Child Injuries Lawyer in Birmingham

Approximately 20 children are dying every day due to preventable injuries, according to a report by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The number of avoidable injury deaths in children is higher than the combined amount of children who succumb to all types of disease.

If you are the parent of a child who has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, it is critical to speak with an experienced child injuries lawyer who can help protect your child’s rights and seek compensation for their suffering. Contact the Ifediba Law Group, P.C. today to schedule a free case evaluation.

Why Choose Us

  • An experienced child injuries lawyer will provide you with honest, ethical, and effective legal counsel from start to finish.
  • Our firm has over 20 years of experience successfully advocating for child injury victims.
  • We are committed to providing our clients with the highest quality representation and sound legal advice, designed to meet your needs.
  • We are dedicated to being responsive and to diligently communicating with clients regarding their case status.

Common Types of Child Injury Claims

Car Accident Claim

Car accidents are the leading cause of death for children. The CDC reports that over 800 children under the age of 14 die and 800,000 are injured annually in the U.S., due to car accidents.

Potential defendants include:

  • At-fault driver
  • Car manufacturers (defective vehicle or defective vehicle part)
  • Car seat manufacturer (if the seat is defective)
  • School District (school bus accidents)
  • Cities / states (poor road design/ maintenance)

Premises Liability Claims

Falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries for children under the age of 15. Annually, about 2.8 million children visit an emergency department for injuries related to a fall. Many times, these accidental injuries, among others, occur on property belonging to someone else. Property owners generally have a duty of care to keep their land reasonably safe and free from any known or knowable hazards for everyone who is lawfully on their property. An injury resulting from the failure to fix or warn about these hazards can be grounds for a premises liability claim.

Potential defendants include:

  • Schools
  • Day Cares
  • Swimming Pool Owners
  • Playgrounds
  • City Parks
  • Amusement Parks

Defective Products

It’s possible for a child to be injured by a defective product. Any company or individual involved in the chain of distribution of a defective product that causes injury can be liable.

Potential defendants include:

  • Manufacturer: Any business or individual involved in designing or the manufacturing of a defective product, its parts, as well as any business or individual that assembles or installs the product.
  • Wholesaler: The “middleman” between the manufacturer and the retailer, who sells the defective products to retail stores.
  • Retailer: The seller of a defective product.

Potentially defective products:

  • Child car seats
  • Cribs
  • Pacifiers
  • Clothing
  • Bassinets
  • Bicycles
  • Jewelry
  • High Chairs
  • Strollers
  • Toys

Medical Malpractice

Health care professionals who cause injury by failing to diagnose, improperly diagnosing, making medication errors, surgical mistakes, or causing injuries to a baby during birth can be liable in a medical malpractice claim.

Potential defendants include:

  • Primary Care Physicians
  • Surgeons
  • Hospitals or Clinics
  • Pharmacists

Dog Bites

Dog owners can be held liable if their dog bites a child. In Alabama, whether a dog’s owner knew the dog may be aggressive or not, they are liable for injury-related expenses such as medical bills and lost wages. They are not liable for punitive damages or statutory damages unless they were aware that the dog was aggressive.

Types of Compensation for Child Injuries

Types of compensation that parents can recover on behalf of their injured child are:

  • Present and future medical bills and treatments
  • Property damage
  • Future loss of wages/income
  • Out-of-pocket expenses related to the injuries
  • Pain and suffering

Contact Us Today

Choosing the right attorney to advocate for your injured child is critical to the outcome of your case. Our dedicated and caring team of child injuries lawyers at Ifediba Law Group, P.C. are ready to fight to obtain the maximum possible compensation that you and your child deserves. Call today and schedule a free case evaluation.