Getting hurt is a part of growing up. While every child gets bumps and bruises, some children experience serious injuries that require hospitalization or other intervention. Children are injured in many of the same ways that adults are injured, including car accidents, boat accidents, swimming pool accidents, and incidents of medical malpractice.
Additionally, childhood itself presents unique risks. Bicycle accidents, dangerous toys, birthing injuries, and playground accidents are just a few of the common causes of serious injury in children.
According to the Centers for Disease Control, motor vehicle accidents are "the greatest public heath problem facing children today," and car accidents are the leading cause of death of children in the United States. The Fort Lauderdale injury attorneys at Anidjar & Levine frequently represent those injured in automobile accidents, and we know that special care is needed when a child is injured.
From a legal perspective, child injury cases present unique challenges. For example, if a child was partially responsible for his or her injury, the child's negligence is treated in a slightly different way than an adult's negligence. In general, an adult is negligent if he fails to behave as a reasonably prudent person would behave, and the adult's age is not taken into account. Children, on the other hand, are expected to behave as a reasonable child of the same age. Moreover, children under the age of six are incapable of negligence as a matter of Florida law.
The child injury attorneys at Anidjar & Levine understand that children can be hurt in a variety of ways, both common and uncommon. While our attorneys pride ourselves in fierce advocacy, we also understand that special precautions must be taken when children are injured. We make sure that children always feel comfortable in our offices, and we give parents useful tips to help their families deal with a potentially stressful situation.
If your child was recently injured in a traumatic accident, call the Florida child injury attorneys at Anidjar & Levine today. A free consultation with an experienced lawyer can help you to determine whether or not legal action might be appropriate. You can reach our Fort Lauderdale offices at (800) 747-3733.