Child injured on playground | Kansas City Child Injury LawyerWho Is Liable in a Child Injury Case?


Any individual directly responsible for causing a child’s injury may be held liable, including drivers of cars, trucks, buses, or bicycles, caregivers who failed to uphold their duty of care, or individuals who committed an act of abuse or neglect.

Property Owners

If a child’s injury occurred on private property, such as a slip and fall in a store, the property owner could be held liable if they failed to maintain safe premises.

Schools or Daycare Centers

Schools and daycare centers have a special obligation to provide a safe environment for children. These institutions could be held liable if a child’s injury resulted from inadequate supervision, unsafe premises, or a failure to address bullying.


If a child’s injury resulted from a defective product, the manufacturer could be held liable due to design flaws, defects, or inadequate safety warnings.

Healthcare Providers

In cases of medical malpractice involving a child, hospitals and healthcare providers could be held liable for negligence.

Animal Owners

If a child’s injury was caused by an animal, such as a dog bite, the animal’s owner may be held liable for failure to properly restrain or control the animal.

What Damages Can Be Claimed in a Child Injury Case?

  • Past and Future Medical Expenses: Coverage for medical treatments, surgeries, therapies, and ongoing care for the life of your child.
  • Pain and Suffering: Compensation for the physical pain, emotional distress your child has suffered, as well as their and diminished quality of life.
  • Lost Income: Reimbursement for income lost due to injury-related disabilities or caregiving responsibilities.
  • Disability: Funding for accommodations to support individuals with permanent disabilities.
  • Emotional Trauma and Distress: Compensation for the psychological and emotional impact of birth injuries on both your child and family.
Spencer Eisenmenger
Helping Kansas City area medical malpractice, product liability, birth injury and personal injury clients.