Children Injured on Property
Children are naturally curious. This can lead them to investigate dangerous conditions while on other people’s property. Unfortunately, children are also vulnerable. Due to an inability to appreciate risk, they may suffer serious, even permanent and life-altering injuries while on somebody else’s property. If your child was injured on property belonging to another, you should call us. At DeFrancisco & Falgiatano, our experienced Syracuse premises liability attorneys work to obtain the best possible results after children sustain injuries on other people’s properties. We understand the stakes for children and their families when they are unable to afford adequate medical care or rehabilitation after they are blindsided by unexpected catastrophic injuries. We have three decades of experience in the courtroom and have recovered millions on behalf of injured people and their families.Children Injured on Property in Syracuse
Children may sustain many different types of serious injuries on another’s property including:
- Traumatic brain injury
- Spinal injuries
- Broken bones
- Fatal injuries.
As a parent, you may find yourself responsible for medical bills, physical therapy, rehabilitation, and even prosthetics and other medical equipment. You may have to contend with unexpected loss and grief. When a child is permanently injured and disabled as the result of dangerous property conditions, she may need care for her whole life; most families do not have enough saved for that.
If your child was injured due to a dangerous condition on someone else’s property, our lawyers will need to prove:
- Your child was lawfully on the property through invitation or for another reason.
- The defendant property owner knew or should have known about a dangerous condition on the property but failed to repair it or provide warnings about it.
- The negligence caused your child’s injuries.
For instance, if you take your child to the shopping mall for back-to-school shopping, and your child’s leg gets caught in an elevator door resulting in her complex fractures, you may be able to recover damages from the shopping mall owner by proving it knew or should have known the elevator was broken but failed to repair it or provide warnings.Attractive Nuisance Doctrine
Sometimes children are attracted to dangerous objects or conditions on other people’s properties because they are exciting and unfamiliar. In New York, you may be able to recover damages for your child’s injuries under the attractive nuisance doctrine if they were trespassing on another’s property. Under this doctrine, you can hold a landowner responsible for injuries to your children if they are injured because of an artificial dangerous condition on the property even though the child’s status on the property was that of trespasser. Generally, the law assumes that property owners should be able to foresee that certain artificial conditions may draw unsuspecting children who don’t understand the potential dangers.
We may be able to raise the attractive nuisance doctrine in connection with injuries to children who trespass onto other people’s property and sustain injuries as a result of:
- Hot tubs
- Manmade ponds
- Playground equipment
- Jungle gyms
- Abandoned appliances
- Exposed powerlines
Our lawyers use their skills and experience to work towards the best available settlements or verdicts for children and their families. Damages we may be able to recover include medical bills, rehabilitation expenses, pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment. If your child died because of injuries sustained when encountering danger on another’s property, it may be appropriate to bring a wrongful death lawsuit. In some cases, it may be appropriate to obtain a structured settlement for a child with long-term disabilities or injuries. We can also represent you if your child suffers a wrongful death.Hire a Syracuse Law Firm for Your Premises Liability Lawsuit
When your child has been injured on someone else’s property due to his or her negligence, you may be angry and upset. Both you and your child may experience significant emotional distress. In addition, you may face medical bills you can’t afford. Our Syracuse plaintiff’s lawyers have achieved the best available results in many cases over three decades. We represent children injured due to dangerous property in Rochester, Auburn, Watertown, Oswego, Lowville, Wampsville, Canandaigua, Lyons, Ithaca, Cooperstown, Oneida, Utica, Herkimer, Binghamton, and Elmira. Complete our online form or call us at 315-479-9000.