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Miami Beach Child Injuries

Miami Beach is famous resort city in Southern Florida. Most famous for its South Beach (or SoBe) area, the community has been immortalized in TV shows such as Miami Vice and others. While Miami Beach today may be known for its rapid development and glamor, it is also a home to many families. In fact, 14% of the families in the community have a child under the age of 18. For families, Miami Beach offers a comfortable climate, plenty to see and do, and access to both amazing views and all the amenities of Miami itself.

What to Do if Your Child Sustains a Childhood Injury in Miami Beach or Anywhere in Florida

Unfortunately, many families in the area have experienced having their child rushed to a hospital or clinic due to a serious injury. If your child has been injured in a car accident in Miami Beach or due to some other situation, your immediate concern is to seek medical attention for your child. Even if your child does not appear to be seriously hurt, it is important to get emergency medical attention. Some injuries, including life-threatening head injuries, do not produce symptoms right away. If in doubt, get medical attention first. Your next steps will be to determine what you can do to help prevent accidents in the future and to ensure that you secure your child's future. One way to do this is to consult with a personal injury attorney in Miami Beach or your Florida community. An experienced attorney can help you understand your options and your legal rights so that you can take the steps you need to protect your family. If you need to speak with a personal injury attorney, contact the Flaxman Law Group. Your initial consultation is free and comes with no obligation.

Child Injuries in Miami Beach and Florida are Different than Injuries Affecting Adults

While childhood scrapes and bumps are quite common, serious childhood injuries should not be part of any child's experience. Unfortunately, each year children are admitted to hospital emergency rooms with serious injuries caused by pool accidents in Miami Beach and other cities, playground accidents, car accidents, and other types of accidents. While children can be injured in the same ways as adults, due to their smaller size the injuries that they sustain are often far more dangerous. In addition, under Florida law, childhood injuries are perceived differently than adult injuries. For example, Florida law does not consider children under six to be held accountable for their injuries or capable of negligence. Florida law also allows parents of injured children to pursue a legal claim in cases where child's injuries were caused by medical malpractice, recklessness, negligence, or a wrongful act.

If your child was recently injured, contact the Flaxman Law Group for legal advice and for a free consultation to discuss your situation. The Flaxman Law Group is a full-service law firm with extensive experience in providing representation and legal advice to personal injury plaintiffs in Miami Beach and across South Florida. The Flaxman Law Group works with families from all walks of life and advocates fiercely on behalf of families to help provide them with the fairest compensation possible.