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Injuries to Children

California Firm Handles Cases Involving Children’s Injuries   

Determined attorneys work to hold schools, daycares and other parties accountable

Incidents where children are seriously injured can cause long-term physical and emotional harm. When injuries are due to negligence or abuse, the individuals and organizations responsible for the young victims’ welfare should be held legally accountable. At Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C., we advise parents whose children have been hurt at schools, daycare facilities, playgrounds and elsewhere about pursuing claims for compensation. You can rely on our attorneys’ experience successfully representing clients like you throughout California. From offices in Sacramento and four other locations, we will passionately seek justice for your child. 

How injuries resulting in legal claims happen to young people

Injuries to children that trigger legal claims happen in various ways. Factors frequently associated with these cases include the following: 

  • Negligent supervision — When you drop your child at daycare, school or an extracurricular activity, you trust that they will be carefully monitored to keep them safe. However, teachers, playground supervisors, coaches and childcare providers often have moments of inattention that result in accidents and serious injuries. We will investigate to determine if negligent supervision was a factor in your child’s injuries.  
  • Unsafe premises — Buildings and grounds with open, unmarked safety hazards can be highly dangerous for active children. Spilled liquids, uneven flooring surfaces, clutter in hallways and a lack of childproofing increase the likelihood of an accident. 
  • Hazardous equipment — Playground and sporting equipment that is poorly made or not properly maintained might fail, causing an injury. If a party responsible for maintenance or an equipment manufacturer contributed to injuries through their negligence, they can be held liable.  
  • Abuse and neglect — Individuals at schools and institutions who abuse or neglect children can be sued in a civil action for financial compensation. They can also be criminally prosecuted. The institutions they work for may also be civilly liable for failing to screen job applicants or monitor employees properly. Teachers, coaches, camp administrators and other parties at organizations involving children who knew abuse or neglect was happening and fail to report it are subject to criminal charges under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act.  

Regardless of the specific circumstances, if your child was hurt due to negligence or abuse, our personal injury attorneys will work diligently to hold the at-fault parties civilly liable. 

Common types of accidents and injuries

There are multiple ways kids can be injured when adult supervisors act negligently. Some particular medical problems that affect young people include the following: 

  • Sports injuries due to poor coaching methods
  • Head injuries or broken bones from slips and falls or falls from broken playground equipment
  • Crush injuries from climbing on unsecured furniture at a school or daycare center
  • Injuries in school bus accidents because of driver error or poor bus maintenance
  • Strangulation from dangling blind cords at childcare facilities

These are just a handful of examples of serious injuries. We will carefully examine how your child was hurt to establish who was at fault.  

Duty of care to protect the safety of children

Institutions and organizations serving children have a duty to take specific safety measures to protect the kids under their supervision. Schools, daycares, sports clubs, summer camps and other organizations are all bound by that duty. When they fail to do so, you have the right to pursue a legal remedy. You could get payment for doctor bills, pain and suffering and other damages. We will advise you about your legal options and help you determine the potential value of your case.  

Contact our child injury lawyers in California for a free consultation

Our lawyers at Mastagni Holstedt, A.P.C. advocate for parents in legal claims when schools and other organizations do not keep their children safe from injuries caused by negligence and abuse. Call us at  or contact us online schedule a free consultation with one of our child injury attorneys. Our offices are in in Sacramento, Rancho Cucamonga, San Mateo, Inglewood and Pleasanton. 

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1912 I Street
Sacramento, CA 95811
Phone: 916-446-4692
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9327 Fairway View Place, Suite 304
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730
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Pleasanton, California 94588
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Inglewood, California 90304
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Redwood City, CA 94063
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