“Your child has been hurt in an accident.”
No matter who delivers the bad news – a teacher, family member, police officer or day care facilitator – there is no softening the impact those few words can have on any parent. Of course, this often elicits panicked and frightening questions from family members such as:
- Where are they now?
- How did this happen?
- Who is responsible?
- Will they be ok?
Depending on the answers you receive, you may be eligible to take legal action against the at-fault party. To find out your rights and possible options in this situation, contact the Jacksonville personal injury attorneys at Farah & Farah. For decades, our firm has assisted parents whose children have suffered minor to catastrophic injuries at the hands of a negligent individual. We have the resources, the insight and the determination to help you discover exactly who is responsible and what kind of compensation your family deserves. The number to call is 855-797-9899.
How Common Are Childhood Injury Claims?
Each year, hundreds of kids throughout the state of Florida are injured in accidents not of their own doing. These are incidents, that had the person in charge taken proper care, it would have never occurred. As a result many families decide to pursue legal action against the at-fault individual or entity, in an effort to overcome the immediate financial issues often associated with such accidents. Personal injury attorneys at Farah & Farah help such families obtain recompense for one or more of the following damages:
- Medical expenses, both short and long term
- Emotional and physical therapy costs
- Doctor and specialist bills
- Pain and suffering
- Property damage
Where do Child Injuries Most Often Occur?
As one would expect, childhood injuries can occur just about anywhere. However, some of the more common locations are where a parent would expect the least amount of risk. Those areas include:
Playgrounds, Parks and Pools: Despite state and local ordinances, requiring park officials and pool directors to maintain a safe environment for everyone, children often end up paying the price for management’s disregard.
Theme Parks: While most large amusement parks take great pains to insure their customer’s safety, sometimes they simply fall short. When this occurs, children are often the victims, suffering life-altering and traumatic injury due to ride malfunction and improper maintenance.
Schools: Probably the most frequent offender, injuries and schools almost go hand-in-hand. However, when those wounds come as the result of a neglectful or irresponsible individual within the school, parents have a right to hold them responsible.
When Should I Contact a Jacksonville Child Injury Attorney?
At Farah & Farah, we recommend you contact us as soon after your child’s accident as possible. The sooner we are able to begin reviewing your case and weighing your options, the greater your chance of success. Additionally, the Florida statute of limitations requires that you file within a specific timeframe. Call our Jacksonville child injury lawyers today for more information at 855-797-9899.