Honest Legal Representation If Your Child Is Injured
If your child has sustained an injury, there is no question that this can be an extremely stressful and traumatizing experience. When a young child is injured, they are far more likely to experience emotional scarring and other possible effects down the road. Because of the sensitive nature of these types of situations, your child may benefit from counseling after an accident. Additionally, if your child’s injury is due to a defective product or drug, then you may have the right to file a lawsuit. At Atkins & Markoff, we understand how difficult and challenging these situations can be for both you and your child. Our experienced attorneys will be able to pursue legal action and help you receive the compensation you deserve. According to the CDC, more than 12,000 die in the U.S. each year because of unintentional injuries caused by defective products or drugs, car accidents, or ingestion/strangulation resulting in a fatal fall. Below you will find additional statistics about child injuries in the U.S. This information is designed to inform you about the seriousness of these types of injuries and help you understand how an attorney from Atkins & Markoff could help fight your case:
- Every year, 9.2 million children visit the emergency room because of an unintentional injury
- Falls are the leading cause of non-fatal child injury (estimated 2.8 million annually)
- Dog/animal bites are the second leading cause of child injury
- Suffocation and falls are two of the leading causes of child injury for children less than 1 year
Products That Are Dangerous to Children
At Atkins & Markoff, our attorneys have seen a wide range of child injuries that occur as a result of dangerous or defective products. Because children are more susceptible to injuries that occur as a result of strangulation, suffocation, or from car accidents, it is important for you to have a reliable attorney on your side to help navigate the legal system. Both product manufacturers and marketers are held to extremely high standards because of how serious child injuries can be. In the event a product manufacturer is notified of the potential hazard associated with their product, they are required to issue a warning or recall the product. However, this is not always the case. If your child sustained an injury because of a dangerous toy, car seat, or some other type of consumer product, you may be able to file a lawsuit and receive compensation.
Symptoms Associated With Psychological Trauma
It is likely that your child will react much differently to a traumatic event than any adult would. While there are some similar symptoms of posttraumatic stress that both adults and children experience, your child may experience some of the below listed symptoms after a traumatic event:
- Drawing pictures of the event
- Having nightmares about the event
- Reenacting the traumatic event during playtime
- Refusing to talk
- Unprovoked crying
- Loss of interest in activities they used to enjoy
How to Protect Your Child In Court
If your child has been injured and the case is going to court, or if you find yourself in the midst of a settlement negotiation, it is important for you to take proper steps to protect your child. As the legal system can be very traumatizing and stressful to your child, it is important that he or she is only exposed to the aspects of the case that are absolutely necessary. By retaining an Oklahoma personal injury lawyer from Atkins & Markoff, you will be able to rest assured that both you and your child’s rights will be protected in the courtroom. We are committed to aggressively advocating for your rights, and we understand how difficult these types of cases can be.
With more than 100 years of combined legal experience, attorneys at Atkins & Markoff are well-prepared to handle your case with the utmost professionalism. If your child has been injured in a car accident or because of a dangerous drug or product, please do not hesitate to contact our firm and set up a free consultation. Our lawyers believe in working closely with each and every one of our clients, putting forth a dedicated attitude and aggressive legal plan. To learn more about your legal options and learn more about how our firm will handle your case, please give us a call today!