According to the World Health Organization, approximately 2,250 children around the world die from an unintentional child injury each day, and many thousands more are left with permanent disabilities. In the U.S. each year, about seven million kids are treated in an emergency room, and one in four requires medical care for his or her injuries.
At The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C., our San Diego child injury lawyers understand that children are vulnerable to dangerous toys, illness due to healthcare negligence, accidents at school and during sports, swimming pool drowning, choking on small items, etc. We also understand that toy makers, teachers, day care providers and other people that care for our children have a responsibility to ensure their safety. When something goes wrong and a child is injured, he or she may be affected for the rest of his/her life.
At The Law Office of Melinda J. Helbock, A.P.C., our personal injury attorneys advocate child safety and fight to ensure all responsible parties are held accountable. If your child has been injured by another’s negligence, contact us for help today. We will review your case for free and help you seek the compensation you and your child deserves.
Common Children’s Injuries
Our San Diego child injury lawyers represent children who have suffered an injury that could have been prevented. Unfortunately, many accidents and illnesses are due in part or entirely to negligence or recklessness on the part of persons or entities such as:
- healthcare providers
- school staff
- coaching personnel
- toy manufacturers
- babysitters; daycare staff
Each child injury case has its own unique circumstances. The following are some of the most common child injuries:
- road traffic injuries
- falls — e.g., at school or at a friend’s home
- fire-related burns
- kitchen accidents
- head, brain, and spinal cord injuries
- sports accidents
- choking injuries
- suffocation injuries
- playground injuries
Defective and Unsafe Toys
Another category for child injuries is the severe damage wrought by dangerous toys. In their drive to make a profit while cutting corners regarding safety, some toy manufacturers have put products on the market that are unsafe. For example, in some cases, it’s tiny parts that provide a choking hazard; in others the toy falls apart under a child. Burns from toy ovens, eye injuries from toy guns, and poisonous paint-covered toys are other familiar examples.
Talk with a Child Injury Lawyer
If your child suffered a traumatic injury or was killed and you feel that another party is responsible, you should talk to a child injury attorney in San Diego. It may be appropriate to file a lawsuit against the liable party, even if your child may have been partially at fault. To schedule a free consultation with a caring and compassionate child injury lawyer, contact The Law Office of Melinda Helbock, A.P.C. today.