CHILD INJURY ATTORNEY2018-09-24T12:23:12+00:00
HELPING INJURED CHILDREN FOR MORE THAN 60 YEARS

NEW YORK CITY CHILD INJURY ATTORNEY

new york city child injury attorneyAt Wittenstein & Wittenstein we specialize in representing children that are injured.  As an attorney and a mom, Senior Partner Alyce B. Wittenstein brings her compassion and knowledge of children’s issues to help families get the compensation they deserve when children are hurt.  Injured children need treatment for their physical injuries, and an understanding of the trauma they’ve endured.  An experienced New York City Child Injury Attorney can provide more nuanced representation than a generalist Personal Injury Attorney that is not a specialist in representing children.

Personal Injury Claims for Children are under the control of a parent or guardian who must sign the Retainer Agreement with the attorney and all other court papers on behalf of the child.  When a child’s case is settled, a Judge must approve the settlement with an Infant’s Compromise Order.  Any person under the age of 18 is considered an “infant” for this purpose.  The Judge will order the proceeds of the settlement to be placed in an interest-earning bank account until the child reaches the age of 18.

PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS FOR CHILDREN INCLUDE:

  • Birth Injuries – This is a medical malpractice action for negligence in the birthing process.
  • Traffic Accidents – Children can be passengers in cars, trains, boats, planes and other vehicles.  They can also be injured by negligent drivers while walking to school or riding their bikes.  Drivers have a duty near schools and playgrounds to be exceptionally careful due to the likelihood that children will be crossing streets or chasing balls into the street.  Adults transporting children are responsible for ensuring that they are properly secured in an appropriate car seat or wearing a seatbelt.
  • Premises Liability – Property owners and occupiers have special duties of care towards children, even if they are trespassing on the property.  Under New York Law’s “Attractive Nuisance,” doctrine they can be held liable when uninvited children are injured on their property.
  • School Accidents – Schools not only have a duty to maintain a safe environment but also to properly supervise students
  • Bullying – Schools have a duty to create a safe physical and emotional environment.  They must make reasonable efforts to notice bullying and take appropriate action.
  • Daycare Liability – Daycares are held to a very high standard of care when a child is harmed.  They are responsible for safe conditions and for thoroughly investigated the workers they hire.
  • Dangerous Toys and Baby Products – When products are sold in the United States, they must meet all the safety standards applicable.
  • Foster Home Neglect and Abuse – The agency that placed the child can be liable if they knew or should have known that the foster parents posed a risk
  • Injuries From Improper Prenatal Care – This is a medical malpractice action for negligence in prenatal care.

NEW YORK CITY CHILD INJURY ATTORNEY

At Wittenstein & Wittenstein we are specialists in personal injury cases for children.  Senior Partner Alyce B. Wittenstein, Esq. is an attorney and a mom, with a passion for helping children.  We are the top New York City Child Injury Attorney, and we’ll make sure your child gets the compensation they deserve and take good care of them along the way.  Please call 718-261-8114 for a FREE CONSULTATION.  All your questions will be answered, all your concerns will be addressed.

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