Injuries to Minors

Young people experience a higher rate of injuries than adults. To recover compensation for their injuries, those under the age of 18 generally must have an adult, parent or guardian file a lawsuit on their behalf.

Some types of injuries are more likely to involve minors:

  • Playground injuries involving falls or unsafe playground equipment. Most playgrounds are monitored by school officials, but a fall from playground equipment that could have been prevented could mean a financial burden for you and a life of suffering for your children.
  • Burns or smoke inhalation involving lighters, matches, house fires or fireworks. Children are not as aware of the dangers of fire, which makes them more likely victims of this sort of injury. These could happen at a public fireworks display or at the private home of a neighbor who neglects to properly supervise the activities of your children on their property.
  • Drownings, diving injuries, and other pool-related accidents. Water can deceive the inexperienced eye of a child, leading them to assume it is safe to dive into the water. These children suffer head injuries that, if left unsupervised, could lead to them losing consciousness and drowning.
  • Whiplash, head trauma and other injuries from car and other vehicular accidents. Reckless or inattentive drivers put you and your children at risk. While you may come out of an accident with minor cuts or bruises, a child in your vehicle could be affected more by these accidents.
  • Accidental poisonings from the ingestion of paint chips, cleaning solutions, medicines, cosmetics, personal care products, and plants. Most children don’t understand the risks of chemicals, and an attractive scent or accidental exposure to them could lead to chemical burns, disfigurement or death.
  • School bus accidents. School buses don’t have seatbelts, and a lacking diligence on the part of a bus driver could result in an abrupt stop causing injury or death of a child.
  • Domestic animal bites. Half of animal bites reported involve children. They are less experienced in gauging the intentions of an animal. It is up to the owner of the animal to prevent the bite, not the child.

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Obtaining compensation on behalf of your child’s injuries in Nevada

Unfortunately, some childhood accidents result in serious disability and the need for long-term care. Providing long-term care can be extraordinarily expensive. Filing a personal injury lawsuit on behalf of the minor is one way to address some of these costs.

But cases involving compensation for minors require the help of an attorney. The Las Vegas child injury attorneys at Day & Nance understand you as a parent or guardian want only what’s best for your child.

Our attorneys are prepared to help you obtain a settlement for an injury or unfortunate death of your child. We treat your child’s case with the respect they deserve. Our Henderson, NV attorneys Steven Day and James Nance will aggressively pursue those who have committed wrongdoing or neglected to protect your child through settlement or out of the courtroom. They also will stand up for your rights to obtain fair compensation from insurance companies. Unfortunately, many insurance companies find reasons not to provide the compensation you deserve to protect their shareholders.

This may be one of the greatest challenges of your life, but Day & Nance will fight on behalf of your child to ensure the best possible outcome for you and your child.

Child Injury Attorneys in Las Vegas, NV

If you are a parent or guardian of a young person who has suffered severe injury in Las Vegas or Southern Nevada, the attorneys at Day & Nance are available to discuss your legal options. Request a free consultation by calling or filling out the form on this website. Do what’s best for your injured child by obtaining the help of an experienced Las Vegas child injury attorney.