While any personal injury can prove tragic, an injury to a child is uniquely tragic because it has the power to rob the child of a lifetime of potential. If your child has been injured due to the negligent actions of another, a New York City child injury lawyer at Dansker & Aspromonte is here to pursue compensation for your child while holding the negligent parties accountable.
We understand the unique nature of child injury cases. We consult with leading experts in pediatrics, child psychology, and other fields who help us understand the full extent of damage caused by injuries. Our thorough, aggressive approach to cases involving injuries to children allows us to pursue maximum compensation that provides for the needs of children today and in the future.
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The Consequences of Injuries to Children
Injuries to children can create complications that affect their growth and development. A fracture can cause the child’s legs to grow to unequal lengths, requiring multiple surgeries, adaptive equipment, and extensive rehabilitation. A head injury can impair a child’s cognitive ability, holding them back from educational opportunities. A spinal cord injury can impair the child’s mobility and numerous other abilities.
Our NYC children’s injury attorneys offer experienced advice and advocacy for whatever injury your child has suffered. We have obtained hundreds of millions of dollars for our clients, including children who have suffered severe, life-changing injuries.
We handle a wide range of child injury lawsuits, including those involving:
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Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer For Help After My Child Gets Hurt in NYC?
The most common injuries sustained by children involve falls from playground equipment, bicycles, trampolines, skateboards, and swimming pools. Other common injuries are caused by car accidents, sports injuries, burns, dog bites, and poisoning. If your child has suffered a serious injury, it may be necessary to seek legal representation from a personal injury lawyer.
When you hire a New York Child Injury Lawyer, they will represent you during all aspects of your case, including investigation, negotiation, and litigation. The benefits of hiring a New York Child Injury Lawyer include…
- You don’t need to pay legal fees upfront. Instead, you’ll only owe legal fees when we win your case.
- Your insurance companies won’t interfere with your case. They work on behalf of you, not against you.
- You can trust your lawyer to keep your information confidential.
- You won’t have to worry about the costs of your medical bills.
- You won’t have to deal with the stress of dealing with insurance companies.
If your child has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, you should contact a New York Child Injury Attorney as soon as possible. It is important to act quickly because the statute of limitations can run out before knowing what happened. Let us help arrange medical care through the insurance companies. We want to help ease your emotional distress and help file your child’s injury claim.
Liability In Your NYC Child Injury Case – Can You Sue Other Parents?
If your child has been seriously hurt and you think another parent might be at fault, can they be sued? You must prove that they are in fact liable. The circumstances of the injury will be reviewed to answer the questions:
- Did they have notice of the injury or negligence act?
- With that notice, did they fail to prevent harm?
This information will be used to prove negligence and as such, if they can be held liable if their actions (or their child’s actions) led to your child’s traumatic injury.
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How Are Children Commonly Injured in NYC?
Most accidents involving children are preventable. A child may get injured when playing and pushing something off a table. Or a child may fall downstairs or out of bed. Children often injure themselves by falling into swimming pools or bathtubs. Parents sometimes forget about their children while they are asleep. As a result, children may suffer serious injuries. These include brain damage, paralysis, broken bones, internal bleeding, burns, and death.
The most common injuries among children, however, are fractures (broken bones), head injuries, burns, and poisoning. These injuries often occur at home, during sports activities, or at school. Falls are another major cause of childhood injuries. Most of these injuries happen when children play outside or inside the house. Some of the most common types of injuries that kids sustain include:
- Skateboard Accidents
- Dog Bites
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Playground Equipment Accidents
- Swimming Pool Accidents
In New York City, the time to sue for an infant in all cases other than medical malpractice is generally three years from the date of the injury. However, the three years does not begin to run until they turn 18 years of age.
Types Of Cases Dansker & Aspromonte Associates – New York Child Injury Lawyers handle are:
Injury To A Child By Negligence
A personal injury lawsuit involves claims against those who were legally liable for causing harm to others. Personal injury lawsuits generally involve people harmed by other individuals’ actions. Such actions include car crashes, dog bites, slips, falls, and defective products. The law recognizes several different ways to hold responsible parties accountable for the harm caused to others. These include strict liability, negligence, premises liability, breach of warranty, fraud, intentional torts, and vicarious liability. When one person causes harm to another through his negligent acts, he is said to be “negligent.” If the defendant knew or should have known that the harm would likely occur but failed to take reasonable precautions to avoid it, he is also considered negligent. If he fails to act reasonably under the circumstances, he will be held accountable for any resulting damages.
