As a parent, it’s your responsibility to keep your children safe. Yet you can’t be with your children every second of every day – nor can you always protect them from the negligence of others. Injuries at friends’ houses, daycare centers, schools, or right at home could all stem from preventable acts of carelessness or irresponsibility. When your worst nightmare comes true, there are legal actions you might be able to take against those responsible for your child’s injury. The child injury lawyers at Kaufman Law, P.C. are here to help parents in Alpharetta, Georgia.
Who Is Liable for Your Child’s Injury?
The first step in recovering compensation for injuries to children is to identify who caused or contributed to the harm. This might take a thorough investigation into the accident, along with eyewitness interviews and evidence gathering. It’s important to contact a child injury lawyer as soon as you can to preserve evidence such as a property defect before anyone destroys or tampers with it. There are many parties the courts could hold accountable for your child’s injuries, including:
- A private school or daycare center. If an establishment in charge of your child’s care contributed to an accident through lack of property maintenance, negligent supervision, or abuse from employees, you could sue the entire organization. Signing a waiver as a parent does not excuse negligence on the part of a company or its employees.
- An individual. If there is one person who negligently or intentionally caused your child’s injuries, such as a babysitter or a distracted driver, you could bring a claim against him or her. The person’s insurance company may have to pay out a settlement or jury verdict to pay for your child’s medical bills and pain and suffering. If the individual was an employee on duty at the time, the company will bear vicarious liability.
- A product manufacturer. Dangerous and defective children’s toys, playground structures, and child’s medications can cause serious injury and death. If a defective product caused your child’s harms, you could bring a product liability suit against the manufacturer or distributor. In most cases, you would not have to prove negligence for a successful product-based claim in Georgia.
Many child injury claims do not involve just one defendant, but a few defendants sharing fault for the same accident. For example, a manufacturing company could be liable for a piece of playground equipment that rusts easily, but the school could share liability for not noticing and repairing the rusty equipment sooner. A good lawyer is your best weapon in lawsuits involving childhood injuries. Kaufman Law, P.C. can aggressively represent you and your child during a claim in Alpharetta.
How an Attorney Can Help Your Child Injury Claim
Alpharetta is home to dozens of schools and even more daycare and child learning centers. More than 3,600 businesses call Alpharetta their home. If your child suffered an injury at school, on someone else’s property, because of a dangerous product, or due to lack of proper supervision, there is high probability you could sue one or more parties for damages. Contact our team right away to discuss your child’s injuries with our attorneys.