New York City Child Injury Attorneys
Our Attorneys Can Help Your Child Receive Compensation when Injured
In many ways, a personal injury case involving a child is no different than those affecting adults. However, the lawyers at Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman understand the unique issues these cases sometimes raise. Children are injured in different locations than most adults, and obtaining compensation can, therefore, be more challenging.
If your child has been hurt in an avoidable accident, please contact our law firm today. One of our New York City children’s injury lawyers will be happy to help.
Schools & Daycares
Children are often injured while at school or in daycare. They can be injured on the premises when they trip and fall or when some defect in the premises injures them. Or they can be injured on playgrounds by defective or dangerous equipment.
Child might also be injured by a school bus. Although riding a bus is generally safe, they do sometimes get into accidents. Getting on or off the bus is also rife with dangers. For example, a child might cross behind the bus and the driver, not seeing them, backs into the child.
Suing a public school district is never easy. They enjoy a degree of immunity, though they are liable in many cases when their negligence contributes to your child’s accident.
Defective or Dangerous Toys
Toy manufacturers regularly make the news when they recall toys because they pose a danger to children. The primary hazard involves small parts falling off the toy and posing a choking hazard. Other toys are dangerous because they could catch on fire or cut a child.
Small children can be crushed and possibly killed when furniture falls on them. This is a particular problem with dressers or chests of drawers, which are tall and narrow. Inherently unstable, they can tip over and land on a child if not attached to the wall with a bracket.
Swimming Pools & Jacuzzis
According to the Centers for Disease Control, around 700 children under the age of 14 drown each year in the United States. Thousands more suffer serious injuries. Our firm can help you sue a public entity, private company, or homeowner when your child is injured in a pool or jacuzzi.
Learning to ride a bicycle is a rite of passage for most children. Nevertheless, falling off the bike is the least of a child’s worries. Instead, they can be struck by a passing vehicle and suffer terrible injuries. If a motorist is to blame, then they should pay compensation to cover your child’s economic and non-economic damages.
Many sports carry some inherent danger, especially contact sports like football and soccer. But this does not mean that children are not entitled to some degree of safety. All athletic contests should be held according to rules, and officials must maintain order. When adults let the game get out of control, then your child might have a legal claim for any injury suffered, like a concussion or broken bone.
Do You Need the Help of an NYC Child Injury Attorney?
Lipsig, Shapey, Manus & Moverman has represented many injured children. Please contact us today to schedule your free consultation by calling 212-285-3300.