Child Injury Lawyers in Atlanta, GA
Child Injury Lawyers in Atlanta, GA
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An Atlanta Child Injury Attorney Can Help
Children are known to be resilient after accidents or injuries. However, they can still suffer serious harm. This can result in incredible trauma and significant financial burdens on your family. When your child is hurt, you have the same legal right to compensation as anyone else who might have suffered because of someone’s negligence.
Fortunately, with help from our skilled and compassionate child injury lawyers in Atlanta, GA, The Champion Firm can ensure those responsible for your child’s injuries are fully held accountable. Call 404-596-8044 to schedule your free consultation. We can discuss what’s next for your child’s personal injury claim.
What Our Child Injury Lawyers Can Do
- We Focus on Client Care. Your children are precious: If hurt, you want them to recover quickly. That’s why our team puts their well-being above everything. From getting proper medical care to addressing legal options, we’ll handle your questions and concerns. At Champion, every client is assigned a dedicated legal team that can provide regular updates on their case, quick responses, and honest answers.
- We Handle the Toughest Child Injuries. After any injury your child experiences, there are likely many issues and changes your family will want to navigate. Children can get hurt in many different ways by doing many various activities. Establishing liability can be challenging. We have the experience and resources to dig into the accident, discover what happened, and find who is at fault. We’ll fight to ensure they are held accountable.
- We Pursue the Max & Get Results. Since our office was founded in 2014, The Champion Firm has recovered more than $100 million in damages for our clients. We are dedicated to getting justice for both you and your child. We know what it takes to recover the full and fair value that someone’s negligence cost you and your family.
- We Know a Good Offer but Prepare for Trial. Most child injury cases are resolved in an insurance settlement. However, the defendants may not cooperate or negotiate in good faith. We’re ready to take your case to court if that happens. The Champion Firm is committed to serving your and your child’s best interests by preparing each case for trial.
What to Do After a Child Injury?
After your child is injured, you might be reeling or feel lost. At The Champion Firm, we have some recommendations for what to do when your child is hurt because of someone’s reckless behavior.
- Get Medical Care ASAP Even if your child’s injury doesn’t seem extreme right away, getting medical attention quickly is best. Err on the side of caution: The injury could be worse than you realize, and waiting could only worsen matters. Call emergency services or take your child to a medical provider. Our team can help connect you to trustworthy doctors and the resources you need to address their condition after initial emergency medical care has been provided.
- Keep Receipts & Medical Records Hold onto all documentation related to your child’s injury. These records reflect the economic impact your family sustained and show the extent of your child’s injury. Your child injury attorney will include these records in your insurance claim to pursue compensation through the at-fault party’s insurance or in a lawsuit.
- Let Your Lawyer Deal With Insurers When people try to negotiate their own settlements or offer statements to the other sides insurance about a child’s injury, it usually doesn’t help the victim. The insurance companies want to settle things fast and for less. They do not have your child’s best interest in mind. So, let a lawyer that’s committed to your family’s well-being and security handle the communications with any insurers.
- Don’t Post About Your Child’s Injury As tempting as it is to share your child’s experience with friends, family, or followers, doing so could hurt your case. The defendant’s attorney will look for any opening to question if your family’s experience is as bad as you claim. They can use photos, comments, or other evidence to create doubt about the severity of your injuries. Don’t jeopardize your case by posting about the accident.
- Consult an Injury Lawyer The sooner you hire an attorney to help you after your child’s injury, the better. Filing an insurance claim for their injury can take time. Working with an attorney expedites the process and keeps everything moving forward efficiently. At Champion, we want to make the claim process as simple as possible. We can meet with you at our office, your home, the hospital, or by phone or video conference.
Atlanta Child Injury Accidents
Nearly any type of accident can cause severe injuries to children. Some accidents appear more frequently in the civil court system.
- Car accidents – Children are very vulnerable to motor vehicle accident injuries. They could experience internal injuries, bone breaks and fractures, traumatic brain injuries, and psychological trauma.
- Bicycle accidents – Children riding bikes can potentially collide with other obstacles, pedestrians, or be struck by motor vehicles. Road rash, bone fractures, muscle sprains and strains, and concussions are common in bike wrecks.
- Pedestrian accident – When a child is struck by a vehicle, they could sustain traumatic brain injuries, internal bleeding, organ failure, broken and fractured bones, and lacerations, not to mention more life-threatening injuries.
- Dog bites – Dogs often suddenly attack or bite small children. Children can receive severe emotional trauma, lacerations, scars, or other wounds from such injuries.
