Injuries to Children
A parent's love for his or her child is unlike any other. When your child is hurt, you want your child to have the treatment needed to make a full recovery and to hold the responsible parties accountable.
At Jacobs & Jacobs of New Haven, Connecticut, our lawyers are committed to fighting for injured children and their families when someone’s negligence or willful act results in harm to the child. We will thoroughly examine the incident and provide you with the results of our investigation. To learn more about how our firm can help to bring accountability to those responsible for harm to your child, call Jacobs & Jacobs today at 203-777-2300.
How Jacobs & Jacobs Handles Cases of Injuries to Children
If your child was injured due to negligence or misconduct, the attorneys of Jacobs & Jacobs can help. This will most likely mean pursuing compensation that will be necessary to pay for medical expenses, therapy, and other needed treatment and care. Many injuries to children happen in the kinds of places where children typically spend their days: at school, day care centers, camps, and on the playground.
Childhood injuries include:
- Playground injuries: A playground should be a safe place where children can run, jump, and climb as they are naturally inclined to do. People who design, build, contract for, or maintain playgrounds should make sure playgrounds are safe. Injuries happen when they are not.
- School food illnesses: School lunch should be safe from known pathogens.
- School safety: Hallways at school should be free of hazards that would be likely to precipitate injuries by children passing through them. Athletic fields should be free of unsafe equipment and hazardous chemical lawn-care products. Gymnasiums should be adequately supervised and use state-of-the-art safety devices such as nets and bouncy surfaces on floors.
- Dog bites: Dogs should be leashed or fenced and not allowed to mingle with children without very careful supervision.
- Kitchen accidents: Kitchens at summer camps or at schools should have doors that close to prevent children from going in and getting burned.
- Sexual abuse: Children should be protected from sexual abuse and assault through safe procedures and policies at church camps, in school, and in activities such as Girl Scouts or Boy Scouts.
If your child has been injured, contact Jacobs & Jacobs right away at 203-777-2300 so we can begin the process of helping your family get the results you deserve.