A severe injury could not only affect your child’s present condition, but it could also make things harder for them in the future. Disability, chronic pain, and mental anguish could follow them for years due to the severity of their injuries.
If your child’s injuries were due to another person’s negligent acts, The Fitch Law Firm LLC could help you hold them responsible through a civil lawsuit. A Dayton child injury lawyer from our team could review the circumstances of your child’s injuries and help you pursue justice on their behalf.
What Could Your Child Recover for Their Injuries?
There can be substantial financial expenses related to your child’s injury. Besides the monetary losses related to your child’s injuries, they could also recover damages based on their physical and emotional trauma. In addition, these damages could cover both current and future needs.
Past and Future Medical Expenses
There may be many medical bills when it comes to an injured child. Because children’s bodies are still developing, their injuries could take longer to heal. As a result, it could be possible to recover compensation based on the amount of your child’s medical expenses.
Your child’s financial recovery could be for more than just the medical bills accrued after their injury. For example, severe injuries could require lifelong treatment like physical therapy or follow-up surgeries. Therefore, your child’s projected medical bills could also be part of their injury claim.
Pain and Suffering
Severe injuries are likely to leave your child experiencing agonizing physical pain and emotional suffering. There could be compensation available based on the extent of their pain. With some injuries, chronic pain could be a reality for the rest of your child’s life. Their personal injury settlement should reflect their past and future pain.
Lost Earning Power
If your child has suffered a permanent injury, it could forever affect their ability to earn a living. If your child’s injury inhibits their ability to support themselves in the future, they could receive compensation based on their lost earning power.
What does It Cost to Hire an Attorney for a Child Injury Lawsuit?
Many families experience significant financial strain when their child suffers a sudden, severe injury. It is understandable for any family experiencing this financial hardship to be concerned about the cost of hiring an attorney. Our team understands the stress and worry that can come with this situation, which is why we never charge our clients upfront legal fees.
We operate on a contingency fee agreement, meaning we will only get paid if we successfully get your child’s compensation. We will retain a percentage of any amount we recover on your behalf as our fee.
This arrangement allows us to proceed with your case without billing you directly. It also means you can pursue justice on behalf of your child without assuming any financial risk. In addition, you won’t owe us anything if you don’t recover any compensation.
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How Long does a Child Have to File an Injury Lawsuit?
Every personal injury lawsuit is governed by the statute of limitations—a deadline for every lawsuit filed in Dayton. Should an injury victim file their lawsuit after the expiration of this deadline, the odds are good the court will dismiss their case, meaning you can never seek compensation for this specific claim.
Generally speaking, the statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits under Ohio Revised Code Section 2305.10 is two years. However, some exceptions could affect how long you have to file your case.
How the Deadline Could Change Based on Your Child’s Age
Unlike adults, minors cannot file a lawsuit on their own. For that reason, it would be unjust for the deadline for their injury case to expire before they can seek compensation.
Therefore, the clock on the statute of limitations for minors generally does not start until they reach the age of 18. One of our child injury lawyers can explain this situation in more detail during your free consultation.
What Are the Most Common Causes of Child Injuries?
Children are prone to injuries for many reasons. Due to their still-developing brains, they might not always recognize the impending injury risk they face. Some of these injuries occur in situations just like adults face. Other times, a child injury will involve circumstances more likely to affect minors. Some of the most common causes of childhood injuries include:
- Swimming pool accidents
- Car accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Animal attacks
- Playground accidents
- Defective products
No matter the circumstances that led to your child’s injury, our firm is ready to help. Building a solid personal injury case could help them secure the compensation they deserve.
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You Could Obtain Compensation on Behalf of Your Injured Child
Starting a personal injury lawsuit at the same time you address your injured child’s medical needs can seem overwhelming. Thankfully, our firm can remove some of the stress. While you focus on what is best for your child’s recovery, we will work tirelessly to help them get the monetary award they deserve.
The Fitch Law Firm LLC is proud to serve as an advocate for your child. Our team is prepared to pursue compensation aggressively on behalf of your child. In addition, we will do so without any upfront legal fees. Call (937) 660-4232 today for your free consultation with a team member.
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