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California Child Injury Attorney

California child injury lawyer - Bisnar Chase

Children who have suffered at the hands of negligent parties deserve to be compensated for their devastating injuries. If a child has experienced serious physical or emotional harm, these ailments can lead to long-lasting disabilities. The California Child Injury Lawyers of Bisnar Chase is passionate about winning the finances your child needs to heal from a traumatic incident.

Since 1978, Bisnar Chase’s Personal Injury Law Firm has been dedicated to earning the maximum compensation our accident clients need to recover. We have obtained a 99% success rate at winning cases and show no signs of stopping.

If your child has been wronged due to someone’s carelessness contact the California Child Injury Attorneys of Bisnar Chase for a free consultation at 949-203-3814. You shouldn’t have to pay out of pocket for your child’s medical expenses.

Contact the law group of Bisnar Chase and speak to a top-notch legal expert today.

California Child Injury Attorney

California Child Injury Statistics

The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reported that 12,175 minors died from accidental injuries. The injuries that led to these deaths included vehicle collisions, pedestrian accidents, and bike crashes. The primary cause of death for children 1-4 was suffocation and drowning.

In California alone, exactly 35,277 children and teenagers were admitted to the emergency room. Studies show that different age groups suffer from specific injuries. For example, the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health stated that it is common for children ages 5-9 to suffer from injuries sustained on a playground. The main cause of injuries for adolescents was associated with car accidents.

9 Common Child Accident Injury Claims

A child suffering from a catastrophic injury can damage a family entirely. Many children experience great pain and suffering from the incident, and may be affected for years.

Many families are confused about whether or not their child has a case though. When you speak to a California child injury attorney, they can offer you legal advice on your child’s accident case.

Defective products

 The Consumer Product Safety Commission stated that 251,700 toy-related injuries took place in one year. The types of injuries that were caused by these toys included fractures, sprains, cuts, and contusions.

Reports have also concluded that choking hazards are one of the most frequent incidents that take place amongst children ages four and younger. The Compartment wrote, “Any toy that is small enough to fit through a 1-1/4-inch circle or is smaller than 2-1/4 inches long is unsafe for children under 4 years old.

Children’s defective products are not always associated with toys. At times, they are related to products that were intended to keep the child safe such as flotation devices.

Car accidents

The stature and height of a child make them vulnerable to multiple catastrophic injuries in a vehicular collision. Data from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety concluded that 677 children lost their lives in car crashes.

Taking precautions for keeping your kids safe in a motor vehicle is important. Experts say that parents should pay attention to the expiration of car seats, always put a seatbelt on their child when driving, and never leave their child alone in a car, especially in hot weather.

Parents or guardians who lose a child due to their own negligence can be charged with manslaughter or a family member can file a wrongful death claim against them.

Bicycle collisions

Stanford Children’s Health reported that in one year 254,000 children were injured in bicycle-related accidents. Each year over 100 children are killed in bike collisions as well. Multiple factors can cause a child to be injured in a bicycle accident.

Some of these causes include a car rear-ending a bicycle, drivers turning right and into the bike lane, and distracted driving. A parent should supervise small children who are still learning how to ride a bicycle.

Parents should also ensure their children have the proper safety gear, such as a helmet, when riding a bicycle.

Swimming pool accidents

 According to the CPSC, in one year, over 148 children drowned in swimming pools. California is one of the states with the most fatalities in the summer. Most of the victims who died from swimming pool accidents were ages 1-3.

It only takes a few minutes for a child to lose their life when drowning. It can take 20 seconds or less for a toddler to drown. Experts suggest that if your child is still learning how to swim putting on a life vest won’t suffice.

Be in the pool with them to ensure that they are safe in the water. Parents can take their children to swimming lessons as early as six months old.

School bus collisions

Children experience most school bus injuries when the bus is in route. Children are more likely to experience injuries by coming off and on a bus. When getting off the bus, most children do not use the rails to maintain a steady balance.

Since the stairs of a bus are steep, this can lead to a small child slipping and falling. Injuries that children can sustain when boarding the bus or coming off of a bus include sprains, broken bones, or, depending on the severity of the fall, brain damage.

Playground injuries

The number one cause of playground injuries is falling. To prevent serious injuries such as head injuries, playgrounds should have surfaces that can cushion a fall. Ground surfaces like mulch, wood chips, or sand make for a safer environment for a playground.

There are instances when a city has been negligent with playground equipment. Public parks should ensure that all playground equipment is well-maintained and safe to play on. For example, if a child falls off of a swing due to the chains being rusted and weak, the child’s parents can file an injury claim on their behalf.

Medical malpractice

Parents take their children to doctors, trusting their children will receive the best medical care and treatment. Sometimes, a child is treated for an ailment, but that child’s condition worsens. Pediatric malpractice involves a child suffering from injuries or losing their life due to the negligence of a medical care professional.

Medical care professionals do not only include doctors but can also include nurses. One of the most common types of medical malpractice claims is doctors misdiagnosing appendicitis in young girls for a urinary tract infection. If you believe that your child has been wronged due to misdiagnoses, speak to a child injury lawyer for information.

Dog bites

Dogs can be very unpredictable at times, especially if the dog has not been trained or socialized at a young age. Over 300,000 children are admitted to the emergency room with severe dog bite injuries.

Children who are victims of animal attacks may sustain severe scarring, lose limbs, or even perish at the hands of a dog if they are still infants.

The largest group of people who experience dog attacks are two-year-olds. If an adult is present, animals are less likely to attack a child. Do not leave a child unsupervised with a dog it is not familiar with.

