Children are some of the best parts of our lives. They bring joy, happiness and life wherever they go and their innocence is refreshing. However, their young curiosity makes them prime candidates for injury, which is why adults have the duty to protect children as they explore the world. While parents would like to be there at every moment to guard their children from harm, it's not always possible. In those moments, the children are trusted into the care of another adult who takes over the responsibility of supervising the little ones. If those trusted individuals fail in that duty, the children can be injured.
Injuries to children occur in every sort of setting from the school yard to the home under the care of a babysitter. Some accidents may be unavoidable but far too many cases of child injuries are due to simple carelessness on the part of the supervising adult and could have been completely avoided had there been more care involved.
Children can also be harmed if the products, toys and medicine they use are not made with enough care and caution. These defective product can lead to sudden accidents and injuries, possibly leaving the supervising adult little to no ability to keep the child from harm. Even if the supervising adult had no way of avoiding the accident, the injuries are ultimately the result of negligence on the part of the manufacturing company. In a case of product liability, the manufacturing company is held responsible for the quality of their product and the comprehensiveness of its marketing. Speak with a Rhode Island personal injury lawyer at my firm today if you would like to file a child injury claim.
When children sustain injuries, it is a different sort of struggle than for adults. Because children are small, fragile and young, their ability to sustain physical injury and recover is much different than that of an adult. The younger a child is, the more specialized the required treatment may be. Furthermore, when a child sustains an injury with permanent implications, the effect the effect could be harder to cope with in later years. If your child was injured and you believe that negligence was involved, you may be able to recover compensation to cover the costs and help you provide your child with an opportunity for a full and happy life. Contact our Rhode Island personal injury attorney today!