Child Injury Litigation
Children are often times the most vulnerable to serious injuries. They can be injured by adults (and even other children or teenagers), in a wide variety of scenarios, ranging from car accidents to improper treatment by physicians and nurses in a hospital setting. They are not responsible for the misconduct of others. In the context of medical care, they are also not knowledgeable about treatment opinions nor capable of consenting to treatment. They need zealous advocates to help them and their parents navigate through the legal system. The attorneys at Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm understand that when a child is injured, it can take an especially emotional and physical toll on the whole family.
Personal injury lawsuits for children differ from those for adults. A child under the age of 18 cannot file her or her own lawsuit and a parent or legal guardian must do so on their behalf. The statute of limitations may also differ for lawsuits involving children, especially if the child’s injuries are sustained during birth.
The most common injuries that affect children include the following:
- Medical Malpractice Related Injuries
- Negligent or Improper Supervision (includes Day Care)
- Car Accidents
- Birth injuries
- Accidents at School or Daycare
- Child Neglect or Abuse
- School Bus Accidents
- Dog Bites
Lawsuits involving children require special care and compassion. If your child has been injured due to the negligence of another person, organization or facility, Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm’s experienced attorneys may be able to help you and your family recover compensation for medical expenses, emotional distress and pain and suffering.