Hollywood Premises Liability Attorneys Dell & Schaefer Settle Case for $100,000 Despite Lack of Witnesses
When your child is injured in an accident with no witnesses, you may initially fear that you won’t be able to pursue a personal injury case. After all, if nobody saw the accident, you may wonder how you’ll be able to prove the accident happened at all.
Nevertheless, if your child is involved in an accident with no witnesses, do not automatically assume a case will be impossible. A child can serve as a competent witness in a personal injury case. The below story illustrates the point.
Hollywood Premises Liability Accident Leads to Broken Leg
Our client was a minor child. At the time of his accident, our client was located at his day care facility. At the time he sustained his injuries, our client was playing in the playground of the day-care. Although there were over 20 children located in the playground, there were only three supervising adults.
Although nobody witnessed the incident, our client later told his parents that the accident occurred when he was running across the playground in a race with another boy. At some point, our client collided with a pole located in the playground and badly injured his leg.
After the accident, our client was taken to a nearby hospital emergency room. Doctors in the emergency room took x-rays of our client’s leg. The x-rays revealed that our client had fractured his leg. Our client was placed in a cast and discharged to go home.
After a couple of weeks, it didn’t appear that our client’s injury was getting better. At a follow-up appointment with an orthopedic surgeon in the area, it was determined that our client’s fracture wasn’t healing properly. The orthopedic surgeon concluded that surgery would be necessary. The procedure was scheduled and ultimately performed on our client’s leg.
Hollywood Premises Liability Law Firm Dell & Schaefer Settles Case for $100,000
Following the surgery, our client’s family initially worried that they wouldn’t be able to pursue a lawsuit. After all, there were no witnesses to their son’s accident. Without witnesses, our client’s family worried, there would be no way to prove the case.
Nevertheless, our client’s family fortunately hired the Hollywood Premises Liability Lawyers at Dell & Schaefer. We argued that the day-care was negligent in not hiring enough adult supervisors to watch the children while they played. Although there were over twenty children playing in the playground at the time of our client’s fall, there were only three supervisors. This simply was not enough, and the lack of adequate supervisors caused our client’s accident and injuries.
We also argued that our client was an extremely active boy before the accident. In fact, our client participated in several sports activities through his school. After the accident, he could no longer participate in these things. Our client actually missed a whole year of sports. It was very difficult for our client to watch his older brothers continue to play sports as he recuperated from his injuries.
These arguments allowed us to settle our client’s case for $100,000. Our client’s family was very satisfied with the result. Although the family initially feared that a case may not even be possible, their son now had a $100,000 settlement.
If your child is injured in an accident involving no witnesses, do not automatically assume that you won’t be able to pursue a case. Contact the Hollywood Premises Liability Lawyers at Dell & Schaefer, and we will get you the compensation you deserve.