Being hurt yourself is one thing; when your child is hurt, you want answers and you want them now. Accidents and injuries involving kids can be the most devastating, since parents feel helpless watching their children suffer through senseless trauma and pain. These accidents often lead to emotion discomfort and even permanent physical impairments. If your child has been needlessly injured due to the negligence and careless disregard of someone else, then you need to speak with our Bensalem children injuries attorney immediately.
Whether from a car accident, playground accident, dog bite or bicycle injury, children can become injured—and sometimes devastatingly so—in a heartbeat. As a parent, you are left nursing their wounds and scared about their future, all the while having to miss work and put your own life on hold to tend to their injuries. It is your responsibility as a parent to hold those responsible for your child’s injuries accountable.
Types of Children Injuries Claims
Our firm has a long history of helping parents recoup damages for their minor children when they are involved in an accident. Some types of claims that we see among our clients include personal injury claims for:
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Accidents on amusement park rides
- Pedestrian injuries
- Birth injuries
- Medical malpractice
- Bicycle accidents
- Slip-and-fall injuries
- Playground injuries
- Dog attacks and mauling
- Negligent supervision injuries
- Daycare abuse and abuse
- Attractive nuisance injuries
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Defective product injuries
- School bus accidents
In addition, we have represented parents in wrongful death claims in which they lost their children prematurely due to the injuries a child sustained at the hands of another. Although no monetary compensation can ever bring back the child or restore your family to normalcy again, holding the accountable person financially responsible can help you to find some closure and serves as a way to ensure that the person’s actions are deterred—preventing the same thing from happening to other families in the future.
Successful Children Injuries Claims
A seasoned personal injury attorney can help you navigate the claims process on behalf of your child. In all cases of successful children injuries claims, the attorney will need to prove that certain elements existed that led to filing the claim. These may include:
- The person causing the injury had a duty to exercise reasonable care in the same way that any other person would in a similar situation.
- The person causing the injury breached the duty of reasonable care by falling outside the expected actions of a reasonable person.
- The actions of the aforementioned person were the proximate and actual cause of the injuries in question.
- The injury was serious enough to warrant compensation.
Compensation for Children Injuries
The damages sought in a case involving a child typically consist of medical bills (both current and future costs of care, rehab, and therapy if needed), income lost for the parent, future loss of income for the child (in the case of disabling injuries), pain, suffering, mental anguish and emotional distress. In addition, if the child is disfigured permanently as a result of the accident, then awards for that may be in addition to any general awards.
Contact our Bensalem children injuries attorney to discuss your case and get the ball rolling on your claim today.