Skilled Child Injury Attorneys in Belleville, St. Louis, and Edwardsville
The National Safety Council states that injury, rather than illness, is the leading cause of death for children and young adults. Children are active. Injuries can happen year round. From swimming pool, trampoline, and athletic field accidents in the summer to school bus, sledding, and playground accidents in the fall – injuries can happen at any time. No parent wants to get a phone call that their child has been injured in an accident. Teaching children how to avoid dangerous situations can go a long way in protecting them from harm. Burns, drowning, falls, poisoning, and car crashes are the most common sources of injury for children ages 1-14. Taking the right safety precautions around your home and educating your child about basic first aid can help reduce the likelihood of injuries.
Common Child Injuries Still Need Experienced Attorneys
Some of the most common type of accidents that children suffer include:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Dog Bite Accidents
- Playground Injuries
- School Injuries
- Sledding Accidents
- Swimming Pools
- Trampoline Injuries
Your child spends a lot of his or her time away from home at daycare or at school. The potential for injuries can be high if there is a lack of supervision or high number of distractions. School bus crashes can cause serious injuries. The lack of seatbelts on older school buses puts passengers at risk to be thrown from their seats, or possibly ejected from the vehicle, during a collision.Head injuries, strangulation, and broken bones can all result from defective, damaged, or unsafe playground equipment. Equipment that is not properly tested can pose hazards such as tipping, collapsing, or pinching which can lead to serious injury for children. Broken bones, internal injuries, head injuries, and spinal cord injuries can lead to life-long impairment. An experienced child injury lawyer can fight for you and your child’s rights to obtain a settlement, or take the case to court when necessary, to help you get compensation for medical bills and treatment.
When do you need an attorney for your child’s injuries?
We fight for you. We are available to meet with you to discuss your claim at your convenience. You are welcome to visit us at our office in downtown Belleville. If you are not able to come to us, we can come to you. We can visit you at the hospital, workplace, or home to discuss your claim. There is no charge for the initial consultation. We will not collect any legal fees until you receive payment for your damages.
Serious child injuries can have a significant impact on the child’s quality of life. Proper medical treatment and rehabilitative services can go a long way in helping your child recover from their injury. Help from an experienced child injury lawyer can go a long way in helping you receive compensation from the negligent party that will be needed to pay for your child’s care.
If your child is injured because of someone’s negligence, contact an experienced personal injury attorney at Hipskind & McAninch. We represent clients in Illinois and Missouri including Belleville, Edwardsville, St. Clair County, Madison County and the St. Louis Metropolitan area. We work on a contingency fee basis so we don’t get paid until you do. We understand that you may need assistance beyond the usual 9 to 5 business hours, which is why we ask that you call whenever you need legal assistance at 618.641.9189 (IL) or 314.312.2930 (MO). We are available 24 hours a day 7 days a week. We work on a contingency fee basis so we don’t get paid until you do.