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IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE HAS BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT, CALL 911 AND THEN CONTACT FARAHI LAW FIRM IMMEDIATELY.

We will fight for you to get you the medical treatment you need and the highest compensation possible. 

No worries about paying us. We will not change a single cent unless we win your case. Get in touch with our expert personal injury attorneys for your FREE case review. We answer right away. Available 24/7.

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Bakersfield Child Injury Lawyers

Child injury is a parent’s greatest fear. Because children’s bodies are still developing, the injuries they sustain can greatly affect them in diffrent ways from that of an adult. If a child suffers from a traumatic brain injury, this may affect their developmental progress. A catastrophic injury could affect their speech and motor functions, among other things. 

Despite the lengths parents go to to protect their children from physical injuries, some outside factors are beyond our control. These incidents can cause extreme emotional distress for the family.

According to the Centers for Diseases Control and Prevention (CDC), more than 7,000 children and teens died in 2019 from unintentional injuries. This totaled to about 20 child deaths per day.

The CDC also reports that unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death among children and teens. Of these injuries, suffocation deaths were most common in children below one-year-old. Drowning was the most common cause of death for children aged 1-4, and motor vehicle accidents were the leading cause of death for children aged 5-19. 

As an accident victim, your child is eligible to receive financial compensation to cover medical care, pain and suffering, or any other type of damage resulting from their injuries. At Farahi Law Firm, our Bakersfield child injury lawyers will help guide you through the claims process and hold the liable parties responsible. 

Our dedicated team is here for you and your personal injury matters. We work on a contingency basis of “no fees unless we win,” so you won’t have to spend a single cent until we win your case. 

Steps to Remember When Your Child Has Been Injured

It is important to know what to do if your child gets in an accident. Taking the following steps will ensure your child has a quick and prompt recovery. These steps will also help strengthen your personal injury claim against the at-fault party.

  1. Seek Urgent Medical Treatment: Take your child to the hospital as quickly as possible. Even when their symptoms seem minor, they could be suffering from internal injuries. Also, it can take a while for some injuries to present themselves, and they can develop into long-term injuries depending on the type of injury.
  2. Document the Accident Details: Take notes and write down as many details about your child’s accident injuries as you can. Documenting the accident circumstances will also strengthen your case. Remember to take pictures of both the accident scene and your child’s injuries.
  3. Report the Incident: Report the incident to the appropriate authorities. Such as the school principal, supervisor, or the police. 
  4. Get in touch with our Bakersfield child accident lawyers: Child injury claims can be challenging. Seeking legal representation will help maximize your chances of earning the fair compensation that you and your child deserve.

Most often than not, an insurance carrier will try to lower the liability of their client to avoid offering a fair settlement to a personal injury victim. This is why it is paramount that you hire an experienced attorney to help guide you through your accident injury claim. 

Common Types of Child Injury Cases

Accidents and injuries are oftentimes beyond our control. Knowing the conditions in which your child was injured will help you in your quest to seek justice if any harm has come to them. Our child injury attorneys at Farahi Law Firm, APC have found that the bulk of the cases of child injuries that we handle is linked to the following types of accidents:

