Injuries to Children
We protect the rights of injured children in North Carolina
Children are among the most vulnerable people in our society. Because they are not as emotionally developed as adults, children may not recognize dangerous situations. Whether at home or at school, children need to be supervised and kept away from potentially harmful situations.
If your child was injured due to someone else's negligence, contact an experienced lawyer in North Carolina. Call 1-866-900-7078 today for a free conversation.
Typical cases involving injuries to children
While many facilities designed for children are safe, some can pose hazards to children. Caregivers may cause injuries to children through neglect by failing to properly supervise the children. In some cases, a daycare provider may have a criminal background that was not fully investigated by the operator of the center. If a child is injured at the hands of a worker, we can thoroughly investigate the case to determine liability. The person who harmed the child may be liable as well as the operator of the facility.
The following are locations in which children may be injured:
- Daycare centers
- Nursery schools
- Summer camps
- School buses
Children also may be harmed as a result of defective products, such as toys or even products designed to protect children and keep them safe. They include:
- Bicycle helmets
- Car seats and booster seats
- Floatation devices for pools
Car accidents also can lead to serious injuries to children. A rear-end accident, for example, may severely injure a child in the back seat while causing superficial injuries to the adults in the front of the car.
Statute of limitations and children
In cases involving injuries to children, the statute of limitations (the time you have to initiate legal proceedings) may be longer than in cases involving adults. We advise injury victims to act promptly in any type of case. But even if an accident involving your child occurred many years ago, don't hesitate to speak with us to see if we can help.