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Injuries to Minors and Children

School SafetyMinors and children are especially vulnerable to specific types of injuries. For example, a child may not know how to brace themselves in the event of a traffic accident, so he or she may be thrown around more violently. Since children’s bones and brains are still developing, any traumatic brain injuries, scarring, or other serious injuries can affect them for a lifetime.

Seeing your child injured is devastating. It can be even more devastating to not have the resources to pay for top medical care and the other support your child needs. If your child’s injuries happened because of someone’s recklessness, however, Florida law allows you to file a claim and seek compensation from any liable parties. To find out more and to establish whether you qualify, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation with a Florida accident attorney.

Common Injuries to Florida Minors and Children

Injuries to Florida’s minors and children can happen for many reasons, including:

  • Traffic accidents. This is one of the leading causes of injuries to minors and children in Florida. Children on school buses and in cars on the way to school or other activities can easily be in a serious crash. So can children who are learning to ride a bike or are using a bicycle to get around.
  • Dog attacks. Dog attacks are unfortunately more likely to happen to children than adults. Kids may not know how to act around pets and when they’re attacked they are more vulnerable to serious injury. Because of their smaller size, children can easily be knocked over by an attacking dog and dogs can easily bite a child’s face, which can lead to scarring and head injuries.
  • Sports injuries. When children play football, baseball, or any sport, they can suffer injuries in play or in practice. These injuries can include fractures, head injuries, strains and sprains, and other injuries.
  • School injuries. At school, children can suffer from slip and fall injuries and other harm if they’re not carefully supervised. Unfortunately, violence and bullying in schools can also lead to assault and battery, causing serious and life-threatening injury. Schools with inadequate security can especially put students at risk.
  • Product injuries. Helmets, child car seats, toys, and other products for kids aren’t always designed safely. When manufacturers are negligent, children can sustain burns, choking, cuts, and other serious injuries.

Children are vulnerable to the same injuries at adults, including spinal cord injuries, scarring, traumatic head injuries, and more. The difference is that a child’s injuries can affect them for a lifetime, impacting their growth, confidence, future, and career prospects. It’s crucial to make sure that your child has the needed support to heal, which is one reason why you may want to consider whether you have a claim.

Getting Justice for Your Child in Florida

The true cost of your child’s injuries may be much higher than you think. Whether your child has suffered a head injury, broken bones, or any other serious injury, they may not be able to return to school right away. Their academic performance can suffer, as can their future prospects for college and a great job. When kids can’t attend school, their social development and mental health can suffer, too.

The financial costs of your child’s injuries may also be very high. The cost of emergency medical care, ongoing treatment, tutoring to help them catch up in school, and childcare (so you can return to work) can easily add up. If your child is permanently injured, they could face an entire life of higher medical bills and higher medical insurance premiums because they’re dealing with ongoing medical needs.

Your child deserves a fair shot at a bright future after a serious injury. That’s why we invite you to contact our law firm. Flaxman Law Group is family-based, with decades of experience. We’ve secured thousands of settlements and court wins for plaintiffs, including multi-million-dollar wins and settlements. If your child is injured and you’re wondering whether there’s a claim or a way to secure compensation, contact Flaxman Law Group for a free consultation with a Florida accident attorney.

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