If your child suffered a slip and fall injury due to the negligence of a property owner, property manager, or someone caring for your child, it’s important to take action to protect your child’s future.
Common Places Kids Fall and Get Hurt
A child can fall and get hurt anywhere, including:
- Sports fields and courts
- Businesses such as restaurants or stores
- Friends’ homes
Property owners have a duty to maintain reasonably safe properties and to warn people, including children, of any potential risks. Daycares, playgrounds, schools, sports fields and courts, businesses, and homes should be reasonably maintained, so the risks of a child slipping and falling are minimized.
Slip and Fall Injuries Require Medical Attention
Children are resilient, but they may also be seriously hurt in a slip and fall accident. Even if your child appears to be fine, it is essential to take your child to the doctor. A doctor can examine your child and diagnose common fall injuries, including:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Back injuries
- Broken bones
- Cuts and bruises
- Internal injuries
- Sprain and strains
Your child may miss school, family gatherings, and social events because of these injuries. In some cases, your child may require ongoing medical treatment and suffer long-term complications.
Protecting Your Child’s Recovery
It’s hard to see your child in pain, especially when you know that someone else’s negligence caused the injury. Children under the age of 18 do not have the legal right to bring a personal injury lawsuit in Florida. However, you may bring a slip and fall case on your child’s behalf as a parent.
Successful slip and fall cases may result in recoveries that include compensation for past and future medical costs, out-of-pocket costs, physical pain, emotional suffering, and other damages related to your child’s injury.
Let an experienced Florida slip and fall lawyer investigate what happened to your child while you concentrate on your child’s physical and emotional recovery. You won’t pay any legal fees unless your child makes a financial recovery. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation.