve. A fall from a slide or monkey bars, especially if the playground equipment isn’t built on a soft surface, could be devastating.
- Defective Products: Sometimes, the problem with a car seat is not operator error. Instead, the product itself is defective. Other defective or dangerous products include medicine and laundry detergent. A “Keep Out Of Reach Of Children” warning label is usually insufficient to protect victims in these cases.
The medical bills alone in such accidents often exceed $50,000. Since most families live from hand to mouth, that fifty thousand might as well be fifty million. To eliminate this financial stress, our Brunswick child injury attorneys usually arrange for victims to receive top-shelf medical treatment without paying anything upfront.
Potentially Responsible Parties
Legally, there are several potentially responsible parties in these situations. Let’s look at the injuries mentioned above.
Negligent drivers are usually responsible for car wreck injuries. This legal responsibility if the accident involved a lack of care. Most noncommercial drivers have a duty of reasonable care. They must be fit to drive, their cars must be in good working order, and they must drive defensively.
Property owners are usually responsible for playground injuries. Generally, these owners have a duty of care to ensure that play equipment is reasonably safe. That includes taking measures like maintaining the equipment, replacing dangerous parts, and placing a soft substance on the ground.
Typically, product makers are strictly liable for the injuries their defective products cause. Usually, victims must only prove cause to obtain compensation.
Reach Out to a Hard-Working Glynn County Child Injury Lawyer
All serious injury victims are entitled to fair compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced Brunswick child injury attorney, contact Gillette Law, P.A. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.