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Denver Child Injury Lawyer

If your child suffered injuries due to someone else’s negligence, let us help you recover the compensation you deserve. Contact Front Range Injury Attorneys for a free case review and learn more about how we can help you. Our Denver personal injury lawyers help clients suffering from serious bodily injuries get maximum compensation for their injuries. It is a stressful and terrifying experience to see your child injured through someone else’s negligence or wrongdoing. We fight for clients seriously injuries in auto accidents, slip and fall accidents and other negligence cases. Learn more about how our Denver child injury attorneys help clients recover the money they deserve.

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    Why Trust Front Range Injury Attorneys?

    At Front Range Injury Attorneys we care about helping our clients throughout their cases. We believe clients are best served when our personal injury attorneys participate in their cases from start to finish. We help our clients get the best treatment for their injuries. By building up your case from the beginning, we build a strong case to get the best results. 

    Our personal injury attorneys treat every case as a unique experience. Although our attorneys have handled thousands of cases, we understand your case is the only one you have. 

    No Fee Unless You Win

    Our law firm represents clients on a contingency fee basis. That means you don't pay us until we recover on your case.

    Expertise with child injuries

    Our personal injury lawyers understand your injuries and how to tell your story to the insurance company or a jury. We get proven results with a 98% success rate.

    Communication is key

    We maintain communication with you through your case. We want you to know what's going on with your case and the work we're doing for you.

    How we can help you

    Contact Front Range Injury Attorneys to discuss your Colorado personal injury case. We offer free case reviews for injury and accident cases across the state. 

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    Denver Child Injury Lawyer

    How can a Denver child injury lawyer help my family?

    Personal injury cases often involve challenges and complications that are difficult for the average Colorado family to navigate. Special deadlines, including the statute of limitations, apply to all cases; however, different deadlines apply in different cases. Insurance companies involved will try to take advantage of you to deny or devalue your child’s case. While all of this is going on, you’re also trying to take care of your injured child. Hiring a Denver child injury attorney will take these challenges and complications off your plate and into the hands of a legal expert. 

    A lawyer can contribute to your case through legal services including:

    • Reviewing the circumstances of your child’s case to let you know if you have grounds for a claim or lawsuit
    • Investigating the accident and collecting evidence of fault or negligence
    • Helping you and your family understand the legal system and move past a traumatic accident
    • Discussing healthcare costs and payment options
    • Educating parents on how to advocate for their child’s medical needs with healthcare providers
    • Filling out confusing claims paperwork and legal filings in court
    • Hiring qualified experts to build and strengthen your case
    • Negotiating with insurance claims adjusters for a fair settlement
    • Fighting for the compensation your child deserves for a serious injury
    • Go to trial with your child injury case if necessary

    Hiring a Denver child injury lawyer will prevent insurance companies from taking advantage of you after filing a child injury claim in Denver. You can trust our attorneys will take care of the steps and processes involved in pursuing compensation for a preventable accident. We want you to focus on your child’s well-being and family while we handle the legal issues for you. At Front Range Injury Attorneys, you only pay our lawyers when we are successful in securing compensation for your child’s injuries and damages. That means you can obtain high quality legal services at no out of pocket costs. Contact our law firm today for your free case review.

    What damages can I recover for my child's injuries?

    Pursuing insurance claims and even filing a personal injury lawsuit for a child injury in Denver can benefit your family in many ways. It can bring the negligent party to justice as well as push for changes on an institutional level in your community to improve the safety of all children in your neighborhood. It can lead to reimbursement to your family for financial losses suffered due to the incident. Although no amount of money will ever make a life-changing injury to your child acceptable, the compensation may help your family rebuild after a traumatic accident. 

    Your family may be eligible to recover the following damages for a child injury claim in Denver:

    • Past medical bills
    • Future medical expenses
    • Physical therapy and rehabilitation
    • Medications and medical devices
    • Disability accommodations to your home or vehicle
    • Reduced quality of life
    • Physical pain and suffering
    • Emotional distress
    • Mental anguish
    • Loss of consortium
    • Travel expenses
    • Inconvenience
    • Loss of wages for the parents
    • Child’s lost earning capacity
    • Property damages
    • Punitive damages

    The value of your child injury claim depends on the severity and type of injuries, how long it will take your child to heal, any permanent or long term damage, the facts and circumstances of the accident (especially for punitive damages), the amount of insurance coverage available and other factors. Injury claims involving children are unique because catastrophic injuries with long term or permanent effects can have an impact on their development, education and opportunities later in life.

    It is important that you discuss the value of your claim with an attorney before accepting any settlement from an insurance company. Insurers virtually always provide an inadequate initial settlement offer. They know if you accept an offer before you talk to an attorney, you are almost certainly taking far less than your case is worth. Contact Front Range Injury Attorneys today. An experienced personal injury attorney can accurately evaluate your case and pursue the amount you deserve.

    Common causes of child injuries

    According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, the number one cause of death among children is unintentional injury. Every year thousands of children lose their lives in preventable accidents and an even larger number suffer serious injuries. Among the most common causes of child injuries include:

    • Motor vehicle accidents: car accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents and other transportation-related accidents are the leading cause of death among children.
    • Suffocation: two-thirds of injury deaths among children under age one are caused by suffocation.
    • Drowning: drowning is the leading cause of injury death among children one to four years of age.
    • Poisoning: poisoning deaths are on the rise among children, which can be caused by medications, cleaning solutions and other toxic products in the home.
    • Falls: falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries among children. Nearly 3 million children require emergency care for injuries caused by falls.
    • Struck by or against an object: another leading cause of nonfatal injury is impact with a hard object.
    • Birth injuries and medical malpractice: mistakes made by negligent healthcare providers during delivery or treatment of a child cause hundreds of injuries annually.

