What Should I Do If My Child Was Injured by Negligence?

As parents, we do all we can to provide love, compassion, and protection for our children at all times. Unfortunately, despite our best efforts, children can be injured by those we trust to care for them or due to a stranger’s negligence.

When your child is hurt due to someone else’s negligence, you have a right to demand justice. You may be fearful for your child’s health and well-being both now and in the future. Our team can help you demand answers and just compensation to make sure your child gets the best possible medical care for as long as he or she needs it.

Contact Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., right away to discuss your family’s situation. We are as concerned about the welfare of your child as we would be with one of our own children. Our skilled child injury lawyers will treat you and your family with the respect and compassion that you deserve, and we will aggressively fight to hold the at-fault party accountable for their actions.

Contact us today to schedule a free, confidential consultation.

How Our Lawyers Can Help If Your Child Has Been Hurt

When your child is injured, you want to ensure they receive the best medical care possible ─ now and well into the future. If someone else is to blame for your child’s injuries, you should be able to demand financial compensation for the total damages your child suffers. A skilled child injury attorneyfrom our firm will walk you through what to expect and explain your legal rights in a free, no-obligation consultation.

Our experienced legal team offers:

  • Exceptional Legal Service: We have been named Best Law Firm for Personal Injury Litigation by U.S. News & World Report, Best Personal Injury Lawyers in Philadelphia by Expertise, and a Top 100 law firm by The National Trial Lawyers. We have also been named to the Super Lawyers list and the prestigious Million Dollar Advocates Forum, an honor bestowed on fewer than 1 percent of attorneys in the United States. We take every case seriously and are committed to providing each client outstanding representation.
  • Top-Quality Resources: We bring our best to every case we handle. Our attorneys are highly skilled in handling complex child injury cases, and we have access to a vast network of resources, including esteemed medical experts and accident reconstruction specialists. Our team will leverage our deep pool of resources to build the strongest case possible for your family.
  • Contingency-Fee Structure: We believe everyone is entitled to skilled legal representation, no matter what their financial circumstances are. We operate on a contingency-fee basis, meaning we do not charge any fees unless we secure compensation for you.

Our Firm Takes on the Toughest Child Injury Cases

At Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., we are committed to fighting for the rights of those who cannot stand up for themselves. Some of the types of child injury cases we handle include:

Our seasoned trial attorneys have decades of experience litigating a wide variety of child injury cases. We have the skills and the resources to fight for your family.

Who Can Be Held Responsible When a Child Is Injured?

Adults and facilities that are responsible for supervising children have a duty of care to these little ones. These individuals, organizations, and companies can be held responsible for harm that comes to the children in their care. At-fault parties can include:

  • Property owners
  • Teachers
  • Coaches
  • School officials
  • Daycare staff
  • School bus drivers
  • Health care professionals
  • Religious leaders
  • Scout leaders
  • Camp counselors

Determining liability in child injury cases is often very complicated. The Philadelphia child injury attorneys at Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., have the necessary experience and knowledge to investigate your situation and build a case for compensation.

Demanding the Compensation Your Child Needs

If someone else’s negligence led to your child being injured, your family deserves justice and financial compensation. While the criminal courts will handle any criminal charges that may need to be filed, you can pursue a civil lawsuit against the responsible party to demand fair and just compensation.

At Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., our team of highly skilled and compassionate injury lawyers will do everything in our power to enable your family to provide the best possible outlook for your child. We want to see your child get the treatment he or she needs and be able to move forward with life.

Common Catastrophic Injuries to Children

A catastrophic injury is an injury that is so severe that its effects leave the child with permanent damage. Catastrophic injuries to children are typically the result of trauma to the brain or spinal cord, which can have a serious long-term impact on their functional capabilities.

Traumatic Brain Injuries (TBIs)

Unfortunately, TBIs are common for both adults and children. These injuries can be even worse for children, though. This is in part due to the fact that children’s brains are still developing. Many of the effects of a brain injury may not be immediately obvious in a child. It takes time for some cognitive impairments to become apparent. Many TBI victims will face lifelong issues associated with their injury.

Moderate to severe TBIs may include any of the following symptoms in children:

  • Loss of consciousness
  • Convulsions or seizures
  • Persistent headache
  • Coma
  • Dilated pupils
  • Inability to awaken from sleep
  • Weakness or numbness in fingers and toes
  • Nausea
  • Loss of coordination
  • Confusion
  • Agitation, combativeness, or other aggressive behavior
  • Slurred speech

Spinal Injuries and Paralysis

Spinal cord injuries are among the worst injuries children can suffer. A spinal cord injury can be classified as complete or incomplete. A complete spinal cord injury means the child has a total loss of function below the point of injury. With an incomplete spinal cord injury, the child retains some level of function. Depending on where the spinal cord injury occurred on the body, it could result in either paraplegia (the loss of function in the legs and trunk) or quadriplegia (the loss of function of all four limbs).

In addition to mobility problems, other issues associated with spinal cord injuries, include:

  • Loss of bowel and bladder control
  • Breathing problems
  • High blood pressure
  • Infections

Most children who suffer severe spinal cord injuries face a lifelong need for assistance, rehabilitation, and medical treatment.

Talk to a Child Injury Lawyer Now

At Eisenberg, Rothweiler, Winkler, Eisenberg & Jeck, P.C., we understand how devastating child injuries can be. Our experienced Philadelphia child injury attorneys make sure that families understand their rights, and we fight to recover full compensation for victims.

If your child has been seriously injured due to someone’s negligence, speak with one of our compassionate attorneys as soon as possible. Call today to schedule a free and confidential consultation so we can discuss your legal options.

Co-founder and senior shareholder of our law firm, Philadelphia medical malpractice attorney Kenneth M. Rothweiler began his career as a legal clerk for the Superior Court of Pennsylvania. Dedicated to complex personal injury litigation, he has tried more than 100 jury trials. These cases resulted in some of the largest verdicts in Pennsylvania.