When it comes to our children, there is no greater importance or priority than their safety. As parents and guardians, the well-being of our children is something that is always at the top of our minds; but can the same be said about the law? Does the law protect injured children in any way? And if so, how?
Continue reading to learn some important information about the legal rights of injured children, and what to do if your child was negligently hurt in an accident.
Legal Rights of Injured Children
Kids are hurt every single day; it is a part of growing up and learning; learning to not touch a hot iron because it will burn, or learning to wear their knee pads when rollerblading to avoid skinned or scabbed knees. However, when kids are injured as a result of another person or entity’s carelessness, it is an entirely different scenario.
Dog bites, motor vehicle accidents, pedestrian accidents, medical malpractice, prescription drug errors, medical misdiagnoses, swimming pool accidents, and negligent supervision are all common scenarios of negligent children accidents and fatalities. When a negligent accident causes harm or death to a child, the guardians and parents need to know their legal options and rights.
Personal Injury Claims for Children
In each and every situation that a child is injured negligently, there must be proof that someone or something acted carelessly, causing the accident and subsequent injury. If a legal representative, or personal injury lawyer, can establish this evidence or proof, the family of the minor and the minor may be legally entitled to compensation for their child’s injuries and damages.
Compensation is meant to cover past, present, and future medical expenses, hospital bills, prolonged rehabilitation, wrongful death, pain, suffering, mental anguish, trauma, and much more. If the minor was old enough to be employed, they are entitled to compensation to cover lost wages from work as well. If the child is too young to be employed, the parents or guardians are entitled to lost wages reimbursement and more.
Wrongful Death Cases
When a child is taken due to someone’s negligence or carelessness, it is a wrongful death case. In these intensely sad and devastating lawsuits, parents can recover compensation for pain, suffering, loss of love, loss of affection, loss of companionship, mental anguish, PTSD, lost wages, bills, expenses, and more. If you or a loved one is dealing with an injured child that was hurt as a result of a negligence from a company, person, or product, contact a licensed Indiana child injury lawyer for professional legal advice.
How to Make an Injury Claim for a Child in Indiana
If your child was recently injured in an accident, contact the Law Office of Craven, Hoover, and Blazek P.C. at 317-881-2700 to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer in Indianapolis, Indiana. Our seasoned personal injury attorneys Daniel Craven, Ralph Hoover, and Keith Blazek, have extensive trial and litigation experience, and can help you recover compensation for your damages and losses. Schedule a free