    Injuries to children under these circumstances can result from a variety of circumstances. In some cases, like car accidents, the parent or adult in charge of child supervision have undertaken all the right steps to care for the child. Some of these harmful accidents occur when the adult in child of the child is negligent. Dangerous products and property hazards, like swimming pools, are common causes of child injuries in Denver. If you believe someone else is responsible for your child’s injuries, you should talk to our Denver child injury lawyers at Front Range Injury Attorneys right away. You may have a claim against that person to compensate your family for your child’s injuries.

    Child injury statistics

    According to the CDC:

    • Injuries are the leading cause of death among children
    • More than 12,000 children die from fatal injuries annually
    • More than 9 million children require emergency care for nonfatal injuries
    • Nonfatal injuries are more common in male children

    Here in Colorado we are not immune to the risks of injuries to teens and younger children. Annually approximately 260 children die from injuries in the state. According to the Colorado Department of Public Health & Environment (CDPHE) unintentional injuries are the leading cause of childhood injuries in the state, with car accidents leading the cause of injury.

    Types of child injuries

    Children are vulnerable to many types of injuries. While children seem to have a magic durability to injuries, the severity of injuries due to a traumatic accident often far exceed those from a school yard tumble. Severe accidents can cause long term or permanent disabilities, such as paralysis and brain damage. Your family may be entitled to compensation for your child’s injuries. 

    It is vital to obtain meaningful treatment and diagnostic evaluations for your child. Sometimes parents find it difficult to obtain high quality treatment and diagnostic evaluations of their child’s injuries. Our Denver child injury lawyers can help you advocate for your child’s medical needs. 

    Common child injuries include:

    • Traumatic brain injuries
    • Internal organ injuries
    • Amputations
    • Spinal cord injuries
    • Back and neck injuries
    • Severe chemical or fire burns
    • Cuts and lacerations
    • Paralysis
    • Disfigurement
    • Broken or fractured bones

    Liability in child injury cases

    Liability is a critical part of almost every personal injury case and child injury cases are no different. Legal liability for a kid’s injuries requires evaluating the facts and circumstances of the incident and the legal standard that makes another party financially responsible for that injury. In most personal injury claims, that legal standard is negligence. In other words, that party failed to act with the standard care required of the party at the time of the accident; but for that negligent act or omission, the injury would not have occurred. Our law firm will investigate the cause of the accident to identify the responsible parties. 

    Depending upon the facts of the accident, liability in a child injury case in Denver could belong to one or more parties including:

    Motor vehicle driver

    If a car accident or other motor vehicle collision caused your child’s injury, the driver or party responsible for the crash can be held liable. That can include a negligent school bus driver. Colorado is a fault-based or tort law state for car accidents, so the party at fault for the collision pays for the damages.

    School or daycare center

    Child injuries at places involved with childcare, including daycares and schools, can be at fault if one of its employees caused injuries, such as negligent hiring practices or a lack of child supervision. Note that public schools have special immunity protections that require prompt action to pursue a claim. 

    Property owners

    The owner of a property containing a dangerous defect or hazard that injures a child (including child trespassers) could be liable for failing to maintain a safe premises in Denver.

    Product manufacturers

    Manufacturers and distributors may be liable for a child’s injury through a product liability lawsuit if an item with a design, manufacturing, or marketing default resulted in your child’s injury.

    Doctor, hospital, or other healthcare provider

    A medical provider or facility may be liable for medical malpractice if the child injury resulted from medical negligence. These include birth injuries, medication mistakes, misdiagnosis and negligent acts during surgical procedures.

    Multiple parties can be liable for a child injury in Denver. Often, at-fault parties blame each other or even your child for their own injuries. If a jury agrees that your child is partially to blame for injuries, it will reduce your financial recovery. If a jury determines your child is more than 50% at fault, it will bar all compensation. This comparative negligence defense is a powerful tool for defendants. This is among the many reasons why hiring an experienced personal injury attorney to advocate for your family is critical to getting the compensation you deserve.

    Are schools liable for child injuries?

    Schools, even public schools under Denver Public Schools, may be liable for injuries that occur at or during school. Liability depends on the cause of injury and surrounding circumstances. It is the responsibility of school staff and teachers to ensure student safety. If the school fails to prevent a foreseeable risk to children, or if the staff had knowledge of a risk and failed to correct it, the school may be responsible for injuries.

    Examples of accidents in which the school may be liable for child injuries:

    • The school was aware of bullying but failed to stop it
    • A hazardous physical condition, such as broken stairs, caused injuries
    • Lack of sanitation standards in the cafeteria result in children becoming seriously ill
    • Failure to put evacuation plans in place for an emergency
    • There is no assistance for students dropped off at school and a child is struck by a car

    Schools, especially public schools, are notoriously difficult to deal with when it comes to child injuries. They have an extensive legal budget and in-house attorneys prepared to defend against your child injury claim. If your child was injured due to negligence at school, talk to our Denver child injury lawyer as soon as possible about your case. 

    Get help from our child injury lawyers in Denver, Colorado

    If your child suffered an injury due to someone else’s negligence, talk to a child injury lawyer right away. Our Denver child injury lawyers help clients get the compensation they deserve. Contact Front Range Injury Attorneys for a free case review. 

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