Cases involving children, especially those related to injuries or death, are always heart wrenching. The attorneys at Massey & Duffy are familiar with how traumatizing it can be for a family to deal with the injury or death of a child. For that reason, our North Central Florida attorneys handle each case with compassion and professionalism. If you need a child injury lawyer, look no further that Massey & Duffy.
Our child injury attorneys will treat your family like part of their family and ensure that you receive the damages you deserve, whether they be monetary to cover medical bills and ongoing care, funds for future needs, or other forms of compensation for pain and suffering. No two cases are the same, so our attorneys will take the time to listen to your story and make sure they represent you and your family to the best of their ability.
There are countless ways in which a child may be injured or killed. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, the most common cause of death for babies under the age of one is suffocation. Children between the ages of 1 and 4 are more likely to drown. Children over the age of 4 are most likely to lose their lives from automobile accidents.
Accidental injuries are very common among children. These injuries may result from falls, ingestion of foreign bodies, poisoning, neglect of a caretaker in a daycare or school, or other accidents. Accidents involving motor vehicles are currently the highest casualty-causing factor in the country. Always using seatbelts and car seats when driving with children in the car and teaching teens safety techniques for when they’re driving on their own is key to minimizing these fatal accidents.
According to the CDC, the unintentional injury death rate in Florida among children 0 to 19 years of age was 18.5 per 100,000 persons in 2000-2005; this was higher than the national rate of 15.0 deaths per 100,000 persons in the same timeframe. For this reason, it is important to know of attorneys in your area who can help you if you are ever faced with a child’s injury or death.
The law firm of Massey & Duffy is a family firm that prides itself on its compassionate representations of other families, no matter the issue. If you ever find yourself in a situation that requires legal representation, make the right choice and contact Massey & Duffy for a free confidential consultation.