The one-stop reference for child injuries in litigation.
This book is packed with everything you need to know about child injuries. Injuries occur with car seats, cribs, toys, playground equipment and more. Was the manufacturer at fault for not properly labeling its toys? Was the playground equipment properly installed--at the park or in the child's backyard--with the proper surface underneath? Did the manufacturer anticipate the ways in which their products would be used? A great many factors influence a child's injury, and some children's injuries are preventable.
If you are a lawyer, a childcare provider, an insurance investigator, a member of the police, or even a parent, this book will open your eyes to many issues of safety that often go unnoticed. Case examples and news stories illustrate the unnoticed hazards throughout a home, school, or other parts of a child's daily routine, and how those hazards finally caused injury. Learn about these potential hazards, and how to deal with them.
You'll learn about the standards for labeling products, installing equipment, and the role of self-regulation and government regulation in these standards. You'll be introduced to the agencies which set the standards that protect our children. You'll be shown the pertinent laws and case studies that deal with the issues presented in this book. Each chapter is a well-rounded discussion of its topic, and you'll want this information in any litigation involving children and injuries.
Beyond this, you'll learn from economists how earning capacity and damages can be calculated for a child who has been permanently impaired. They explain the factors that they consider when presented with an injured child's future earnings. You'll learn how this can affect the rest of the family financially, and how one can litigate the case to recover some of the sustained damages. If your case work deals with injured children in any capacity, you should own this important reference