New York Premises Injuries to Children
Stand Up for Your Child's Injury
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 New York
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.
Protect your children and hire a premises liability who truly cares.
Contact Belushin Law Firm today!