Brain Injuries in Children
If your child has been diagnosed with a brain injury, it will be important for you to consult with a lawyer about your family’s legal rights. The costs of medical treatment can far exceed what most families can afford, and your child’s injury could affect his or her life – and your life – in ways you never previously imagined. But, financial compensation is available in many cases, and a child brain injury attorney may be able to help your family recover.
At Banafshe Law Firm, we are passionate about helping families recover after accidents resulting in child brain trauma and other child injuries. Our lawyers have decades of experience, and we have helped countless families recover after devastating accidents. We can use our experience to seek the financial compensation your family deserves, and we can help ensure that you have access to the resources you will need to meet your child’s needs in the future.
While no parent ever expects his or her child to suffer a brain injury, child brain injuries are far more common than most people realize. In fact, the Brain Injury Association of America (BIAA) reports that brain injuries are “the leading cause of disability and death in children and adolescents in the U.S.”
The BIAA has also published the following statistics on child brain injuries:
In some cases, accidents just happen. Young children don’t understand many of the risks we understand as adults. But, many child brain injuries are also the result of other people’s and companies’ mistakes—mistakes that these people and companies can and should avoid. If your child has been severely injured in any type of accident, it is possible that your family could be entitled to significant financial compensation, and you should talk to a child brain injury lawyer about your family’s legal rights.
There are various circumstances in which families can seek financial compensation for child brain injuries. At Banafshe Law Firm, we represent families in cases involving:
Car, truck and SUV accidents are among the leading causes of child brain injuries. Even when buckled into an age-appropriate safety seat that has been properly installed, children can still suffer concussions and other traumatic brain injuries in head-on, rear-end and side-impact crashes. Teen drivers and passengers are at risk for suffering brain injuries as well, and airbag deployment, safety belt restraint and various other factors can cause serious and life-threatening injuries.
Dangerous and defective products are also common causes of child brain injuries. This includes all types of children’s and household products. Some examples of products that can present brain injury risks for children include:
Just like adults, children can suffer brain injuries in slips, trips and falls. When one of these accidents results from a hazardous property condition (i.e., a cracked sidewalk or a missing guardrail), the property owner can often be held liable under California’s law of premises liability.
Near-drowning accidents can cause severe, life-altering, and in some cases, life-threatening brain injuries in children. Due to these risks, pool owners have a legal duty to limit children’s access, and they are also responsible for ensuring the safety of their invited guests. When a pool owner fails to do what is legally required, that owner can be held liable under California law. This applies to pools at hotels, motels, amusement parks, public parks and private residences.
Various types of accidents at schools and daycare centers can result in child brain injuries. This includes everything from choking incidents to slips and falls. If your child suffered a traumatic brain injury at a school or daycare center, our child brain injury lawyer can seek to hold the school or daycare center responsible for your family’s financial and non-financial losses.
Sports-related concussions and other brain injuries are risks with all types of individual and team sports. Leagues, teams, team doctors, facility owners, schools and various other entities can all face liability for youth sports brain injuries depending on the circumstances involved.
Tragically, many child brain injuries are the result of medical malpractice. This includes medical malpractice during pregnancy, labor and delivery, as well as medical malpractice when providing treatment to children of all ages. If your child suffered a brain injury due to medical malpractice, or if the consequences of your child’s brain injury were worsened by a medical mistake, our lawyers can help your family seek just compensation.
If you need to speak with a lawyer about seeking financial compensation for a child brain injury, we encourage you to schedule a free, no-obligation consultation at Banafshe Law Firm. To speak with an experienced child brain injury attorney in confidence, call 800-789-8840 or tell us how we can reach you online today.
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