Injured Child

Missouri Personal Injury Attorneys Advocate for the Rights of Injured Children

We will not rest until we have helped parents obtain justice for their injured child

As a parent, few things can be more frightening than an injury to your child, or more frustrating than knowing their pain could have been avoided. If your child has been injured in an accident that could have been prevented, you may be able to pursue compensation for their medical care and other losses. At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, we take the rights of injured children and their parents very seriously. In an effort to make families whole again, our experienced lawyers provide comprehensive personal injury representation to parents throughout Missouri.

An unfortunate number of children are injured or killed in accidents that could be prevented each year, including:

Accidents in daycare facilities – Every day, countless parents in St. Louis County entrust the safety and well-being of their children to daycare providers. Unfortunately, far too often, this trust is misplaced and children are injured while in the care of daycare providers. In many cases, negligence or a simple mistake leads to these injuries. In others, abuse is the cause of the child’s pain.

Incidents involving toys – Toy manufacturers often take great care to provide safe products that children enjoy. Toy manufacturers are not created equally, however, and some dangerous or defective products make their way to the market and into the hands of children. Small items can cause choking hazards, while sharp edges can lead to cuts, or worse.

Automobile accidents – Each year, thousands of children are injured in automobile accidents that occurred because of negligent driving or improper vehicle maintenance. These injuries range in severity from scrapes and bruises to loss of life.

Defective strollers or shopping carts – The rolling wheels on carts and strollers create pinch points that present significant danger to young children. These dangers can lead to serious injuries, including crushed bones, cuts and lost digits.

Playground accidents – Defective or improperly maintained playground equipment attributes to thousands of injuries each year. Many accidents that occur on playground equipment could be prevented with better maintenance practices or enhanced adult supervision.

What are the most common types of injuries to children?

The most common injuries sustained by children include:

· Cuts and bruises

· Broken bones

· Lost or chipped teeth

· Head and brain injuries

· Deep tissue injuries

· Eye injuries

· Death

How can I recover financially after my child is injured?

The process of pursuing financial compensation for the financial costs of your child’s injuries can be a complex process. To take the stress out of your search for compensation, our attorneys:

· Ensure that your child has the medical care they deserve

· Collect key information, including witness statements, police reports and more

· Determine liability using the evidence at hand

· File a personal injury claim on your behalf

· Communicate with the insurance companies to attempt to negotiate a settlement

· Demonstrate your case for compensation in court if a settlement is not possible

Our staff is committed to helping you explore every possible legal option to recover compensation for all of your losses. We will pursue the maximum repayment for medical bills, pain and suffering and ongoing care for your child.

Let us help you hold negligent parties accountable for your child’s pain

Attempting to address the legal aspects of your child’s injuries can be difficult, especially when you are dealing with the emotions of seeing your child injured. At the Law Office of Kenneth P. Carp, we know how difficult it can be to see your child in pain. We also know how important it is to hold the negligent party responsible for the costs of your child’s injuries. Our lawyers provide the guidance you need to understand your legal rights and your options for pursuing compensation. To schedule a free, no-obligation review of your case, call our St. Louis County office at (636) 947-3600 or contact us online. There are no up-front costs and absolutely no cost to you unless we win.