Fighting for Your Child's Rights: How a Child Car Accident Injury Lawyer Can Help You Seek Justice and Compensation
The most recent data from the CDC revealed that 607 child passengers aged 12 years old and younger in the U.S. died in car crashes, and over 63,000 were injured. Tragically, even if you do all the safety precautions to prevent harm to children, you can’t control the actions of other people and reckless or negligent drivers.
If your child suffers injuries in a car crash, the Tampa car accident injury lawyers at Hancock Injury Attorneys are ready to protect your and your child’s legal rights and best interests, hold the negligent parties accountable, and pursue compensation for you and your child.
How Children Get Injured or Killed in Car Accidents
Our Tampa child car accident injury lawyers at Hancock Injury Attorneys know how certain situations can pose life-threatening risks to children. These risks can involve:
- Improper use or lack of use of safety restraints
- Improperly installed or used car seats or boosters
- Allowing children to sit in the front passenger seat, whether sitting facing forward or in a car seat
- Letting children ride in a truck’s cargo area
- Leaving kids unattended inside cars
- Defective car seats, seatbelts, and airbags
- Risky driving behaviors, such as distracted driving, drunk or drugged driving, speeding, tailgating, etc.
Common Injuries Children Suffer in Car Accidents
Children suffer the most serious injuries in car accidents because of their size and their position inside the car. Every time a child is on the road, whether as a passenger, bicyclist, or pedestrian, they can get hurt. Depending on the severity of the crash, your child may suffer from the following injuries:
- Head injury, such as traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Neck injury, such as whiplash
- Back injury
- Arm injury
- Leg injury
- Facial injury, including dental trauma
- Burn injury
- Emotional trauma
How Our Tampa Child Car Accident Injury Lawyer Can Help
In car accident cases, the at-fault party is sometimes obvious. For example, a driver who hit a child riding their bicycle in a bike lane is clearly to blame. However, there could be other parties that are also at fault, such as the employer of the truck driver that hit the child or the manufacturer of a defective car seat.
Your Tampa car accident injury lawyer at Hancock Injury Attorneys will identify all possible liable parties by thoroughly investigating the accident to ensure that they all pay for their negligence and your child’s injuries and related losses. Unfortunately, it’s very common for at-fault parties, their insurers, and lawyers to blame the parent or someone else for the accident. They do this to justify denying a claim or paying the injured party the lowest settlement possible.
Our Tampa child car accident injury lawyers are prepared to aggressively pursue a claim against all the parties who are liable for your child’s injuries. Also, if necessary, they’re ready to fight for your child’s rights in court.
Speak to a Seasoned Tampa Child Car Accident Injury Lawyer Now
While suing the liable party can’t undo your child’s injuries, it can help obtain the financial compensation your child needs to heal and move on from the crash. Contact Hancock Injury Attorneys online or by phone at 813-915-1110 to arrange your free case review with one of our Tampa child car accident injury lawyers today.