Childhood Accidents and the Law in NYC

Children sitting at their desks during the school year are in a relatively safe environment. But with the onset of the summer season, children in New York City are outdoors camping, swimming and unfortunately playing in the streets.

The days are longer and that means that kids are out on the street more and this increases their chances of injuring themselves or being struck by a motor vehicle, according to a National Study of the Seasonality of Unintentional Childhood Injury.

The study lasted six years and identified accidents as the leading cause of death in kids fourteen and under. Children aged ten to fourteen were particularly vulnerable, the study showed.

Increasingly hot summers can contribute to heat exhaustion or heat stroke. Both conditions can result in therapeutic failure, if not treated correctly and in time.  According to the study, parents were urged to keep their children hydrated and protected from the sun. That’s fine if you have 24-hour access to your children during the summer.

Greenberg & Stein help NYC families navigate the legal system after reports of childhood accidents.

But if you are like the millions of hard working families living in NYC, you and perhaps your partner are both working and letting your children play with their friends or attend summer camps and other activities is the only way you can make it and make ends meet.

In the unfortunate event that your child or teen has been injured or died in an accident in NYC this summer, what recourse is there for a grieving parent to determine liability and due compensation?

Naturally you are distraught and trying to manage your pain. But do you have the time to gain in-depth knowledge of child accident laws pertaining to your specific tragedy?

The answer in all honesty is quite simply: no.

Greenberg & Stein have a team of attorneys that have been winning for over 25 years in fatal and non-fatal childhood accidents in the five Burroughs of New York City and know how to litigate on your behalf to ensure due compensation for you and your child’s suffering.

The smart thing to do for both yourself and your injured or deceased child is to contact a member of our team and explain what has happened to one of our experienced attorneys.

The responsible party that is potentially liable for your child’s injury or unfortunate death will have a legal team that will do everything in their power to minimize their liability and in-turn your compensation.

If you are not prepared, this can cause significant emotional and financial strain on your family not just now, but in the future as well.

The sooner you contact Greenberg & Stein, the sooner we can assemble the particulars of your case and prepare you to best handle the accident and responsible parties.

You have rights after all, and seeking legal counsel in situations like yours is not only recommended, it is necessary to ensure you are properly represented in a court of law when the time comes.

What kinds of childhood accidents are most common to citizens of the Five Burroughs?

Statistically, these are the most common injuries and injuries resulting in fatalities in NYC:

  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Burns
  • Bicycle Accidents
  • Falls
  • Drowning
  • Heat Stroke

While most of these injuries are preventable, there are situations that escape our watchful eyes. When this happens, the sooner you call the child accident attorneys at Greenberg & Stein, the better. We know how to win.

When you call Greenberg & Stein and seek legal advice after your child’s childhood accident, our attorneys know that you are making the right decision and mobilize the full extent of their resources to best represent your interests throughout the mitigation process.

You also send a message to the party or parties responsible for your child’s accident or death that you mean business and have the best legal defense team in NYC working for you.

Don’t delay in calling Greenberg & Stein after your child has been injured or involved in a fatal accident. Getting sound legal representation immediately is the best decision you can make.

To schedule an initial case consultation, contact New York City personal injury lawyers today!
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