Children are vulnerable and depending on their age, they may not have the capacity to appreciate dangers and risks the way that significantly older children and adults do. Many people owe a duty of care to children so that they are safe from harm including parents, caregivers, school officials, coaches, church employees, retail stores and other places of business, property owners, and government entities.
Montebello children injuries attorneys know that as a parent, there may be nothing more painful than seeing your child injured and if someone else is responsible for those injuries, they should be held accountable for medical bills and other damages incurred.
Common causes of children’s injuries
Children can be injured in any number of ways, but injuries and causes that we most frequently see in our law firm are listed below.
Children’s injuries can cause financial hardships for families when it comes to expenses such as medical bills and loss of parental income. At least one parent is often required to miss work in order to care for an injured child and to get him or her to doctors’ appointments and physical therapy. This is why it is extremely important to hire a personal injury attorney who is experienced in representing injured children and their families so that you may recover for your financial, physical, and emotional losses.
Under California law, when close families members witness the injury or death of a loved one, they may sometimes recover under a theory of negligent infliction of emotional distress. In order to recover under this theory in the case of an injured child, a parent or other close family member must have been present and aware when the child sustained the injuries, resulting in severe emotional distress.
The most difficult and emotional cases are often wrongful death cases, especially when a child has died. Under California law, close family members may recover for losses sustained as a result of losing a child due to someone else’s fault. When a child dies, parents often miss work due to their grief and suffer many other types of financial setbacks including medical bills and funeral expenses. Often a wrongful death award allows families to focus on their grief and recovery without having to worry as much about their financial situation.
When injuries are due to someone else’s negligent, reckless, or intentional conduct they should be held financially responsible. If your child has sustained injuries caused by someone else, contact a Montebello children injuries attorney at The Hayes Law Firm to discuss your child’s accident, injuries sustained, and liability.
At The Hayes Law Firm, APC, we serve all of Los Angeles and the Inland Empire, so whether you need a personal injury attorney in Montebello or a premises liability attorney in San Bernardino, we are here to serve you. Unlike other attorneys who view clients as cases, we understand that your experience has a human story behind it, and when you are in our offices, you are like a member of the family. We are ethical and compassionate, and we will take the time to find the best solution for your unique case and will work together with you every step along the way. Contact us today for a free consultation.