South Carolina Child Injury Attorney
Child Injury Attorneys
Having a child injured or killed in an accident is every parent's biggest fear and worst nightmare. As parents ourselves, we at Joe and Martin understand you only want the best for your children and you want to keep them safe at all times. When these fears become reality it can be a devastating ordeal that's too much to handle. If your child has been involved in an accident, you may be eligible to receive compensation from liable parties for any relative expenses for medical treatment, damages, losses, pain and suffering, and more.
Let's Discuss Your Legal Options
Being minors, children are seldom held responsible for their own accidents and injuries. Our experienced child injury attorneys at Joe and Martin Law Firm will discuss your child's accident with you and help you identify any and all factors of negligence and the liable parties responsible, then chart the best course of action. In this crucial and difficult time for you and your family, we will provide you with sound legal advice and exceptional service through every step of the legal process. We can help you recover maximum compensation for damages associated with your child’s injury, including lingering psychological scarring and trauma. Don't hesitate. Fill out an online form, or call us today for a FREE consultation at (843) 357-8888.
What Are the Facts and Statistics on Child Injury?
The bumps and scrapes of growing up in South Carolina is a natural part of everyone's childhood. A child's need to explore, discover, and learn about his or her surroundings can lead to injuries and accidents. However, for the injuries that require more than just a bandage and love, there are state and federal laws in place to protect our children. When these laws are ignored children can be seriously hurt or even worse.
According to a report by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- More than 12,000 people between 0 to 19 years of age die from unintentional injuries every year, and more than 9.2 million are treated in emergency departments for nonfatal injuries.
- Auto accidents are the leading cause of death for children.
- For infants, suffocation is the leading cause of death.
- Drowning is the leading cause of death for toddlers.
- Falls account most of the nonfatal injuries sustained by children.
The common scenarios for child injuries include:
- Animal Attacks
- Dangerous Toy Accidents
- Playground Injuries
- Sports Injuries
- Swimming Pool Accidents
To view the CDC's National Action Plan for Child Injury Prevention click here.
Establishing Negligence and Determining Liability
The term "duty of care" is important for child injury cases. It pertains to all parties that knowingly accept the responsibility for your child's safety while the child is in their care. This includes but is not limited to:
- Daycare Center
- Other Child's Parents
- Coach or Instructor
If these people and/or institutions breach their understood duty of care which causes your child to be injured or involved in an accident, you may pursue compensation for any resulting damages. Your child's age at the time of any injuries sustained can become a factor in your case as the law applies different standards to different age groups when determining whether a minor is liable. This is why it's very important to contact a skilled child injury lawyer with experience handling child accident cases in South Carolina.
Let Us Help You Protect Your Child
At Joe and Martin, we take the health and safety of your children as seriously as you do. When you place your trust in us as your legal representation, our team of professionals gets to work on your claim immediately to ensure you and child get the compensation and justice you deserve. We are standing by to answer all of your questions. Contact us today at (843) 357-8888.