South Carolina Child Injury Lawyers in Columbia, SC
Every parent or guardian has their child’s safety and health at the forefront of their mind. When your child needs somebody in their corner following an injury due to another party’s negligence or intentional conduct, contact Strom Law Firm’s South Carolina Child Injury Lawyers at 803-252-4800 to speak with us about your child’s rights. We can help you ensure that your child receives the best care necessary and the compensation they deserve for their injuries.
Skilled and Compassionate Child Injury Lawyers
If your child has suffered from a significant injury, you need a skilled and experienced lawyer to assist in seeking compensation on your child’s behalf. Strom Law Firm’s attorneys are experienced in all types of personal injury claims, including birth injuries.
We are ready and able to help you understand who may be at fault, what compensation may be available, and the process.
Different Types of Children Injuries
Children suffer injuries in different types of ways:
The birth of a child should be a joyous occasion. But sometimes things go wrong due to negligence by medical providers. Some injuries during birth can cause a long road to recovery for your child and a lot of financial costs to go with it. Other more serious injuries can result in life-long consequences, completely altering the future. If a doctor fails to follow a reasonable standard of care, medical providers and their facilities may be held liable for any resulting injuries.
Children are helpless as our passengers while we go about our daily living in our vehicles. When an accident occurs, those who are at fault should compensate your child for any resulting injury. Significant injuries are unfortunately common in car accidents, including:
- Broken and fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
- Burns or glass-related injury
- Amputation and Lacerations
- Spine Injury (SCI)
Unfortunately, toys and other products intended for children harm those very same children every day whether due to negligent design or negligent manufacturing. These products can sometimes cause chemical reactions, asphyxiation or choking, severe injuries, and fires. Companies that put harmful toys and other children’s products into the stream of commerce should pay for any injuries resulting from their carelessness.
If your child is bitten or attacked by a dog, whether that of a neighbor, a passerby, or a park visitor, the owner of that dog should pay for any resulting injuries. An owner of a dog is strictly liable for any injuries caused by their dog if that dog was not provoked. If your child is bitten by a dog, immediately get that dog’s vaccination records. Rabies is a very serious illness that can result in death. Also, get any information on the owner, including name, phone number, and address right away. This information will be important if you need to file a lawsuit in the future.
Amusement Ride Injuries
There is no happiness quite like seeing a child enjoy the State Fair, a trampoline facility, water park, or local carnival. But that joy can turn to chaos, fear, and pain in a matter of seconds when the ride or attraction turns out to be unreasonably dangerous, malfunctions or was not properly maintained. Serious injuries can occur, with multiple possibilities as to the persons and entities responsible.
School Bus Injuries
Across America, buses provide more than 10 billion rides to students every year. You, as a parent, expect that those bus rides will end with your child safely at school or home. What you never imagine is that a bus ride could end with your child in the hospital. Bus accidents can be caused by a variety of reasons, including maintenance, bus driver error, or an error by other drivers on the road.
When your child presents with the symptoms of a serious illness or injury, you rely on doctors to help diagnose that injury and provide appropriate treatment for your child. When doctors fail in that duty, you may have grounds for a medical malpractice claim on behalf of your child.
This may include:
- Improper treatment
- Failure to treat
- Medication errors
- Surgical or procedural errors
Daycare Accidents and Playground Injuries
We all hope we can trust a well-researched daycare facility to safely supervise and care for our children as if they were their own while we are at work. However, daycares do fail us and our children at times. Whether its improper supervision of children or workers, neglect of an infant or child, negligent allergen protection, or improper maintenance of playground equipment, if your child is injured, they deserve to be compensated.
Compensation After a Child Injury
A child injury claim will never erase the pain and suffering caused to both you and your child, but it can help lessen the burden on you and your family. Compensation for such an injury will depend on the severity of the injury and the nature of the liability. Damages can include the following:
- Medical expenses, current, and future
- Pain and suffering
- Loss of future potential of the child
- Loss in income by a parent providing childcare
Your South Carolina Child Injury Attorneys
If your child has suffered an injury in South Carolina, contact our South Carolina Child Injury Lawyers today. Visit us at our Columbia office, contact us online, or give us a call at 803-252-4800 to schedule a free, confidential, no-obligation consultation.