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New York City Child Injuries LawyerWas your child injured in an accident in New York City, NY? It’s every parent’s worst nightmare–and money might be the last thing on your mind. A New York City child injuries lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel Personal Injury Lawyers can help you fight for compensation to cover your child’s medical bills, lost wages, and even make up for some of their pain and suffering.

Our law firm has recovered tens of millions of dollars in compensation for injured clients across the New York metro area.

If your child was injured, it’s important to take legal action quickly. Call our law offices at (212) 564-2800, to schedule a free consultation.

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help With a Child Injuries Claim in New York City

How the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC Can Help With a Child Injuries Claim in New York CityAdults in a child’s life do everything possible to keep their child safe. But as parents, you can’t control the actions of others. However, you can hold them responsible for damages if your child is hurt because of their careless actions.

Most of the time, the at-fault party won’t step up and offer a check. You’ll have to fight to recover what’s fair. Our NYC personal injury lawyers can help you through this challenging process. Our legal team has won prestigious awards thanks to our tireless representation of New York City Residents, including recognition as a Multi-Million Dollar Advocate and a Top 100 Trial Lawyer.

When you hire the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, our lawyers will:

  • Investigate to establish liability
  • Locate the evidence to prove your case
  • Handle the paperwork associated with a personal injury case
  • Hire experts and specialists to help us understand the true cost of your child’s injuries
  • Negotiate with the insurance companies to maximize your financial recovery

Our trial lawyers have over 25 years of experience fighting for families like yours in NYC. If the insurance company doesn’t play fair, we’ll advocate for your rights in the courtroom.

Contact our New York City personal injury attorneys today to learn more about how we can help your family.

How Common Are Child Injuries?

There are countless ways a child can get hurt. Most of them are simply a part of growing up. On the other hand, some serious childhood accidents can change your family’s life forever.

According to CDC research, about 9.2 million children aged 0 to 19 are treated in emergency rooms for injuries annually. Another 12,000 children die from unintentional injuries each year.

Those injuries and fatalities happen in any number of ways:

  • In 2018 alone, at least 636 children aged 12 and younger died in motor vehicle accidents. Over 97,000 were injured.
  • About 850 people die in bicycle accidents every year–and 20% of those victims are children.
  • Every day, about 1,000 Americans seek emergency care for dog bite injuries. About 51% of those victims are children.

Even the city playgrounds aren’t always safe. Between 2005 and 2014, New York City spent more than $20 million settling playground injury cases.

We Handle All Types of Child Injury Cases in NYC

Children are prone to sustaining more serious injuries in a traumatic accident. Yes, children do tend to bounce back–but some child injuries can be much more severe because their bodies are still developing.

Common child accident injuries include:

Some child injuries can be catastrophic or fatal. If your child has suffered a life-altering injury or has lost their life, our lawyers can help you hold the responsible parties liable.

What Causes Child Injuries?

At the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC, we handle all types of child injury cases, including cases involving:

Regardless of how your child was hurt, it never hurts to get legal help. Contact us today to set up a free case review. We’ll listen to what happened and discuss your legal rights and options.

What is My New York City Child Injuries Case Worth?

Putting a fair value on a child injury claim can be tricky. To recover the full compensation you deserve, we need to know more than what the injury will cost today. We have to understand how the injury could impact your child far into the future.

A few of the factors that come into play when making this determination include:

  • The nature and extent of the injuries
  • The type and cost of medical care your child will need
  • Whether your child will fully recover
  • The impact of the injury on your child’s quality of life and earning potential

The emotional trauma of an accident is also an important factor in assessing the value of your child’s personal injury claim.

What Compensation Can I Recover for Child Injuries in New York City, New York?

There are two primary types of damages available in personal injury cases: economic damages and non-economic damages.

Economic damages represent your financial losses after an accident, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Future medical expenses
  • Diminished future earning potential
  • Rehabilitation
  • Property damage
  • In-home assistance
  • Your lost wages and income while you help your child recover

Non-economic damages compensate for the dramatic emotional impact a childhood injury can have on the child and parents.

Some common examples of non-economic damages include:

  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of a normal childhood
  • Disfigurement and scarring

If you lost your child in a tragic accident, our lawyers can help you pursue compensation for wrongful death.

How Do I Establish Liability in a Case Involving Child Injuries?

Children get hurt in all sorts of ways while growing up. However, some accidents should simply never happen. If your child was injured due to someone else’s mistake, you deserve compensation.

As the victim, you have to establish your right to that compensation. In other words, you’ll have the burden of offering proof to support your injury claim. You’ll also have to identify who is liable for your child’s injuries.

Responsible parties may include:

  • Negligent drivers
  • Caregivers, babysitters, and teachers
  • Schools and daycare centers
  • Property owners
  • Landlords
  • Business owners
  • Dog owners
  • NYC government authorities
  • Bus drivers
  • Manufacturers of defective products
  • Employers of negligent employees

The proof you’ll need to hold the responsible party liable depends on how your child was injured.

Premises Liability Laws

Under New York premises liability laws, property owners have to keep their property reasonably safe. Private property owners must keep children safe from dog bites and attacks.

Generally, business owners are required to:

  • Regularly inspect the property for hidden dangers
  • Fix any known hazards
  • Provide adequate warning if the unsafe condition can’t be fixed right away

Usually, property owners don’t have any duty to keep trespassers safe. Different rules apply for young children. When there’s an attractive nuisance on the property, the owner is required to take steps to keep children away. An attractive nuisance is something that’s particularly attractive to children–such as a swimming pool or an old appliance.

Defective Products

If your child was hurt because of a dangerous consumer product, such as a toy or child car seat, the manufacturer can be held strictly liable for damages. To recover damages, you’ll have to prove that the product suffered from marketing defects (failure to warn), manufacturing defects, or design defects.

General Negligence Claims

Most child injury claims are based on negligence. Negligence is the legal basis for recovering compensation for car accidents and many other injury-causing events or behaviors.

To recover compensation based on negligence, you’ll have to prove:

  • A legal duty of care existed
  • A breach of the duty of care
  • The breach caused the injuries
  • The amount of damages your family deserves

Kids often can’t explain exactly how they were hurt. Our New York City child injuries attorneys have been handling cases like yours for decades. We can help you locate the evidence to back up your injury claim.

Are you interested in learning more? We offer a free case evaluation, so don’t hesitate to call and get the legal advice you deserve.

How Long Do I Have to File a Child Injury Lawsuit in New York?

Most accident victims have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit under New York law. Minors typically have a longer statute of limitations. Parents are entitled to file a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of a child.

Contact a New York City Child Injuries Lawyer for a Free Consultation

Was your child injured in NYC, Staten Island, or Nassau County? The consequences can be life-altering. A skilled New York City child injuries lawyer at the Law Offices of Jay S. Knispel, LLC can help you fight for compensation. Call our law offices today to schedule a free consultation.

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New York, NY 10123
(212) 564 2800

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Brooklyn, NY 11242
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