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Boston Child Injury Lawyer

Thousands of children suffer from severe, life-threatening injuries across the United States every year. From motor vehicle collisions to slip-and-falls, children are especially vulnerable to these injuries. Many suffer from life-altering complications following the accident, while others do not survive their injuries.

If your child has suffered severe injuries due to another person’s negligence or carelessness, the Boston child injury attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers can represent you in your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit. Initial consultations are free and can be scheduled by calling us at 617-391-9001 or filling out our contact form

Why Choose Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers

Boston clients choose Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers for our open communication, high success rate, and experience litigating multiple types of personal injury cases. Additionally, clients enjoy the following associated benefits: 

  • Our firm operates on a contingency fee basis. We do not collect legal fees unless we secure a settlement on your behalf. If you do receive a settlement, we will receive a fixed percentage of the final amount as payment.
  • Our firm has a proven track record and high success rate of securing optimal settlements on our clients’ behalf. Over our years of operation, our attorneys have recovered over $30 million for our clients.
  • Our Boston personal injury attorneys practice open communication with our clients every step of the way. From consultation to the settlement, a Boston child injury attorney will keep you updated on the status of your case and prepare you for any upcoming negotiations or trial dates.

Our goal is to make your life easier and get you the compensation you deserve. We work behind the scenes to gather the evidence and build your case while you focus your time and energy on healing. 

Child Injury Statistics in the United States

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), injuries are the leading cause of death for children under the age of 19. Burns, drowning, car accidents and falls are among some of the top causes of child injuries. The Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital at Stanford University provides the following statistics on child injuries:

  • Approximately 12,000 children between the ages of 1 and 19 die from accidental injuries each year in the United States.
  • Annually, 100 children die in bicycle accidents and 254,000 more suffer injuries.
  • Approximately 2,000 children under the age of 14 die as the result of an unintentional injury at home.

If your child has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, a personal injury lawyer can help. 

Common Causes of Child Injuries

The National Institute of Child Health and Human Development published the most common causes of pediatric injury to children across the United States. Many of these are unavoidable, though some are caused by other’s negligence. Certain types of accidents are more common than others, and include: 

Car Collisions

Injuries from motor vehicle accidents are among the top causes of injury death in children. Hospitals treat approximately 150 children every hour for serious injuries from car collisions. If your motor vehicle is struck and your child is injured due to their negligent behavior, you have the right to damages for your child’s medical bills and any other injuries sustained, physical or emotional. 


Injuries from falls are common among children between the ages of 0 and 19. Usually, these injuries are not fatal. However, nearly 8,000 children visit hospitals to treat fall injuries every day. Examples in which a personal injury lawyer can assist you would be if your child fell due to an uneven sidewalk or even an icy patch in a parking lot. 

Property owners are expected to keep up a certain amount of maintenance to ensure the public’s safety. If they fail to adhere to this, you are within your right to file a claim. 


Most fatal injuries in children between the ages of 1 and 4 come from drowning. Approximately three children per day die from drowning. There are certain precautions that may be taken to help prevent drowning, such as infant swimming lessons, and also having an adult supervise any time children enter a swimming pool. However, sometimes the child is not swimming at the time of drowning, and has just fallen due to an unprotected pool or unguarded surface. 


Two children die from poisoning every day and 300 children visit emergency rooms for poisoning injuries. Common poisons include medicine, cleaners, and other household chemicals. 

Daycares and schools should not allow children to access anything that could potentially lead to ingestion and poisoning. If a dangerous cleaner or chemical is left within the child’s reach, and they are unsupervised, a personal injury attorney can help navigate filing a claim. 

Have a Boston Child Injury Lawyer Help File Your Claim Today

Filing a personal injury or wrongful death lawsuit on behalf of a child requires knowledge of Massachusetts personal injury law and the ability to determine liability in complex cases. To best represent your child injury case, retain the services of a Boston child injury attorney at Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers.

Our lawyers, such as managing partners Peter M. Merrigan and J. Tucker Merrigan, have years of experience and recognition from major outlets such as BestLawyers and Super Lawyers. Contact our team today at 617-391-9001 or use our contact form to schedule your free consultation with Sweeney Merrigan Personal Injury Lawyers.

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Attorneys at Sweeney Merrigan Law, LLP have been recognized and honored by several of the top legal associations, including SuperLawyers, National Trial Lawyers Association, and Best Lawyers.

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