Chattanooga Child Injury Lawyer

Children are known to run, jump, play, and try new things, and, because they are young and still developing, they tend to do so in clumsy ways. Bumps, scrapes, and bruises are very common injuries for children, and they tend to recover from them as quickly as they occurred. Colds, the flu, fevers and minor infections are also common and usually dealt with easily. But some child injuries and illnesses are not caused by a child’s clumsiness or innocent curiosity, but by the negligence and/or wrongdoing of others. In such cases, the at-fault party may be held responsible for the losses and damages they’ve caused with the help of a Chattanooga child injury lawyer. To learn more or discuss whether you have the basis for an injury claim, schedule a consultation with one of our experienced accident attorneys today.

Types of Child Injuries

There are many different types of child injuries in Tennessee, ranging in severity, but some common examples include: cuts, scrapes, bruises, burns, broken bones, spinal cord injuries, choking, asphyxiation, head and brain injuries in Chattanooga.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), approximately 435 children, between 0 and 19 years of age are treated in emergency departments for burn-related injuries every day. Also, two children die of burn injuries every day. The CDC also provides the following statistics for children between 0 and 19-years old (unless otherwise specified):

  • Drownings are the leading cause of injury and/or death for children between 1 and 4 years-old
  • Three children die as a result of drowning every day
  • Falls are the main cause of non-fatal injuries
  • Approximately 8,000 children are treated in emergency departments for fall-related injuries
  • 374 children are treated in emergency departments and two die every day as a result of poisonings
  • 150 children are treated in emergency departments for injuries caused by vehicle crashes every hour
  • Fatal motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children between 5 and 19 years-old

Causes of Child Injuries in Tennessee

Common causes of child injuries that result from the negligence or wrongdoing of another can be similar to those of adult personal injuries. These types of accident of which a Chattanooga child injury attorney may be able to assist with include:

  • Motor-vehicle accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • Defective and/or recalled child products (i.e. strollers, cribs, toys)
  • Child abuse
  • Tennessee school bus accidents
  • Negligent supervision

Hiring a Chattanooga Child Accident Lawyer

A child, whether they are 3 years old, or 17 years-old, has a long life ahead of them. It is inexcusable that negligence or wrongdoing on the part of another should change that. At the Tennessee personal injury law firm Massey and Associates, PC, our compassionate Chattanooga child injury attorneys have helped many parents pursue compensation for the losses and damages that their child and their family have suffered as a result of their child’s injury or illness. We consider it unacceptable for a child to suffer any injury or illness, especially if life-altering, due to the fault of another. This is why we consider it our duty to obtain maximum compensation for an optimal recovery. Call one of our lawyers today to learn more about your legal rights and options at (423) 697-4529. We will listen to the details of your situation and gladly answer all of your questions.