Injuries to Children
If your child or infant was injured, rely on an experienced attorney in San Antonio
Children need supervision just about wherever they go - in the home, at school or on the playground. Injuries to children and infants - even minor ones - can break the hearts of parents and caregivers. A child's promising future can be wiped out in an instant due to someone's irresponsible behavior. If your child or infant was injured, you may need an experienced and determined attorney on your side. Call 1-800-455-1054 for a free consultation.
How injuries happen to children and infants
Children may slip and fall because a negligent property owner failed to repair or clear a hazard. Children, especially younger children and infants, may get exposed to dangerous toys or defective products such as cribs or car seats.
When you leave your children in the care of other adults, they are responsible for the children's safety. Unfortunately, injuries sometimes occur while children are in the care of others in locations such as the following:
- Daycare centers
- Nursery schools
- Summer camps
- School buses
- Designated children's play areas such as those at malls and national franchise restaurants
In other cases, products designed to keep children safe may actually injure them. Toys, cribs and other products typically used by children may have lead paint or design defects that can cause injuries.
Defective products that may harm children or infants may include any of the following:
- Bicycle helmets
- Booster seats
- Car seats
- Paint and wood finishes
- Playground equipment
- Pool floatation devices
- Window blind cords
It happens all too often in Texas and elsewhere around the country. Companies that manufacture products place the "bottom line" over health and safety. They may rush a product to the market without conducting adequate tests. We have seen how products can cause serious injuries to a child or in some cases a wrongful death.
Dangerous products can injure a child anywhere: at home, at school or day care, at a store or an amusement park, or while playing a favorite sport or other activity. Our attorneys are familiar with the complexities involved in a defective children's product case and can put our experience to work on your behalf. We have been involved with cases involving dangerous products, including, but not limited to:
- Prepared food
- Car seats and booster seats
- High chairs
- Changing tables
Children living in some older homes may get injured due to lead paint, which can lead to a premises liability claim. Lead paint also has been found on some toys or other products and can cause harm to children. Children have suffered developmental delays and other permanent injuries due to ingesting lead paint.
In some cases, defective playground equipment may lead to accidents and injuries, such as fractures or broken bones or traumatic brain injuries.