Personal Injury Isn’t Reserved for Adults
If you’ve watched or read the news recently, it is unlikely you missed the story of the young boys that suffered severe burns while playing outdoors at a daycare facility. As parents, we try our very best to protect our children at all costs, and the same expectation exists for childcare facilities. In our absence, we expect care providers should abide by laws and standards to provide a safe, nurturing environment for our children. In cases of neglect, or even abuse, I have fought tirelessly to gain compensation for the injured child and their family.
Although I do not have all of the facts of this case, it is highly likely that negligence occurred at the expense of these poor kids.
Children and Personal Injury Cases
When it comes to adults, we can calculate rather quickly the time, resources and costs associated with sustaining an injury. The impact of being unable to work or care for family as a result of an injury is undeniable. In the case of an injured child, determining adequate compensation for a life altering injury is more complex.
As a parent of an injured child, you are not only paying medical and insurance expenses, you likely missed work and are in need of supplemental assistance if you have other children that require care while you are away. When fair compensation is at stake, all of these factors must be considered to ensure those responsible are held accountable.
For my clients, and my very own family, I feel strongly that as a society we must continue to fight against individuals that harm our children.