Los Angeles Child Injury Attorney
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, car 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. If your child has suffered due to another party’s negligence, you need an aggressive personal injury lawyer on your side. The team at The Ryan Law Group has extensive experience fighting for families in child injury cases. Contact us today to get started.
Why Choose Us?
- We have an excellent track record of success. We have a 98 percent client success rate and have recovered millions of dollars in settlements and judgment awards.
- Our Los Angeles child injury attorneys have years of experience. We know exactly how to provide the support and help your family needs during this difficult time.
- Part of our commitment to client success is operating on a contingency fee basis. This means you’ll pay no legal fees during your case. You will only pay if we win.
Child Injury Statistics
Every year, thousands of children end up in hospitals around the U.S. due to preventable accidents and injuries. Although most parents imagine minor bumps and bruises when they picture child injuries, many accidents connected to preventable carelessness or recklessness cause much more serious injuries.
The most recent statistics from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention show startling data about how frequently serious child injuries occur:
- Unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the U.S. The number one cause of child injuries is falling down.
- An average of 12,000 children 19 years and younger die from unintentional injuries each year. More than 9.2 million are treated in emergency rooms for serious injuries.
- Automobile accidents are the leading cause of child deaths. This includes a significant number of child pedestrian and bicyclist deaths each year.
At the Ryan Law Group, we do not treat our clients like statistics. We understand that your child and case are 100 percent unique. We will take the time to get to know your family, listen to your story and tailor our legal strategies so that they meet your specific needs. Our lawyers recognize the prevalence of child injuries in California and throughout the country and are dedicated to implementing change on an institutional level.
Common Injuries Children Face
Children are prone to serious, life-changing injuries. Their bones are not as strong as adults’ and cannot withstand impacts as well, such as the forces exerted on the body in a car accident. Preventable accidents can cause a wide range of injuries to child victims. These include:
- Broken bones and greenstick fractures
- Muscle sprains and strains
- Head, skull and brain injuries
- Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
- Lacerations and scarring
- Internal injuries
- Dog bite injuries
- Pinch injuries
- Sports injuries
- Injuries from defective toys
- Catastrophic injuries
- Wrongful death
Even a minor child injury can result in expensive medical care, ongoing doctor’s appointments, and pain and suffering for your child. A more severe injury can cause great physical, emotional and financial distress for your entire family. Whether your child has been diagnosed with a temporary or permanent injury after an unexpected accident, find out if your family has grounds to file a claim in Los Angeles.
Getting the Compensation You Deserve
Your family may be entitled to financial compensation from one or more parties for causing your child’s injury or death. The responsible party, known as the defendant, may be held accountable for his or her actions by having to pay for your related medical expenses, physical therapy, rehabilitation, special education expenses and any noneconomic losses, such as emotional distress.
Your family can seek financial compensation for your child’s preventable injury through many different types of lawsuits in California. You may have grounds to bring a car accident, slip and fall, premises liability, dog bite injury, product liability, medical malpractice, wrongful death, or another type of claim, depending on the circumstances.
Your child injury attorney from The Ryan Law Group can help you file the correct type of claim in LA. Then, our lawyers can help you go up against a school, daycare center, hospital, product manufacturer or another party in pursuit of maximum financial compensation. We are passionate advocates who will work relentlessly to achieve the monetary outcome your family deserves. Although we settle most claims out of court, we can also go to trial, if necessary.
Determining Liability in Child Injury Cases
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.
Consult a Los Angeles Child Injury Lawyer
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.