Child Injury Accidents

kelly-sikkema-203594-300x199Last Saturday was busy. I had spent the week working on a particularly difficult case, so I admit I was exhausted to start with. The weekend brought the usual barrage of errands and soccer games, lost cleats and lack of parking, and I very soon found myself close to the end of my proverbial rope. Getting out of the car, I dropped my keys, wallet, water bottle, and extra shirt, causing me to let out a string of expletives usually reserved for private moments away from my kids. In the midst of the chaos, my young daughter came over and put her hand on my face. “It’s ok, Daddy. I’ll help.” And my world was right again.

For parents, children are literally the center of our universe. We exalt in their highs and sympathize with their lows. We beam with pride over their smallest accomplishments and spend sleepless nights worrying about their future. We attend their sporting events and school activities, and we work hard to make sure they are happy, healthy, and that they have the best lives possible.

Most importantly, we strive to protect them and to keep them safe.

Unfortunately, we can’t always accomplish that.

In my law practice, I see the heartache of parents dealing with the aftermath of an injury to their child. This is one of the most debilitating things a parent can ever deal with, and dealing with medical or other costs adds insult to injury. The emotional pain is overwhelming, and actual physical costs associated with an injury add to the burden.

Children can face injury from a multitude of situations. Motor vehicle accidents, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, burns, and falls are all major reasons for injuries to children. They can be harmed at a neighbor’s home, school, a store, even a doctor’s office. Faulty products or dangerous substances can also cause harm to our children. One of the most agonizing situations involves sexual abuse of our children, sometimes caused by those we trust – teachers, coaches, ministers, doctors, dentists, or others.

Parents who are struggling with an injured child need to be able to focus on the child, not on the legal side of recouping financial losses caused by another party. Our team at Frankl & Kominsky will take the legal burden off you and let you focus on your child during this difficult time. We understand the delicate situation when a child is involved, and will fight to get you compensation while also protecting your child from further harm caused by a difficult legal process. Essentially, we will act on your behalf and let you attend to your family.

If your child has been harmed physically, emotionally or sexually by another party, please call me today for a free consultation at (855) 800-8000 or fill out our online form. Our team is fluent in Spanish and Creole, so don’t let language be a barrier to your call.

Our children are our greatest gifts. When one is wronged, it hurts all of us. If your child is suffering, call me and let’s talk about how I can help.