Coral Springs Child Injury Lawyer
There is always an extra layer of tragedy when a young person becomes seriously injured. Whether the victim was your newborn baby, your three-year-old, or your teenager, the negligent party that caused their injuries deserves to be held accountable. At the law offices of Lyons & Snyder, our experienced Coral Springs child injury lawyers aggressively advocate for your child’s best interests in and out of the courtroom. Philip Snyder lives in Parkland with his two young children. He will fight for you the same way he would fight for his own children.
Unfortunately, Child Personal Injury Claims are Generally Worth Less Than Adults
Damages involved in a personal injury claim often include medical expenses, pain and suffering, loss of joy of life, expenses related to permanent disability, and property damage. On top of that, lost wages and lost earning capacity are also included as two major elements to most personal injury claims filed by working-age adults. Earning capacity is calculated based on the victim’s current occupation. For example, if a 28-year-old IT worker earned $65,000 the last few years and became permanently disabled to the point where he or she could no longer perform his or her duties, the lost earnings might amount to $65,000 x 37 (the number of working years before they would have otherwise retired) to get to an amount of $2,405,000. Because children A) do not have jobs and B) do not have a career trajectory, it is extremely difficult to put an accurate number on lost future wages or “earning capacity.” It is very difficult to say that your 15-year-old was on the way to becoming a doctor, for example, and have a court attribute four decades of a doctor’s wages to the personal injury claim. Because of this, personal injury claims for children are generally less “valuable.” Therefore, it is imperative to maximize every other aspect of your child’s damages.
Common Types of Child Injury Claims
According to Care.com, the top ways in which children get injured are motor vehicle collisions, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, burns, and falls. And, according to WebMD, some of the most common serious injuries faced by children include concussions, fractured arms and wrists, broken teeth, sprains, strains, and lacerations. Of course, even more serious injuries are possible, and likely, in motor vehicle collisions or being hit by a car while riding a bike, scooter, or walking. We represent children in all of the following types of personal injury cases:
- Auto Collisions;
- Pedestrian Collisions;
- Bicycle Collisions;
- Sexual Abuse or Physical Abuse;
- Playground Injuries;
- Slips, falls, or Trips;
- Landscaping and Construction Equipment Injuries;
- Severe Burns;
- Dog bites; and
- Swimming Pool and Other Water-Related Accidents.
Contact Our Coral Springs Child Injury Lawyers Today
If your child was injured because of another’s careless actions, or inactions, it is up to you to hold that party accountable. If you have any doubts about who was at fault, if an adult should be held accountable, or if your child’s injuries are bad enough to warrant a claim, do not hesitate to contact our Coral Springs child injury lawyers at Lyons & Snyder today at (954) 462-8035 to schedule a free consultation. We are your neighbor’s trusted personal injury attorney.