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Child Injuries

Child Injury Attorney in Phoenix, AZ

According to the Center for Disease Control, unintentional injuries are the leading cause of death among children in the United States. Children’s injuries are one of the most under-recognized public health problems in the country.  If you have a child that has been seriously injured or died as a result of the negligent actions of someone else, contact an experienced Wattel & York Phoenix, AZ child injury attorney and or a wrongful death lawyer in Phoenix, AZ for legal counsel. A substantially larger number of children suffer nonfatal injuries. The data indicates the following:

  • Nonfatal injuries:
  • 9.2 million children annually went to an emergency department for an unintentional injury
  • Males had a higher rate of injuries than females from the ages of 1 to 19
  • The leading cause of injuries were slip and falls – approximately 2.8 million emergency room visits
  • There are a specific few primary causes that resulted in the majority of nonfatal injuries:

1. Falls – all ages groups under 15

2. Struck by or against an object and animal bites, dog bites or insect strings – children 0 – 9

3. Struck by an object and overexertion – children 10 to 14

4. Struck by or against an object, falls, motor vehicle occupant accidents – 15 to 19

If your child or a child you love and take care of was injured as a result of another’s negligent actions, unsafe home or environment, or for any other reason, you may seek monetary compensation in a personal injury lawsuit. Wattel & York, one of the country’s premier law firms, have settled or successfully tried more than 13,000 cases. With over 40 years of combined experience, Phoenix personal injury lawyers know how to get you compensation that you deserve.


The Health Day news for Healthier Living indicates that there was an average of 12,175 children, from ages 0 to 9, that died each year in the U.S. from an unintentional injury:

  • The death rate for males was nearly twice as much the rate as females
  • Males also had a higher injury rate
  • Injuries due to transportation were the leading cause of death for children:
  • 1. Occupants of motor vehicles in traffic
  • 2. Pedal cyclist deaths
  • Motor vehicle traffic accidents-related deaths were the leading cause
  • Other causes: suffocation (less than 1 year old), drowning (1 to 4 years old), occupant in motor vehicle traffic crash (5 to 19 years old)
  • Poisoning was another frequent cause of death

If you have lost a child to death as a result of the negligence of someone else, or if your child’s death was the result of the negligence of someone else, do not hesitate to contact our Wattel & York Phoenix, AZ child injury attorney ASAP.


The Arizona based child injury attorneys at Wattel & York offer a complimentary consultation to discuss your case. There are no legal fees unless we win your case. Wattel & York serves clients in Phoenix, Chandler, Glendale, Tucson, Yuma and throughout the Arizona. We also have offices in California and Washington. To schedule your free consultationcontact us at 877-333-9545 or fill out the convenient form on the website.

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“Amazing people, they had my claim for about a week before they were able to get my truck totaled out. Otherwise I would have been stuck with a truck that had heavy front end damage if they hadn’t stepped in to help me. I tried to deal with my insurance company myself for over a month and that got me nowhere, all I got was a massive headache and a messed up truck. They are very professional and act quickly on your claim. I highly recommend them to anyone who is looking for help.”

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“I was in an accident and decided to call Wattel and York. After months of going to a Chiropractor, I finally felt better. When it came time for settlement, the insurance company was making an offer I wanted to accept, Mr. Wattel advised against it and felt the insurance company was shortchanging me. He recommended I file a lawsuit and that will get them to cave. Well, Dave filed suit, and sure enough, the insurance company increased their offer by $4,000! I am very satisfied with how my case was handled.”

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“Wattel & York were flat out outstanding with my personal injury case. They made the process painless and kept in constant communication throughout the entire time. Any questions I might’ve had were promptly answered and detail oriented. They gave me crucial advice that I would’ve otherwise not been aware of. I couldn’t have asked for more from them. Put your trust in these guys, you won’t be disappointed. Thanks Wattel & York.”

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“Thank you so much for all your hard work on our behalf! Thinking I could handle it on my own, I was originally reluctant to take my accident claim to an attorney. But I am SO glad I called you instead. Your people were always helpful, pleasant and responsive at every step along the way. You represented us with honesty and integrity and made a traumatic experience as painless as it could be. And best of all, you helped us get a settlement that was fair and far more than I could ever have negotiated on my own! I highly recommend Wattel &York to anyone who has suffered a personal injury.”

Cathy M.

“I was the passenger in a vehicle that was 'T- Boned' at an intersection in 2014. The issues of responsibility and recovery became a difficult and convoluted confusion. I really needed help. This Team at Wattel and York walked me patiently and encouragingly through difficult months, sorting through issues and finally arriving at a satisfactory conclusion. I especially want to name two great and encouraging "warriors" of Wattel and York who directed me along the way..Brian Torba and Melissa Patterson..to them and the whole team I say "Thank You" with heart felt gratitude. Sincerely, God Bless You.”

Robert G.

“Honesty. Integrity. Transparency. Partnership. Wattel & York brought all of these qualities and more to my accident case. I'd love to thank all of the team members who helped me with the process: David Guzman, who conducted the initial interview in my home, Aly Shomar-Esparza, who seamlessly guided me through paperwork and filings, Debbie Harrach, who conducted final review, paperwork revisions and scheduling, and Thomas Grisoni, who counseled me before and attended my deposition. I never felt alone during the arduous process and always knew there was a professional team looking out for my best interest. I highly recommend Wattel & York if you are unfortunately involved in an accident that was not your fault.”

Russ W.

“I was a passenger in a car that got t-boned a few years ago and got a huge gash. I didn't know a lot about lawyers, so I basically just picked one on the flip of a coin. I called Wattel and York and they explained everything, I went into the office and filled out paperwork. Got treatment on my gash over the time I worked with them, glad I did as it opened back up a couple times and bled. They did really good, got me the maximum amount of money, and made sure I was well taken care of. I was updated from time to time so that was good. The only thing I might change is I never got to thank or talk to my lawyer. I think it was because I was already used to dealing with the lady at their Glendale office so they just kept her as my point of contact. So it's okay, I'll thank them with a good review. The last thing I could say about them is months after I thought my case was over they called me and said they had another check for me for a few hundred dollars. Apparently, they negotiated with the hospital I went to after the accident. It was a nice surprise and shows they really had my interests in mind.”

Trent B.

“Wattel & York has been great for me in the past few years. I was involved in a really bad accident while I was on Active Duty in Yuma, Arizona and they have been patient with me every step of the way through a very long process. I would recommend them to anyone thank you for all your help.”

Levy G.

“Appreciate David taking the time to speak with me. He was most kind. From the front line with the receptionist, to him, the firm was a class act all the way around.”

Claire B.

“Dave Wattel represented me and my son on a Personal Injury case from a motor vehicle accident back in 2009. Jake P. handled my deposition and Dave did the Quarterbacking. The insurance company hired NFL referee Ed Hochuli's firm to try and deny our claim. But Wattel & York made it look as easy as Tom Brady on the football field. The result was more than acceptable and my son and I were compensated for our injuries and rehabilitation. Dave Wattel cares about his clients. If I ever find myself in a situation like this again, Wattel & York will be on speed dial!!”

Vince C.

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