If your child has been injured as a result of someone’s carelessness or malfeasance, turn to the Queens children’s accident lawyers at The Cassisi Law Firm for a free consultation.



Pedestrian Accident

$1.1 Million

Our client was injured in a pedestrian accident.

Car Accident


Our client was injured while being a passenger in a car that was struck.

Slip & Fall


Our client was injured in a slip and fall accident.

Construction Accident


Our client was injured after being involved in a forklift accident.

Construction Accident


Our client was injured in a construction accident at a housing development.


Get Your Child the Resources They Need to Recover

Children are naturally inquisitive, active, and curious. As a result, not every injury to a child can be avoided—they are bound to get bruises, cuts, scrapes, bumped heads, and maybe even a broken bone now and then. But sometimes a child becomes injured as a consequence of adults failing to take the appropriate amount of care. We have helped numerous personal injury clients recover damages for injuries caused by the negligence of others, and we have particular experience assisting children who have been injured through negligence.

Call us at 718-441-5050 today. Our attorneys are always available to answer your questions.

Childhood Accidents and Injuries

Under the law, every person owes a duty to everyone else to refrain from conduct that creates an unreasonable risk of harm to others, including children. When an individual breaches this duty, and the breach results in an injury to a child, the parent or guardian of the child has a right to sue on the child’s behalf to recover damages for the injury in a negligence suit.

Children have special vulnerabilities. Most young children lack the awareness to recognize serious risks, and also often lack the ability to deal with dangerous situations either physically or intellectually. For example, a child who does not know how to swim bears a much higher risk of drowning in an unfenced swimming pool, and few children know how to deal with an aggressive animal.

By far, the leading cause of accidental injury or death for minors (children up to 18 years) is from car accidents.

However, common injuries to children also come about from:

  • School bus accidents;
  • Falling off of playground equipment;
  • Ingesting toxic household products, such as medicine, cleaning fluids, or cosmetics;
  • Burns from stoves, ovens, hair curlers, or boiling water;
  • Defective or dangerous products, including toys or baby items;
  • Dog bites
  • Abuse by a teacher, coach, or caregiver.

Choose an Attorney with Experience in the Special Considerations of Children’s Injury Cases

There are many special considerations involved in lawsuits involving injuries to children. First and foremost, the law does not allow a minor to sue directly on his or her own behalf. And when a parent or guardian pursues a lawsuit on a child’s behalf, the child may not later sue for the same injury when he or she grows up, even if the parent or guardian failed to obtain all the damages to which the child may have been entitled.

In addition, specific legal rules apply in child injury cases that greatly affect whether a given defendant can even be held liable. For example, many jurisdictions apply what is known as the “attractive nuisance” doctrine, which essentially creates for children an exception to the rule that trespassers on land may not sue the landowner for any injury they sustain while unlawfully on the property. The reasoning is that certain dangerous properties or structures, such as swimming pools, are considered to be inherently attractive to children. The result is that any property owner who knows or should know that children are likely to be in the vicinity is responsible for taking extra measures to prevent injuries to those children, by putting up fences, signs, or other relevant protections. An attorney with experience representing injured children can help you determine the extent to which this rule may apply to your case under New York law.

Further, even when a child suffers the same injury as an adult, it will often affect the child in a very different way, particularly when you take into account the long-term impacts. Because there are no second chances, it is critical to work with a personal injury attorney who has extensive and comprehensive experience handling cases involving children.

For a Childhood Injury, Consult The Cassisi Law Firm

Because of these special considerations, when a child is injured, you need to consult an attorney who understands the special concerns that affect childhood injury cases. Our child injury attorneys in Queens have represented many minors and their families from Queens, Brooklyn, and the Bronx in personal injury lawsuits.

If you would like a free consultation to find out how we may be able to help you, contact us at 718-441-5050 or use our online contact form.


Real People, Real Stories

The best of the best! I truly don’t know what I would do without the advice and guidance of John Cassisi and his law firm. I trust them implicitly and time and time again they have come through for my family and I and have helped us tremendously. I am forever grateful for everything they have done for us. If you need a firm you can trust that yields successful top notch results, look no further.

– Harriet D

The Cassisi Law Firm is a highly professional caring Lawfirm. My entire family has been clients of John Cassisi for over twentyfive years. He has become part of my family in many ways. I would recommend his firm to anyone and have. John Cassini always has his clients best interests at heart. Sincerely, The Adolino Family.

– Craig Adolino

My experience with TCLF was nothing but positive. My case was given individualized attention and Mr. Cassisi and his staff were extremely kind. When going through an already difficult time, knowing that my case was being handled by an attorney I could trust had my best interest in mind was very comforting.

– Latchmee Ramnarine

After a traffic accident it’s hard to know what to do or where to turn. I am so thankful for this law firm for their diligence and excellent consultation. The entire staff and professional lawyers came to my aid and helped me to navigate these dangerous waters of accident recovery and litigation. If you want top level service and the outcome you deserve these are the lawyers for you. They’re the best period.

– Askia Richen