Unfortunately, injuries are common among small children and can result from many factors. Because children are impulsive and inexperienced, they will not always react appropriately in the face of danger. Additionally, small children are at a greater risk of serious injury, given that their bodies have not fully developed.

If your child was hurt, they could be entitled to compensation. A dedicated personal injury attorney can advise you if negligence contributed to your child’s harm. From car crashes to swimming pool accidents, a Cocoa child injury lawyer can help you hold responsible parties liable for the damage they caused to your family. Reach out to Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law for legal representation that is not afraid to fight on your behalf.

Who is Liable for a Child Injury?

Most of the time, child injury lawsuits stem from an act of negligence. Negligence occurs when a person carelessly, recklessly, or intentionally harms a child. This could be a direct negligent action of an adult, such as physical abuse, or an adult failing to protect a child from harm by leaving them unattended near known hazards.

However, it is not enough to state that a person acted carelessly. For a child to be entitled to compensation, all of the elements of negligence must be proven. This includes establishing the following:

  • A duty of care existed
  • A breach of this duty occurred
  • This breach was the direct cause of an accident
  • The accident resulted in documented injuries and damages

The failure to establish even one of these elements of negligence will result in an unsuccessful claim. A skilled Cocoa child injury attorney can analyze the details of an event, gather evidence, and present this information in a way that leaves no doubt that negligence occurred and who should be held responsible.

Common Causes of Child Accidents

There are countless ways a child could suffer an injury. Any situation where a person fails to take reasonable steps to prevent a child’s harm could result in a viable case for compensation. A Cocoa child injury attorney can pursue legal action for injuries that occur under the following circumstances:

School or Daycare Injuries

Injuries happen every day at schools and daycares. The operators and employees of these facilities have an obligation to protect children from harm. Unfortunately, this is not always the case. Negligent supervision could result in slips and falls, traumatic brain injuries, choking, and more.

Sports Injuries

Many childhood injuries occur during sporting events or recreation, such as broken bones, neck injuries, spinal cord damage, head injuries, and strains and sprains. In some cases, these injuries are avoidable but for the negligence of the owners or operators of the facility or even the child’s coaches.

Car Accidents

Auto collisions are a primary cause of injury to adults and children alike. Other common road incidents that can result in harm include bus crashes, bicycle wrecks, and pedestrian accidents.

Contact a Cocoa Child Injury Attorney to Advocate on Your Behalf

If your child sustained an injury due to the actions of another person, they could be entitled to a monetary award. However, you do not have to manage a lawsuit on behalf of your child alone. Our attorneys have decades of experience helping clients achieve favorable legal outcomes.

Additionally, we do not charge any up-front costs or fees and only collect payment from you if we are successful in winning you compensation. Reach out to a Cocoa child injury lawyer from Norden Leacox Accident & Injury Law as soon as possible.

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