Serving Children And Families After A Life-Changing Accident
Trauma is the leading cause of death of children over one year old. In 2014, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) found that more than 4,800 children under the age of 15 died from accidental injuries. The Van Blois & Associates has been representing injured children successfully for over 40 years.
Toy related injuries continue to cause injuries to children. Product manufacturers, distributors and retailers may be held accountable if their toy causes injury to a child. A toy can be defective because of manufacturing, design or failure to warn. Cribs can be defective when slats can break, leaving gaps to strangle children. Contact an experienced products liability attorney to have your child’s injury by a toy or other product thoroughly investigated.
When it comes to auto safety, children take a back seat. Many child seats are ineffective in accidents. Ill-fitting seat belts do not protect children properly. Rollout and submarining occur when poor belt fit allows a child to slide while belted. Air bags can cause severe injuries and death to children in automobile accidents.
We have expertise in preserving settlements and awards for children so that the funds are available for use throughout their lives. We are able to obtain tax free annuities or refer parents or guardians to knowledgeable financial institutions for advice. We can establish Special Needs Trusts when appropriate to preserve all public benefits and allow settlement funds to be used for necessary and special needs of the child.
What Causes The Injuries?
There are a multitude of ways that children become injured. In most cases, these injuries could have been avoided. At Van Blois & Associates, we have successfully represented children injured in these circumstances:
- Negligent supervision
- Swimming pools not complying with federal law
- Defective playground equipment
- Inattentive driver hitting child crossing the street in mid-block
- Dog bites
- Burns caused by flammable clothing
- Unsafe toys
- Recreation accidents
- School accidents
- Sexual molestation
- Defective car seat
Call For A Free Consultation Today
However your child was injured, our law firm is ready to help you through this difficult time. Call 510-343-9570 or complete our contact form to schedule a free initial consultation. We accept all injury and wrongful death cases on a no-recovery, no-fee basis.