It can be very difficult for a parent to see their child injured and suffering. It can be even more difficult for the child. However, suppose the injury was due to someone else’s negligence. In that case, it’s possible to seek compensation to recover financially, afford treatment in the future, and hold the appropriate party responsible.
A Columbus child injury lawyer from The Fitch Law Firm LLC can help you recover compensation in your case. Contact our firm and keep reading to learn more about how we can help.
Pursuing Compensation for Your Child’s Injuries
Your family may be deserving of compensation for your injured child and the damages your family has incurred. These damages can include common personal injury damages your family is experiencing now and will experience in the future. The following are some examples of the damages you may be entitled to receive.
Current and Future Medical Costs for Your Child’s Treatment
Medical costs can pile up quickly after an injury, but you may not be responsible for them. You can submit medical documents to our law firm so we can quantify these costs for you. In addition, we can refer you to a medical expert, like your family doctor, to confirm certain costs if we have to.
If your child requires care in the future, we can create a schedule of care that will clearly indicate to the court that your child needs a certain kind of continual care. All costs can be accounted for.
Pain and Suffering Your Child Endured
These damages account for the physical pain and suffering your child has experienced and may experience in the future. It can be hard to quantify these damages, but a lawyer from our firm can help.
Your and Your Child’s Emotional Suffering
Often, a child suffers when their life is changed drastically due to an accident. Family members may be affected as well.
If your child and your family have suffered in such a way, you can seek damages for emotional anguish. This damage can help you and your loved ones address and manage the psychological symptoms you may be experiencing.
Lost Earning Capacity
A severe accident may result in a child losing much of their potential to work and support themselves in the future. This can be considered a lost earning capacity the family may be compensated for. For instance, if a child is a skilled athlete who suffers an accident and can no longer play sports, the family may be able to recover income they could have made utilizing this talent in the future.
If you believe your child may have lost some earning potential due to the incident, you should speak with a child injury attorney from our firm.
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Types of Damages Available in Wrongful Death Cases
A parent or guardian of a deceased child is eligible to file a wrongful death lawsuit. If you want to file this type of lawsuit, you can seek damages that go beyond the damages in a personal injury lawsuit. These damages can include:
- Funeral expenses, burial costs, and/or cremation costs
- Administrative costs
- Final expenses
- Loss of consortium
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How a Child Injury Attorney in Columbus Can Help You
An attorney from our firm can calculate the damages you may be entitled to collect and help your family receive a fair settlement.
Representing You and Your Loved Ones
Your attorney will speak for you, your child, and the rest of your family during meetings and negotiations. You won’t have to talk to the insurance company at all. Also, your attorney will argue your case in court if it comes to that. You will not have to represent your family alone.
Cutting Through the Legal Jargon
Your attorney will explain the case to you, your family and the injured child as well.
Investigating Your Child’s Accident
It can be difficult to determine the circumstances involved in an accident, especially if many different parties were involved. Your attorney will take care of this for you, collecting evidence for your child injury case.
Determining Liability in a Child Injury Case
It can be challenging to determine whether and how another party was at fault for an accident. For example, if your child was injured on school property, it may be difficult to determine whether your child was supervised when they were injured. If not, then the school may be at fault, but if your child was supervised, another party might be primarily at fault.
We will determine where the fault lies in your case. If multiple parties are responsible for the incident, your lawyer can place fault accordingly. In many of our firm’s cases, we find fault with common entities like:
- Daycare personnel
- Security staff
- Other kids
- Other parents
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Ohio Limits Your Time to Take Legal Action Against the At-fault Party
Generally speaking, if you live in Ohio, you have two years from the date of an incident to file a personal injury lawsuit for your child, per Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10. If you would like to file this type of lawsuit, you can speak with one of our lawyers about it.
You can also speak with us if you would like to file a wrongful death lawsuit. For this type of lawsuit, you generally have two years from the date of death to file, according to Ohio Revised Code Section 2125.02.
Contact a Child Injury Lawyer in Columbus to Discuss Your Case Today
We are ready to review your legal options with you. Contact The Fitch Law Firm LLC today if you would like to learn more about how a child injury attorney from our firm can help you. If you would like to discuss your claim today during a free consultation, you can call (614) 545-3930.
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