Injuries to Children
Children present a special case for representation. Often a child who has been injured was under the care of the parent at the time. In such a case, the issue of whether the parent was exercising adequate supervision over the child at the time of the accident commonly arises. If the parent is found to be negligent, the recovery for the child may be reduced. We are experienced lawyers in cases involving children and can expertly deal with issues related to the conduct of the parent.
We Fight for Higher Recoveries in Child Injury Cases
Parents are also entitled to recover for their emotional pain if they are eye witnesses to their child being injured. This is a fact not commonly known and one that we have used to achieve sizable awards for parents who witness their child being hurt.
Children are held to a lower standard of care than are adults, and many times a recovery can be achieved even where the child was acting rashly. For example, our lawyers recently represented a child who ran out into the street and was hit by a car. The driver of the car was not at fault because there was no way he could have avoided hitting the boy. The boy however, was in the care of the Boys and Girls Club which, as a matter of policy, should not have allowed the boy to leave the facility unless accompanied by a parent or responsible adult. That case settled against the Club for a sizable (six figure) amount.
Our lawyers also represented an infant who was in a day care when the day care provider dropped him into a play pen. The baby hit its head on a metal support and suffered a serious brain injury. We achieved a sizable settlement not withstanding the fact that there was a suggestion that the act of dropping the baby was intentional and thus not covered under the day care’s insurance policy.
If the child is very young and the settlement is sizable, our child injury lawyers are experienced in working with experts to structure the settlement so that the payment of the settlement can be spread out over a period of time to cover the costs of college, buying a home, or getting married. The structure can be arranged to suit the needs of the child as those needs are identified by the parent.
In all personal injury cases, there is no fee unless we recover money for you. If there is no recovery, you owe no attorney fees.