As parents, we love our children more than life itself. We do everything in our control to nurture and protect our children. But, sometimes that is not enough. When our kids are victimized by the negligent or intentional conduct of others, our hearts sink, and our stomachs churn. If your child is injured, you have a responsibility to pursue those that caused the harm to your child. To protect your child’s legal rights, you must first call this attorney who has the necessary experience dealing with child injury lawsuits.
The best child injury lawyers know that claims on behalf of children can arise from a variety of different circumstances. Children are not held to the same standard of negligence as adults because the law recognizes that children do not make the same well-formed judgments as adults do. Whenever a child is seriously injured you should immediately call this attorney as soon as possible – especially before you speak to an insurance adjuster.
According to the The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, every year in the United States, automobile accidents cause the deaths of more than 1,400 children ages 14 years and younger and injuries to more than 200,000 of children the same age. Broken down, that is an average of 556 injuries of children and four children killed in traffic accidents each day.
Out of the children fatalities occurring each year, only twenty-five percent of the fatal injuries are suffered by students riding buses, while seventy-five percent of the children are struck while outside a school bus. Since 1995, more than one hundred seventy school age children have died in school vehicle-related accidents – seventy percent caused by school buses or vehicles and thirty percent by other automobiles. Sadly, near half, forty-nine percent – of all children killed in school transportation accidents were between the age of five and seven. It is not uncommon for bus drivers to be charged with a DWI, driving while intoxicated.
If a child has been injured, this injury attorney will evaluate all important factors including all forms of negligence by the driver or the school personnel if adequate supervision was not provided by school staff. Visit http://www.TheUptonlawFirm.com to schedule a free consultation to review the details of your case and formulate a plan of action.
The Upton Law Firm, LLC
304 East Boston Street
Covington LA 70433