Phoenix Child Injury Lawyers
The Husband and Wife Law Team - Helping Child Accident Victims
Everyone knows that children can be somewhat accident-prone. After all, they run, jump, play, and are more dynamic than adults. They also may have less knowledge of everyday dangers than adults and may lack the good judgment of many adults. But what recourse does a parent have when their child’s injuries are due to the negligence or reckless behavior of another party? To find out more about your legal rights and options as the parent of an injured child, you’ll need to speak with an experienced child injury attorney. As the parents of eight children, the husband and wife attorneys, Mark and Alexis Breyer, take a particularly passionate interest in cases where a child has been injured. Their Phoenix personal injury firm, Breyer Law Offices, P.C., has been successfully representing the families of injured children for the last 20 years. Let them put their experience and skills to work on your claim by dialing (602) 267-1280 to schedule a free consultation. We know how much you care about your children, so make that call!
What Are Common Causes of Child Injuries?
The causes of children's injuries are almost as varied as the number of children in the world. However, a few common injuries seem to be more prevalent than others, including burns, head and brain injuries from falls and blunt force trauma, choking on objects, drowning, and motor vehicle accidents.
Who Can Be Held Liable for a Child's Injury?
A number of entities can be held liable for a child’s injury, including:
- A person charged with supervising the child, be it a camp counselor, a coach, a teacher, a daycare worker, babysitter, nanny, lifeguard, etc.
- The institution charged with caring for the child, such as a school, summer camp, daycare center, etc.
- The owner or person charged with maintaining a premises that caused the child’s injury. Such as a neighbor with a pool that didn’t have a proper gate, or a homeowner who left dangerous objects around their yard.
- The manufacturer of a defective product, such as a toy that fell apart, allowing a child to choke on a piece of that toy.
- The owner of a dog that bit or mauled the child.
- The driver of the vehicle that caused the collision that injured your child.
If you have any questions about who can possibly be held liable for your child’s injury, contact Breyer Law Offices, P.C., at (602) 267-1280.
Compensation for a Child’s Injuries
Injuries to a child can cause lifelong disabilities that can result in expensive long term care and special treatment. Depending on the extent of your child’s injuries, you may be able to seek compensation for any of the following:
- Medical bills
- Future medical bills related to the child’s injuries: skin grafts, reconstructive surgeries, etc.
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish and emotional trauma
- Mental therapy
- Physical therapy
- Costs of in home care
- Household and vehicle modifications to accommodate the child’s injuries, such as wheelchair ramps and lifts, special beds, etc.
- Costs of special schools or education
- Lost wages if a parent had to quit work or reduce the amount of hours they worked to care for the child
- Costs of institutionalization if necessary
- Punitive damages
Wrongful Death Damages
In the tragic event that you’ve lost a child due to accident or injury, you may be entitled to compensation for any of the following damages:
- Funeral and burial costs
- Medical bills
- Pain and suffering of the deceased before they died
- Loss of love, affection, companionship, relationship, etc.
- Emotional trauma
As a parent, your greatest desire is to protect your children from harm. Unfortunately, this is not always possible. If your child suffers an injury or dies due to another party’s negligent, reckless, or intentional behavior, you and your child deserve to be compensated. While we at Breyer Law Offices, P.C. sincerely hope you never need our services, rest assured that we are available if you ever do. Just call (602) 267-1280 for a free case evaluation.
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- Child Drowning Accidents
- Child Victims of Fatal Accidents
- Child Injury Blogs
- CDC Childhood Injury Report
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