Child Care Center Liability
Parents who send their children to daycare centers and nurseries must exercise due diligence in supervising their children. They must keep a close eye on their children at all times. They must make sure that no dangerous conditions exist in the facility. If they fail to fulfill this responsibility, they could face legal consequences.
When a child suffers an injury because of someone else’s negligence, the injured party may be able to recover medical expenses, lost wages, and pain and suffering. In addition, the court may award fees and costs to the prevailing party.
If you believe that your child has been injured due to negligence, contact Dansker & Aspromonte Associates – New York Child Injury Lawyers. We represent victims throughout New York City, including Manhattan, Queens, Brooklyn, Bronx, Staten Island, Nassau County, Suffolk County, Westchester County, and Rockland County. We will get your personal injury claim filed by a highly trained personal injury attorney.
Defective Product Liability
Product liability is a legal concept that applies to defective products. It refers to the duty of manufacturers, distributors, and retailers to ensure their products are safe for use by consumers. If they fail to do so, they can be held liable for any injuries caused by their product. The law also imposes strict liability on manufacturers if their product causes injury based solely on its design. Strict liability does not require proof of negligence. Instead, the manufacturer is strictly liable for any injuries caused when using the product.
The most common types of defective products are cars, drugs, food, toys, and household items. Courts have found that many consumer products cause harm every year. Some examples include exploding toothpaste tubes, faulty kitchen appliances, and faulty air conditioners.
In order to prove a claim of defective product liability, the plaintiff must show:
- (1) that the product was defective;
- (2) that the defect existed when the product left the possession or control of the defendant; and
- (3) that the defect caused your child’s injury in New York City. A plaintiff can establish causation with evidence showing that the product malfunctioned during normal use. For example, if a toy malfunctions after being dropped and breaks, it is more likely than not that the defect caused the injury.
New York City Premise Liability
A premise liability claim will require a plaintiff to prove that a defendant owed them a duty of care under the law and breached that duty by failing to exercise reasonable care.
Dansker & Aspromonte Associates – New York Child Injury Lawyers – specializes in premises liability cases involving childhood injuries. Our lawyers have extensive experience handling these claims. We have recovered millions of dollars for our clients. Contact us today to learn how we can help you.
Premises Liability Claims
There are several different types of premises liability claims. These include slip-and-fall claims, trip-and-fall claims, and falls from elevated areas. Each type of claim requires a slightly different analysis.
Slip-and-fall claims involve an accident where someone trips and falls due to a foreign substance on the floor. In some instances, the substance may be oil or grease. In other cases, it could be snow or mud. This type of claim often involves a slippery surface.
This type of claim occurs when someone tripped over an object on the ground and fell. Sometimes, this means the object was placed there intentionally. Other times, it could be because of poor lighting conditions.
Falls From Elevated Areas
Falls from elevated areas are another type of premises liability claim. They occur when a person slips and falls while walking downstairs or up ladders. There are two main categories of such claims: (1) those that arise from a step or stairway; and (2) those that arise from an escalator or moving walkway.
Step And Staircase Defects
Step and staircase defects are similar to slip-and-fall accidents. If a step is too high or uneven, it could pose a risk of falling. Steps should be well maintained and free of debris. If they are dirty, worn or cracked, they should be repaired or replaced immediately.
Escalator Or Moving Walkway Defects
Escalators and moving walkways also present risks of falling. If the steps are too small or steep, people could fall. If there is no handrail, people could lose their balance.
Other Types Of Premises Liability Claims
These include claims involving dangerous objects like nails, spikes, bolts, screws, etc.
What Damages Are Available For NYC Child Injuries
The law provides compensation for injuries caused by negligence. If you were injured because someone else was negligent, you may be able to sue them for damages. Negligence occurs when someone fails to act reasonably under the circumstances. This includes failing to protect others from harm, failing to warn people of dangerous situations, and failing to provide adequate safety measures.
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If your child has been injured due to the negligence or carelessness of another, our child injury lawyers are here to help. We’re available 24/7 – speak with an experienced Child Injury Attorney from Dansker & Aspromonte today.