Child Injury Laws Blog
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As a parent, there are no feelings worse than those experienced when your child suffers an injury due to the negligence of another party. The Child injury attorneys at Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers, we are committed to holding individuals and corporations responsible for any harm they inflict on innocent children.
Holding Individuals and Companies Accountable for Injuries To Minors
In our role as advocates for injured children, we frequently take on additional challenges as we attempt to decipher what really happened in cases where the children may be unable to articulate the details regarding the circumstances surrounding their injuries. After using those details to reconstruct the scene of the incident, we seek out all of the evidence needed to prove the responsible individual or corporation’s liability. Our dedicated child injury lawyers work to secure the most favorable resolution in all of our cases with the understanding that the recovery we secure may be necessary to compensate the child for the remainder of his or her life.
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers is the proud provider of the Child Injury Laws Blog, where we discuss in detail various types of injuries encountered by our youngest clients and explain the rights of the children and parents. Child injury cases can include instances of any of the following kinds of damage.
- Sexual Abuse
- Dangerous Products
- Motor Vehicle Accidents
- Day Care Injuries
- Dog Bite Attacks
- Cerebral Palsy
- Foster Care Abuse
- ATV Injuries
- Drowning Accidents
- Birth Injury
- Carnival Ride Injury
- Trampoline Injuries
Unique Considerations for Accident Cases Involving Minors
The immediate and long term impact of an event or incident on a child must be considered in all personal injury and medical negligence cases involving children. In cases involving common childhood injuries such as fractures or closed head injuries, it is crucial that the injuries be assessed to determine their future impact on the child as he or she matures into adulthood. Long term ramifications of injuries on the growth, development and mental well-being of children is often overlooked and it is our goal to detect and assess all of the current and potential complications that have resulted from each injury and could manifest themselves later on in life.
As attorneys who represent babies, infants and toddlers in different forms of medical negligence and personal injury scenarios, Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers are always mindful of how injuries may impact the child in the future and regularly seek out some of the leading specialists in the fields of pediatric neurology, orthopedics and neuro-psychology to assist in fully assessing our clients’ strengths and deficits. Going the extra step for our personal injury cases involving children, frequently means the difference between an excellent recovery that can truly help a child receive the care that they may require to live a meaningful life.
Watchful Eyes of the Court Going the Extra Step to Protect Children
All verdicts and settlements involving cases for minors exceeding small amounts must be approved by a judge to ensure the fairness of the settlement. In most child injury cases, an estate or trust is opened where the funds are held in an interest bearing account until the child reaches the age of majority or until the disability has been lifted. This is an additional procedural step, but it is just one more way in which the law works to protect innocent children from harm and deceit perpetuated by caregivers.
Zealous Child Injury Advocates in Chicago, Illinois
Rosenfeld Injury Lawyers remains committed to protecting the rights of the most vulnerable. In every child injury case we take, we are sensitive to how the legal process may impact the child. Every effort is made to accommodate the child’s best interest and minimize the trauma caused from pursuing a lawsuit, with special efforts made to reduce the number of court appearances, physical examinations by doctors, and anything else that may contribute to negative experiences. If your child suffered a significant injury, contact the Chicago personal injury lawyers today for a free case evaluation and take the first step towards protecting your child’s interests.
Resources for the litigation of cases involving children and minors:
Using Trusts To Settle Lawsuits, American Bar Association
Special Needs Alliance
Clerk of the Cook County Court- Probate Division
Illinois Compiled Statues – Statute of limitations for minors