Plantation Child Injury Lawyer
Types of Child Injury Cases We Take On
- Auto Collisions—In 2018, over 600 children under the age of 13 were killed in car crashes, according to the III. While some of these deaths could have been prevented by using car or booster seats, many are simply the result of a violent collision that was caused by another party. Thousands more children are severely injured every year in car crashes that another party caused.
- Pedestrian Collisions—Children are often blamed for “running out in front” of cars while chasing a ball, or otherwise being careless while playing in the street. The truth is that most drivers speed. Most drivers choose to distract themselves with their phones. Most drivers do not slow down and pay attention when children are present, and the vast majority of child pedestrian crashes can easily be avoided if the driver was being prudent.
- Bicycle Collisions—As with child pedestrian collisions, drivers who hit child cyclists should be held accountable for their careless or reckless actions. Children have a right to use the road to bike upon, and drivers need to provide an extra degree of caution whenever they are around vulnerable road users, particularly children who are more likely to make sudden or even erratic movements while riding.
- Sexual Abuse or Physical Abuse—Whether a teacher, coach, childcare professional, or another party physically or sexually abused your child, they must be held accountable in criminal and civil court.
- Playground Injuries—While most injuries on playgrounds are simply the result of rough play and gravity, some are caused by defective or downright dangerously designed infrastructure. This could include a play structure, swing set, or even the design of the ground surfacing.
- Slips, falls, or Trips—When a child trip and fall or slip and fall happens on someone else’s property, that party may be held accountable if preventive measures could have been taken to stop the fall from happening in the first place.
- Landscaping and Construction Equipment Injuries—Injuries sustained by children due to landscaping or construction equipment/debris may be the fault of the property owner. Similarly, if a child is injured on private property where they are not supposed to be (trespassing), the property owner can be held accountable under Florida’s attractive nuisance doctrine.
- Severe Burns—Burn injuries can happen around fires, stoves, electronics, and consumer products of all types.
- Dog bites—Dog owners can be held liable when their dog attacks or bites a child of any age, regardless of the dog’s size.
- Swimming Pool and Other Water-Related Accidents—Swimming pools are a great source of fun, but they are inherently dangerous for children, toddlers, and babies.
Call a Plantation Child Injury Lawyer Today
The Plantation child injury lawyers at Lyons & Snyder P.A. are committed in the fight for justice when children are injured by another party’s carelessness. Whether your child was injured in a traffic collision, trip and fall, premises incident, or at the hands of a caretaker, he or she deserves financial compensation for their injuries, pain and suffering, and more. Call Lyons & Snyder today at (954) 462-8035 to schedule a free consultation. We are your neighbor’s trusted personal injury attorney.