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Riverside children injury attorneys represent children and their families who have suffered injuries and damages caused by someone else’s fault. Call at 323-477-1415 to schedule free consultation.
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RIverside Children Injury Attorney

According to the most recent annual injury statistics provided by kidsdata.org, 25,579 children were hospitalized for injuries in California over a one year period. In Riverside County, 1,470 were hospitalized and 73 children suffered fatal injuries. These numbers are frightening; especially for Riverside parents who do everything they can to make sure that their children are safe and healthy.

Riverside children injury attorneys represent children and their families who have suffered injuries and damages caused by someone else’s fault. Children are incredibly vulnerable and when they are injured by someone’s negligent or reckless conduct, they deserve to be compensated for their suffering. Sometimes parents are hesitant to file a lawsuit when their children are injured because their greatest concern is seeing that their children recover and they know that a financial award will not take away those injuries. Even though a lawsuit will not reverse the accident and injuries, there are some very good reasons to make a claim against responsible parties.

Reasons to file children injuries claims

See below for reasons to file a claim against people or entities responsible for children’s injuries.

  • Children should be compensated for pain and suffering and any disability or disfigurement caused by accident injuries. They did not deserve their injuries, but at least a financial recovery provides some compensation for what they have been through.
  • Significant medical bills often accompany children’s injuries and parents should not have to bear the burden of these bills when someone else caused the accident.
  • When injuries are severe requiring long term medical care, these costs should be covered by those responsible for the accident and injuries.
  • Injury accommodations may be necessary for severe and debilitating injuries such as handicapped accessible modifications for the home and vehicle and those accommodations can be very costly.
  • In some cases, to compensate parents for their own emotional distress due to witnessing their children’s accidents and injuries. See below for bystander recovery.
  • Perhaps the most important reason to file a child injury claim is to hold the responsible party accountable and maybe prevent another child from suffering the same accident and injuries. And when a defendant’s conduct is egregious, sometimes punitive damages are available. Punitive damages are intended to punish defendants and deter that type of conduct in the future.

Bystander recovery

Under California law, when a parent witnesses their child’s injuries caused by someone else’s fault, they may recover for the emotional distress that they suffered when the following elements are satisfied:

  • The defendant negligently caused the child’s injuries,
  • The parent was present and aware when the accident caused the child’s injuries,
  • The parent suffered serious emotional distress, and
  • The defendant’s conduct was a substantial factor in causing emotional distress.

If your child suffered serious injuries caused by someone else’s fault, you and your child deserve to be compensated. Contact a Riverside children injuries attorney at They Hayes Law Firm, APC to schedule a free consultation. We know how much you love your children and we know that families suffer significant harm when children are injured and we can help. Call us today at 323-477-1415.

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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.