Injuries to a child are one of the most devastating things a parent can experience. Not only is your little one suffering pain, debilitation, and more, but you also face the trauma of the accident. Caring for your injured child can be a full-time job that keeps you from work, costs you a fortune in medical bills, and causes significant mental and emotional stress.
Seeking the guidance of a compassionate personal injury attorney can help to ensure that whoever caused your child’s injury is held responsible for their negligent actions. A Bartlett child injury lawyer knows how to help pursue the responsible party and seek the compensation and justice you deserve. Call the Law Office of David E. Gordon today for a free consultation.
Leading Causes of Child Injuries
While children can be prone to getting themselves involved in situations that may result in injury, there are, unfortunately, many cases where an adult’s negligence causes these scenarios. Typical reasons a child is injured may include, but are not limited to:
- Car seat injuries
- Dog bites
- Amusement park rides
- Motor vehicle accidents
- School bus crashes
- Defective toys
- Unsafe playground equipment
- Negligent daycare or school supervision
- Pedestrian and bicycle accidents
- Drowning and wrongful death
Whatever the source of the injury, holding the negligent party responsible takes the experience and dedication of a Bartlett attorney skilled in child injury law.
Compensation for Child Injury Cases
When a child is hurt, it is not just the pain from their injuries that places stress and trauma on themselves and their families. The damages can be both economic and non-economic, and compensation could be awarded for both.
Compensation from economic damages includes the cost of rehabilitation or modifications for disabilities, lost income from missed work while caring for the injured child, protection of future lost revenue associated with caretaking, medical bills, and follow-up services and treatments.
Non-economic damages reflect compensation for non-monetary losses such as mental anguish, loss of companionship, and pain and suffering.
These forms of compensation may be available in a successful child injury claim. David Gordon, a board-certified personal injury lawyer, can help determine what compensation the injured child may be owed and fight for a complete recovery from the liable party.
What Are the Time Limitations in Child Injury Cases?
Nearly all claims have a certain period in which they must be filed, known as the statute of limitations. For personal injury cases, Tennessee Code § 28-3-104 establishes a one-year time period by which the injured party must file their claim. This applies to most personal injury cases filed within the state.
However, child injury cases are often subject to a different statute of limitations. A child’s claim may be tolled, or paused, until the child reaches the age of eighteen, at which time the claim’s one-year statute of limitations would begin to run.
A licensed Bartlett child injury attorney should handle this complicated area of law. Injured clients should reach out as quickly as possible to avoid losing their case to this unusually short limitations period.
Let a Bartlett Child Injury Attorney Help
Child injuries are difficult to bear for both the child and the parents. You deserve representation that understands what you are going through and how to pursue the compensation you need to move your family forward.