All injuries are devastating to victims and their family members, but it can be especially tragic when a child is hurt or killed. The course of a young person’s entire life can be changed by a simple act of negligence or wrongdoing. While nothing can undo the damage and pain when a child is injured or killed, the law in California does ensure that the victims can have the financial resources they need to move on with their lives.
If someone harmed your child, either intentionally or as a result of carelessness, you have the legal right to be compensated in full for all losses and damages. Injury Trial Lawyers, APC has 20 years of combined experience fighting on behalf of children injured due to someone else’s negligence. Call San Diego child injury attorney Richard Morse for a free consultation.
Common Causes of Child Injuries
Child injuries can occur for many different reasons, but some of the most common causes of injuries to children include:
- Pedestrian accidents.
- Motor vehicle collisions
- School bus accidents
- Bicycle collisions
- Slip and fall injuries
- Sports injuries
- Playground Accidents
- Injuries resulting from dangerous toys
- Birth Injuries
- Dog bites
Establishing Liability After a Child Accident
Whenever a child is hurt, it is important to determine who was to blame. In some cases, caregiver negligence was the cause of the injuries or death. In other instances, a defective product or a dangerous driver was responsible.
Our legal team has over 35 years of combined experience investigating these cases. We understand that often times multiple parties will be responsible, and we make sure that those responsible for injuring your child are held liable.
Getting Compensation After Your Child Is Injured
Those who caused the harm need to compensate the victims for the damage that was done. A child who is permanently injured should have his medical bills covered for the treatment he will need for the rest of his life. Compensation may also be available for:
- Loss in future earning potential,
- Pain and suffering that the child endures, and
- Emotional distress resulting from the accident and injuries.
If a child is killed, parents or other close surviving relatives can make a wrongful death claim for damages. These cases often result in large payouts because of the magnitude of the loss. Our experienced child injury attorneys can represent your family in these tragic situations.
Child injury cases can be complicated since it can be difficult to determine the extent of the damages and losses that a permanent injury will cause over the course of a young person’s life. It is imperative that the family be represented by a lawyer with knowledge of these difficult claims as well as with the compassion necessary to handle cases involving young victims.
Injury Trial Lawyers, APC has been representing families in child injury cases and we are here and ready to help. We can negotiate an out-of-court settlement with the insurance company so that a child and his parents do not need to endure a long trial. We can also help to prove injury claims to a jury to maximize compensation available for damages.
Speak To An Experienced San Diego Child Injury Attorney Today
To learn more or to speak with a member of our legal team, call or contact Injury Trial Lawyers, APC today. Your consultation is free and there are no fees for legal representation unless our San Diego child injuries attorneys obtain monetary damages for you.