Overview

Child injuries are often the result of negligence:
The right Florida child injury lawyer can protect your rights

It’s estimated that every year, more than 20 million children are injured in the United States as the result of various accidents, carelessness, negligence, defective products, products that were improperly installed and other wrongdoing.

If a problem has occurred, a child injury lawyer from Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm can provide a free, confidential no-obligation consultation. Call today to find out more.

Please keep in mind that if your case involves a public hospital, police department, prison or other public entity, you need to act quickly – the time to take action may be further limited by law.

Child injuries and death can be caused, for example, by:

Top causes of death by age group
0-1 years:

  • Genetic and developmental conditions that were present at birth
  • SIDS – Sudden infant death syndrome
  • Any conditions associated with prematurity and low birth weight

1-4 years:

  • Accidents
  • Developmental and genetic conditions that were present at birth
  • Cancer

5-14 years:

  • Accidents
  • Cancer
  • Homicide

15-24 years:

  • Accidents
  • Homicide
  • Suicide

There are almost twice as many deaths in the first year of life than there are in the next 13 years total. Then, the death rate rises rapidly following puberty because of the large number of deadly accidents, homicides, and suicides in the 15-24 year age group. These three causes of death in teens are all preventable.