PITTSBURGH CHILDREN INJURY ATTORNEY

Children may be victims injured by the negligence of others, no matter how well we try to protect them. Our hearts break whenever a child is harmed. There is nothing worse than seeing your child in pain and hurting and suffering.

We have handled all types of children’s injuries including:

  • Defective child products
  • Playground accidents
  • Injuries at daycare centers
  • Dog bites
  • Birth injuries
  • Brain injuries
  • Burn injuries
  • Auto, truck, and motorcycle accident injuries
  • Cerebral Palsy cases
  • Erb’s Palsy
  • Pedestrian injuries
  • Bicycle accident
  • Paralysis
  • Wrongful death

QUESTION & ANSWER FOR CHILDREN INJURY

If your child has been injured due to the carelessness or negligence of another person, we know you are wondering what to do next. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we want to take a moment and answer some questions you may have. If you need a Pittsburgh child injury attorney, call us today.

WHAT ARE THE COMMON INJURIES CHILDREN SUSTAIN IN ACCIDENTS?

If we turn to the National Institutes of Health, we can see that the most common causes of pediatric injuries are:

Motor vehicle crashes

  • This is the most common cause of death in children aged 5 to 18.

Suffocation

  • Toddlers are at risk of suffocation by choking on small toys which are defectively designed or improperly labeled as safe for their age group. They can also be crushed by televisions and furniture which is not properly secured to a wall.

Drowning

  • Drownings is the most common cause of death in children aged 1 to 4.

Poisoning

  • More than 300 children are taken to the hospital each day due to poisoning.
  • Common causes of poisoning include household cleaners, chemicals, and medications.

Burns

  • More than 300 children are taken to the hospital each day due to burning injuries.
  • These burns are often caused by hot liquids or steam.

Falls

  • Around 8,000 children are taken to the hospital each day due to falls.

SHOULD CONTACT A LAWYER IF MY CHILD SUFFERS AN INJURY?

Was your child’s injury caused by the negligence or carelessness of another personor defective product? If so, you need to contact an attorney as soon as possible.

OUR CHILD’S MEDICAL BILLS ARE BECOMING DIFFICULT TO PAY AND WE CANNOT AFFORD A LAWYER. WHAT ARE OUR OPTIONS?

We understand that your focus needs to be on your child’s recovery. Medical bills can pile up quickly. Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman will not charge you a penny until we win your case, and we offer the lowest advertised contingent fee in Pittsburgh! This means that you can focus on your child while we get to work on your case, and you do not have to worry about paying lawyers or financing litigation.

HOW TO PREPARE FOR A CONSULTATION WITH A PITTSBURGH CHILDREN INJURY ATTORNEY

Preparing for an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney can be a daunting task, especially when your child has been injured. However, it is important to take the time to gather all the necessary information and documents to ensure that your attorney has a complete understanding of your case.

Here are some tips on how to prepare for an initial consultation with a personal injury attorney when your child has been injured:

  • Take photos of the scene of the accident: If possible, take photos of the scene of the accident, including any hazards that may have contributed to the accident.
  • Keep a journal of your child’s injuries: Keep a detailed journal of your child’s injuries and any symptoms they may be experiencing, including pain, swelling, and bruises.
  • Gather contact information of witnesses: If there were any witnesses to the accident, make sure to get their names and contact information.
  • Keep any documents related to your expenses: Make a list of all the expenses related to the accident, including medical bills, transportation costs, and any other expenses incurred as a result of the accident.
  • This is just a general list. Don’t worry if you’re unable to complete some of the steps here.

    HOW A PITTSBURGH CHILDREN INJURY ATTORNEY SEEKS COMPENSATION ON YOUR CHILD’S BEHALF

    The process of securing compensation for your child after they have been injured due to someone else’s negligence can be complex, potentially involving such tasks as:

    • Investigating the accident to determine who is liable
    • Gathering evidence proving negligence
    • Submitting paperwork and documentation to the negligent party’s insurer
    • Negotiating a settlement with the insurance company
    • Filing a lawsuit and pursuing damages in court if the insurance company refuses to offer a proper settlement

    WHAT TO DO NOW?

    These injuries need to be taken seriously. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we are going to help you get the compensation you need, including:

    • Reimbursement of your child’s past and future medical bills
    • Pain and suffering damages
    • Loss of enjoyment of life damages
    • Possible punitive damages against those responsible

    If you need a Pittsburgh children injury attorney, please contact us for a free consultation by clicking here or calling 888-988-9467.

Mark, Shelly, and team are a delight to work with. Not only do they offer valuable advice, they take the time to explain why. It was extremely easy to get in touch with the team, and they were able to resolve my case much faster than expected! I would highly recommend anyone going through a personal injury case to hire SSF!

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