Personal Injury Lawyer
As a parent, the last thing you want to hear is that your child got hurt. Unfortunately, however, many children suffer serious injuries each year at daycare facilities, schools, other people’s homes and playgrounds. If your child was injured due to someone else’s negligence, your family may be entitled to compensation. Here are some common childhood accidents that can cause injuries.
School Bus Accidents
Many children of all ages ride the school bus to and from school every day. Unfortunately, school bus drivers sometimes get into accidents on the road due to distracted driving, speeding, drowsy driving or poor weather conditions. Children can suffer a wide range of injuries during school bus accidents, from broken bones to head injuries.
Children are in danger of choking if they have food that is too big for them to chew properly. They can also choke if they put small toys in their mouth. As they’re choking, not enough oxygen may get to their brain, which may result in brain death.
Children can suffer falls from defective playground equipment, uneven ground, wet floors and trip hazards. While some falls are not that serious, others can result in severe injuries, such as broken bones, traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord injuries.
Swimming in a pool is definitely a favorite pastime for a lot of children. However, at least one adult should always supervise children when they are swimming. Otherwise, drownings are more likely to occur. Some children may not know how to swim well or do not wear their life jackets properly.
While many dogs are friendly, some may bite when they are scared or not feeling well. That is why children should never be left alone with strange dogs. Parents should also teach their kids to not pet a dog without the owner’s permission. Children who get bitten by dogs can suffer infection, permanent scarring and even amputation.
Baby Crib Defects
Baby cribs are one of the most common children’s products parents purchase every year. However, many baby cribs have been under recall. Defective baby cribs can lead to strangulation, falls, head entrapment and other severe injuries.
If your child sustained injuries because of another party’s carelessness, you should schedule a consultation with a personal injury lawyer, like one from Burton Law Firm, to discuss your case in detail.