Omaha Child Injury Lawyer
A child’s curiosity is a wonderful thing to witness and guide as they grow up. It is an amazing thing to witness this type of innocence and view the world through their eyes as you raise your children. However, it is this innocence and curiosity that often contribute to serious accidents caused by others. Children often do not have the caution that adults exhibit and are therefore more trusting and adventurous than they should be in certain situations. If your child has been injured after an accident caused by negligent behavior or defective product, you may be entitled to receive compensation for their injuries.
Types of Child Injuries
Injuries can occur to children after the following types of accidents or other issues:
Car accidents are often the most common type of accident leading to child injuries. While an ordinary car accident can quickly turn severe for any person involved, children can be put further at risk especially if their car seat is defective. In these situations, a personal injury attorney can assist you in determining the appropriate percentages of negligence for the different parties.
Dog bite attacks unfortunately occur largely to small children. Children are very trusting, especially when it comes to animals, and often wander straight up to dogs who may have aggressive tendencies. While the dog owner is often held liable in Nebraska, it is important to consult with a personal injury attorney after the attack occurs.
We drop our children off at daycare each day not because that is our ideal choice, but because it provides a safe location for our child while we are at work. However, this idealistic image comes crashing down after a severe accident occurs at the daycare facility. Daycare workers should be held responsible for accidents which occur while they are in charge of your child.
Unfortunately, defective products are far too common among children’s toys and accessories. It is a manufacturer’s responsibility to ensure dangerous products do not reach the stream of commerce. If your child received devastating injuries after playing with a toy in its intended use, you may have a claim against the manufacturer of the product.
Recovery After Child Injuries
As a parent of a child injured in an accident, you are entitled to bring a claim for compensation for any injuries sustained in the accident. Depending on the severity of the accident, your claim may include the following:
- Medical expenses
- Rehabilitative care
- Future earnings
- Pain and suffering
Injuries which occur to young children are more likely to affect their growth and ability to fully develop, therefore having a profound effect on their future activities. A personal injury attorney will be able to better assist you in developing your personal injury claim for damages, as well as calculating out the full amount of damages.
The Knowles Law Firm | Omaha, Nebraska
If your child has been injured after an accident, do not hesitate to contact the attorneys at Knowles Law Firm. Our firm is very family-centered, and we understand how upsetting it can be after your child has suffered a severe injury due to the actions of another. We will work closely with you to understand the details of your case and ensure the appropriate party is held responsible for their actions. Contact our Omaha, Nebraska office today for your initial free consultation.