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Boca Raton Child Injury Lawyer

As outlined below, many child injuries involve car crashes and animal attacks. Swimming pool drownings, amusement park injuries, and playground injuries are in this mix as well. Children have fragile bodies and minds. Therefore, they usually sustain serious physical and emotional injuries. Children have the same legal and financial rights as adults. Unfortunately, children often don’t have effective advocates in the adult world, especially if that world includes a courtroom.

The fair-minded Boca Raton child injury lawyers at Smith, Ball & Báez treat all clients with dignity and respect, regardless of their age, national origin, gender, or anything else. Moreover, no case is too big and no case is too small. Large, complex cases don’t intimidate us, and small, basic cases don’t slip between the cracks. Regardless of your situation in life or the facts in your case, we work hard and do not let up until we achieve the best possible result under the circumstances.

Passenger Injuries

A child passenger, whether sh/e was traveling with the tortfeasor (negligent driver) or not, is the very definition of an innocent victim. These vulnerable victims usually sustain specific kinds of injuries, as follows:

  • Brain Injuries: Adult brain injuries cause loss of function. Child brain injuries cause loss of function and developmental delays. Children’s brains are still developing, so they’re more susceptible to injury. Developmental delays have a multiplying effect. Every month, the child falls further behind in school and becomes more depressed and frustrated.
  • Broken Bones: These injuries are similar. A child’s bones are still developing as well. Therefore, a minor break often requires extensive surgical correction. Not all children can tolerate such aggressive surgery. Even if they do, and even if the surgery is successful, permanent loss of use, such as reduced range of motion in a broken shoulder, is usually inevitable.

A Boca Raton child injury lawyer can obtain compensation for the medical bills these injuries cause. Compensation is also available for the pain and suffering these children must endure.

However, we’re getting a little ahead of ourselves. Child injuries, especially passenger injuries, have an emotional dimension. Frequently, the child knows, or is related to, the tortfeasor.

Legal action against the tortfeasor damages this relationship. Anyone who says otherwise is either inexperienced in this area or telling you what you want to hear.

However, the damage isn’t as bad as most people think it is and normally isn’t permanent. These tortfeasors are usually more willing to admit they made a mistake and accept the consequences of that mistake.

Dog Bite and Related Injuries

Property owners and pet owners, like drivers, have a duty of reasonable care to keep children reasonably safe. Dog bite, swimming pool drowning, and related laws take a child’s still-developing brain into account and provide additional protection.

The attractive nuisance rule is a good example. Normally, trespassers receive little or no legal protection. But child trespassers are different. If the child was bit by a dog, fell into a swimming pool, or another attractive nuisance caused injury, the owner generally has a duty of reasonable care, even if the child was on the property without proper permission.

Contact a Hard-Working Palm Beach County Child Injury Lawyer

Injury victims are entitled to significant compensation. For a free consultation with an experienced child injury lawyer in Boca Raton, contact Smith, Ball, Baez & Prather, Florida Injury Lawyers. We do not charge upfront legal fees in these matters.