Every child experiences countless bumps and bruises before they reach adulthood. Childhood is a time for play, learning, and exploration – all of which can lead to accidents. Most of the time, those accidents result in relatively minor injuries, but there are times when they cause severe injuries or even death.
Watching a child suffer after a serious injury is something no parent should have to endure. Although an attorney cannot restore your child’s health, a Pennsauken Township child injury lawyer may be able to help your family receive financial compensation to offset your losses.
Generally, lawsuits resulting from child injuries involve negligence. The family must prove that the person who caused their child’s injury did not act with a reasonable degree of care and that the failure to act reasonably caused harm to the child.
Many children are hurt or killed in car accidents. Some injuries and deaths could have been prevented with the proper usage of a child safety or booster seat. If a child’s babysitter fails to properly restrain that child in a car seat and a crash occurs, then that babysitter could be found liable for any injuries that the child suffers in the crash. The drivers involved in the collision may also be found at fault if they acted negligently, such as by speeding.
Because toddlers put almost anything into their mouths, they need to be vigilantly watched so that they do not choke on small objects. If a daycare center leaves choking hazards in an area that is easily accessible to a child, that center could be found liable for any subsequent injuries. Similarly, if a home daycare provider puts a child into his or her crib on his or her stomach and that child suffocates, that daycare provider could be found negligent for failing to observe the reasonable practice of putting a child into his or her crib on his or her back or side.
The owner of a defective playground could be found liable for a child’s fall off of the play structure, as could a school with wet floors or slippery stairs.
If a home does not have proper safety enclosures around a pool and a child drowns or nearly drowns, the homeowner may be found negligent.
If a preschooler swallows toxic paint, that preschool could be found negligent for failing to supervise the child properly.
When a child gets hurt simply by using an unsafe product, his or her family could pursue a case for product liability against the defective item’s manufacturer.
With the help of an attorney in the Pennsauken Township area, the families of injured children could recover damages to compensate them for all of their actual expenses. This includes medical expenses, caregiver costs, physical therapy, short- and long-term rehabilitation, and legal fees.
There is also no statutory limit on the amount of non-economic damages that could be recovered following a child’s injury, such as for the child’s resulting pain and suffering, depression, anxiety, and loss of sleep. Punitive damages of up to a maximum of $350,000 or five times the amount of compensatory damages may even be awarded if the person who caused the child’s injury acted with “actual malice” or with “wanton or willful disregard,” according to New Jersey Revised Statutes §2A:15-5.12.
Pennsauken Township courts operate with a contributory negligence standard, in which NJ Rev Stat §2A:15-5.1 states that the victim’s damages would be reduced according to the degree of the victim’s fault. Fortunately, it is very difficult to prove that a child is partially responsible for his or her own injures.
An injury to your child could result in lifelong changes for both your child and your family. A successful judgment could help ease some of the financial burdens resulting from those changes. Contact a Pennsauken Township child injury lawyer today for the help you need.
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My case settled recently after lasting 4 years. Grungo and Colarulo’s law firm were able to secure a large settlement award for my slip and fall accident. This money will help secure my future for the permanent injury I received as a result of the slip and fall. Everyone was very caring, and kept me informed throughout the entire process. Christine Lafferty is an excellent litigation lawyer. I highly recommend using them if you have been injured or in an accident. I hope I am never in a situation again to need their services, but I know who to go to if I, or any of my family members are ever injured. Thanks Grungo and Colarulo and staff for your compassionate service!
Thank you so much Grungo and Colarulo for helping me with my case. Special thanks to Erica Domingo, Esquire and her team. Erica Domingo and her team was very nice and helped me tremendously throughout my case like more than one year and half. They gave me the right advice and guided me through every step of my case. They gave me prompt and clear responses to all my questions. In addition, Erica and her team provided me with all the what if scenarios so that I can have a clear vison of the steps ahead.
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My wife and I reached out to Grungo Colarulo in 2020 for advise on a legal matter. After a meeting with the Attorney and Paralegal, we decided to go forward with a case. This case required a lot of documentation, and expert review of the documentation which was aquired. Throughout the process, we were kept up to date monthly, and Grungo Colarulo was always responsive to any questions that we had. The entire staff at Grungo Colarulo are very professional, caring, and willing to go the extra mile. This firm is a definite recommend!
I left five (5) stars only because that’s as many as I could leave. If I could, I would have left 100 stars. Bob & Christine are the absolute best! My settlement far exceeded what I ever imagined. They are professional, friendly, and really listened to what I had to say. They kept me up to date with the progress of my case every step of the way. I can’t recommend them highly enough.
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First and foremost I would like to thank the whole team at Grungo Colarulo!! In addition to that, Stephanie & Riley & Drenna have done such an outstanding job taking care of me in such a difficult and low point of my life. I was in a bad car accident & did not know how to move forward with what to do and how to process. Those ladies were there every step, every inch, every mile & beyond with helping me when I had no idea how to navigate. I will forever be thankful for them and for the outcome of my case! If you ever need assistance I highly recommend this practice!!! Beyond professional, helpful, precise, caring, knowledgeable & humble!!!
From my first phone call to the end of my case this firm was on the ball!! Always responsive and professional and kept me up to date and informed. This is my firm for any future needs!
This was my first time ever having to have a lawyer for an automobile accident. From the beginning they took care of everything. They put me at ease so I could concentrate on my medical needs. Everyone I spoke to during the process were always extremely pleasant and knowledgeable.
Thank you to Grungo Colarulo for representing me and getting the settlement you did to help me move forward. I would highly recommend Grungo Colarulo to anyone who wants outstanding legal representation.
This team has been nothing but gentle an generous. Being as this was my first time dealing with a worker’s compensation case I was lost and nervous. But the Grungo Colarulo team has made me feel as comfortable as possible. My needs were addressed with care in a timely fashion. I knew what was going on every step of the way.
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A dear family friend referred us to a young attorney named Rich Grungo, Jr. We wanted answers and if necessary, justice for our father. From day one of a five-year journey, Mr. Rich Grungo, Jr. made our family and our pain his own. The man never stopped working for us. He kept us informed every step of the way. Questions were answered quickly and with great compassion and expertise. Even though Rich was always busy, he was never too busy for us. We always felt like we were his only clients
I had the opportunity to observe Mr. Grungo work in this case, both in the courtroom on the technical matters of the motions and also as his presentation to the jury in opening and presenting witnesses as well as utilizing animations… and drawings and films that were necessary for a proper understanding of the case…At all times during the presentation, Mr. Grungo operated mostly without notes and questioned the witnesses in a conversational manner which made it most effective. **
Thank you for everything. I honestly felt like you treated my son like he was your own son, for that I am grateful. I would recommend your services to anyone. Thanks for being so awesome to both of us.
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I had the opportunity to retain Mr. Colarulo for a vehicle accident I encountered. I give him my highest recommendation for anyone in need of an excellent Personal Injury Attorney. Not only does he have an in depth knowledge of the legal field, but he emanates a sense of trust-worthiness that makes you feel secure during the entire process. Mr. Colarulo has the knowledge, drive and enthusiasm that will get the job done for you. He comes highly recommended.
Hi Rich, Well I’m on my way up to college to finish packing my son’s stuff up and to go to his Graduation tomorrow. It’s hard to believe how fast and how slow, at the same time 5 years can go by. I was just thinking of you as I am getting ready to leave and wanted to thank you once again for everything you have done for my son’s future. You are a good and just man. God Bless to you and your family.
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