Cherry Hill Child Injury Lawyers

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Cherry Hill Child Injury Attorneys

Legal help when your child suffers a serious injury in South Jersey

When you’re a parent or guardian, the well-being and safety of your children are of paramount concern, and when a child sustains an injury, it can be a distressing experience for all involved. At Ferrara & Gable, our Cherry Hill child injury lawyers understand the unique challenges and sensitivities associated with child injuries, and we are committed to providing legal guidance, and support to families navigating these difficult situations.

Whether the injury occurred due to an accident, medical malpractice, a product defect, or another circumstance, our goal is to give you the knowledge and resources to protect your children's rights and ensure their well-being. Our experienced legal team is dedicated to advocating for the best interests of injured children and their families as they seek justice, compensation, and the support needed to move forward. Your child's safety and recovery are our top priorities. We invite you to review our verdicts and settlements to see how we’ve helped families just like yours in the past.

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What makes children’s injuries different?

The CDC reports that unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for children and teens in the United States. In 2019, over 7,000 children and teens died because of unintentional injuries – a total of about 20 deaths every day. They note, “Leading causes of child unintentional injury include motor vehicle crashes, suffocation, drowning, poisoning, fires, and falls. Child injury is often preventable.”

Children's injuries are different from adults' injuries in a number of ways:

  • Children's bodies are still developing. Their bones are more flexible and their muscles are weaker, making them more susceptible to certain types of injuries.
  • Children lose heat and fluids more quickly, making them more vulnerable to dehydration and hypothermia.
  • Children's airways are smaller than adults' airways. This makes them more likely to experience breathing problems if they are injured.
  • Children's immune systems are not fully developed. This makes them more susceptible to infection.
  • Children have different cognitive and emotional development than adults. This can make it difficult for them to understand and cope with the physical and emotional effects of an injury.

As a result of these differences, children's injuries can be more serious and require more specialized care than adults' injuries. Here are some specific examples of how children's injuries can be different from adults' injuries:

  • Head injuries. Head injuries are a leading cause of death and disability in children. Children's brains are still developing, so they are more susceptible to damage from head injuries.
  • Neck and back injuries. Children's necks and backs are more delicate than adults' necks and backs. This makes them more likely to experience neck and back injuries from falls and other accidents.
  • Bone fractures. Children's bones are more flexible than adults' bones, which makes them more likely to bend and fracture instead of break. However, children's bones also heal more quickly than adults' bones.
  • Burns. Children's skin is thinner and more delicate than adults' skin. This makes them more susceptible to burns from heat, chemicals, and electricity.
  • Poisoning. Children are more likely to be poisoned by household products, such as detergents and medications, than adults are.

If a child is injured, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Even minor injuries can be serious in children.

What types of Cherry Hill accidents cause children injury?

Child injuries often result from accidents that are common in everyday life. Following are some common types of accidents that can cause injuries to children:

It's important to remember that children are more vulnerable to certain types of injuries due to their size, limited awareness, and developing motor skills. Proper supervision, childproofing, and safety measures are essential to help prevent injuries to children. In cases where children are injured due to the negligence or wrongful actions of others, parents or legal guardians have legal options to seek compensation on behalf of the child for medical expenses, pain and suffering, and other damages. The Cherry Hill child injury attorneys at Ferrara & Gable can help.

Who is liable for my child’s injury in Cherry Hill?

The person or entity who is liable for your child's injury will depend on the specific circumstances of the case. However, some common parties who may be liable for child injuries include:

  • Schools. Schools have a duty to provide a safe environment for students. If your child is injured at school, the school may be liable if it can be shown that the school's negligence contributed to the injury.
  • Daycare centers. Daycare centers also have a duty to provide a safe environment for children. If your child is injured at a daycare center, the daycare center may be liable if it can be shown that the center's negligence contributed to the injury.
  • Other children. If your child is injured by another child, the other child's parents may be liable.
  • Property owners. Property owners have a duty to keep their property safe for visitors. If your child is injured on someone else's property, the property owner may be liable if it can be shown that the property owner's negligence contributed to the injury.
  • Manufacturers of defective products. If your child is injured by a defective product, the manufacturer of the product may be held liable.

In order to prove liability, you will need to show that the other party owed your child a duty of care, that the other party breached that duty, and that the breach of duty caused your child's injury.

What is my Cherry Hill child injury case worth?

The value of your child injury claim will depend on the specifics of your case. However, when determining the proper amount of compensation to which you’re entitled, we take the following into consideration:

  • Pain and suffering. Non-economic damages, such as physical pain, emotional distress, and loss of enjoyment of life, are considered when determining compensation. Evaluating the impact of the injury on the child's quality of life is an important part of your case.
  • Medical expenses. This includes the cost of past and future medical treatment, hospitalization, surgeries, medications, therapy, and rehabilitation required as a result of the injury.
  • Permanent disabilities. If your child's injury results in long-term or permanent disabilities, such as paralysis, brain injuries, or disfigurement, the value of the case may be significantly higher to account for ongoing care and support.
  • Lost earning capacity. While minors are not typically earning an income, if the injury affects their ability to work and earn a living in the future, the potential loss of future earning capacity may be considered.
  • Educational expenses. In cases where the injury affects your child's education and necessitates special educational services or accommodations, these expenses may be included in the compensation sought.
  • Home modifications and assistive devices. If your child's injury requires modifications to the home or the purchase of assistive devices like wheelchairs or ramps, these costs may be factored into the case value.

Because child injury cases are highly complex, it is essential to consult with a qualified Cherry Hill personal injury attorney who can evaluate your case, investigate the circumstances, and help you pursue a fair and just settlement or verdict. At Ferrara & Gable in Cherry Hill, we work to ensure that your child's rights are protected and that you receive the compensation needed to provide for their care, support, and well-being.

Do you have a Cherry Hill child injury attorney near me?

Ferrara & Gable maintains an office at 601 Longwood Avenue in Cherry Hill, NJ. There is parking available, and a bus stop right up the block on Rt. 38. If you are too injured or ill to travel, we can schedule a phone or video consultation.

Experienced child injury attorneys serving Cherry Hill and all of South Jersey

If your child has been injured due to the negligence or wrongful actions of another party, you likely have numerous concerns and questions. At Ferrara & Gable, our dedicated Cherry Hill child injury attorneys are here to provide the answers, support, and legal guidance you need during this challenging time. Your child's well-being and future are our top priorities, and we are committed to seeking justice and compensation on their behalf. To schedule a free consultation in our Cherry Hill offices, please call or contact us today. Proudly serving Camden County, Burlington County & all of South Jersey.

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