CHILD INJURIES

Massachusetts Personal Injury Lawyers with over 50 Years Combined Experience Representing Children and their Families Injured In Accidents

If your child has been injured in an accident, your first priority is getting the medical attention your child needs.  Many of the injuries suffered by a child require immediate medical attention.   At Nadeau Harkavy LLC, we have over 50 years combined experience representing children injured in accidents.  We help our clients receive the compensation they deserve and are sensitive to their needs and especially because children are involved.  We handle all aspects of the case for you so that you can concentrate on your child’s healing along with easing the emotional trauma.

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, transportation related child injuries were the leading cause of death for children.  The highest child death rates were among children in motor vehicles in traffic.  There were also a substantial number of child pedestrian and bicycle deaths.  Drowning was the leading cause of death for children 1 to 4 years of age.  For children ages 5 to 19, the leading cause of injury related deaths were due to being a passenger in a motor vehicle crash.

The most common causes of child injuries are:

*motor vehicle accidents

*suffocation (being unable to breathe)

*drowning

*poisoning

*burns

*falls.

According to the CDC, most child injuries are preventable. Child injury is also among the most under-recognized public health problems facing our country today.  The CDC is committed to preventing child injury by supporting solutions that will save lives and help children live to their fullest potential.  The CDC provides information on prevention including burn, drowning, fall, and poisoning prevention.  The CDC also provides information on safety at the playground, road traffic safety as well as sports safety.  The goal is to reduce the number of injuries to children.

Progress has been made in preventing child injury and death rates have decreased by 29% in the last decade.  More can be done to keep our children safe according to the CDC. Everyone including parents, health care providers, educators, and community members can take steps to prevent injury where they live, work and play.  We all have a part to play in protecting our children - America’s future, according to the CDC.

The attorneys at Nadeau Harkavy LLC have been representing children and their families for many years in accident cases including car accidents, pedestrian accidents, bicycle accidents, bus accidents, dog bites and dog attacks, childcare and daycare injuries, drowning/swimming pool accidents and falls.  Attorney Karen Piso Nadeau and Attorney Leslie Harkavy find representing children and their families particularly rewarding.  Attorney Karen Nadeau spent the first decade of her legal career representing children and their families in lead paint poisoning cases.  The brain injury and cognitive disfunction suffered by her young clients were not always easy to see or identify.  Unlike broken bones or visible injuries, the lead paint poisoning caused injuries to her young clients that required experts such as neuropsychologists and neurologists and pediatric doctors and vocational experts and economists to support and explain the permanent damage by the lead poisoning that would change the course of her clients’ lives forever.

Attorney Karen Nadeau also represented children who suffered catastrophic injuries due to medical malpractice early in her career. Attorney Nadeau’s passion for helping children and their families has continued throughout her career.  More recently, she represented a young boy and his family in a horrible dog attack resulting in a successful outcome for the young boy and his family after aggressively litigating the case to hold the dog owner responsible ands forcing his insurance company to compensate her clients.

Attorney Leslie Harkavy likewise represented young children early in her career in catastrophic medical malpractice claims.  Over the past several years, she has also successfully handled many child injury related cases including dog bites, premises liability, bicycle accidents, assaults and motor vehicle accidents.   Injury cases involving young children require a particular knowledge of the law and sensitivity due to the tender age of the child injured and parental concerns about doing what is best for their family.

At Nadeau Harkavy LLC, we are well aware of the concerns every parent has when their children are hurt in an accident.  We have represented children and their families in hundreds of cases over the years.  When a child is injured, the family often feels helpless. Lives are turned upside down.  We comfort families during some of the most difficult times of their lives and remove the stress of the legal process so that the families can turn their attention to the well-being of their child and their family.  We are committed to working with our clients with sensitivity and compassion during a time of often immense grief and sadness. At the same time, we are prepared to aggressively act to investigate the accident and do everything we can to hold the negligent individual, companies and their insurance companies accountable for their wrongdoing.

If your child has been injured in an accident, it is important to consult with a lawyer experienced handling child injury cases in Massachusetts.  The lawyers at Nadeau Harkavy LLC have successfully represented children and their families injured across Massachusetts.  Contact us today for a free consultation at 617-674-7640.