Helping America’s Injured Children
Our children depend on us to provide them with a safe and secure environment so they can explore, learn, and grow. Parents and caregivers in turn depend on other adults and companies to be responsible for the products and services they provide to our children. Unfortunately, sometimes our children are let down by the very people who are supposed to keep them safe. This negligence can result in injuries like amputation, blindness or other eye injury, head injury, disfigurement and scarring, long or short term disability, paralysis, spinal cord injury, or traumatic brain injury. No child should suffer from preventable injuries like these, but if they do their parents or caregivers will be looking for answers.
The Keane Law Firm has the knowledge and experience to help you with your childhood injury case. Attorney Christopher Keane and The Keane Law Firm have successfully handled a wide variety of childhood injury cases. The Keane Law Firm handles cases including amputation, animal attacks, All-Terrain Vehicle (ATV) accidents, automobile accidents, boat accidents, brain damage, burns, bus and mass transportation accidents, cerebral palsy, defective products, dog bites, gun and firearm accidents, household injuries, jet ski accidents, lead poisoning, pedestrian and bike accidents with cars or trucks, pool injuries, scalding injuries and school injuries to name a few. If your child or the child of somebody you know has been the victim of an injury, please contact us immediately. We will work for you on a contingency basis, so there is absolutely no fee to you for our services. We only earn a fee if we win the case. In addition, any professional referring a case to The Keane Law Firm may choose a charity to which twenty-five percent (25%) of our attorney’s fees will be donated.
Some Facts About Childhood Injuries
Children are more vulnerable to injury than adults for a variety of reasons. First, children do not have the maturity and experience that adults have, and they have not yet developed the “common sense” to avoid dangerous situations. Children truly depend on adults to provide them with a safe environment, and as adults we depend on safe products and services from the providers and companies we use. Second, the musculoskeletal system of a child is not fully developed, and a traumatic event that would only result in a mild injury to a fully-grown adult can be catastrophic to a child. This is why it is very important that manufacturers take a child’s physiology into consideration when making products for children, and why as adults we must be extra careful when handling and transporting children. Third, quite simply children are small. Because of their body mass, they simply cannot handle the same amount of toxins as an adult. Certain ingredients in food or the paint on a toy that if ingested wouldn’t cause any problem for an adult can have devastating impacts on a child.
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are by far the leading cause of injury and death for children in the United States. In fact, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that 4 children die and 556 are injured each day because of motor vehicle crashes. Water accidents, accidental poisoning, fires, and playground injuries are also surprisingly common. In fact, the CDC estimates that over 200,000 children visit emergency rooms in the United States every year because of an accident on a playground, and for every child that drowns, three are treated for non-fatal water submersion related injuries. Traumatic brain injuries (TBI) are also common in children, and can be caused by a penetrating head injury or simply a blow or jolt to the head. TBIs in children result in over 435,000 visits to the emergency room each year, and approximately 37,000 hospitalizations. Even lead poisoning is still an issue in the United States, as according to the CDC lead in older homes, in the soil, in home remedies and cosmetics, and in some cooking tools are all sources of lead contamination in children.
Childhood Injury – What You Can Do
There are several reasons that you may be considering legal action. First of all, it is important for the company or individual at fault to know that they were negligent and to be held accountable for their mistakes. Second, your child’s injuries may leave you struggling financially, and you have enough to worry about without being concerned about how you are going to pay for therapy and medical treatment. Third, you may want your child to be compensated for their pain and suffering, not to mention your own anguish due to your child’s injury. And finally – there are other families to think of, other children. You may want to take action to ensure that the injury that happened to your child will not happen to anybody else.
The Keane Law Firm and You
The Keane Law Firm has the experience and resources to handle a variety of childhood injury cases. While Attorney Christopher Keane and The Keane Law Firm specialize in cases from San Francisco and the State of California, they may also accept worthy cases from other states. If your child or the child of somebody you know has been the victim of a serious injury, we can work with you to hold the responsible parties accountable for their negligence.
No matter where your child’s injury occurred, please don’t hesitate to contact us for a no-cost evaluation of your case. And remember, if you are a professional referring a case to us, 25% of our fee will be donated to the charity of your choice. Contact Attorney Christopher Keane and The Keane Law Firm today, and we can help you seek justice for the injury done to your child.
California child injury lawyers are available to help if you know a child who has been injured. The Keane Law Firm has been recognized as having an AV rating - the highest legal ability and ethics rating available, and Christopher Keane has been rated as one of the leading plaintiff's lawyers and attorneys in America as a "tireless advocate for injured children". Contact him today to see if he can help your child.
The Keane Law Firm
548 Market Street, No. 23851
San Francisco, CA 94104
Toll Free:(888) 592-KIDS
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