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.
Accidents that lead to children being injured can be very complicated and difficult to understand from a legal point of view. But lawyers experienced in the representation of minors can help you understand the legal implications of a collision and whether relief may be possible.
At Abels & Annes, P.C., we are lawyers who believe that the victims of an accident deserve to be heard. We offer a free case consultation to anyone who has been injured in an accident and we provide it by phone so that you can get the answers you need, whenever you need them. We are standing by 24 hours a day to take your call toll free at (855) PHX-LAWYER or locally at (602) 819-5191. There is no obligation on your part for taking advantage of the free consultation and everything discussed will remain confidential so do not hesitate; call us today and let us help you get the relief you deserve.
Prior Blog Entry:
Wrong Way Crash on I-10 Leaves 2 Injured, Phoenix Injury Lawyer Blog, published April 17, 2014.
Girl in critical condition after ATV crash, by Hans Pedersen, Fox 10 Phoenix, published April 20, 2014.
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