The South Florida Injury Lawyers to Turn to If Your Child Is Hurt

It is a terrifying truth that every parent comes to accept: kids get hurt. Scrapes, bruises, and sometimes even broken bones are all part of growing up. You do your best to protect your kids, from swimming lessons to bike helmets to reading up on recalls, but you can do only so much. Eventually, you have to trust that you have taught them well and that they will make smart choices.

Sometimes, though, children get hurt because another individual or organization acts negligently. Maybe a playground aide was not watching when they should have been. Or a toy manufacturer decided to skimp on a material to save money. Perhaps your landlord ignored complaints about a broken railing.

Most parents’ first instinct when dealing with an injury to their child is simple: ensure he or she is okay by seeking proper medical attention and focusing on healing. This should be your top priority.

However, you owe it to yourself and your family not to let it be your only priority.

When your kid gets seriously hurt, it is more than merely scary – it can be incredibly expensive. Not only will the medical bills add up quickly, but there is also a significant chance that you will lose money due to missed work. Moreover, there are issues like pain and suffering to consider. Why should your family – your child – go through this if someone else is responsible?

That is where the Personal Injury Lawyers at Winston Law come in. They ensure that no one should ever have to pay for another individual or organization’s mistake. If you have to pay to help your child get better, you should be compensated by those responsible. The money is not a “payout” for getting hurt but rather a way to help your family return to normal.

Moreover, by holding the negligent parties accountable for their actions, you can both get closure on a horrible situation and help prevent other kids from getting hurt in the same way in the future.

Why Davie, Cooper City, and Plantation Residents Turn to the Winston Law Firm for Child Injuries

Our personal injury attorneys have decades of combined experience handling personal injury claims, and their skills have been recognized many times over by numerous well-respected legal organizations, including Super Lawyers, Martindale-Hubbell, Legal Elite, AVVO, and the Million Dollar Advocates Forum.

Over the years, we have helped many families navigate the complex proceedings that come with child injury lawsuits. Depending on the nature of the injury and where it occurred, you may find yourself battling against a large organization, such as a school, trucking company, hospital, retail chain, or toy manufacturer. Typically, these entities will fight tooth and nail to protect themselves. That means using their deep pockets to hire high-priced lawyers and pull out every trick in the book to derail your case. We have previously gone up against organizations like this and know how to handle them.

When you hire the Winston Law Firm, you can concentrate on helping your child recover and let us deal with the nuts and bolts of your legal claim. That said, we never take action without first consulting with you and ensuring you know your options. We make recommendations and suggestions, but ultimately, you make the decisions.

Most importantly, our lawyers know how to get results – and they do.

Common Child Accidents Florida Injury Attorneys at Winston Law Can Help You With

Playground Injuries and Accidents

There is no limit to the different kinds of ways that children can get hurt, and the list below is not meant to be exhaustive. Rather, we are providing these specific accidents and injury types as examples of common problems and cases we have successfully handled.

  • Amusement Parks
  • Auto Accidents
  • Bicycle Accident
  • Birth Injury
  • Birth Defect
  • Brain / Head Injury
  • Bullying
  • Burn Injury
  • Car Seat Injury
  • Child Abuse or Neglect
  • Choking
  • Crib Injury
  • Daycare Injury
  • Defective Toys or Products
  • Dog Bite / Animal Attacks
  • Drowning Injury
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Pedestrian Accidents
  • Playground Injury
  • Poisoning
  • Premises Liability
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Road Traffic Safety
  • School Bus Accident
  • Sexual Abuse
  • Slip and Falls
  • Sports Injuries
  • Swimming Pool Accidents
  • Wrongful Death

As you can see, more than a few of these accidents fall under the broader umbrella of premises liability (your child was harmed due to the owner of a property being negligent) or product liability (your child was harmed due to a flaw in a specific product). Regarding kids, property owners, businesses, and other organizations must adhere to a high safety standard. If they fail in this duty, proving negligence and receiving compensation may be possible.

If your child was injured in a manner not listed above, contact our office. Once we have the specific details of your situation, we can tell you whether or not we believe you have a viable case and what your options are going forward.

Help Your Child Recover by Getting in Touch with The Winston Law Firm as Soon as Possible

Children Bounce House Accidents

Unintentional child injuries rack up tens of billions of dollars in medical costs. Depending on the nature of the injury, it may be something that you – and your child – are dealing with for months, years, or even the rest of their life.

If someone else’s negligence is responsible for the injury, you owe it to your child, your family, and other families to shine a light on the issue and fight for compensation. It can mean the difference between struggling to provide care and making sure your child has everything he or she needs to recover and live a whole, healthy life.

For Florida parents, that means you need to act quickly. The statute of limitations for personal injury claims in our state is four years. That means you must file a lawsuit within four years of the injury, or your case will most likely not even be heard. For suits involving the government (against the city, county, or state), there is even less time – three years.

This may seem like a lot of time, but remember that you will likely be focused on helping your child recover. In the event of a severe injury, years can pass before you know it.

Do not let compensation pass you by. Reach out to the experienced child injury attorneys at Winston Law today by filling out our contact form, chatting online, or calling us directly.