Parents always do all they can to protect their children to the best of their abilities. Unfortunately, even with a diligent, watchful eye, accidents can happen. In some instances, these accidents and injuries can be caused by the negligence of someone else. For example, a restaurant may forget to turn off a hot plate, or a store may have an unmarked wet spot or poor lighting on a stairwell. Your child may also experience unexpected dog bites or school or playground accidents when improperly supervised. If your child is injured because of someone else’s negligence, you have the right to file a personal injury claim on their behalf.
Pursuing a Claim
Your child deserves compensation for any injuries sustained in an accident caused by the negligence of another. When it comes to pursuing a personal injury claim, the most important step is ensuring that you can prove that another party is responsible for the injuries. It is also beneficial to note that children are not held to the same standards for comparative negligence. Unlike an adult, who is often aware of when getting themselves into a dangerous situation, children may not be aware of perceived dangers. An experienced personal injury attorney will be able to closely analyze the details of your claim to ensure your case would stand up to scrutiny.
Common Damages That Can Be Sought
There are different types of damages that can be pursued when it comes to personal injury claims for children. These damages can include:
- Medical and personal care
- Physical pain
- Loss of future earning capabilities
We Can Represent You
We understand how emotionally draining it can be to help a child overcome an injury. We will do what we can to ensure that your family can gain the compensation you deserve. Contact us today to get your claim started.