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Child Injury Attorney – Covington, KY and Cincinnati, OH
During childhood, injury is inevitable. Falling on the playground or rolling an ankle in a sports game is simply part of growing up. Most childhood injuries are a result of the child’s own clumsiness and typically heal pretty quickly. It is rare that a childhood injury leaves a lasting impact on a kid. Unfortunately, there are cases where another person’s negligence contributes to your child’s injury and can affect them for the remainder of their life. This can be anything from auto accidents to pediatric medical malpractice and anything in between. These cases of child injuries are especially devastating because they can rob children of their futures, often stunting their growth and development.
At The Lawrence Firm, PSC, our personal injury attorneys are passionate advocates for injured children in northern Kentucky and southwest Ohio. We understand that child injuries affect not only the child, but also the financial and emotional well-being of the entire family. We are here to help you explore your legal options and seek compensation for the hardships your child and your family have endured.
If your child was injured due to someone else’s negligence, contact us today online or by telephone at (800) 698-4054 to arrange a free and confidential consultation with an experienced Cincinnati and Covington child injury lawyer. Our law firm has decades of experience handling child injury cases and other personal injury matters.
Types of Child Injury
There are many types of injuries that a child may obtain and a number of ways in which they may obtain them (which we will get into later). The type of child injury typically depends on the accident that caused it but can range from a seemingly minor injury to a catastrophic injury. Scrapes, bloody knees, and bruises are fairly common wounds with children. These can occur from recess games, rough-housing with siblings at home, or virtually any everyday activity that your child partakes in. The more serious types of injury, such as broken bones, head injuries, or even traumatic brain injuries, are the ones that are much more cause for concern.
Causes of Child Injury Claims
At our Covington personal injury law firm, our experienced attorneys handle a broad range of child injury cases. Whether your injured child was involved in a car accident or received catastrophic injuries due to a malfunctioning machine or defective product, we will fight for your right to a fair settlement.
You may have a valid child injury claim if your child experienced injuries due to an accident involving:
- School buses
- Daycare injuries
- Dog bites
- Car accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- A defective toy
- Bully assault injuries
- Preventable birth injuries
- Pediatric medical malpractice
When children receive a serious injury, their medical needs may extend far into the future. Traumatic injuries may require extensive immediate medical care, including surgeries, medication and physical therapy. Depending on the nature and extent of the child’s injuries, they may also require adaptive equipment, adapted living quarters, home care, and ongoing medical treatment.
In handling child injury claims, our attorneys assess the needs of the child today and for the rest of their life. We want to make sure our clients have the resources they need to recover financially from their injuries and to live their lives to the fullest extent possible.
Who is Liable in a Child Injury Lawsuit?
Depending on the circumstances surrounding your case, there are a number of individuals or entities who may be responsible for your child’s injury. For example, say your child developed cerebral palsy due to the negligence of a medical professional during labor and delivery. In this case, you may have a valid cerebral palsy birth injury claim and be able to file birth injury lawsuit against the liable party.
Another example may be a child injured in a serious accident on another person’s property. If it can be proven that the property owner did not provide the proper and necessary safety precautions on their premises, such as enclosing their pool with a locked gate, they may be held liable for any injuries sustained.
When you work with the dedicated legal team at The Lawrence Firm, we will explore every possible avenue to determine who is responsible for your child’s injuries and subsequently work to hold them accountable. We will also assess the amount of damages that resulted from the injury and make sure you are fully compensated for all applicable losses, including both economic and non-economic damages.
What Damages are Available in a Child Injury Lawsuit?
The number and extent of the damages (or losses) you are able to recover for your injured child ultimately determine how much compensation you will receive in a settlement or at trial.
As previously mentioned, both economic and non-economic damages may be recoverable. This includes:
- Your child’s medical bills (including all past and future medical costs attributable to the accident)
- Diminished future earning capacity
- Property damage
- Legal fees
- Pain and suffering
- Emotional distress / mental anguish
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Wrongful death damages, such as burial and funeral expenses, if applicable
In cases where the defendant executed especially harmful or grievous behavior, punitive damages (legal recompense meant to punish the guilty party) may also be awarded.
Why Do I Need a Covington Child Injury Attorney?
When your child receives injuries, we know that you will do whatever it takes to make sure they receive the proper care and hold the negligent party responsible. That is why it is important that you hire a qualified child injury lawyer to fight vigorously on your child’s behalf. A child and birth injury lawyer at The Lawrence Firm will do that and more.
Our dedicated team of attorneys has years of experience handling all matters of personal injury law, meaning we know what it takes to navigate the complexities of the legal system and ensure our clients walk away with maximum compensation. Once a formal attorney-client relationship is established, we will gather evidence, collect documentation of all relevant medical expenses, handle communications with the insurance company, negotiate for the highest possible settlement, and, if it comes to it, fight for you in court.
Rest assured, when you obtain the help of an experienced personal injury lawyer at The Lawrence Firm, we will do everything in our power to make sure you receive justice and fair compensation for your child’s injury.
Contact Us Today For a Free Consultation With an Experienced Kentucky or Ohio Child Injury Lawyer
If your child was injured due to someone else’s negligence, you need the help of an experienced team of child injury and birth injury lawyers like those at The Lawrence Firm. Our attorneys have extensive experience in cases involving medical malpractice, personal injury, and birth injury claims. What’s more, we work on a contingency-fee-basis, meaning we won’t charge you a dime unless we help you obtain financial compensation for your case.
Your child deserves only the highest quality legal representation after suffering a serious injury due to the fault of another, and that’s just what they’ll get when you contact the skilled Kentucky and Ohio personal injury lawyers at The Lawrence Firm today. We have law offices in both Cincinnati and Covington and are able to be reached online or by telephone at (800) 698-4054 toll-free. Call today to arrange a free case evaluation with a knowledgeable child injury lawyer.
You Pay No Fees Unless We Win!
We are happy to offer a free consultation to evaluate your case. If you hire us as your legal counsel, we will represent you on a contingency-fee basis. You will pay no attorneys’ fees unless we recover financial damages.