Recently, a baby sitter was accused of breaking a 3-year-old’s arm after he wet his pants. Would this case qualify for a personal injury lawsuit?
Kid Injured By Babysitter. Can You File A Personal Injury Lawsuit?
Babysitter, 21-year-old Haillee Howell was recently arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse after allegedly breaking a 3-year-old’s arm.
According to the arrest report, Howell was watching the 3-year-old and his brothers, ages 7 and 8. When the mother returned to pick up the three kids, Howell told the mother the child had “wet his pants.” According to the mother, the 3-year-old started crying in the car and began complaining that his arm hurt. She took him to the hospital where X-rays revealed he had two bones broken in his wrist.
Howell denied abusing the boy.
While the babysitter has been charged with aggravated child abuse, this could also classify as a personal injury lawsuit due to the fact that intential harm was caused.
You’ve seen ads on TV, posters on the sides of buses or bus stops, and maybe have even received ads in the mail for personal injury attorneys. But what exactly is a personal injury case? And how can a personal injury attorney help?
Personal Injury Attorney
A personal injury attorney handles any number of things that are “personal injuries,” including: car and bus accidents, elevator accidents, accidents that occur on city streets, bed bugs, dog bites, and construction accidents and wrongful deaths.
A personal injury can be defined as a physical and/or mental injury that occurs because of someone else’s negligence, intentional actions, or strict liability.
Negligence: when another party fails to act with reasonable care. For example: if you suffer physical injuries as the result of a driver rear ending you because they are not paying attention, the injuries could be deemed a personal injury due to negligence.
Intentional Harm: when another person sets out to hurt you. Examples include: battery, assault, and false imprisonment.
Strict Liability: if you are injured by a product (such as a malfunctioning car), anyone involved in the production, distribution, or sale of the defective product can be held responsible.
Working with a Personal Injury Attorney After an Accident
If you or a loved one have been an victim of a personal injury accident, you should immediately contact a personal injury attorney that understands the specific laws around these types of accidents. They will be able to perform a full investigation and build your case. It’s crucial that you work with someone that knows the intricacies of the laws surrounding these types of cases as well as your specific state’s laws. The attorneys at Personal Injury Attorneys PLLC have experience handling personal injury cases such as elevator accidents, automobile accidents, and slip and fall accidents. They will help build a case to ensure you receive everything you need to recover from your specific accident.