No parent wants to get the phone call that their child is injured, no matter how severe the injuries may be. Not only are you worried about your child, but you also have the responsibility of many new medical bills and potentially even the lost wages associated with having to take time off work to care for your child. The good news is that your child's injuries may fall under personal injury law in the event that the injury resulted from some sort of negligence.
Are you unsure if you should pursue a legal injury claim against somebody after your child was injured? This guide will help you decide.
What Can Cause Your Child to Become Injured?
One reason your child may have been injured is negligent supervision. This occurs when a designated caregiver fails to provide the appropriate care to your child, and the injury could have been prevented if he or she had been providing appropriate care. The amount of supervision a child should be given is based on the child's age, abilities, and activities.
There is also the matter of property liability, which comes into play if your child was injured in an unsafe location. This kind of injury may have nothing to do with the level of supervision he or she was receiving. One example of property liability comes with dangerous play equipment at a fast-food restaurant or playground.
Who Is Responsible For Your Child's Injuries?
The person or entity responsible for your child's injuries is based on each individual situation. If your child was injured because somebody failed to provide the appropriate supervision, the person who was supposed to be supervising may be responsible. If they were providing child care through a business, the business may be responsible.
If your child was injured on a playground or while playing a restaurant, the restaurant or manufacturer of the equipment could be liable.
What Damages Can You Recover?
Damages you can recover for your child's injuries include medical bills, lost wages, and even emotional pain and suffering. Keep in mind that you must be able to provide evidence for your child's injuries and the financial losses you have experienced.
What Should You Do If Your Child Is Injured?
If your child has been injured, always seek medical attention first and foremost. Then, contact a personal injury attorney. You may have a strong case against the party responsible for your child's injuries.
To learn more, contact a resource like Weathers Law Firm, LLC.