Spokane Child Injury Attorneys
Lawyers for Injured Children
Every child has the right to a safe, healthy, and happy childhood. Children
should be able to grow up in environments where adults act responsibly.
Unfortunately, young children are more susceptible because of their lack
of knowledge and experience. It is too easy for a defenseless child to
fall victim to negligence, recklessness, or malice of others.
In the United States, two dozen children die every day because of preventable
injuries. Over eight million more children are seriously injured every
year and live with the consequences of those injuries. An injury affects
more than just the injured child - it affects many others involved in
the child’s life. Such tragedy leaves families broken apart and
changes the lives of those left behind.
Most child injuries are preventable, and improvements in the safety of
children and adolescents can be achieved if there is legal accountability
- according to the US Centers for Disease Control, the World Health Organization
and the United Nations Children's Fund.
Most Frequent Child Injuries:
Birth Injuries – including deprivation of oxygen from asphyxia
Car Accidents – including being struck on a
bicycle or while
crossing the street
Defective Children’s Products – including choking hazards and infant suffocation
Fall Injuries – including
playground accidents, pool drownings, trampoline equipment, and stairs
Improper Supervision, Neglect, or Abuse – including
schools, and caretaking facilities
Molestation and Sexual Abuse – including
daycares, churches, counselors, and caretakers
Wrongful Death of a Child
Giving Children a Voice
No parent ever wants to be a position where they must consider a suit to
protect their child. But no one can undo the damage – we can only
secure the compensation a child deserves to make the best possible recovery.
As a parent, you can setup a
free initial consultation and file a
lawsuit on behalf of your child. That’s what
Sweetser Law Office is here for. We start investigating the accident right away. We’ll
get to the bottom of who caused the harm to your child and figure out
what insurance coverage could apply to your child’s case. You don’t
have to worry about digging up evidence or even organizing paperwork –
we’ll do it all.
We’ll make sure your child has access to the right medical care,
even if you’re not able to afford the expense right now, because
nothing is more important than your child getting better.
Child Injury Laws Every Parent Should Know
Children are among the most vulnerable members of our society. Washington
state law recognizes certain duties that protect children from injury.
These state laws benefit, but can potentially complicate, legal proceedings.
For example, a child less than six years old cannot be blamed for their
own injury. Another important legal principle that applies in many school
accidents is that of “in loco parentis," a Latin term meaning
“in the place of the parent.” This principle holds that when
parents entrust a care facility,
day care center or
school, we expect our child to be cared for as if one of their own.
Washington State law also recognizes that a child, by nature, is less fearful
than an adult, and that children do not always appreciate the risks associated
with activities. The “attractive nuisance doctrine” requires
a landowner to alert children about dangerous conditions on their property
which children might be attracted to.
Has your son or daughter been injured in an accident? Do not hesitate to
give our firm a call or fill out a
free case evaluation.