Child Injury is a serious public health issue throughout Florida, and without appropriate safety measures in place, children are put at risk of sustaining physical harm. In Florida, negligence is the leading cause of child injury. Negligence can refer to an act or omission that fails to meet the standard of care which could have been expected from a reasonable person under similar circumstances, otherwise known as carelessness. Examples of negligence that can result in child injury include not properly restraining children in vehicles, leaving dangerous objects within reach for small children, failing to fix hazardous structures on the property where children may be playing, and not providing proper supervision for young children in locations outside the home or daycare center. It is essential for parents and caregivers to consider potential hazards that could lead to preventable injuries and take the necessary steps to keep children safe.
How to prevent child injury
It is essential for parents and caregivers to consider potential hazards that could lead to preventable injuries and take the necessary steps to keep children safe. This includes checking safety standards on car seats, baby gates, furniture straps, outdoor play equipment, etc., all of which should meet minimum safety guidelines set by Florida law. It is also important for families with small children to create a culture of safety by having conversations about how best to reduce risks associated with potential dangers like water, fire, sharp objects, and chemicals.
What to do if your child has been injured
If Florida parents and caregivers suspect that a child has been injured due to negligence, it is important to seek legal advice as soon as possible in order to protect the rights and best interests of the injured child. Florida law helps holds people and organizations accountable for their failure to provide adequate safety measures, which results in injury to children and can offer compensation for medical expenses, pain, and suffering, loss of enjoyment of life, lost wages from missed work opportunities, etc.
By understanding what Florida negligence laws are meant to protect against and taking steps such as implementing safe practices at home or daycare centers, families can help prevent a tragedy involving an innocent child's injury. With these measures in place, parents can have peace of mind knowing their children are in the safest possible environment.
No parent wants to think of their child suffering an injury, but unfortunately, it can happen. Child injuries can range from mild to severe, and they can be caused by everything from slips and falls to sports accidents or medical malpractice. If your child has recently sustained an injury, there are steps you can take to ensure they receive the justice and compensation they deserve.
First and foremost, seek medical attention right away if your child is hurt. Even if their injury appears minor, it’s important for them to be evaluated by a qualified doctor to ensure nothing more serious is going on. Once any medical issues have been addressed, you should consider consulting with a lawyer who specializes in personal injury law. An experienced attorney will be able to examine the circumstances of your child's case and determine how best to proceed in terms of seeking compensation for costs associated with their injuries, such as medical bills or physical therapy.
Additionally, lawyers can provide legal counsel about topics such as filing a lawsuit against those responsible for the accident or obtaining compensation through insurance companies. Furthermore, depending upon the circumstances of the incident, your lawyer may recommend taking further action against those responsible through the court system or other methods. Ultimately, taking advantage of qualified legal help will make sure that your child's rights are protected during this difficult time.
Alan Anchell of Anchell Law has been serving South Florida for over 25 years and is an AV-rated attorney. Alan will personally oversee and handle your case from inception thru trial. Alan spent many years representing insurance companies, doctors, and hospitals. He applies his inside knowledge and knows how to maximize your case.
Don’t hesitate to reach out to Alan Anchell, of Anchell Law Firm, for a free case consultation or insurance policy review. He can be reached at (954-472-3131).