Your child is most likely walking around with a scrape or bruise of some kind from the you’re your child could crawl up until he or she is a teenager. Most parents never imagine their child will be the victim of a traumatic injury. Further, most parents never imagine their child’s traumatic injury will be the result of another person’s carelessness or negligence. Finding out your child has been injured due to someone else’s negligence can be a devastating and angering experience. The attorneys at Friedland | Carmona understand the emotional toll an accident of this sort can take on you and your family and want to help make the process as easy as possible, while also ensuring you and your family recover the compensation you deserve. The attorneys understand that your child may be impaired and require constant care for the remainder of his or her life. The attorneys will fight to ensure that all medical costs are covered in addition to compensation for you and your child’s pain and suffering.
Children can sustain injuries from a variety of circumstances including:
- Day care, child care center or school negligence or abuse
- Motor vehicle accidents, including automobile, bicycle, pedestrian and truck accidents
- Water-related accidents, including boating and swimming pool accidents
- Playground accidents
- Dangerous toys
- Dog bites
- Medical malpractice
- Defective products
Child victims are treated differently than adults in the eyes of the law. Adult negligence cases require that the judge or jury determine if the victim contributed to the accident in some way, whether his or her negligence contributed to the accident. The law also requires that the victim abide by the “reasonable man” standard—the victim acted in a way a person in the same or similar circumstances would have acted. Children’s actions are judged by a different standard—instead of judging the reaction based on the victim’s circumstances, the law looks at the child’s age in determining contributory negligence. The judge or jury is asked to determine whether a child of the same age would respond the same way or similarly to the way the victim reacted. Florida law states that children under the age of six are incapable of understanding the consequences of their actions and therefore cannot be negligent.
Bringing a child injury claim can be emotionally taxing on you and your family, but the attorneys and staff at Friedland | Carmona can help you through this difficult process.
Typically, when dealing with a child injury claim your child will need to be evaluated by specialized doctors and experts. Your child’s medical records need to be reviewed and expert witnesses need to be hired to offer their educated insight and review of the case as soon as possible. Time is of the essence in these cases and it is important that you hire a well-trained and experienced Florida Child Injury Lawyer who knows local laws and will act immediately to protect your and your child’s interests.
Call the Miami personal injury lawyers at Friedland | Carmona at 305-661-2008 or fill out the contact information to your left to receive your FREE consultation. A Child Injury attorney is available to assist you this week. Many victims never get the settlement they deserve because they are unsure if they have a claim. Don’t hesitate—Contact the Miami injury lawyers at Friedland | Carmona today! Let our family take care of your family!