Poisoning accidents

Poisoning among children ages 1-3 years old is very common. Children who are unsupervised can get into cabinets and either ingest or spray themselves accidentally with a toxic chemical.

Unknown substances in the air can sometimes poison children. Painkillers, paint primers, cleaning supplies like bleach, and other household products like pesticides or even essential oils are common chemicals that poison children.

If you believe your child has been poisoned, seek medical attention immediately. Symptoms that your child has been poisoned include vomiting, fainting, or if they are expressing severe pain in their abdomen.

Child Injury Prevention

Although accidents do happen and a child sustaining an injury can be out of a person’s control, it does not mean that one should not take preventive measures to protect a child. 

Since children are not fully developed, their injuries can be life-threatening and may follow them later down the road. Depending on the location and situation, you can take steps to ensure your child is safeguarded.

  • Do not leave your child unsupervised
  • Safeguard an area (such as a pool) with a fence
  • Make sure the location in which your child is playing is safe
  • Dangerous objects, such as sharp objects and chemicals, need to be locked away
  • Have fire alarms installed in your home
  • Use the correct car seat appropriate for your child’s age

If Your Child Was Injured in California...

Fighting for compensation for a minor differs from that of an adult. Certain aspects are unique to a California child injury lawsuit. First off, a child can not file a claim for themselves. 

Parents or guardians would have to pursue legal action on behalf of a minor 18 years or younger. If the parents were involved in the incident along with the child, then the parents would need to file a separate legal claim.

The parent also has up to two years to file a claim for their child. The sooner you hire a California child injury lawyer, the sooner you can receive compensation for medical bills and the lost wages you experienced from taking time off of work to care for your child.

A child will receive no set settlement amount after a harmful incident. Elements that will be factored into the winnings include whether the child’s injuries will affect them later on in life if the child will require continuous care because of these injuries, and will the injuries eliminate their ability to support themselves in adulthood financially.

Contact the California Child Injury Lawyers of Bisnar Chase

AIOLP Lawyer of the Year 2024

For over 46 years, our personal injury lawyers have been winning millions of dollars in child injury lawsuits. At the law firm of Bisnar Chase, we believe that irresponsible entities should compensate seriously injured children. 

Our child accident lawyers have sustained a 99% success rate at earning compensation for accident victims, and we make sure our clients are aware of what is happening in their children’s case every step of the way.

Our Mission Statement: “To provide superior client representation compassionately and professionally while making our world a safer place.”

Call our law offices today for free legal advice on your child’s injury claim. Contact us at 800-561-4887.

Don’t wait; seek justice and start fighting for your child’s needs today.

California Child Injury Lawyers

  • If you or a loved one have suffered from any personal injuries due to someone else’s negligence, know your rights and contact a top-rated California child injury lawyer today. We have taken on some of the most challenging child injury cases with winning results. Over $800 million recovered. Our personal injury trial lawyers have decades of experience representing the parents of injured children to get fair compensation. If your child has been injured at no fault, contact us for a free case evaluation.
  • Over $800 million won
  • 99% success rate
  • Over 45 years serving California plaintiffs

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Case Results

  • 1

    $117,500,000

    Consumer Class Action

  • 2

    $38,650,000

    Motor Vehicle Accident

  • 3

    $32,698,073

    Auto Defect – Seat Manufacturers, Johnson Controls

  • 4

    $30,000,000

    Motorcycle Accident

  • 5

    $24,744,764

    Defective Seatback

  • 6

    $16,444,904

    Bicycle Accident

Client Reviews

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Bisnar Chase is a model #veteranowned business that is purpose-driven — showing the power of patriotism in action! Because of Bisnar Chase, low-income veterans will be able to forge new futures at home through pro bono legal care. Team Veterans Legal Institute is grateful to have Bisnar Chase as a sponsor for Lawyers for Warriors — supporting the promise to be there for our veterans when they need it most.

KellyAnn Romanych
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Great people in this office, everyone was really helpful explaining everything. I was referred by my aunt for my car accident in October and the case went pretty fast. No problems and very professional. I was kept in the loop thru the whole process and was able to get a better settlement than my insurance company said I would. I can’t really compare them to other law firms because it was the first time I had to use an attorney, but my bad experience with the car accident was handled as well as I could have hoped.

P. Montgomery
Bisnar Chase Google Review - Lena

I wasn’t sure if I needed a personal injury attorney because I’d never been in a car accident before. I assumed I’d just go straight through the other driver’s insurance but that quickly became a nightmare. I spent months fighting over the simplest of issues about my case, which was 100% the other driver’s fault. I hired Bisnar Chase to see if they could just take it over for me. I was really impressed with how much they communicated everything to me! I suddenly started getting calls from the insurance company, imagine that. My final settlement was 6 times what I asked for to begin with. Everyone I dealt with was really involved in what was best for me, not the insurance.

Lena Murillo
Bisnar Chase Reviews

Bisnar Chase has been amazing with me through my lawsuit. I felt real compassion for my case and I was given their very best to make sure I was well taken care of. In addition to the great service given during my case, Bisnar Chase helped me get my son to his invited USA Football Team camp in Texas. They immediately offered to help fund the trip and are so supportive of his journey. I felt Kristi is just as excited for him as I am with this opportunity. Kristi has been an absolute delight to talk with. Bisnar Chase is more than I ever expected I could get in an attorney. I would recommend them to anyone!

Christina Del Real

Bisnar Chase Personal Injury Attorneys, LLP

1301 Dove St. STE 120, Newport Beach, CA 92660

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