Child Injuries

Child Injuries

If your child has been injured, contact an experienced Massachusetts child injury lawyer at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. of Cambridge and Quincy. Our lawyers have over 20 years of experience obtaining just compensation for children and families.

When your child or a young family member is seriously injured or killed, life changes. You are fearful, have many questions and want to act immediately to protect your family's best interests now and in the future.

There are sensitive issues that must be promptly addressed. You need to determine how the child will obtain the medical care he needs. Over the long term, you must consider the cost of medical care and what opportunities your child may lose as a result of the accident. While these issues may seem far away, you must also consider that your child may not be able to fully attend college or participate in the career of his choice.

You may face a statute of limitation on how long you have to file a claim. Contact us today to preserve your full rights. Call us today at 617-225-2100 or use our online form.

Types Of Accidents Affecting Children
  • Motor vehicle accidents: Car accidents are the most common cause of accidental death among children. They also result in many serious injuries, including permanent disabilities such as paralysis or head injury.
  • Traumatic brain injury: Traumatic brain injury is a contributing factor in one-third of all injury-related deaths in this country. Children ages 0 to 4, teenagers age 15 to 19 and adults 65 and older are most at risk for sustaining traumatic brain injury in accidents.
  • School bus accidents: Parents expect their children will be safe riding the bus to school, but there are hazards when bus drivers fail to follow safety protocol or other drivers on the road are negligent. Most school buses in Massachusetts do not provide seat belts to prepare for collision. In addition to school bus accidents, students can suffer injuries from lack of supervision and when boarding and departing the bus.
  • Dog bites: Young children are the most frequent victims of dog bites. A bite can leave a child with permanent scarring, disfigurement and require multiple surgical procedures, while causing severe emotional trauma.
  • Lead-based paint: Many older homes and apartment buildings have lead-based paint. Lead-based paint is hazardous to both children and adults. In children, it can cause irreversible brain damage and impair mental and physical development.
  • Medical malpractice and birth injuries: Birth injuries are caused by negligent medical care before, during and after birth. Birth injuries can also occur when an expecting mother takes a prescription medication and is not fully informed of how it can affect her child. In these cases, pharmaceutical manufacturers may be held liable for not providing proper warning.
  • Sports injuries: Children and teenagers in the United States suffer about 3.5 million sports injuries each year. Brain injuries are the leading cause of sports-related death in children. About 60 percent of these personal injuries occur during practice.
  • School bullying: Awareness is increasing in Massachusetts about the long-term effects of bullying on students. Massachusetts has recently implemented laws criminalizing bullying, but there may also be additional protection and compensation for victims through the civil courts
  • Daycare: The state has special regulations for daycare facilities. When providers fail to meet these requirements, they may face state penalties, criminal action and be held liable in civil court, especially if a child is injured. A daycare facility has a responsibility to hire competent staff and provide them adequate training, maintain staff levels and keep a safe and secure facility. Daycare owners and operators may be held liable in cases of physical or sexual abuse of a child, falls, a child wandering away from the facility into traffic and other accidents that result from their negligence.
Speak To A Greater Boston Child Injury Lawyer Today

The Massachusetts child injury lawyers at Bellotti Law Group, P.C. are experienced at advocating for injured children and teenagers. Massachusetts laws protecting children are distinct from adults. If your child has been injured or killed, contact an attorney who specializes in child personal injury cases. At Bellotti Law Group, we pride ourselves in partnering closely with clients and working to understand their individual concerns. Call us today at 617-225-2100 or use our online form.

Client Reviews
I just want to thank Attorneys Peter Bellotti and Karen Nadeau. I was injured in a car accident in 2011 and really appreciate the care and attention they gave my case. I highly recommend anyone who has been injured to contact Peter and Karen at Bellotti Law Group. Honestly, the whole law firm goes above and beyond… You won’t be disappointed by calling Peter and Karen at Bellotti Law Group.
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I’ve known the attorneys at Bellotti Law Group for over 10 years… I have highly recommended them to family and friends for many years and everyone was exceptionally pleased with the firm… A few years ago, I was facing my own injury after a serious car accident on Route 495 in my SUV and didn’t hesitate to call Attorneys Peter Bellotti and Karen Nadeau at Bellotti Law Group… The settlement was very substantial and my wife and I were very grateful we went with Bellotti Law Group.
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My experience with Attorney Karen Nadeau (a fantastic attorney) and her colleagues at the Bellotti Law Group was exceptional and greatly exceeded my expectations. After I was injured on an amusement park ride while on vacation with my husband and children, I felt overwhelmed… In the end, the final settlement was much larger than I anticipated. The peace of mind and security that Karen provided meant a lot to me. I highly recommend her firm for their professional, compassionate, and proactive standards.
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We went to Bellotti Law for help with a car injury to a pedestrian in a hospital parking garage. Peter and Karen are very low-key and calm, but know well how the system works and got us an excellent setlement through persistence, and helping us to track the effects of the injury and its future potential effects. They made a very strong case, and held out for a great settlement… I highly recommend them for their calm persistence, intelligence and experience in personal injury cases.
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I found this law firm by doing a Google search for personal injury. I spoke to them and they took my case, they were very attentive and accomadating. As my case was winding down there was constant communication I never felt that I had to call and check on anything. I had a wonderful experience.
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