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Can I Sue for an Injury to a Child?

  • Children are prone to injuries. They don’t know how to protect themselves from harm in many cases. They also don’t fully know what is safe and what is dangerous. They rely on adults to keep them safe, and they are vulnerable because of their dependence on adults for care and protection.

    What happens when someone was responsible for harming your child? Is there an outlet for getting justice for your injured child? Yes, you have the right to file a lawsuit or injury claim on behalf of a child. If someone was being careless or was engaging in dangerous behavior that led to your child being hurt, you can file a claim or lawsuit.

    Your case could hold the person who caused your child’s injury accountable for what they did. Your case could bring awareness to behaviors that are harmful to children. You could also be awarded financial compensation to pay for the losses you experienced and the suffering your child was put through.

    Types of Accidents Children Could Be Hurt In

    Children can be injured in a vast number of ways. For instance, a child could be injured while playing sports. They could be injured while playing on the playground at recess. Your child could be injured because they are physically assaulted. The type of accident your child was harmed in will affect their injury claim.

    For example, if your child is hurt at a school or daycare, the school or daycare could be liable for the accident. If your child is hurt while playing at a friend’s house, the parents of the friend could be liable for the harm that occurred on their watch.

    Below, here are some common kinds of accidents in which children are injured due to negligence.

    • School accidents
    • Sporting accidents
    • Auto wrecks
    • Abuse or assault
    • Truck crashes
    • Injuries on another’s property
    • Pool accidents
    • Product-related injuries
    • Exposure to dangerous substances

    Why File an Injury Claim on Behalf of a Child?

    You are probably irate if something happened to your child. You are looking for justice, and your child deserves to get it. To receive justice, sometimes a civil claim is the only outlet you have. 

    Your claim could also result in financial payment of your losses, such as lost income, medical expenses, costs of physical therapy, and the detrimental effects on your child’s development and life happiness.

    Call a Personal Injury Attorney in Phoenix

    You are able to sue for an injury to a child if the child’s injury was caused by someone else’s negligence. Filing a claim can be difficult, and you might need some assistance. Call a Phoenix personal injury lawyer at our firm to get help proving your claim. 

    You can focus on helping your child to recover and move past this accident. Your attorney will focus on achieving the results you’re after. The Law Offices of Michael Cordova can be reached by calling 602-265-6700. You’re always welcome to head to our website to learn more about the injury claim process.