Protecting Your Family With Law Services For Child Injuries
When children are deprived of adequate supervision or exposed to unreasonable hazards, the consequences can be heart-wrenching. Every year, numerous children experience severe injuries or even lose their lives due to negligence in various circumstances:
- School activities
- Daycare accidents
- Sporting events
- Swimming Pools
- Amusement park rides
- Playground equipment
- Dog bites and other animal attacks
- Dangerous toys and child products
- And much more
If your child has been injured, you need the professional assistance of Alsaidi Chang and Hamdan to thoroughly investigate the circumstances to determine if negligence is a defining factor in the situation.
Negligence and Attractive Nuisance
Often, organizations can be held accountable for negligent supervision of children or for hiring and inadequately training unqualified individuals.
Property owners may face liability for injuries sustained by trespassing children if those injuries result from an attractive nuisance on the property, such as a pool or trampoline. Property owners are expected to take reasonable precautions to secure these attractions to prevent children from accessing them when not in use.
Failure to do so could lead to the property owner being held accountable when a child uses the attractive nuisance and sustains an injury.
Statute of Limitations for Child Injuries
In most child injury cases, the statute of limitations allows for a two-year window from the date of the incident. However, when it comes to injured children, the statute of limitations is paused and only begins once they reach 18 years of age.
This means they have the opportunity to file a lawsuit up until they turn 20. This extended timeframe is crucial as the full impact of an injury on a child’s development may not become evident until after the initial two-year period has passed.
How a Legal Professional Can Help You and Your Child
Any guardian over 18 can file a claim in the name of an affected child. Navigating the legal landscape is a challenging and often confusing process. Working with a lawyer ensures you and your child receive adequate damages compensation.
This means receiving compensation for:
- Medical costs
- Emotional distress
- And more
Without the help of a lawyer who specializes in child injuries, you may not know what you’re entitled to and even who you can hold accountable. Contact our team today to ensure knowledgeable and experienced professionals handle your case with care.