We love our children and we would do anything for them. When they cry, we cry, and when they hurt, we hurt. So when they receive an injury that could have been avoided it can be difficult to digest. Depending on the severity of the injury, your child may have medical expenses, as well as pain and suffering. Financially and mentally, your child’s injury can be draining. If your child has an injury that is due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another or due to a product defect, contact an experienced Albuquerque child injury attorney to look into your case.
Recent Tricycle Study
In a recent study, researchers are saying that tricycles are hugely responsible for sending children to the emergency rooms and even some deaths. Between 2012 and 2013, more than 9,000 tricycle related injuries were treated in the United States, mostly being two year olds boys. Though youth are urged to wear helmets, often times, smaller children who ride tricycles are not. However, studies show that out of the 9,000 tricycle related injuries that sent children to the emergency rooms, the most common body part injured was the child’s head because children were colliding directly with concrete. Because head injuries are the most lasting injuries and can do the most damage to a developing child, researchers urge children that are small enough to ride a tricycle to use a helmet just like anyone else who ride a bike, otherwise child injuries may be sustained.
Child Injuries in New Mexico
Though recent studies show that tricycle accidents for younger children have increased resulting in child injuries, child injuries are usually due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another, or product defects. If your child’s injuries are due to any of the above, you may be able to sue for damages in the form of medical expenses, and in some cases future earning potential, as well as pain and suffering, on the theory of negligence. Because New Mexico is a comparative negligence state, the amount that your family receive for damages will be reduced by the percentage of fault your child had in his or her injuries. Child injury cases can be complex and therefore it is invaluable to contact an attorney for your child’s case.
Need Legal Advice?
When your child is hurt, so are you. The injuries that your child sustain can be overwhelming as well as difficult on your family and on your finances. If the injury that your child sustained is due to the negligence or wrongdoing of another person, the responsible party can be held liable for their actions and you and your family can be compensated. Contact an experienced Albuquerque child injury attorney at Khayoumi Law Firm for an initial consultation to strategize about the best possible outcomes for your case.