Coral Springs Personal Injury Lawyer Comments on Truck Accident that Injured Baby

May 18, 2011
By Ryan Hutson, Esq. on May 18, 2011 10:34 AM | | Comments (0)

A baby boy in Palm Beach County suffered personal injuries and was taken to the hospital after he was run over by his grandfather's pickup truck last Thursday. The 20-month-old toddler suffered a broken pelvis and is in stable condition.

It is a difficult state of affairs when a family member has to face such a tragedy. Thankfully the child survived. Unfortunately, there are far too many instances where children are inadvertently backed over by family members who, for whatever reason, are not aware that young children are in their vicinity. Sometimes the rear view cameras available on more expensive vehicles can prevent these incidents, but there have been cases where the child was even too small to be seen by the rearview camera.

Some similar stories have made headlines this year in Florida, but with more tragic consequences. Earlier in May, another 20-month-old boy was run over in the driveway of the family's home. The baby's father accidentally ran over him, causing injuries that led to the baby's death. In January, a 4-year-old girl died after being run over by her mother.

If the child does not live in the same household as the person who backed over them, even if that person is a relative, the family can collect for the injuries that that child has sustained as a result. These are very sensitive cases, of course, as pursuing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit against a family member is not an easy decision.

Our Coral Springs personal injury lawyers handle accident and injury cases in Broward, Palm Beach and Dade Counties. Coral Springs is located in West Broward County, surrounded by the cities of Parkland, Margate, Tamarac, and North Lauderdale, 15 min. from Palm Beach County, and 25 min. from Miami-Dade County. Contact us for a free consultation at 954-255-7000 or toll-free at 1-877-853-7466.

Ryan Hutson, Esq. is a Coral Springs accident and injury lawyer at Law Offices Cytryn and Velazquez, P.A. The firm's founder, Dan Irving Cytryn, is a Board Certified personal injury lawyer handling personal injury cases including wrongful death, auto accidents and product liability in Coral Springs and the surrounding areas for 30 years. He has received a 10.0 rating on Avvo, a lawyer rating service, which is the highest rating given for a lawyer. He is also rated the highest ability and ethics rating, "AV", by Martindale Hubbell, a company rating lawyers for more than 100 years.

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