Injuries are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 20 in the United States. Many of these injuries are the result of negligence or carelessness. If your child was severely injured or lost their life because of the irresponsible actions of another person or company, the Oklahoma City child injury attorneys at Hasbrook & Hasbrook can help you through this difficult time. We know what you are going through, and will fight on your behalf to obtain justice and compensation for your tragic loss.
Nothing is more painful than losing a child. Take the time you need, and whenever you’re ready to pick up the phone, we’ll be here to answer your questions and give you compassionate legal support. To set up a free and private consultation with our attorneys, call our law offices at (405) 698-3040, any time of day or evening. Our phone lines are always open to take your call.
Common Causes of Child Deaths and Injuries
Consider the following statistics: over 12,000 children die every year as a result of an accidental injury. That’s more than 1,000 children each and every month, or about 33 fatalities per day. Non-fatal injuries are even more prevalent: over nine million per year, according to CDC data. These numbers are simply unacceptable, especially when the death or injury was preventable and was caused by careless actions.
Transportation-related injuries kill more children than any other type of injury. Among transportation accidents, motor vehicle accidents like car accidents and truck accidents are the most prevalent. Other common causes of injuries and deaths among children include suffocation (for children under one year of age) and drowning (for children between one and four years of age). Falls, fires, pedestrian accidents, and bicycle accidents are also widespread.
The leading causes of death and injury among children in the United States vary across age groups, locations, and other factors. The CDC reports that in southern states like Oklahoma, fire- and burn-related deaths were more common than they were in other parts of the country. Among non-fatal injuries, insect stings and animal attacks were another widespread problem. Boys were generally more likely to be injured or killed than girls.
These types of accidents are seldom blameless or caused by a single factor. In many cases, numerous problems and mistakes come together in a way that permits a terrible tragedy to occur. If a child’s death or injury was caused by another person’s failure to take the normal and appropriate safety precautions for the situation, the guilty party may be liable for compensation.
We completely understand that no amount of compensation can undo the accident. However, compensation can help to cover your child’s medical bills, make up for income you lost after taking time off from work, pay for care services you may have had to hire, and keep your family a little more comfortable as you go through this challenging time together. Even more importantly, it can help grant parents and loved ones a sense of closure knowing that justice was served and the negligent party was held accountable for their inexcusable failures.
Contact Our Oklahoma Injury Attorneys for a Free Consultation
Every loss of life and serious injury is tragic. If caused by the negligence, carelessness, or intentional acts of another, it should be redressed to the furthest extent of the law.
Your choice of attorney is obviously a personal and important decision, especially when dealing with sensitive medical matters involving your children. The child accident lawyers at Hasbrook & Hasbrook have extensive practical experience with all aspects of personal injury law, and have the perseverance and dedication necessary to fight tooth and nail on your family’s behalf.
We will work closely with you to gain a thorough understanding of every aspect of your case. We will present your options in clear, easy-to-understand language so that you feel informed and educated about your family’s legal rights and the possible paths your case could follow. If the insurance companies or attorneys representing the party that injured your beloved child fail to offer adequate compensation for your loss, we will take them to trial. Above all else, we will do whatever it takes to help you receive justice.
If your child or infant, or that of someone you love, was severely injured or passed away due to the negligence or carelessness of another party, we encourage you to call our law offices at (405) 698-3040 as soon as possible for a free case evaluation. You will not have to pay us a dime unless we obtain compensation for your loss, and we will keep your family’s information confidential. Whenever you’re ready to start talking about your son or daughter’s accident, our legal team is here to listen and give you guidance.