No. Adults typically bring lawsuits for injuries at a higher rate than children. However, children do face injury more often in specific categories of incidents such as dog attacks, bike crashes, and other areas.
Why Do Adults Get Injured More Than Kids?
What we find is not so much that adults are injured more than kids but, instead, adults bring an action against the offender more than children's families for many reasons. First of all, adults have access to more resources to bring a case. Second, adults protect their rights and seek redress. Third, adults reconcile issues of evidence and what transpired better than children. Finally, proving liability in cases involving adults is often easier to determine who was at fault compared to incidents involving children. These reasons should show you why we see adult injuries in Illinois courts more than we see actions on behalf of children.
How Can Children Make A Case For Damages?
Though children's cases of injuries might be rarer and harder to prove, that doesn't mean they aren't worth filing. Any child can be the victim of medical malpractice, car accidents, animal attacks, or countless other kinds of harm. When this happens, severe injuries and long-term damage are likely to come as well. It is vital to take legal action quickly to ensure that the child receives the financial compensation they deserve. Speak with the child and record any memories he or she has. Gather any evidence that remains. Obtain the contact information of the other parties involved in the incident. Contact the police if the child's safety is threatened. These are just a few of the things a child and his parents must do to make a case for damages. A qualified attorney should handle the rest of the claim that involves significant legal work.
Need Any Help? Give Us A Call!
The preceding just briefly identified a few differences in personal injury litigation between children and adult plaintiffs. However, there are many more. To better understand how children fit into the legal system and how best they can take advantage of it, contact Rosenfeld at (888) 424-5757. We have spent many years learning the intricacies of personal injury law and how it relates to kids. You need someone to cut through the complicated mess of Illinois courts. We can do that for you.
For additional information see the following pages:
- How Are Children Injured?
- What Can a Child Obtain in a Personal Injury Case?
- What Are Child Injury Laws?
- What Is Institutional Child Abuse?
- What Can I do If I Have Been Harmed or Know a Child That Has Been Harmed?
- What Are Child Injury Cases Worth?
- What Resources Are There For Injured Children?
- How Can a Lawyer Fight For Your Injured Child?
- What Medical Injuries do Children Suffer?
- What Are Typical Childhood Injuries?
- Do Children Get Hurt More Than Adults in Hospitals?
- Can I Spank My Child?
- Can I Get in Trouble For Falsely Reporting Child Injuries?
- Do Children's Injury Cases Normally Settle or Go To Trial?