Denver Child Injury Attorney
It is a stressful and terrible experience to have a child injured through someone else’s negligence. Our Denver child injury attorneys at The Fang Law Firm in Colorado are tough advocates for injured children. Contact us for a consultation to find out if you have a case.
Why Choose Our Firm?
- We take a hands-on approach to our cases at The Fang Law Firm.
- Our Denver child injury lawyers maintain a direct, open line of communication with our clients and are available at any time of the day for questions or concerns. We even have a phone call guarantee policy: we promise to return your call within 24 hours.
- Our Denver personal injury attorneys operate on a contingency-fee basis, which means you pay us no legal fees until we recover compensation for you.
Child Injury Statistics
As stated by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC):
- Injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the U.S.
- More than 12,000 children ages zero to 19 die from injuries every year.
- More than 9.2 million children a year are treated in emergency rooms for nonfatal injuries.
- Nonfatal injury rates are higher among males than females in children one to 19 years of age.
Common Causes of Child Injuries
Children are still growing and learning and prone to minor accidents and injuries. The most common causes of child injuries, as reported by CDC, are:
- Motor vehicle accidents: Including car accidents, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents, transportation accidents are the leading cause of death among children.
- Suffocation: Two-thirds of injury deaths among children less than one year of age are caused by suffocation.
- Drowning: This is the leading cause of injury death among children one to four years of age.
- Falls: For all age groups under 15, falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injury. Every year, approximately 2.8 million children are seen in emergency rooms for injuries caused by falls.
- Being struck by or against an object: This is a leading cause of nonfatal injuries among children ages zero to 19.
Are Schools Liable for Child Injuries?
Liability for child injuries depends on what caused the injury and the surrounding circumstances. It is the responsibility of the school staff to ensure all students are safe. If there is a failure to prevent a foreseeable risk to children, or if the staff had knowledge of a risk and did nothing to correct it, the school may be responsible for resulting injuries occurring at school.
The following are examples of situations in which a school may be found liable for child injuries:
- The school was aware that bullying was occurring and did nothing to stop it.
- A hazardous condition at the school, such as broken stairs, caused injury to a child.
- Children become seriously ill because of a lack of sanitation standards in the cafeteria.
- The school failed to put evacuation plans in place for an emergency.
- There is no one to assist students with being dropped off at school and a child subsequently gets hit by a car.
Child Injury Claims
Child injury claims can arise out of various situations, including:
- Attractive nuisance
- Childcare accidents
- Negligent supervision
- Child abuse
- Car accidents
- Sports accidents
Contact The Fang Law Firm
If your child has been injured through someone else’s negligence, contact the Denver child injury attorneys at The Fang Law Firm. We can tell you if you have a case and assist you in pursuing damages for your child’s injuries.