How Are Childhood Injuries Different Than Other Accidents in Los Angeles?
At the Land Legal Group, our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers know that children must live and learn from their own mistakes. Whether they are learning to navigate stairs or steer clear of a hot stove, there are seemingly endless areas of growth that must be nurtured each minute of the day.
Along the way, kids will make some mistakes and suffer the consequences of bumps and bruises that scare even the most seasoned parents.
Unfortunately, not all childhood injuries are as simple. In some situations, children can suffer from life-altering injuries caused by the negligence of another, which can change the landscape of their lives going forward.
When accidents caused by negligence occur, our Los Angeles County attorneys are here to help parents pursue the financial recovery they deserve to get their kids the medical care they need to rebuild their lives.
What Are the Most Common Types of Childhood Injuries Caused by Negligence in Los Angeles?
There is no limit to when or where negligence can occur. And while adults can suffer serious injuries because of another’s reckless behavior, children are vulnerable to danger because they are simply not mentally equipped to avoid it or physically strong enough to withstand it.
That is why it is so important for adults to practice a reasonable duty of care when children are under their supervision or when they are operating a vehicle where children play.
Common childhood injuries in California can result from:
No matter how closely parents watch their children while riding their bikes, negligent drivers who are distracted, speeding, or failing to obey traffic signs and signals can collide with a small child who never sees the vehicle coming. These types of negligence are not only illegal, but they can seriously injure a child in an accident that could have been prevented.
Drivers who negligently operate their vehicles by sending or receiving calls or text messages, or who drive under the influence of drugs or alcohol place everyone on our roadways in danger. When they collide with another vehicle that is carrying a child, their small frames are often unable to sustain the impact like an adult could. This can lead to serious or even fatal injuries.
Children are the most common victims of dog bites and are far more likely to be severely injured as a result of these accidents and are more likely to require reconstructive surgery or suffer from permanent scars or disfigurement because of these attacks. Most dog bites involving children occur during everyday activities and while interacting with familiar dogs.
When bicyclists, motorcyclists, drivers, or even other pedestrians are negligent in their activities, small children can be easily overlooked as they play in yards or on sidewalks. When adults back out of their driveways without checking their surroundings, or speed through neighborhoods, children can be severely injured as a result.
When an adult or facility is charged with a child’s care, and is negligent in their duties, including those caused by the lack of oversight in daycares, another person’s home, playgrounds, swimming pools, restaurants, hotels, or retail outlets, kids are placed directly in harm’s way. Depending on the circumstances, kids can suffer from traumatic brain injuries that affect their ability to have a normal, healthy life going forward.
Tragically, when children are improperly supervised or are subjected to negligent actions or inactions of any kind, the results can be fatal.
Many of these accidents can be prevented when others exercise the proper level of care.
When they do not, accidents can occur without notice. Our personal injury attorneys in Los Angeles can help you hold the negligent party who caused their injuries accountable.
How Can the Land Legal Group Help Our Child Recover from Injuries Caused by Negligence?
If your child has been hurt in an accident and can fully heal with the proper medical care or is suffering developmental delays as a result of the injury, the eventual settlement or award must cover all your child’s needs.
Contact our Los Angeles personal injury lawyers at the Land Legal Group today by calling 310-552-3501 to schedule a free initial consultation and learn more about your rights and how we can help you pursue the negligent party for the full financial recovery for not only their current medical care but to improve their quality of life going forward.