Very little is more heart wrenching than seeing a young child suffer severe, permanent, or disabling injuries. Injured children strike a hard emotional note with adults because we realize they may have to deal with their injuries or the consequences of their injuries for the rest of their lives. Not only could a child’s injuries cause the child to miss out on opportunities in life, but injuries sustained in childhood could have a lasting and lifelong impact. If your child has been injured in an accident, an Atlanta child injury lawyer can help.
Children get injured all the time due to the negligence or recklessness of another. Whether the child’s injuries were sustained in an automobile accident, while playing on an unsafe or poorly maintained playground, or after being bitten by a dog, a child's personal injury claim deserves the same care and respect as an adult’s personal injury claim. Children are a particularly vulnerable group of personal injury victims because they are unable to stand up for their own rights; they need a champion to fight for them. If your child has been injured, you need a child injury attorney in Atlanta to listen to your story and fight for the justice your child deserves. At The Angell Law Firm, we work hard to maximize the compensation your child receives in his or her personal injury claim.Child Injuries Based on Premise Liability
When a child is at daycare, a playground, summer camp, or anywhere else and suffers an injury, the child may be entitled to recover damages (i.e., money) for that injury. However, an injury generally must be the result of negligence on the part of the property owner or operator of the daycare, playground, or other children’s place. Child injuries in these places are often caused by:
- Improperly maintained equipment, such as playground equipment or toys at daycare.
- Unsafe playground equipment (i.e., in a state of disrepair, no padding or safety equipment installed, etc.).
- Unsafe, dangerous, or defective toys.
- Inadequate or improper supervision.
When a child is awarded damages in a child injury case, the award is usually placed into an interest bearing bank account in trust for the child until he or she reaches the age of 18. Some of the proceeds may be approved by the court for use by the child’s parent or guardian in the interim. Usually these funds that are distributed from the trust while the child is still a minor must be earmarked for a specific purpose (e.g., medical costs, physical therapy, long-term future medical care, etc.).
If you as a parent or guardian have questions about your child’s injury case, you can reach out to a child injury attorney in Atlanta at The Angell Law Firm. Please feel free to reach out to our office by calling (770) 217-4954 today or contact us online today to schedule a free initial consultation. Anyone who has been injured by another, especially child victims, deserve financial compensation for their injuries.