Fort Myers Child Injury Lawyer Protects Families Whose Children Have Been Hurt in Negligence-Related Accidents
Was your child hurt in an accident due to the negligence of another person or company? If so, you have the right to seek legal counsel. An experienced Fort Myers child injury lawyer can help you obtain the compensation you and your children deserve.
The Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. provides compassionate and skilled representation to families with a child who has been injured or killed in an accident that is attributable to the negligent or careless acts of another. We work with the child’s family members to seek justice on the child's behalf. As a father, Randall L Spivey understands that an accident that results in the injury or death of a child is a parent's worst nightmare, and results in a lifetime of suffering for the parents who are left behind. Let us help you fight for your child. Call us today at (888) 477-4839 for a free consultation to discuss your case options.
Common Types of Accidents That Children May Suffer Injuries From
Children are often unaware of the dangers that surround them. As a result, they may inadvertently place themselves in harm's way. However, many of the accidents children are involved in are the result of the negligent actions of an adult who should know better than to engage in careless practices or dangerous actions, such as speeding or driving under the influence.
Fort Myers child injury lawyer Randall L. Spivey works diligently to represent the interests of children injured in all types of accidents, including motor vehicle accidents, bicycle accidents, swimming accidents, attacks or assaults, rape or molestation, and other incidents that lead to injury or wrongful death. We understand how difficult it can be to pursue the parties responsible for your child’s injuries or death in these types of cases. However, we also know how achieving justice on behalf of your child can help your family heal and work toward closure. That is why we dedicate our practice to representing all types of injury victims, including families who have lost children or whose children have suffered injuries due to the negligent acts of others.
Call an Experienced Fort Myers Child Injury Lawyer to Discuss Your Rights and Options for Compensation
If your child has suffered injuries, or if you have experienced the tragic loss of a child due to an accident resulting from negligence, please contact the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., for a free consultation. You pay no fees or costs unless you are awarded a financial settlement or verdict from the responsible party or parties. For additional information, please visit our settlements and verdicts page to view our track record of results in Florida child injury cases and other cases handled by Randall L, Spivey.
Child Injury Statistics and Information
Motor vehicles can be dangerous places for children, and children spend a lot of time in and around them. Statistics show that every year, vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death in children who are 1 to 13 years old.
Approximately 10 million children head off to summer camp in the U.S. Most of these young campers will return home with wonderful memories, but some will return home with devastating memories that will last a lifetime - memories of being sexually or physically abused.
According to IIHS (Insurance Institute for Highway Safety), children are involved in the majority of bicycle accidents with automobiles. These bicycle accidents can often result in serious or fatal injuries.
As a society, we are becoming more health-conscious as evidenced by the increasing popularity of fitness centers. When parents work out, their children may be in fitness-center-provided child care. Unfortunately, they are not necessarily subject to state health and safety regulations.
Researchers indicate that single-use detergent pods now account for more than a quarter of all child chemical eye burn injuries each year, increasing dramatically from just a few years ago.
66 children are hurt each day in the U.S. as a result of shopping cart accidents, according to a recent study by Nationwide Children's Hospital in Ohio. The study reported that one child in every 22 received injuries serious enough to warrant a trip to the emergency room. That equates to 24,000 children a year.
In its February 13, 2013 annual report, Safe Sleep, Safe Play, Kids in Danger (KIDS) reported that although the number of children's product recalls dropped 20% in 2012 the number of incidents were up 49%, injuries up 42% and child deaths up 200% prior to the recalls.
With motor vehicle accidents being the No. 1 cause of death of children under 12 and the high rate of childhood drownings, the Kid's Safety Program is committed to keeping kids safe.
Seat Belts and Child Restraint Seats Reduce Injuries and Deaths
"Drivers need to protect children in vehicles not only by obeying Florida laws but by following the guidelines created by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA)." said Attorney Randall Spivey, Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A.
Medications - Leading Cause of Childhood Accidental Poisoning Deaths
Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A. Ft. Myers, FL warns adults to be careful in the storage and disposal of medications. Safe Kids Worldwide released new research in March reporting that the percentage of all child poisoning deaths due to medication has nearly doubled from 36% to 64% since the late 1970's.