Children are the most vulnerable among us, so their health and safety should be a number one priority. Sadly, companies, drivers, and property owners can fall short of their obligation to protect them. As a result, a child may get hurt.
If your child was injured due to another party’s negligence, an Englewood child injury lawyer with Morelli Law Firm can champion your and your child’s case. They can gather evidence of fault, evaluate how the accident has affected your family, and fight for fair compensation.
Common Child Injury Accidents Our Firm Handles in Englewood
If your child was hurt in one of these accidents, our lawyers can assist you with taking legal action against the negligent parties:
- Car accidents
- Dog bites
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Defective products
- Swimming pool accidents
- Medical malpractice, including birth injuries
If your child passed away from their injury, we extend our deepest condolences. Our team can help you pursue a wrongful death action.
Common Damages You Can Seek in an Englewood Child Injury Case
One of the most common questions our team gets from injury clients is, “How much money can I get for my case?” There’s no way for us to answer that without reviewing your situation. However, as a general rule, the more severe your child’s injuries are and the higher their medical bills, the higher your settlement may be.
Possible damages you can seek in your insurance claim or personal injury lawsuit include:
- Past and anticipated medical care costs: If your child needed emergency services, imaging scans, surgery, medication, assistive devices, physical therapy, or ongoing appointments
- Past and future lost wages: If you had to take a leave of absence from work or quit your job altogether to care for your child
- Pain and suffering: If your child’s injuries cause them discomfort or distress
- Scarring and disfigurement: If your child’s injuries or treatment changed their mobility or appearance
- Other out-of-pocket expenses: If you needed to modify your home to accommodate your child’s limitations or hire in-home care
If you’re filing a wrongful death case, you could request compensation for your child’s burial and funeral service expenses and final medical bills.
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What a Lawyer With Morelli Law Firm Can Do to Help With Your Child Injury Case
After your child is hurt in a negligent incident, being there for them should be your primary focus rather than navigating the legal system. Morelli Law Firm’s attorneys can build and file your case on your behalf.
In doing so, they will:
- Obtain a copy of the incident report
- Speak to your child’s doctors
- Collect and organize evidence, including medical documentation, eyewitness accounts, and relevant video and photographs
- Figure out who is liable for your child’s injuries and losses
- Communicate with insurance companies and other attorneys
- Pursue a sufficient settlement through negotiations
- Bring your case to court if we cannot obtain a fair settlement
Our team will continually update you on your case so that you’re not in the dark. Your lawyer is here to answer any other questions you may have.
Our Track Record Reflects Our Dedication to Our Injury Clients
Our firm works to secure the compensation our clients, including child injury victims, need. One of our case results includes a $2.65 million settlement after an 11-year-old boy was seriously injured in a car accident.
We will also strive to make your time going through the legal process as easy as possible. A couple of former clients shared their experiences:
“He was in complete control of the case… he was there to comfort them and to assure them that everything will be alright.” Victor G., whose mother and sister were severely hurt in a bus accident.
“One thing is for sure, we were incredibly lucky and truly blessed. Throughout the process you have been amazing.” —Janine B. She and her daughter got seriously injured in a tractor-trailer accident.
A child injury lawyer with our firm will strive to provide you with the client care you deserve and help you recover the compensation you need to move forward.
Our Child Injury Lawyers Serving Englewood Will Work for You on Contingency
We understand that you and your family could be under a lot of financial strain right now. Morelli Law Firm is not going to add to it. Our team will take your case on a contingency-fee basis. In other words, we will finance your case and not charge any fees or costs:
- By the hour
- For retainers
- Up front
- Out of pocket
Your attorney will deduct a portion of the settlement or verdict they secure for you. The two of you will agree on this amount once you start working together. They won’t get paid unless you do, though. By working with us, you can reduce your financial risk and rest easy knowing there won’t be any surprises or hidden fees.
The Statute of Limitations for Child Injury Lawsuits in New Jersey
In most cases, you have two years from the date of the injury to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to NJ Rev Stat § 2A:14-2. However, there can be exceptions, especially for child injury cases. For example, the clock might not start ticking until the child’s 18th birthday—based on how they got hurt.
In any case, you may want to discuss your case with an attorney as soon as possible—not just to preserve important evidence, but also to avoid missing the deadline. If you wait too long to submit your case, your family might not be eligible to pursue any compensation for the liable party.
If you get our firm involved in your case soon enough, we can help you figure out which deadline applies to you and comply with it.
Let Morelli Law Firm Get to Work on Your Englewood Child Injury Case Today
You have a right to go after the liable party who harmed your child. Don’t think you should do it on your own, though. A lawyer with Morelli Law Firm can handle your case and seek the compensation your child needs to move forward.
Reach out to our firm today for a free, no-obligation case review.