It is to be expected that a child will suffer reasonable injuries while they are young. Children love to run and play, and it is a real statement to say they, unfortunately, may sustain injuries while doing so, such as falling and scraping their knees while playing hide-and-seek. However, when a child is injured due to negligence or oversight, their parents are left wondering what can be done to ensure such wrongful actions do not occur again. Consulting with an Omaha personal injury attorney can help them determine whether it is appropriate to file a Nebraska personal injury claim against the person or entity responsible for their child's suffering.
The family of a child who has been injured due to another person's negligence may be able to receive compensation for their child's injuries, pain and suffering, and financial difficulties related to the accident and subsequent injury. In the unfortunate event of a child's death, compensation may be available to help with costs related to funeral expenses and more. While it is understood that money can't take back the accident, holding negligent parties accountable for their actions can help guarantee they will not act that way again, as well as provide for a family after what can be a difficult experience, both in relation to their emotional distress as well as finances.
Common Causes of Child Injuries
The following is a list of some of the common causes of child injuries, many of which result from another person's negligence:
- Aviation accidents
- Defective product accidents, which includes defect design, marketing misrepresentation, labeling errors, and more
- Dog bite attacks
- Medical malpractice incidents
- Motor vehicle accidents, including ATV, car, and truck accidents
- Slip-and-fall accidents, and other unsafe premises incidents
- Sports, such as football and soccer
- Swimming pool accidents, including drownings
Proving Negligence in a Nebraska Child Injury Accident
When a child is injured due to negligence, their parents are left wondering what can be done to ensure such wrongful actions do not occur again.
A Nebraska child injury lawyer can help families whose children have sustained a personal injury due to someone else's negligence obtain the compensation their family needs, and deserves. In a personal injury lawsuit, it will need to be proven that the child suffered an injury, that the injury was the defendant's fault, and establish the extent of the losses sustained by the family as a result in order for adequate compensation to be compensated by the jury. Since it can be quite difficult to prove negligence in liability in these types of cases, any family that wishes to pursue compensation for their child's injury is advised to speak with a lawyer that has experience handling similar cases to learn more about their legal options.
If your child has been injured in an accident that was caused by another person's negligence, contact Cullan & Cullan LLC. Our Omaha accident attorneys are also physicians, so we fully understand the difficulties your family is facing. We are happy to answer any questions you may have about pursuing a lawsuit for your child's accident and can help you conclude what the best course of action is, based upon your situation. Call our law offices today at (402) 882-7080 to learn more about child injury lawsuits and all applicable laws.