When children play, accidents happen and sometimes result in injuries. A fall from a bike or a stumble on the playground might require a trip to the doctor's office for treatment. But not all injuries that happen to children are the result of an unintentional accident; some are due to the negligence of others in the area. Thousands of children are injured in car accidents, swimming pool accidents, or bicycle accidents with cars every year.
When a child is injured, the effect on the child and the entire family can be drastic. Medical bills may pile up and the child may have to endure pain and suffering. That is why the laws in Phoenix allow children the right to seek relief after they have been injured by another. Through the use of a civil claim for damages, a child and the child's parent or guardian may be able to recover for actual expenses incurred as well as future expenses, like additional medical bills, that will be incurred at a later date. Speaking with a personal injury lawyer who has the experience representing children hurt in an accident may help you understand your legal options and your legal rights.
Police in Phoenix have confirmed that two young girls were involved in an ATV accident on Sunday. Though they are still investigating, officials believe that a 16-year-old girl and a 12-year-old girl were riding on the ATV together and attempting to take a photograph of themselves. As they rode near the intersection of 36th Avenue and Minnezona Avenue, the girl driving the ATV lost control and struck a parked car, injuring both passengers. The 12-year-old was transported to an area hospital where she was treated and released a short time later but the 16-year-old's injuries were severe. At this time, she remains in critical condition.