Brooklyn Premises Injuries to Children

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Premises liability cases are lawsuits that arise when an individual is injured on another person’s property due to dangerous conditions of the land or building. Unfortunately, sometimes the victims of a premises liability accident are young children. When a child is injured on someone’s property, their parents can file a claim to compensate for their child’s pain and suffering. If your child was hurt in an accident, the premises liability attorneys at Belushin Law Firm can help you get compensation for your child’s pain and suffering.

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What is a premises liability claim?

Premises liability accidents, which include slip and fall accidents, occur when a property owner has failed to address a dangerous condition on their land or in their building. These accidents happen often to adults and can cause serious injuries. When they happen to children, however, it is important to have an attorney who is experienced and dedicated to pursuing justice. With children, there are different legal standards than a slip and fall case with adults.

Children’s minds react in a different way. Sometimes they are not aware of dangers and their curiosity leads them to touch something or walk somewhere that an adult would not have done. For these reasons, it is crucial that a parent hire an attorney that understands the differences between representing an adult and a child in a Brooklyn personal injury lawsuit. A child, for example, may be more willing to pet a dog, and their innocence can lead to a serious injury that is not the child’s fault.

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Slip and fall accidents and other premises liability accidents with children are also different because the injuries to a child can be more serious and even life threatening. Children’s bodies are still growing and are generally smaller and more fragile than the body of an adult. Injuries from accidents on a dangerous piece of property can affect a child’s development and leave permanent internal injuries or scarring. One of the very serious types of accidents that can happen because of a unsafe building is an accident where someone falls down a defective set of stairs.

For an adult, the injuries can be traumatic. For a child, the injuries can be fatal. Children are also at risk for injuries in parks and on playgrounds. While a child is playing, they may not be anticipating a defective toy or an uneven walking surface. As a result, they can suffer a severe injury that could have been prevented. When the owner of a building or parcel of land knows that children are likely to visit the area, the owner must take additional precautions to make that area safe for children. The area must be safe for children to play, run, and walk, and the structures and buildings must take a child’s natural curiosity into account.

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