Wheeling is a great place to raise a family because it has good schools, is safe, and is full of opportunities. You do everything you can to protect your children and make sure they are safe, but sometimes injuries in children cannot be avoided, especially when those injuries are caused by someone else’s negligence or willful acts. Injuries are the leading cause of death in children and young adults. According to the Centers for Disease Control, over 12,000 children age 0-19 die from unintentional injuries each year.


Our children are vulnerable because they lack the maturity and knowledge to understand and appreciate the magnitude of risks and dangers. Children need protection from potential dangers and harm. Parents of course have a duty to protect their own children, but parents are not the only people who have a duty to protect their children. Other people and entities are also responsible for protecting our children from dangerous products, conditions, conduct, and activities.

If your child has sustained injuries due to someone else’s fault, contact a Wheeling children injuries attorney at Shenderovich, Shenderovich & Fishman. We understand how devastating children’s injuries can be and we want to help you and your child receive the compensation you deserve for the injuries and damages sustained as a result of someone else’s fault.


Some of the most common causes of injuries to children include the following:

  • Defective products such as faulty car seats or products that pose suffocation or choking hazards. It is important to know that product recalls do not necessarily limit liability for injuries.
  • Dog bites sustained at home, someone else’s home, or in a public setting.
  • Drowning in backyard pools, public pools, and lakes and rivers.
  • Transportation related accidents such as motor vehicle or school bus accidents are among the leading causes of death in children between the ages of 0 – 19.
  • Children struck by a car while on foot or on a bicycle.
  • Injuries in organized sports programs, recess or gym class sports, or backyard/neighborhood sports.
  • Playground injuries often involving monkey bars, climbing equipment, and swings.
  • Trampoline parks and bounce house injuries frequently include broken bones, dislocations, and spinal injuries.
  • Poisoning from detergent pods, other chemicals, medicines, and cleaners.
  • Burns from hot liquids, steam, or fire.
  • Injuries from falls are among the leading causes of non-fatal injuries to children.
  • Accidental firearm injuries often occurring at home when firearms have not been safely and properly stored away from children.

We know you love your children and you exercise extreme caution and care in keeping them safe from harm, but sometimes you cannot protect them from accidents caused by someone else. Whether it is a stranger, caretaker, school, business, or activity organizer whose negligence caused your child to suffer injuries and damages, you are entitled to compensation and our children injuries attorneys will negotiate with insurance companies and take your case to trial if necessary, in order to see that you secure the compensation that your child deserves.

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