Families and friends are rightfully devastated when a child has been injured or killed in a tragic accident. In the midst of healing and grieving, some may wonder who will be held responsible for this damage or loss. Every case is unique, but in general, the law does not hold children liable for actions that caused their injuries.
Children will inevitably injure themselves as they develop. Bumps and scrapes are normal, but more serious injuries are usually caused by the negligence of others. Animal attacks, suffocation, auto accidents, drowning or falls are the culprit of most injuries to children. Product retailers and manufacturers should be held liable if they sold a defective or dangerous product that injured or killed your child.
When you place your child under someone else’s supervision, they are responsible for their safety. If the caretaker fails at providing adequate care for the child, such as a babysitter, the daycare center or a school, they could be held liable for damages. Three things to consider in child injury cases are whether:
- The supervisor had a “duty of care” for the child
- The supervisor failed to provide adequate care, supervision or precaution
- The child may be too young to be responsible for actions that led to their injury
If your child has been injured or killed in an accident caused by someone else, your family’s compensation should include reimbursement for medical or funeral bills, lost wages while caring for your child’s recovery, pain and suffering, and any lasting psychological trauma. Please contact us at The Ryan Law Group as soon as you can. The laws regarding child injury cases are complex but we are happy to help you determine whether or not you have a strong case against another party.
Our team at The Ryan Law Group knows exactly how to investigate, analyze and present a personal injury or wrongful death case, and you can trust us to handle the case with tact and integrity. We do not recommend settling with insurance companies without speaking to an experienced legal professional first, because insurance companies will not be looking out for any interests except their own. We offer free, no obligation consultations and you can rely on our team to secure a favorable judgment on your behalf because you won’t pay unless we win.