Injuries to Children
WITH LOCATIONS IN MANASSAS, WOODBRIDGE, ALEXANDRIA, AND FREDERICKSBURG
As parents, children are our most precious asset and we, as parents, have an obligation to protect them. Adults, especially when driving a car or truck, must use extra care when children are nearby. As parents, our worst nightmare is having our children run over by a car or truck.
Five year-old Tommy was seriously injured in a Fairfax, Virginia child car accident. A driver saw Tommy playing with other kids, but didn’t slow down. Tommy impulsively ran into the street and was tragically hit by the car. The driver says it wasn’t his fault.
Children, because of their young age, often act with childish impulses, putting themselves in danger from car accidents. Virginia law requires that drivers owe a special duty to children once seeing or knowing a child is nearby. Drivers are charged with the knowledge that a child acts thoughtlessly with childish impulses and must drive with extra caution to avoid injuring the child.
The Supreme Court of Virginia, in the child injury car accident case of Sullivan v. Sutherland, 206 Va. 377, 132 S.E.2nd 920 (1965), set the standard for child safety, holding: “Ordinary care toward an adult under certain circumstances might be gross negligence toward a child under the same conditions. The driver must increase his exertions in order to avoid danger to children whom he may see, or by the exercise of reasonable care, should see, on or near the highway… When the defendant saw the child near the road it was his duty to increase his exertions to avoid injury to her. He had no right to assume that a child of tender years would exercise proper care for her own protection. He was charged with knowledge of the fact that a child acts thoughtlessly and upon childish impulses, and he was required to exercise such vigilance and precaution as the circumstances demanded.”
Virginia Child Injury Attorney Gerald Schwartz has 30 years experience representing children and their families for personal injury and death in the following types of cases:
- Car Accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Bus Accidents
- Bicycle Accidents
- Pedestrian Accidents
- Lack of Supervision Injuries
- Wrongful Death
- Fractured Bones
- Burn Injuries
- Eye Injuries
- Amusement Park Injuries
- BB Gun Injuries
Bone fractures are painful, especially for kids. Children’s bones are vulnerable to special types of fractures. For example, growth plate fractures in children can leave a child with lifelong deformities. To learn more, click “Bone Fractures In Children.”
An eye injury to a child is frightening to both the child and the parents. Emergency medical attention is always required. To learn more about eye injuries to kids, click “Children’s Eye Injuries.”
Burn injuries to children do not have to happen if wrongdoers simply care about child safety. To learn more about child burn injuries, click “Burn Injuries.”
If you live in an apartment in Fairfax, Virginia you must learn about a serious potential for child burn injury. To find out more about this danger lurking in your apartment, click “Child Burn Injury Warning - “The Case of the Tip-Over Stove.”
Dogs attack more young kids than any other age group. Dog bites to a child’s face often leave permanent injuries. To learn more about vicious dog bites to children, click “Dog Bites.”
Most injuries to kids could have been prevented had the wrongdoer been careful. As the child’s parent, Virginia law gives you the right to hold the wrongdoer accountable for the serious harm he caused to your child and to your family. Contact child accident lawyer Gerald Schwartz for help.
Our mission is to fight for you and your child to hold the defendant responsible for the serious injuries he caused which affect your child now and for the rest of his/her life. We are aggressive in fighting to hold the wrongdoer accountable, but caring and compassionate in helping you and your child.
Alexandria personal injury attorney Gerald Schwartz has dedicated his law practice to representing injured people and their families. As a father, he has a special interest in protecting the rights of children. Gerald Schwartz is a Safe Kids USA, “Safe Kids Guardian” and has helped sponsor child bicycle helmet safety programs in Virginia communities. For over 30 years, Child Injury Attorney Gerald Schwartz has advocated for child safety representing children injured in accidents from Fairfax to Fredericksburg and all over Virginia. When a child is injured in a preventable accident, Gerald Schwartz advocates for maximum recovery.
For a free consultation with Child Accident Lawyer Gerald Schwartz to discuss your child’s rights, please call 1-800-423-0055.