Four children were recently hospitalized after their bus nearly hit a car in Nashville. What would you do if they were your children?
Child Injury is a major concern for parents in the Nashville area. Most mothers and fathers consider significant harm to their kids a worse case scenario in their lives. Children and adolescents are at significant risk for a wide range of injuries that could lead to death or disability. So what happens when your child is injured at school, at a public establishment, or by a commercial product? What is the appropriate course of action to take in terms of litigation?
Child Abuse or Maltreatment
Each year, hundreds of thousands of kids are abused or neglected. In most cases, the abuser is someone known to the child—a parent, family member, teacher, or regular caregiver. These kids are at increased risk of lifelong emotional and psychological problems, not to mention smoking, alcoholism, drug abuse, depression, suicide, and other negative health outcomes. You might be surprised how common and under – reported this issue is. If you suspect abuse, you should seek professional assistance. If your child is emotionally or physically abused or injured, be sure to talk to an attorney.
Child Passenger Safety: Car and Bus Accidents
Motor vehicle injuries are the greatest public health threat facing children today. In fact, they are the leading cause of death among children in the Nashville area. If you or your child was in an accident in your vehicle, a relatives, vehicle, or on public or school transportation, you have many options when it comes to seeking financial and legal damages.
Needless to say, this is serious business. NEVER hesitate to seek professional advice on these matters, as it is a serious crime.
Child Injury At A Public Place
While it is impossible to make all places safe for your kids, if your child does suffer a personal injury at a restaurant, shopping center, or public place: you should consider if the injury was the result of negligence on the part of the property or store owners.
Children’s injury claims often involve:
- Playground Equipment
- School Accidents
- Auto Accidents
- Animal Bites
- Medical Malpractice
- Sexual Molestation