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.
Types of Child Injury Cases We Handle
We represent Fort Myers-area families in cases involving child injuries from a variety of causes regardless of how your child got hurt. No matter what happened, you owe it to yourself and your family to speak with a lawyer about your rights, and we encourage you to contact us today for a free and confidential consultation.
How can we help you? Fort Myers child injury lawyer Randall L. Spivey brings decades of experience to helping families recover just compensation in cases involving:
Motor Vehicle Accidents
When your child is involved in any type of motor vehicle accident, bicycle accident, motorcycle accident, or accident as a pedestrian, you have the full legal right to make a civil claim for monetary damages on their behalf. These damages include past and future medical expenses, past and future lost wages, and non-economic damages for past and future pain and suffering, disability, disfigurement, mental anguish, and loss of capacity for the enjoyment of life. There are no caps or limits on these damages.
As a working parent, you need to trust a daycare center to take care of your child. Unfortunately, no matter how much research you perform, you can never be completely sure that your child will receive the care and supervision he or she needs. From staffing issues to failure to put dangerous objects out of children’s reach, there are several different types of issues that can lead to child injuries in daycare accidents.
If your child was injured at a daycare center in Fort Myers, your family can seek just compensation for the financial and non-financial costs of your child’s injuries. Depending on the circumstances involved, your family may have a claim against the daycare center (which will most likely be covered by insurance), or you may have a claim against a product manufacturer or other company. We represent families in daycare accident cases involving issues such as:
- Failure to adequately screen or train daycare center employees
- Inadequate staffing or supervision of children
- Daycare center mismanagement
- Unsafe playgrounds and other premises-related hazards
- Child access to age-inappropriate toys
- Choking hazards
- Exposure to harmful substances
- Failure to follow state or local safety regulations
School Accidents and Incidents
Schools are supposed to be safe places for our children to learn and grow. But, while most schools do a good job of keeping students safe most of the time, accidents can (and do) happen. Some of the most common types of school accidents that result in child injuries include:
- Food poisoning in school cafeterias
- Physical education accidents
- Playground accidents
- School bus accidents
- Slips, trips and falls
- Sports accidents
We handle all types of child injury cases involving public school districts and private schools in Fort Myers and throughout Florida. In addition to the types of accidents listed above, child injuries can result from bullying, physical assaults, sexual assaults and other incidents as well. If your child was injured at school under any circumstances that suggest the school may be liable for inadequate maintenance, inadequate supervision, or any other form of negligence, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with Fort Myers child injury lawyer Randall L. Spivey right away.
Despite safety rules and regulations, and despite the risk of liability when unsafe playground equipment leads to child injuries, playground accidents are extremely common. Depending on the circumstances involved, various entities can potentially be liable for these accidents—from municipal entities to playground equipment manufacturers.
In order to determine who is liable for your child’s injuries sustained in a playground accident, it will be necessary to conduct a thorough investigation and identify the specific factor (or factors) that are to blame. Some of the most common factors involved in playground accidents include:
- Poor playground maintenance
- Improper playground equipment installation
- Unsafe playground equipment design
- Unsafe playground layout
- Inadequate playground supervision
Defective Children’s Products and Toys
Defective products can cause all types of injuries. While people of all ages are susceptible to suffering injuries due to product defects, children – and young children in particular – are particularly at risk when a product fails or does not operate as expected.
Generally speaking, a product is considered defective if it is unsafe for its intended use. This can result from a design defect (i.e. a dresser that is prone to falling over), a manufacturing defect, or a failure to warn. All three types of defects can lead to child injuries, and they can affect all types of products. Some common examples of product defects in child injury cases include:
- Poorly-designed children’s furniture that has a high risk of falling over
- Failure to provide straps, screws or bolts to secure furniture to the wall
- Children’s clothing that presents a suffocation or choking hazard
- Toys with small parts (or that can break into small parts) that present choking hazards
- Toys, furniture or other objects with sharp edges or corners
- Unsafe child safety seats or booster seats
- Poorly-designed playground equipment that presents a safety hazard
- Inadequate warning labels on over-the-counter or prescription medications
There are numerous other examples as well; and, regardless of what happened, you should consult with a child injury attorney about your family’s legal rights. Our firm represents Fort Myers families in cases involving all types of defective children’s products. Whether your child was injured by a toy, a piece of clothing or furniture, a piece of playground equipment, or any other dangerous or defective product, we can use our experience to help your family recover the compensation it deserves.
Accidents on Someone Else’s Property
In addition to accidents at daycare centers, schools and playgrounds, accidents at other locations can also leave children suffering from traumatic injuries. If your child was injured on someone else’s property, the property owner may be liable for your family’s medical bills and other losses. At the Spivey Law Firm, Personal Injury Attorneys, P.A., we handle cases involving child injuries sustained at locations including:
- Amusement parks
- Hotels and motels
- Private residences
- Retail businesses and restaurants
- Sports and entertainment venues
- Swimming pools
In cases involving accidents at other families’ homes, recovering compensation typically involves filing a homeowner’s insurance claim. In other cases, families can secure compensation through businesses’ commercial general liability insurance policies. Regardless of who or what company is to blame, it is important to seek experienced legal representation, and we encourage you to contact us promptly for a free, no-obligation consultation. Attorney Randall L. Spivey will work to negotiate a fair settlement on your family’s behalf, and he will take your family’s claim to court, if necessary.
Our Personal Injury Practice Fights to Protect the Interests of Harmed Children
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 personal injury 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.
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