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Children run and play and, unfortunately, kids often sustain injuries. Even with proper supervision from quick-acting adults can’t stop accidents from taking place. However, if your child’s injury was caused by the negligence of someone else in charge of the premises, or by a faulty product, your family may be entitled to financial compensation for your child’s injuries. This can be especially important if the injury will have a long-lasting, even lifelong, impact on your young one.
At Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC, our compassionate personal injury lawyers have helped countless families in New Jersey get compensated for injuries suffered by children. With the assistance of some of the region’s best forensic investigators, we will thoroughly review the case and work tirelessly to get your family money for medical expenses, pain and suffering and more. Call today for your free consultation about your child’s injuries.
This list could probably go on for ages. That’s because children are naturally curious and often fearless. They will try anything, taste anything, go anywhere and take all kinds of chances –without concern for their own well-being. They rely on their parents and babysitters to watch out for their welfare. When an injury occurs beyond a caretaker’s control, negligence might be to blame.
Bounce Houses: In the news way too often for the wrong reasons, incidences of bounce house injuries are on the rise. In fact, Pediatrics, an esteemed publication, reported in 2012 that almost 65,000 children were treated in emergency rooms throughout the U.S. for injuries that occurred in bounce houses in the past decade. When the accidents are caused by faulty equipment or failure on the part of the bounce house operator, you may have a legal case.
Choking Hazards: If it’s small enough to go in the mouth, it’s a good bet that your child will find a way. Small toy parts, buttons, large pieces of food — anything shiny and colorful enough to catch the eye of a curious child is likely to find its way to their mouth. When the object in question was pulled off another toy or product, the choking hazard may be the basis of a legal claim.
Poison: Smart parents keep cabinets locked and baby-proof like mad when there are young, curious children around. However, in an effort to catch the eye of curious adult consumers, companies are designing packages with bright colors and interesting designs. To a child, these poisonous products, such as single-use detergent packs, look like candy, but are deadly when ingested. It may be an unfortunate accident, but we invite you to talk with a caring lawyer at Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC who can determine if there is liability in your case.
Trampolines: The dangers associated with trampolines are so high that the American Academy of Pediatrics has publicly come out against the use of trampolines at home. Jumping on a trampoline poses an extreme likelihood for sprains, fractures and head and neck injuries. If your child was hurt on a trampoline, you may be able to hold the structure’s owner or manufacturer responsible for injuries.
On the Playground: Swings, slides, merry-go-rounds – these are irresistible to active, curious children. While exercise is wonderful and encouraged, the playground can be a dangerous place, as well. Each year in the US, more than 200,000 children under age 14 are taken to emergency rooms following playground injuries. Around 45 percent of these injuries are considered by doctors to be severe: fractures, concussions, dislocations, and amputations. If playground equipment is not maintained, you may be able to sue for compensation for your child’s injury.
Sports: Joining a sports team, whether in the community or at school, is a big part of growing up. However, broken, sprained and fractured bones, exhaustion, and other injuries sideline many young athletes each year. Emergency departments across the nation report hundreds of thousands of injuries annually with some of the worst being concussions and other traumatic brain injuries. If your child was injured due to faulty sports equipment or some other negligent cause, talk to a lawyer about your case.
Shopping Carts: They are meant to hold food – not children. However, we’ve all put a child in the cart despite the dangers of tipping. When a cart flips over in a grocery store or supermarket, children can get seriously injured. If your child was strapped in and the cart malfunctioned causing the accident, talk to Bramnick, Rodriguez, Grabas, Arnold & Mangan, LLC about a possible personal injury lawsuit.
Televisions, Appliances and Other Furniture: Heavy furniture and children do not mix. One report says that between 2000 and 2011, 84 percent of the 349 Americans killed when furniture, TVs or appliances fell on them were children. If your child was injured, or worse, by falling furniture, you may have a lawsuit. If so, we can help you collect financial compensation for your child’s injuries.
Swimming: Drowning is the leading cause of accidental death among children one to four years old. It’s the second cause of death for children ages one to 14. If your child was injured at a public pool, you may be able to hold the property owner responsible for the injuries or wrongful death.
Vehicular Accidents: If your child was injured or killed in a motor vehicle accident, talk to a knowledgeable attorney who may be able to hold the other driver responsible for your child’s suffering.
No amount of money can take away the pain and suffering your child is feeling after an accident. This is especially true if the accident was caused by another person’s negligence or a faulty product. Contact our offices in Scotch Plains, Cherry Hill, Newark for a free consultation about your case. When your child is in pain, we will provide sound legal advice and compassionate representation.