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Injuries to Minors and Children

School Safety If you are the parent or guardian of a child who has been injured or killed, you are the person who can often get redress or assistance for that child. You will need a qualified Florida child injury claims attorney who can help you and represent you in court. Qualified Florida attorneys at the Law Offices of Flaxman Law Group have years of experience that can help you in your case.

How Common Are Injuries to Minors and Children?

Each year, millions of children are injured or killed due to negligence, accidents, defective products, and fires. In most cases, anyone under 18 of age is not eligible to file a lawsuit. This means that when a child is injured or killed, it is a parent, adult or guardian who generally must seek legal assistance on behalf of the child.

Children and teenagers unfortunately have a higher risk of injuries from car and motor vehicle accidents, swimming-pool accidents, and fireworks. Part of the problem is that the smaller size of children can make them vulnerable to certain injuries. For example, the smaller stature of many children means that when a child is attacked by a dog, the dog can attack the child's face and head. Similarly, the smaller size of a child can mean that a child can be more strongly shaken around in a boat or car involved in an accident, which can lead to more accidents.

The fact that children are naturally more curious can also lead them to injury from the ingestion of household products such as cosmetics and personal care products, cleaning substances, pain relievers, foreign bodies, and plants. Children inside a burning home or in other dangerous situations may not be able to protect themselves as effectively as an adult in the same situation.

Childhood Injuries Don’t Stay in Childhood

Unfortunately, injuries to minors and children can have a lifelong impact. Imagine a child sustains a serious traumatic brain injury in a car accident in Miami. If the injuries are permanent, that child’s ability to finish school, have a career, or even live independently may be threatened.

Even if a child recovers from an injury, a serious injury can disrupt their education and can lead to trauma. In fact, it can disrupt an entire household. Parents may need to take time off work to care for their child. Medical bills can be substantial.

For all these reasons, it is important that parents or guardians contact a qualified Florida attorney in the event that a child or teenager is hurt or killed. An experienced Florida lawyer can help parents investigate the situation and can ensure that the minor gets a voice in the legal system. The Law Offices of Flaxman Law Group have extensive experience with cases involving minors. We have helped many clients get the benefits and settlement needed to get adequate care for their children. We have helped parents get settlements that have helped their children deal with lifelong injuries.

If a minor related to you or a minor in your charge has been injured, contact Flaxman Law Group. We can advise you of your rights and can help you decide what would best help you protect your injured child or injured children. Contact us online or call us at 866-352-9626. We can set up a FREE, no obligation consultation to discuss your legal options.

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