Was your child injured in an accident in the Bronx, NY? An experienced Bronx child injury lawyer at Oresky & Associates, PLLC, can help your family fight to hold the responsible parties accountable. You may be entitled to compensation for medical bills, your lost wages, and your family’s pain and suffering.
Our lawyers have over 30 years of experience representing personal injury victims in NYC. In that time, we’ve won over $400 million in life-changing settlements and verdicts for our clients.
It’s never easy to watch your child suffer. To learn more about your options for taking legal action, contact our law offices in the Bronx, New York, to schedule a free consultation today at (718) 993-9999.
Parents can’t always protect their children–regardless of how hard they try. While you’re doing everything possible to keep your child safe and healthy, you can’t control the acts of others. After the fact, however, you can take steps to hold the at-fault party responsible.
Unfortunately, insurance companies often look for ways to deny responsibility. They may even blame your child for getting hurt. Our Bronx personal injury lawyers at Oresky & Associates, PLLC, can help you stop these and other scare tactics from working.
Our founding attorney has been included in New York Magazine’s “New York’s Leading Personal Injury Lawyers.” We’ve also been recognized by Super Lawyers and the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum.
Our team provides full-service legal services by:
Establishing liability in a personal injury case isn’t always easy. Fortunately, our Bronx personal injury attorneys have years of experience handling complex claims like yours. To learn more about how we can help, contact us today for a free consultation.
Children need to be protected by adults. Unlike adults, kids don’t always have the experience to appreciate the risks they encounter.
Of course, there’s no way to protect every child against the risk of injury. Getting hurt is simply part of growing up. On the other hand, sometimes children suffer unnecessary injuries because of the careless, reckless, or wrongful acts of adults. If that’s the case, those adults can be held liable for the harm they’ve caused.
The grounds for your personal injury case will depend on the circumstances of the accident and injury. Most personal injury claims are based on negligence.
To prove liability, you must establish:
Regardless of the situation, you can count on our Bronx child injury attorneys at Oresky & Associates to conduct a thorough investigation to find out who was responsible.
Caretakers are responsible for providing adequate supervision to keep your child safe. Teachers, daycare center operators, babysitters, and even school bus drivers may be held accountable if they fail to supervise your child.
Caretakers have a duty to keep an eye on your child to prevent them from wandering off or engaging in dangerous behavior. They may also have a duty to provide adequate security against crimes if criminal activity is foreseeable in the area.
Children are often injured because of unsafe property conditions. In New York, all property owners have a legal duty to maintain their property in a reasonably safe condition. They may also be required to take special precautions if kids are often present on the premises.
That duty may include:
Typically, property owners don’t owe a duty to trespassers. That’s not always true when children are involved. If the property has an “attractive nuisance,” the owner may be liable if a child is injured because of it. An attractive nuisance is something dangerous that’s likely to attract kids onto the property.
All too often, kids are injured because of dangerous and defective products, including children’s toys and car seats. Product manufacturers have a duty to make sure the products they sell are reasonably safe. Products that are likely to be used by kids should be safe for children.
Companies that sell dangerous products can be liable if those products suffer from design, manufacturing, or marketing defects.
Some of the most common types of child injury cases we handle include:
Unfortunately, some accidents involving children are fatal. If you lost your child in a tragic accident, don’t hesitate to reach out to our law firm for help. We’ll do everything we can to help you recover fair compensation for wrongful death.
The CDC has conducted extensive research on child injuries. According to CDC data, about 12,175 children die from unintentional injuries in the United States each year. About 9.2 million children visit the emergency room with injuries every year.
Unfortunately, many child injury claims stem from activities designed to be fun for children. For example, research shows that more than 200,000 children visit the ER with playground injuries each year. Each year, about 3,960 children die in drowning accidents across the U.S.
The long-term costs of a child injury can be extensive. Injuries to children can impact them physically and psychologically.
Depending on the situation, your child could suffer:
Our lawyers will work closely with your family, doctors, and other experts to evaluate how your child’s injuries are likely to impact their future. With that information, we’ll have the tools we need to demand the fair compensation you deserve.
There are countless ways kids can get hurt when adults are careless. Children are smaller than adults–and their bodies are still developing. In many situations, that makes them even more prone to sustaining serious injuries in an accident.
At Oresky & Associates, PLLC, we handle all types of child injury claims in the Bronx, including those involving:
This list is not exhaustive. If your child was injured due to negligence, our accident attorneys can help you determine whether you have a valid case for compensation. Just give us a call to schedule a free case review to learn more.
When we evaluate your case value, our lawyers in the Bronx will consider factors such as:
No two cases are exactly the same. You can count on our lawyers to provide the dedicated personal attention your family deserves. To learn more, call for a free case evaluation today.
If the defendant acted intentionally, the court may also award punitive damages to punish them for their acts.
Most of the time, accident victims in New York have three years to file a personal injury lawsuit. If you seek compensation on your child’s behalf, that three-year statute of limitations applies.
If you don’t take legal action, your child can seek damages as an adult. The three-year clock won’t start to run until the child reaches age 18.
Was your child hurt in the Bronx? Contact Oresky & Associates, PLLC, to learn more about your legal rights today. An experienced Bronx child injury lawyer can explain your options during your free initial consultation.