Hallandale Beach Child Injury Lawyer
Hallandale Beach offers an incredible array of activities for families to enjoy together, from parks and pools to the beach itself. Unfortunately, those activities, when not properly maintained, may mean serious danger for your children. Any time your child suffers a serious injury due to another party’s negligence, you may wonder what you need to do next. How can you protect your family in the aftermath of a severe accident?
Protecting your child following an accident includes filing a claim on their behalf. At The Law Offices of Jared Spingarn, our Hallandale child injury lawyers help parents learn more about the compensation their children may qualify to pursue following a serious accident and, in many cases, help fight for that vital compensation. Contact us today at 1-866-HIRE-JARED for a free consultation.
How Can The Law Offices of Jared Spingarn Help Hallandale Beach Child Injury Victims and Their Families?
At The Law Offices of Jared Spingarn, we recover millions for our clients each year. We work with child injury victims and their families to help them pursue compensation to cover the full cost of their children’s injuries—compensation based on the injuries sustained by the child and the medical expenses the child may incur, including future anticipated medical expenses related to the accident.
Lead attorney Jared Spingarn prides himself on understanding the injuries Hallandale Beach child injury victims face and the challenges that go along with those injuries. At the age of 18, Jared suffered severe injuries in a near-fatal car crash. He found himself dealing with serious injuries alongside substantial challenges presented by the insurance companies involved in the claim. Now, he helps other victims manage those challenges and obtain the compensation they need to pay the full costs associated with their injuries.
At The Law Offices of Jared Spingarn, we help child injury victims and their families more effectively navigate the system as they pursue compensation for those injuries and the challenges they face every day.
We help investigate your child’s accident.
Child injury claims can prove tricky. Not only do most places bear a higher duty of care to children than to the adults who may visit their facilities, but children may have a harder time explaining exactly what led to the accident.
At The Law Offices of Jared Spingarn, we help investigate the full circumstances of your child’s accident to identify all parties that may have contributed to those injuries and access vital evidence that can help prove your family’s right to compensation.
We provide vital insights into the value of your child’s claim.
Many families simply have no idea how much compensation their child should pursue after a serious accident. Florida law clearly specifies how your family must use funds obtained through a child injury claim, including when you need to set aside those funds for your child.
While you can use those funds for your child’s medical bills and care, you may also need to create a trust that will allow your child to access those funds in the future. With all those confusing elements of a Hallandale Beach child injury claim, you may find yourself struggling to figure out what to do first or how to manage that claim.
At The Law Offices of Jared Spingarn, we help child injury victims and their families understand how much compensation they should seek, how to manage those funds, and how to ensure that you remain in compliance with the law.
We help fight for our clients.
Jared knows firsthand just how frustrating dealing with insurance companies can prove, especially if the company attempts to dispute liability or deny the compensation your child really needs. You want the best for your child, including maximum compensation to pay your child’s medical bills or plan for future medical costs. We help fight for our clients, increasing the odds that they will recover maximum compensation given their specific circumstances.
Common Hallandale Beach Child Injury Claims
You want your child to have the opportunity to grow and play in a safe environment. However, sometimes, those environments do not offer the safe experience you might have expected. Take a look at some of these common Hallandale Beach locations and how they can lead to child injuries.
Playground equipment offers a chance for your child to run, jump, slide, and climb, all in a controlled environment with a lower risk of injury. Hallandale Beach offers a wide range of parks where children can play, including Joseph Scavo Park, B. F. James Park and Pool, and Gulfstream Park.
While all of those locations offer amazing convenience for parents and children alike, they can also pose a serious hazard when park owners fail to properly maintain playgrounds. Broken or dangerous playgrounds can result in fall injuries, severe lacerations, broken bones, and even traumatic brain injury.
From B. F. James Park and Pool to hotel pools, swimming pools throughout the Hallandale Beach area offer a great way to beat the heat and cool off during the hot summer months. Unfortunately, they can also pose an unexpected danger for your children.
Some pools, due to poor maintenance, can increase the risk of and near-drowning. The latter may result in long-term consequences for your child, including brain injury due to lack of oxygen during the accident.
When pools fail to complete the maintenance needed to reduce the risk of injury to children, including properly securing pool locations so children cannot get into them easily without permission, the pool owner or manager may bear liability for child injury resulting from that inattention.
Hallandale Beach offers several walking trails, including Stanley Goldman Memorial Park, Hollywood Beach-Boardwalk, and trails through the Atlantic Greenway. While those trails offer a great deal of convenience, including the ability to move throughout much of the Hallandale Beach area, in many areas, they cross over local roads, which can pose an accident risk to children.
