Our attorneys serve the families of injured children throughout the Bronx, Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan, Staten Island (NYC) and the Greater State of New York
As devastating as it is to lose a child in a fatal accident, it also represents a great loss and challenge to a family when a child is seriously injured but survives.
In a New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene report entitled, “Understanding Child Injury Deaths” the department identified some of the most frequent causes of death in fatal accidents involving children in the city, which included:
According to the report, fatal child injuries in New York City are most common among younger children, boys, black children, and children living in Brooklyn. However, child injuries occur among all population groups.
Another New York City government-sponsored report, entitled “Bicyclist Fatalities and Serious Injuries in New York City,” published after 2005, indicated that “Among children aged 5-14, the death rate [in bicycle accidents] for boys was more than five times higher than for girls. Queens had the highest child bicyclists death rate of the five boroughs.”
If your child was injured or killed in New York City, you are of course oblivious to statistics. What you are well aware of is the 100 percent reality of your child’s accident. In the case of a child’s death, the Raphaelson & Levine Law Firm compassionately and passionately pursues compensation from negligent parties on behalf of the child’s parents.
Any serious or catastrophic injury requires careful investigation, analysis, and advocacy in order to help an injured person and a family move forward beyond a tragic accident. When an injury victim is a child, the outcome of a personal injury claim is extra-critical for a lifetime ahead. An injured child can often do well in recovery and adaptation with the help of a loving family, as long as the family has adequate resources and professional guidance.
Medical care and disability accommodations will make a great difference in the quality of life of an injured child. A child accident victim may need tutoring, special education, and psychological therapy in addition to medical care related to physical outcomes of an accident.
The quality of medical care, therapy, and rehabilitation in the early days, weeks, and months after a child’s accident injury will set the scene for a lifetime of coping with disabilities resulting from a serious injury.
At Raphaelson & Levine, we always strive to be an assertive force that will help bring the children and families we represent a brighter future.
Our child injury accident attorneys are "the voice of the injured," and dedicate a great deal of time, research, and resources to demonstrating how entire families’ lives have been affected and changed after a child has been injured.
We are prepared to take every case to trial for the sake of justice. See a sampling of some of our law firm’s significant verdicts and settlements.
If your child has been injured due to negligence you have legal rights. Call 212-268-3222 to schedule a free initial consultation.