  • Slip & Falls: Children can also suffer similar injuries to that of adults in slip and fall accidents. Dangerous stairs or wet and slippery floors are some common hazards.
  • Car accidents: According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are the leading cause of child mortality in America. In 2019 more than 91,000 children were injured in auto accidents. The incorrect use of car seats or boosters seats can also lead to fatal injuries. 
  • School bus accidents: Accidents on the way to school or a field trip are common because of unsafe conditions on school buses. The lack of safety belts, airbags, and proper seats, coupled with distracted driving, can lead your child to suffer serious injuries.
  • Bicycle accidents: Cycling is an extremely fun activity for children. Despite its appeal as a form of physical activity and socialization for children, children are more susceptible to being hit by reckless drivers. Any vehicle on the road should be cautious of others. This includes children using bikes.
  • Pedestrian accidents: Despite efforts to keep pedestrians safer, child pedestrians are at high risk of getting injured due to traffic collisions and reckless driving. Safe Kids Worldwide reports that 359 children were involved in deadly pedestrian accidents in 2019. 
  • Birth injuries: Any kind of harm to a baby that takes place during or near birth is considered a birth injury. Common birth injuries may include lack of oxygen (birth asphyxia), undue pressure on the baby’s head or body (birth trauma), and contracting an infection or other complications.
  • Playground injuries: Lack of maintenance or improperly mounted equipment in playgrounds can lead to accidents and injuries for children. The school district, local government, manufacturer, or employee responsible for watching your child may be held liable for their injuries. 
  • Toy-related injuries: If your child’s toy was defective or the manufacturer failed to warn you about any hazards present in the toy, these can cause unintentional injuries. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you hold the company liable for damages that your child suffered due to these dangerous products.
  • Swimming pool accidents: Swimming pool fun can quickly turn into an accident. Pool owners must always provide a safe environment for children and adults alike. Failure to do so can result in dangerous conditions and severe injuries to children. Common swimming pool injuries are drowning, slip and fall, and electrocution.
  • Dog bites: Because of their small stature and playful nature, young children are at high risk of being dog bite victims. Despite their loving nature, we cannot ignore the fact that some dogs attack. Never leave children unsupervised around a dog. Regardless of the size of the dog, they can cause serious bite injuries to an unsuspecting child.
  • Daycare negligence, abuse, and neglect: Daycare child abuse and neglect include a wide variety of actions that may affect your child, including sexual abuse, physical violence, confinement, malnutrition, and lack of proper monitoring. Let an experienced lawyer work for you and your family to take legal action against the negligent parties.
  • Amusement park accidents: Amusement parks are fun environments for kids. Nonetheless, children can be hurt by faulty equipment and reckless staff. If your child suffered an injury at a town fair or an amusement park, both the operators and park managers may be held liable for their injuries.

In the worst-case scenario, some accidents may result in fatal injuries and lead to wrongful death. This can cause extreme emotional trauma among the family members of the victims of negligence. Parents of children who die from fatal injuries can file a wrongful death claim against the responsible party.

If your child is injured, we understand the pain and suffering you are going through. Our Bakersfield child injury lawyers will uphold their rights and give them a fighting chance at life by winning the maximum compensation necessary for medical bills, lost time at school, and other losses caused by the responsible party. Contact our skilled child injury attorneys to discuss your case, free of cost.

What Compensation Is Available for Child Injuries?

As the injured party, you and your child are entitled to monetary compensation. Several different parties may be found liable. Based on the circumstances of the injuries to your child. Common examples include:

  • The at-fault driver in a car accident
  • The manufacturer of an unsafe toy or defective product
  • The school or daycare facility that was negligent in providing proper supervision or failure to provide the duty of care
  • Owners of the premises or private property where your child was injured.

As a parent your focus will be on your child’s safe recovery. As their medical treatment is likely to be expensive, obtaining legal counsel will help you claim compensatory damages for the following:

  • Medical expenses
  • Home care costs
  • Cost of special schools or educational programs
  • Property damage
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of enjoyment
  • Permanent disfigurement
  • Mental anguish
  • Other non-economic losses
  • and more

Experienced Bakersfield Child Injury Lawyers

Our Bakersfield personal injury lawyer at Farahi Law Firm offers aggressive and dedicated legal services to our clients. We provide all our expertise and contacts to ensure that the party at fault for your child’s injury is held accountable, whether it be an individual or a corporation. For this to be achieved, we will:

  • Consult with medical professionals to evaluate the extent and associated costs of your child’s injuries.
  • Thoroughly analyze the accident scenario and create a solid reconstruction with accident reconstruction specialists.
  • Carry out an in-depth accident scene investigation and gather evidence at the scene.
  • Obtain witness statements.
  • Deal with insurance companies on your behalf.

If your child sustained injuries from an accident caused by the reckless actions of an at-fault party, private or otherwise, speak to our expert child accident & injury lawyers in Bakersfield immediately. Contact us for a free initial consultation and legal advice today at (661) 669-7239. We work on a contingency fee basis — “no fee unless we win,“ so you won’t have to spend a dime until we win your case.

IF YOU OR YOUR LOVED ONE HAS BEEN IN AN ACCIDENT, CALL 911 AND THEN CONTACT FARAHI LAW FIRM IMMEDIATELY.

We will fight for you to get you the medical treatment you need and the highest compensation possible. 

No worries about paying us. We will not change a single cent unless we win your case. Get in touch with our expert personal injury attorneys for your FREE case review. We answer right away. Available 24/7.

Free Case Evaluation

No Fees Unless We Win!