Children may also have a higher risk of suffering accidents as pedestrians on or near major roadways, whether walking through their neighborhoods or walking to a popular destination from the nearest parking lot.
When you choose childcare for your children, you expect a high standard of care. Some childcare facilities, however, entirely fail to provide that standard of care for the children they look after. Negligent daycare providers may fail to properly change your child’s diaper, feed your child, or even supervise your child. Unsupervised children can end up with serious injuries, including broken bones, lacerations, and major bruising.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Children involved in auto accidents may suffer more serious injuries than the adults in the vehicle, especially if they do not have adequate child restraints, or the adult who loaded them into the car did not properly secure car seats. Motor vehicle accidents can lead to broken bones, spinal cord injuries, severe lacerations, or traumatic brain injury. Often, children involved in motor vehicle accidents suffer injuries that can lead to lifelong consequences.
Visitors to Hallandale Beach often stay in local hotels, where guests expect their children to have a safe environment for family vacations. Unfortunately, some hotels fail to take adequate precautions to protect their youngest visitors. Hotel room injuries may include electrocution, broken bones, swimming pool injuries, or elevator injuries, all of which can permanently impact a child’s future.
Who Bears Liability for Child Injuries in Hallandale Beach?
At The Law Offices of Jared Spingarn, we will work to identify all parties that share liability for the injuries your child sustained in a Hallandale Beach accident. We start by asking several important questions, discussed in further detail below.
Who bore a duty of care to your child at the time of the accident?
Your claim starts by establishing who bore a duty of care to your child at the time of the accident: not just your child’s immediate caregiver, who bore responsibility for watching your child and preventing potential dangers, but also anyone else who bore a general duty of care to your child at the time of the accident. For example, drivers bear a strong duty of care to others using the road, including children in their parents’ vehicles or pedestrians at the side of the road. In neighborhoods or near schools and parks, drivers should slow down and exercise additional caution to reduce the risk of child injuries.
How did the liable party violate that duty of care?
The hotel where you stayed offers a crib for your child to use during your stay, but it suffered damage that results in serious injury to your child. The park where your child played failed to properly maintain its equipment. A driver sped through the neighborhood, well over the speed limit, at a speed that would make it impossible to avoid children playing in the street. All these individuals clearly violated their duty of care to the children who might use those areas.
How did that violation lead to your child’s injuries?
For parents, seeing your child come close to a severe injury can prove incredibly frightening. However, if you identify a potential hazard before it seriously injures your child, you may not have grounds to move forward with a claim. For example, if a driver speeds through your Hallandale Beach neighborhood, but your child remains safe in your yard, you do not have the right to pursue a claim against that driver—though you certainly have the right to report offenders who regularly speed through the neighborhood to the police. On the other hand, if that speeding driver strikes your child as he plays in the street on his bike, you may move forward with a claim.
What Compensation Can My Child Recover for Injuries Sustained in a Hallandale Beach Accident?
The compensation recovered through a child injury claim can offer many benefits to your family. First and foremost, it can help cover your child’s immediate medical expenses and care, which could prove a substantial financial burden to the family. Second, it can help prepare your child for future financial challenges. In most cases, you can claim these elements when you file a child injury claim in Florida. Keep in mind that, while you can use the funds from a personal injury claim to help pay for your child’s medical bills or to pay for care for your child, you should only use those funds for your child’s expenses, not yours.
Your Child’s Medical Bills
Keep track of all medical bills your child has accumulated due to their injuries. Make sure to include all medical costs, from the emergency room visit immediately after the accident to ongoing treatment or procedures your child requires to recover from his injuries.
Your Child’s Future Medical Bills
Child injuries can prove, in some ways, more complex than adult injuries. While children may heal more quickly from certain injuries, other injuries, including brain injuries, can leave a lifelong impact on your child’s development and body. An attorney can help calculate potential future or ongoing medical bills that you need to include as part of your claim.
Lost Earning Potential
Sometimes, children may suffer injuries that can permanently prevent them from working or that may limit the professions they can choose. Older children may already have made progress toward their career goals and aspirations. As part of a Hallandale Beach child injury claim, you can include compensation for your child’s future lost earning potential.
Pain and Suffering
Severe injuries can lead to substantial pain and suffering for your child, and a young child might not understand the reason behind that pain. As part of your claim, you can include compensation for the suffering your child has faced.
Retain a Trusted Hallandale Beach Child Injury Lawyer Today
Any time your child suffers severe injuries due to the negligence of another party, you may have the right to file a personal injury claim, which can help your family pursue compensation for those injuries. Reach out to The Law Offices of Jared Spingarn today at 1-866-HIRE-JARED or fill out our contact form for your free consultation.
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