According to the CDC child injury report 2000-2006, for children less than 1 year of age, two-thirds of injury deaths were due to suffocation. Drowning was the leading cause of injury death for those 1 to 4 years of age. For children 5 to 19 years of age, the most injury deaths were due to being an occupant in a motor vehicle traffic crash.A Waterbury Connecticut car accident can be tragic for your family. The most devastating is that it has been caused by the negligence of another driver. Prior to the jury getting your Waterbury child injury case, the judge will have to instruct the jury on how to apply the law to the facts of your case. The way in which the judge does this is to “charge” the jury. The judge might give the following jury charge as it relates to the issue of causation in your child’s injury case:
Proximate Cause – Foreseeable Risk. To prove that an injury is a reasonably foreseeable consequence of negligent conduct, a plaintiff need not prove that the defendant actually foresaw or should have foreseen the extent of the harm suffered or the manner in which it occurred. Instead, the plaintiff must prove that it is a harm of the same general nature as that which a reasonably prudent person in the defendant’s position should have anticipated, in view of what the defendant knew or should have known at the time of the negligent conduct.
After your Waterbury child injury car accident , it is important that you get accurate and prompt legal advice. You need answers to your important questions so you take the necessary steps to develop your case. Injured parties call the Waterbury child injury lawyers at Hastings, Cohan, and Walsh with many legal questions and accident related issues, which is why we wrote the book “The Crash Course on Personal Injury Claims in Connecticut”. Contact us today at www.hcwlaw.com or call us toll free at (888) 842-8466 to get a FREE copy of our book. You have questions, we have the answers. Do not speak to anyone from the insurance company, do not hire an attorney and do not sign any papers until you read our free book. Don’t delay. Get the information you need today.