An Injury to A Child Can Have A Lifetime Effect
When your child has suffered a serious injury, the sense of helplessness as a parent can be overwhelming. Should you have been there? Could you have prevented the accident? What would you have done differently?
The unfortunate truth is that children get hurt, sometime seriously. Often, there is nothing you could have done to prevent it. But when your child has been injured as a result of a defective product, car accident, truck accident, bicycle accident or other cause, he or she may be entitled to compensation.
The defense may not be able to argue that your child was at fault.
Under West Virginia law, children under 7 years old cannot be held liable for their own negligence. Between the ages of 7 and 14, there is a presumption against a child’s negligence.
Attorneys Stephen Farmer, Danny Cline and Robert Campbell lead the children’s injuries litigation team at Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC. They know that insurance companies may try to blame your child for the accident. Under West Virginia law, though, children can only be assigned a limited amount of liability for their own negligence, depending on their age.
We Fight Back Against The Makers Of Dangerous Toys And Children’s Products
Toys and children’s products are expected to be safe before hitting American store shelves. Yet every year, thousands of kids receive catastrophic injuries or die when using a product that has been designed improperly or manufactured poorly or does not adhere to legal requirements for safe packaging.
Every year, children are injured by swallowing small pieces, burned by heating panels or sickened by toys with lead paint. Farmer, Cline & Campbell, PLLC, has the resources and experience to litigate against the insurance companies of many of the largest manufacturers of toys and children’s products in the world — and win on your child’s behalf.
Contact our offices either in Charleston, Beckley or Morgantown, West Virginia, to discuss your child’s accident and injury case. You can’t do anything about stopping the accident that happened, but you can protect your child’s future.