Injuries to Children Lawyers Philadelphia, PA
Child Injury Lawyers Work Tirelessly to Hold Negligent Parties Responsible for Injuries to Children in Philadelphia and Throughout Pennsylvania
Perhaps nothing in this world is more devastating than seeing your child suffer from an injury, and when that injury was caused by the negligent or reckless actions of a third party, anger and frustration can be piled on top of emotions that are already running high. When the injury to your child is severe and causes permanent damage or even death, the loss can be unimaginable.
At the Marrone Law Firm, LLC, our experienced child injury lawyers take these cases particularly seriously, and will work tirelessly to hold the responsible party financially accountable for the negligence that caused your child’s injury. Although no amount of money can truly make you whole again after an injury to your child, financial compensation can help you get through the recovery phase so that you can begin to move on and build a bright future for your child. If you have questions about establishing legal liability for injuries to children in Philadelphia or elsewhere in Pennsylvania, call our offices today to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss your case.
Establishing Liability to Recover Compensation for Your Child’s Injuries
Whether your child was injured while at school or day care, or simply because of the negligent actions of a third party while they were out playing, you may have the right to recover compensation from the responsible party. Most personal injury lawsuits for injuries to children proceed under a negligence theory of liability, which requires establishing both duty and causation, meaning that:
- The person liable owed a legal duty of care to the child,
- That person breached this duty of care,
- This breach caused the child to suffer an injury, and
- Damages resulted.
Injuries to children can result in any number of ways, from the negligent supervision of a caregiver to the use of a defective or negligently designed product. Our experienced team has successfully handled hundreds of cases involving injuries to children, including cases where a child sustained injuries in or because of:
- Swimming pool accidents or drownings,
- Negligence in a day care setting or at school,
- Defective products or defective medications,
- Dog bites,
- Accidents that took place at school,
- Playground accidents caused by improperly maintained facilities,
- School bus or other motor vehicle accidents,
- Slip and fall accidents,
- Bicycle accidents,
- Trampoline accidents,
- Sports accidents.
Even if your child was in the case of a trusted day care facility or at school, when insufficient supervision causes your child to sustain an injury, you may have the right to recover against the responsible individual, or even the facility or school itself.
Injuries to Children Can Have Serious Long-Term Consequences. Our Skilled Legal Team Will Fight to Make Sure You Are Fully Compensated
Serious injuries to children can present some of the same issues that arise in any other personal injury lawsuit, but also require specialized attention to certain details that are not usually relevant when an adult is injured. Children have their whole lives ahead of them, and a serious injury that is permanent and requires ongoing care can have a significant impact on a child’s ability to earn a living in the future.
At the Marrone Law Firm, LLC, our lawyers have nearly six decades’ worth of experience uncovering evidence and building cases against those whose negligent actions lead to injuries to children, and we understand what it takes to build a full compensation package in these cases. While an adult may suffer lost wages or salary, an injured child may lose the ability to fully experience and enjoy a full life. We fight to make sure any compensation award includes damages for:
- All medical expenses, both current and ongoing,
- Pain and suffering,
- Emotional support and counseling,
- Ongoing rehabilitative care,
- In-home modifications, both current and those that may be required in the child’s future,
- Loss of potential earning capacity,
- Loss of enjoyment of life.
Call The Marrone Law Firm, LLC Today to Schedule a Free Consultation With an Experienced Philadelphia Child Injury Lawyer
Injuries to children present significant current and future challenges, but with the help of an experienced lawyer, you can recover the financial compensation that you deserve to help protect your child in the future. Call our offices today or fill out this online contact form to schedule a free initial consultation to discuss any questions that you have relating to your case or injuries with an experienced child injury lawyer. We have two office locations for your convenience, which are located at 200 South Broad Street, Suite 400, Philadelphia, PA 19102 and 532 Marlton Pike West, 2nd Floor, Cherry Hill, NJ 08002.
Children under the age of 18 are minors, and, under Pennsylvania law, are technically unable to file a lawsuit on their own behalf. Because of this, the child’s parents or legal guardians have the right to file that lawsuit on the child’s behalf, and will be required to do so if seeking more than $12,000 in compensatory damages. Additionally, remember that the statute of limitations applies differently for minors—the typically applicable two-year period for filing a lawsuit does not begin to run until the child reaches age 18.
Technically, you can handle the case on your own if you so choose. You can even file a lawsuit independently without the assistance of a lawyer, and you can certainly negotiate with the insurance companies and responsible parties on your own behalf. However, while you don’t technically need a lawyer, having an experienced lawyer on your side can make the difference between obtaining a settlement award, and obtaining a compensation package that fully accounts for all of your expenses and damages. We have the experience necessary to more fully anticipate what your future expenses will realistically include, and will fight to make sure you get every penny that you deserve.