As parents, children become the number one priority in life as soon as they are born. You want the best for your child: the best education, the most fulfilling hobbies, the safest upbringing. However, despite our best efforts, a child’s safety can never be guaranteed. Sometimes, injuries are unavoidable. An injury to your children can be more painful than an injury to yourself. Knowing that your children were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence only intensifies that pain.
If your child was recently injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you may hold a distrust in letting anyone assist in the aftermath. However, an experienced attorney can take a compassionate approach and help you obtain compensation for your child’s injuries. You should contact an Erie children injuries attorney. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, our attorneys draw from over 170 year of combined experience to formulate the best approach to your specific claim. Our legal team handled a variety of different children injury cases. We realize seeing your children in pain is incredibly painful and we do not believe your suffering should be compounded with financial hardship
While it is every parents goal to keep their children safe, no parent can prevent others from behaving negligently. Children are commonly injured from the following forms of negligence:
Dog attacks: Children are especially susceptible to injuries from dog attacks since they lack the proper facilities to defend themselves.
Product defect injuries: Unfortunately, there is a long history in America of defective children’s products being introduced into the market that causes injury or illness in children.
School bus accidents: While school buses are one of the safest modes of transportation for children, accidents still happen. Considering the size of school buses, accidents can result in devastating injuries.
Daycare accidents: It is a sad reality that neglect or abuse in daycare facilities can lead to serious injury.
Other children injuries include car accidents, pedestrian accidents, slip and fall accidents, playground accidents, traumatic brain injuries, and negligent supervision accidents. No matter the cause, your family deserves to be compensated for any neglectful behavior that led to your child’s injury. You should contact an Erie children injuries attorney.
You should expect some differences in the proceedings of a children injury case compared to normal personal injury cases. For example, children are not held to the same standard of responsibility as an adult. In fact, Pennsylvania law dictates that it is impossible for a child under the age of seven to held responsible for negligence under any circumstance. Children older than seven but younger than 14 can only be held responsible for negligence in certain circumstances.
If your child was recently injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, you are likely dealing with emotional suffering and costly medical bills. At Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman, we do not believe the suffering caused by someone else’s negligence should go unaddressed. For a free consultation with a Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman attorney, contact us today.