Can a child be comparatively negligent? Watch the video below for a discussion. The full transcript is available below.
00:01 in almost every child injury case
00:03 the question is always raised was the
00:05 child negligent
00:06 well under florida law children six
00:09 years and younger
00:10 cannot be considered to be negligent
00:12 what does this mean
00:13 if the child was six or younger and went
00:16 into an area they shouldn’t have gone
00:18 touch something they shouldn’t have
00:20 shouldn’t have touched or did something
00:22 else that caused or led to their injury
00:24 they cannot be blamed for the accident
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, unintentional injury is the leading cause of death for children in the United States. Unintentional injuries include burns, car accidents, drowning, and falls. Indeed, child injuries happen with great frequency.