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North Port Child Injury Attorneys

When a child suffers an injury, it can be devastating for the parents. A North Port child injury lawyer from Boohoff Law knows how overwhelming it can be dealing with a child who has suffered an injury in an accident. Whether it occurred in a car accident, on the playground, or in any other circumstance, you need to have strong legal representation, so your child’s medical bills do not cause you to go deep into debt.

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Parties Who Can Be Responsible for a Child’s Injury

badge-bestChildren have a lot of different people in their lives each day, which means you can hold any of them responsible for injuries the child suffers while in their care, whether at the Centennial Park Pool, on a Sarasota County school bus, or anywhere else in our city.

The most common people we hold responsible for an injury to a child include:

  • Coaches
  • Toy manufacturers
  • Vehicle drivers
  • Pet owners
  • Daycare providers
  • Property owners
  • Camp officials
  • Manufacturers of playground equipment

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Common Defective Products For Children

When you buy a product for your child, you expect that it will work properly and keep them safe at all times. When one of these products is defective or malfunctions, you will need to speak with an experienced North Port child injury lawyer about the damages your child suffered.

The most common defective products for children include:

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  • Toys
  • Strollers
  • Pajamas
  • Cribs
  • Baby bottles
  • Slides and swings
  • Car seats
  • Baby formula
  • Pacifiers
  • Bassinets
  • High chairs
  • Playpens
  • Sporting goods

While not an exhaustive list, these products are often the subject of recalls issued by the Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC).

Children Injured in Motor Vehicle Accidents

North Port is a beautiful town in Florida with a lot of traffic. The more vehicles on the roads, the more likely it is that you will be involved in a car accident. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), there were more than 91,000 children injured in motor vehicle accidents in Florida in a single year and 608 fatalities. Of these numbers, 38 percent were due to a lack of proper restraints or car seats for the children.

Injuries to Children as Pedestrians and Bicyclists

Children love to run and play around their neighborhood as much as possible. They also love to ride their bicycles, skateboard, or rollerskate. All of these activities are dangerous for children of all ages, even if they partake in them with an adult and wear the proper safety gear. Children are difficult to see for drivers, and they often dart out into traffic without warning, leading to serious and even deadly accidents.

Common Injuries to Children in North Port

Children injured in falls, motor vehicle accidents, or at their daycare often suffer:

  • Burns
  • Road rash
  • Lacerations
  • Broken bones
  • Amputations
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Crushing injuries
  • Internal organ damage
  • Internal bleeding
  • Eye punctures
  • Hearing loss

When your child suffers an injury in any type of accident, you need to consult a North Port child injury lawyer as soon as possible to ensure that their rights are protected.

Steps to Take Following a Child’s Injury

If your child suffers an injury as a pedestrian while riding in a car or while spending time at summer camp, to protect their rights:

  • Call 911
  • Take pictures of your child’s injuries and the accident scene
  • Have your child evaluated by a doctor
  • File a police report
  • Speak to people who witnessed the accident
  • Make sure your child follows all of the doctor’s orders
  • Refrain from posting about your child’s injuries on social media
  • Find a child injury lawyer to represent your family in a claim

North Port Child Injury Attorneys

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14900 Tamiami Trail, North Port, FL 34287

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Compensation for a Child Injury Case

Your child can seek compensation for:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Medical expenses
  • Rehabilitative expenses
  • Renovation expenses (remodel your home to make it wheelchair accessible if they become paralyzed)

Child Injury FAQs

#1. Does Florida Have a Statute of Limitations?

Yes, Florida has a statute of limitations for filing a personal injury claim when your child has suffered an injury. You have just four years from the date that your child suffered the injury to file the claim. If you file the claim one day late and there are no extenuating circumstances present, the court will likely dismiss the claim.

#2. My Child Was Injured Riding in Someone Else’s Car, What Should I Do?

If your child was injured while riding as a passenger in someone else’s car, you not only need a North Port child injury lawyer on your side, but you should consult your auto insurance policy. The underinsured/uninsured motorist portion of your insurance policy might cover the cost of your child’s medical care. You can also file a claim using your personal injury protection auto insurance.

#3. What is Needed to File a Personal Injury Lawsuit?

To file a personal injury lawsuit for your child’s injury, we will need:

  • Evidence of the child’s injuries (pictures or videos of the incident or the injuries it caused)
  • Medical records
  • A copy of the police report
  • Expert testimony
  • Insurance documents

#4. How Long Will My Case Take?

It all depends on the evidence you have, the severity of your child’s injuries, and how willing you are to accept an offer from the defendant. If the defendant’s camp does not want to offer proper compensation, your case may turn into a lawsuit that goes to trial, increasing the time it takes to resolve your case.

Speak With a North Port Child Injury Lawyer Today

Alex Boohoff, ​North Port Child Injury Lawyer

Was your child injured in an accident? No matter the severity of their injuries, your child needs to be compensated for their losses, especially the cost of medical treatment. The North Port child injury lawyer from Boohoff Law will fight vehemently to help you secure compensation on behalf of your child. 

Call our office at (941) 888-0848, or complete our contact form for your free consultation today.

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