Child Injury

Children are vulnerable to accidents. However, if your child has suffered any injury due to someone’s negligence, then as a parent you are entitled to compensation for the injuries. Many parents avoid getting into the claim process because they are not aware of the fact that any injuries caused due to the carelessness of somebody can be compensated. Hence, many children lose out on claims that are due to them.

Define Child injury:

Accidents are part of childhood. Almost every other day, your child suffers a bruise or a small wound while playing. However, what happens if your child suffers an injury that was not because of his or her fault? Physical damages caused to children either due to negligence or violence is considered as child injury and as a parent, it is your legal right to file a claim for the sufferings your child has suffered.

 

Child injuries can be determined as long-term injury or short-term injury, depending on the severity. A child with long-term injuries might suffer disabilities and mental trauma. An injury like this can affect a child in a number of ways.

Filing a child injury claim

In order to file a claim against the offender, you need a personal injury lawyer who has the expertise in solving child injury cases. While filing a claim, there are certain considerations that need to be made. Here some of the instructions that should be followed if your child has suffered an injury and you plan to file a claim:-

File claim within a time limit – The period of filing a child injury claim is 3 years after the date of the accident. If your child is under 18 years of age, the claimant can file the claim when the child turns 18, the three-year period would start after that.

 

Claimant – According to the law, if a child is below 18 years, they cannot pursue a legal case. However, their parents have the legal right to file a claim. If the child has another guardian, then that person can file the claim on behalf of the child.

 

Amount of claim expected – The amount of claim completely depends on certain factors:-

  • The severity of the injury
  • Impact of injury on child
  • If the child requires medical claim in future
  • Loss of income for parents as they had to stay at home for child’s care

Details required to file a claim – If you have decided to file a claim, then you would need to provide certain details to your personal injury lawyer as these details would further help in proving that the accident was caused due to the negligence of another person and could have been avoided:-

  • Date and time of accident
  • Pictures of the site of accident
  • Contact details of witness present on the accident scene
  • Depending on, where the accident has occurred, the lawyer would need details of the party responsible. For instance, if the child is injured by a car, then drivers details or if the child was injured by a pet, then the details of the pet owner.

Contact Mark Schiffrin P. A. Law Firm

Contact Mark Schiffrin P. A. in Florida for filing your personal injury claim pertaining to child injury. Mark Schiffrin P. A is a 30-year-old law firm that has been handling personal injury claims for various clients and in different genres. Their team of experts understands the importance of losing someone from your family and hence, works with all dedication and commitment to ensure that the family receives the compensation and justice they deserve. Call us at 954-866-7722 for free consultation.

 
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