San Antonio Child Injury Lawyer
San Antonio is not only a beautiful and historic city, it is also a great place to raise a family. If you’ve committed to raising your family here in San Antonio, you know how rewarding it can be. If, on the other hand, your child has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, things look decidedly different. There is nothing harder for parents to witness than the injury of their child. When that injury results from someone else’s negligence, it’s more difficult still.
Children Are Susceptible to Injury
Children are especially vulnerable and often unable to protect themselves from injury due to the negligence of others. When you leave your children in the care of other adults, those adults are charged with keeping your children safe. Further, products that are specially designed for children should be safe for children, and when they’re not, it may amount to negligence. When a product is intended to keep your child safe and fails to do so, it’s especially egregious. For instance, if a booster seat, car seat, bike helmet, or pool flotation device ends up harming your child, the aftermath can be physically, financially, and emotionally devastating.
If your child has been injured because of someone else’s negligence, you know exactly how painful it is. It can be overwhelming and you need experienced legal counsel. The dedicated legal team at The Law Offices of George Salinas in San Antonio is committed to protecting children’s rights, and we care about your case. Our experienced child injury lawyers have the knowledge, skill, and compassion to help recover just compensation for your child’s injuries.
Common Childhood Injuries
Children – being children – are vulnerable to injury. When they aren’t safely tended to and when they engage with unsafe toys, products, or playground equipment, they are even more vulnerable. While children can sustain any number of injuries, several childhood injuries are commonly associated with negligence:
Concussions are the mildest form of traumatic brain injuries (TBIs), which are injuries to the head caused by blunt force or violent shaking. Concussions have gotten some recent attention in the press due to their close association with youth sports. Playgrounds with elevated climbing structures and sports arena surfaces provide plenty of opportunities for children to suffer concussions. Although concussions are at the milder end of the TBI spectrum, they are nevertheless very serious injuries that necessitate immediate medical attention and treatment. These injuries can have lasting and permanent effects.
Fractured or Broken Bones
If you have children, you understand that they are especially vulnerable to broken bones. Though children often experience broken bones, this doesn’t mean they aren’t serious injuries that are extremely painful and can lead to dangerous complications. When a child suffers a broken bone because of someone else’s negligence, it can be especially traumatic. Children are especially vulnerable to injuries like broken bones from poorly designed, maintained, or constructed products and play areas, or faulty safety devices. The multilevel engineering of many playgrounds makes falls especially dangerous. Further, when moving parts are faulty (whether in a playground, in a classroom, or on a safety seat or device), they can lead to broken bones.
Falling from an elevated platform in a poorly designed playground, from a faulty highchair, or out of a safety seat can lead to dangerous internal injuries. Internal injuries are especially troublesome because they don’t always present with symptoms immediately after the accident takes place. This means that internal injuries can fester and become more serious before they receive necessary medical attention. If your child has taken a significant tumble, seek immediate medical attention to rule out an internal injury that could be asymptomatic.
Children are resilient, but childhood injuries can be extremely dangerous nonetheless. When these injuries are due to someone else’s negligence, it becomes that much more difficult to move past. Your children’s health and safety is top priority. If your child has been injured by someone else’s negligence, seek immediate medical attention. Then do not hesitate to consult with an experienced child injury attorney.
Playgrounds, Classrooms, and Daycare Facilities
Children are often injured in the very places where they’re meant to be cared for. When playgrounds, classrooms, and daycare facilities aren’t well designed, maintained, and/or supervised, they can be dangerous places for children. All these places are created for the exclusive care of children and for safe childhood activity. As such, they should be designed, maintained, and supervised accordingly.
Maintenance and inspection are critical to keeping these child zones safe. Several safety components should not be ignored:
- The careful maintenance of all equipment used and played on by children
- The absence of sharp, broken, or jagged edges
- The absence of loose, wobbly, sticking, or missing parts
- The absence of surfaces that are slippery, pose tripping hazards, or become excessively hot
- Clean, uncluttered, and safe walking and play areas
- Play area surfaces that help soften falls and tumbles
Your kids play hard, and safety isn’t something they routinely consider. It’s the responsibility of the adults who are charged with their care to ensure that the areas they play in and the toys that they play with are safe. When classrooms and playgrounds aren’t safely maintained, they endanger your children, and those tasked with ensuring their safety should be held responsible.
If Someone Else’s Negligence Has Caused Injury to Your Child, Consult With an Experienced San Antonio Child Injury Lawyer Today
If someone else’s negligence has caused injury to your child, it can be a tragic and difficult time. Children are the most vulnerable among us, and it’s especially heartbreaking when they’re injured. The dedicated legal team at The Law Offices of George Salinas in San Antonio understands how difficult this situation is for you. We’re here to help. Our experienced child injury attorneys have the skill, commitment, and compassion to aggressively advocate for your child’s rights and recover just compensation. Please contact or call us at 210-225-0909 to schedule an appointment today.