- Property accidents – In premises liability accidents, your child could get hurt on someone’s property because of negligence. They might suffer severe cuts, bruises, broken and fractured bones, and brain trauma.
- Medical malpractice – You should be able to trust your child’s healthcare providers. If they make mistakes, your child could suffer catastrophic injuries. Misdiagnosis, medication mistakes, and surgical errors are just a few examples of how children can be victims of medical malpractice.
- Birth injuries – Birth injuries can affect a child’s entire future. If they lack necessary oxygen or suffer fractured or broken bones during labor or delivery, children can suffer severe physical disabilities that require lifelong attention.
Who’s Responsible for Your Child’s Injury?
The type of accident your child was involved in will help your attorney figure out who should be held accountable for their damages. You can expect your child injury lawyer to hire experts where necessary to identify liable parties and provide expertise in their field.
Some of the parties who may be held accountable for your child’s injuries include:
- Property owners – Premises liability accidents often cause children harm. This is particularly true when there is an “attractive nuisance,” such as an easily accessible trampoline or swimming pool. Property owners can be held accountable if they don’t take sufficient precautions to protect younger children.
- Daycares and schools – Daycares and school systems must keep your children safe. If they fail to prevent bullying, make necessary repairs, or address unsafe conditions, these facilities can be found liable for your child’s injuries. In some cases, individuals could be found culpable as well.
- Equipment or parts manufacturers – When products are dangerous or defective due to malfunctioning parts or insufficient safety warning labels, companies can be ordered to compensate you and your child for the injuries your child sustained.
- Babysitters or caretakers – Anyone responsible for protecting a child can be held accountable if their negligent supervision causes your child’s injuries. Caretakers, teachers, daycare workers, babysitters, bus drivers, and clergy members can be held accountable if their negligence or intentionally harmful conduct causes your child’s injuries.
No Matter the Cause, Child Injuries Need to Be Taken Seriously.
Compensation for Child Injuries
When children suffer injuries, the effects can be long-lasting. Your child has the right to maximum compensation, and you should not be stuck covering the cost of another party’s negligence. Examples of potentially recoverable damages in an Atlanta child injury claim include:
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Diminished earning capacity for you, as a result of providing additional care for your child
- Present healthcare bills and future medical expenses
- Permanent disability
- Emotional distress
- Chronic physical pain
These are some of the damages that could be recovered. Depending on your case, you may be able to file a claim with the liable party’s insurance company and avoid going to trial. If the liable party does not have insurance coverage or their insurance coverage is insufficient to meet your child’s needs, a trial may be the best way to fully recoup your family and your child’s losses.
Georgia’s Statute of Limitations for Child Injuries
According to the Georgia personal injury statute of limitations, most people have up to two years to file a personal injury lawsuit. For children, the statute of limitations is handled much differently. The statute of limitations could be suspended until two years after your child’s 18th birthday.
If you are unsure when the statute of limitations might expire for your child injury claim, discuss your concerns with your Atlanta personal injury advocate at The Champion Firm.
Get Help With Your Child’s Injury Case
Having a personal injury lawyer guide you through your child’s injury claim has many benefits. While you devote your time and energy towards helping your child heal physically and cope with the emotional trauma of their injuries, your attorney will be responsible for handling the legal details, like:
- Identifying the at-fault parties
- Investigating the cause of your child’s injuries
- Ensuring all damages are accounted for
- Calculating the total value of your losses
- Negotiating with liable parties and insurers
- Litigating your case when necessary
Call The Champion Firm
When children suffer catastrophic injuries, their entire lives can be affected. The at-fault party should not get away with it, and you should not be forced to deal with the costs. With our Atlanta child injury lawyers, you can take action and recover maximum compensation. Contact us at 404-596-8044 by phone, text, or chat. We don’t charge upfront fees unless we win.
What Our Clients Have to Say
Dajaneshia | Car Accident
Michael | Car Accident
Natalia | Premises Liability
Robyn | Slip and Fall
Jake | Car Accident
Sue | Slip and Fall
Judith | Medical Malpractice
Champion Firm Client | Motor Vehicle Accidents
Wanda | Wrongful Death
Champion Firm Client | Motor Vehicle Accident
Walter | Motor Vehicle Accident
Michael | Slip & Fall
Brent | Motorcycle Accident
Sandra | Car Accident
Julie | Wrongful Death
Cynthia | Car Accident
Christy | Car Accident
Andy | Wrongful Death
Justin | Truck Accident
Chad | Truck Accident