Childhood is about innocence, friends, games, bicycles, swimming, and fun with grandma and grandpa and Mom and Dad.
Childhood memories are filled with fondness and nostalgia. Unfortunately, memories of childhood for an ever increasing number of children are instead filled with physical and emotional pain and suffering. Dangers of all of kinds present an almost unimaginable level of threats to a safe and sound childhood. Among these risks are motor vehicle collisions, pedestrian and bike accidents due to drivers oblivious to the safety of children, shaken baby syndrome, burns due to unsafe products, inattentive or abusive adults and caretakers, animal and dog bites and attacks, fires in the home, scaldings due to unsafe hot water heaters, pools not being properly maintained, unsafe windows, dangerous toys, faulty child products, defective or failing car seat, guns and household chemicals not locked up, as well as many others. Children are vulnerable and highly reliant upon parents and caretakers, but sadly end up victims of stressed, intolerant, and reckless adults. Tragically, infants and toddlers suffer multiple forms of neglect, trauma, and abuse, physical, emotional, and sexual, resulting in, cerebral palsy, burns, brain injury, and much more.
Cases of Child Abuse and Neglect Are All to Common
Three million child abuse and neglect cases are reported every year, causing 2,000 deaths. In 2008, the Child Abuse and Neglect Hotline in Missouri received more than 50,000 reports of child abuse and neglect involving more than 75,000. Kansas child abuse and neglect figures are equally tragic, with tens of thousands of cases reported each year as well.
Child neglect and abuse victims often suffer physical, emotional, and psychological injuries that can take many years to recover from and are sometimes permanent. Abuse can lead to abuse as well, with some of these children growing up and continuing the cycle of violence.
What Are The Legal Rights and Options Of an Inured or Abused Child?
At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, we have been fighting for the rights of victims including children suffering due to injury, neglect and abuse for more than 15 years. We select cases in which we our experience can make the most impact, and as a result we are able to provide close personal attention and significant resources to those children and families that we choose to accept.
We represent injured children in a wide variety of case types, including:
- Bicycle Accidents
- Car Accidents
- Cerebral Palsy
- Child Abuse
- Child Injuries
- Daycare Injuries
- Dog Bites
- Foster Care Abuse
- School Injuries
- Shaken Baby Syndrome
- Spinal Cord Injury
- Traumatic Brain Injuries
- Wrongful Death
25% Of Child Injury Attorneys’ Fees Are Donated to Charity
At Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys, twenty-five percent (25%) of our attorneys fees are donated to the referrer's charity of choice whenever a case is referred by a professional such as a doctor, nurse, physical or occupational therapist, psychiatrist or psychologist, neuropsychologist, social worker, case manager, teacher, or administrator. Kansas City Accident Injury Attorneys is proud to offer contingency fee contracts which means that there is no cost to you for contacting or hiring us on a child's behalf. Cases can be referred to Roswold Law Firm from the injured, abused or deceased child's family member, judges or lawyers in the child justice system, a guardian or conservator of the child, or any professional or other person who is concerned about the welfare of a child.
We’re Here to Help You in Your Time of Need
James Roswold is dedicated to bettering the lives of Missouri and Kansas children whose quality of life have been harmed by neglect, abuse, injury, and death. He and members of his firm created the Roswold Foundation For Injured Children, dedicated solely to this purpose.
Our attorneys are experienced in all manner of personal injury cases, and are dedicated to serving injured children throughout Kansas City and beyond. We are proud to have played a major part in obtaining a nationwide record award in a case involving child injury. We encourage you to contact us with any questions you have about your child injury or child abuse situation. Please contact us or call us at 816-471-5111 to talk about your case for no cost or obligation. We want to help!