Do I need an experienced child injury lawyer if my child is injured?
The injury or death of an infant or child is what parents fear the most. Accidents do happen and sometimes no one else is at fault. However, in cases where the accident is as a result of negligence, carelessness or intentional act of another person, the child has the right to sue for damages and be represented by informed experienced legal counsel.
In some cases, the injuries sustained by a child is because of a lack of supervision or inadequate safety measures being put in place. Our lawyers have helped hundreds of children pursue their rights. When a child is seriously injured through no fault of their own, that child has the right to seek compensation from all persons who might have caused or contributed to the accident.
There are many situations where children can suffer injuries. Examples of cases we have handled are as follows:
- Sexual abuse
- Clergy sexual abuse
- Foster care neglect
- School bullying accidents leading to injuries
- Defective toy or product accidents
- Drowning accidents
- Slip and Fall accidents
- Cuts and bruising accidents
- Poisoning accidents
- Animal Bites and Attacks
- Burn accidents
- Motor vehicle Accidents
- School trip incidents
- Faulty equipment accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Motor vehicle accidents
- Day care accidents
- Playground accidents
- Wrongful death accidents
- Shopping mall accidents
- Grocery store accidents
- Escalator accidents
- Bicycle accidents
Child Injury Cases are Complex
Representing children involves complex legal procedures and there are certain specific requirements and restrictions in place when representing a child in a court action or when advancing a claim for compensation involving a child. Children must be represented by a litigation guardian appointed by the Court, which is usually a parent. Any settlements obtained relating to the child must be approved by a Judge. Settlement monies obtained for the child must be held in trust by the court (accountant of the court) until the child reaches the age 18, unless the litigation guardian applies for release of some or all of the settlement funds to assist the child. For example, the need to pay for expensive medical or rehabilitation expenses or school expenses.
Our lawyers have experience dealing with all of the special and intricate aspects of representing children in and out of court.
Our lawyers are trained to obtain the best possible settlement for our injured clients and are mindful of the special needs of our child clients. Our lawyers work with medical and financial experts to assess and determine what the child’s needs are currently and moving into the future. Future expenses are considered and all needs of the child during their lifetime are considered. The true long term impact of injuries suffered by a child often requires expert investigation, assessment and opinion.
It is difficult to deal with knowing your child was injured because someone else was negligent, reckless or careless. We understand that parents go to great lengths to protect their children from all types of harm. We understand that despite taking every precaution, your child might have nevertheless suffered an injury because of the negligence, carelessness or recklessness of someone else.
You Need More than Empathy – You Need an Experienced Ottawa Child Injury Lawyer
If your child has suffered an injury as a result of an accident, your family needs more than empathy, your family needs understanding, compassion, well informed experienced legal advice and representation in order to obtain compensation and financial security. Our lawyers provide your family with the necessary legal advice to secure justice for your injured child.
Our experienced legal advocates will explore every possible avenue of compensation for you and your child. We will negotiate with all involved lawyers, adjusters, wrongdoers, insurers and since litigation and trials are stressful, we will take your child’s case to trial only if absolutely necessary. Our lawyers will work hard to hold those responsible for your child’s injuries accountable and seek justice for your child.
Our Ottawa child injury lawyers are committed to representing your child. Our lawyers are sensitive to the delicate impact on a child who could be involved in the legal process and work closely with the parents to ensure the impact is minimized.
If your child has sustained an injury in an accident and you want compassionate experienced child injury lawyers on our side, contact us for a free consultation at 613-315-4878.
We will assist and support you at every stage of the claims process. We promise to keep the interests of your child at the forefront of everything we do to assist your child and your family.
Ottawa Child Injury Lawyer