New Book Helps Parents Protect The Legal Rights Of Their Children
Seattle Attorney Chris Davis’ 'Little Kids, Big Accidents,' Helps Parents Understand the Settlement & Legal Process Involving Injured Children
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November 17th, 2008, Seattle, WA – Seattle attorney and father, Christopher M. Davis, has authored a new book written to help parents protect the legal rights of their children injured in preventable accidents. The book, Little Kids, Big Accidents, discusses a topic that is every parent’s worst nightmare – what to do when your child has been hurt in an accident. The book is designed to help parents navigate the legal process and discusses cases ranging from playground accidents to medical malpractice, and dog bites to wrongful death.
“As a lawyer, and a father, some of the most tragic and heart-wrenching cases I see are those involving children,” says Davis. “When a child has been seriously injured, the parents are often both angry and sad, sometimes filled with guilt, and basically overwhelmed with the legal and insurance claims process that may ensue.”
Nationally hundreds of thousands of children are injured each year in preventable accidents. For example, the National Center for Statistics and Analysis reports that nearly 250,000 children are injured every year in car accidents. And according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention of the more than 1 million dog bites reported each year approximately 60% involve children.
In Little Kids, Big Accidents, Davis offers basic facts about typical accident claims involving children; defines the legal and settlement process for child injury claims; gives tips on dealing with insurance companies; offers insight into how child injury claims are valued; and discusses common questions and legal issues that are often present in cases involving children, as well as the common pitfalls and traps to avoid. Davis also helps parents understand the pros and cons of hiring an attorney to represent their child.
"Attorneys who genuinely care about their clients and have the necessary expertise are hard to find, but easy to spot,” says San Francisco lawyer Vaughan de Kirby about Davis. “In writing Little Kids, Big Accidents, Mr. Davis leaves no doubt that he is such an attorney.” Mr. de Kirby states, “Armed with experience, knowledge and compassion, Mr. Davis has created a book that will guide parents through the frightening and confusing process of seeking fair redress for their children’s injuries."
Virginia attorney Sandra Rohrstaff said, “This book is the most valuable tool a parent could ask for in the awful event that a child is injured by someone else. It is comprehensive – a real ‘soup to nuts’ look at the process from beginning to end. Here are the questions to ask, the traps to avoid, and the tools to get you and your family through the scariest thing a parent can endure. Every parent who reads this book will be better prepared to help their own child.”
“I wrote this book to create awareness about children and injury accidents so that parents and family members can take appropriate precautions to avoid them,” says Davis. “And to offer some knowledge and comfort to those parents who find themselves in the awful position of having a child who has been seriously injured due to someone’s negligence or carelessness.”
The book is published by Word Association Press and is available for $19.95 at Amazon.com. As a public service to citizens in Washington State, for a limited time, a free copies are available through www.ChildAccidentBook.com.
About Christopher M. Davis
Christopher M. Davis has been a licensed attorney in the state of Washington since 1993 and is the founder of the Davis Law Group, P.S.. He has tried dozens of personal injury cases to verdict and has successfully handled and resolved hundreds of accident claims, many of which involve children. Mr. Davis has been recognized as a “Rising Star Attorney” and a “Super Lawyer” in consecutive years by the legal publication Washington Law & Politics. He has also been listed by WLP in ‘Who’s Who in Personal Injury Law’ (The top 40 PI attorneys in Washington). In 2007, Mr. Davis was appointed to the Board of Governors of the Washington State Trial Lawyers Association. In 2008, Mr. Davis was recognized as a lawyer in the “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in Washington State” by the American Trial Lawyers Association. You can learn more about Chris Davis and the Davis Law Group by visiting www.DavisLawGroupSeattle.com.
Paperback: 103 pages
Publisher: Word Association Publishers
Davis Law Group, P.S.
2101 Fourth Avenue, Suite 630
Seattle, WA 98121