Seeing a person get injured is never a good thing. Seeing your child get hurt is one of the most traumatic events a parent can experience. Parents’ instinct is to protect infants and children from injury and danger from the minute they let out that first cry- and even during pregnancy. When a motor vehicle accident, birth-related problem, or fire, causes severe injury to your baby, the effects on the entire family can be financially and emotionally devastating. When a negligent day care worker hurts your child or the poor design of a toy, or a crib harms your infant, you may be entitled to compensation. You may have to miss work to care for an injured child, and the care can be a life-long commitment if the injury is severe. Your child’s dreams may be shattered along with the hopes you had for their bright future.
According to the Center for Disease Control, accidents and unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death of children between the ages of 1-14. In a report by the Kids Safe Worldwide and Safekids.org, in 2008 alone, nearly 800,000 children across the globe died from accidents. They report that in children between the ages of 5-14, 25% of deaths are related to accidental injuries. These accidents include poisoning, drowning, car accidents, and falls.
We know that money can never fully compensate your family for the severe injury or death of your child. To preserve your rights to collect any damages, however, you must act quickly after your child is injured. The experienced child injury attorneys at Farris, Riley & Pitt, understand Alabama law, and have the resources to help you pursue a claim. If a party was negligent and caused your child’s injury, we can assist you in getting the money you need to care for your child. You may also be entitled to money for your pain and suffering. Let us help you begin to heal and rebuild your family.