When another person or entity creates a dangerous or reckless situation that leads to an injury for your child, you may experience a wide range of emotions and concerns. A Mount Vernon child injury lawyer from our team will work to alleviate some of your worries by helping you file an injury claim and seek a settlement.
After an accident like this, you will likely want to ensure your child receives the highest level of medical care. You should not have to worry about trying to negotiate with the insurer, too. Our child injury attorneys in Mount Vernon, New York will take over this part of the case for you, giving you time to focus on family.
How Our Legal Team Can Help With Your Case
Our team at Morelli Law Firm provides several benefits for our clients in a personal injury case involving a child.
We Will Negotiate with the Insurance Company
After your child suffers an injury because of negligence, you may hear from the other party’s insurance company soon after the accident. You may want to focus on your child’s recovery, rather than trying to answer countless questions from an insurance company or discuss a settlement.
Once you hire our team, we will take over the negotiations with the insurer for you. You can focus on your family, and we will focus on your personal injury claim.
We Can Represent You in All Types of Accidents Involving Children
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), common causes of child injuries include:
- Motor vehicle accidents
Whether a daycare provider failed to monitor your child’s safety near a pool, your son was exposed to hazardous substances that were not kept out of reach, or an unleashed dog attacked your daughter, we can help with your case.
Children can also suffer injuries because of a misdiagnosis or a treatment error from a doctor or another medical professional. If this happened to your child, our Mount Vernon medical malpractice lawyers know how to frame the case to show how the doctor’s error led to additional injuries or illnesses for your child.
How Large of a Settlement Could My Child’s Injury Case Involve?
Our team of attorneys will never promise our clients that they will win a certain amount in a case. However, we can promise we will work hard for a positive outcome to your case. After studying the facts of your unique situation, we can give you an estimated final settlement amount. We can also estimate your chances of winning a settlement.
If your child suffers life-altering injuries that leave them with a permanent disability or result in significant health care costs for years or decades, your settlement is likely to be much higher than for the family of a child who suffers injuries that heal quickly and allow them to return to normal life within a few weeks.
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You Can Afford to Hire a Mount Vernon Child Injury Attorney
Our personal injury lawyers in Mount Vernon work on a contingency-fee basis. This means our clients do not need to pay us anything ahead of time to secure our services. Our fee will come from a percentage of the final settlement amount in the case.
We understand that when your child has a serious injury, you may have significant medical bills stacking up. You do not want to leave your child alone in a hospital room, so you are likely missing work. Through our fee structure, legal costs do not add to any financial concerns you may have.
Our Goals for the Case Will Align With Yours
Another advantage of having us work on a contingency-fee basis us that you will not need to pay us anything if we do not win a settlement or award for you. Because we only get paid if you do, our goals are aligned with yours.
We will recommend how you should proceed in the claim, but the final decisions always belong to you. Trust that our team will always represent you and your injured child to the best of our ability.
We Will Keep Your Case On Track and Moving Forward
We understand that many of our clients want their case to be resolved quickly so they can receive a settlement and move on with their lives. However, remember that once you agree to a settlement, you cannot go back to the insurance company and ask for more money later if your doctor discovers new injuries for your child or recommends additional treatment.
We will work hard to resolve your case as quickly as possible. However, we will not recommend doing so if it means sacrificing a fair settlement, leaving you with uncovered medical bills.
The Statute of Limitations in New York
In most cases, New York allows three years to file a personal injury lawsuit, according to CPLR § 214. However, sometimes the statute of limitations can be “tolled” or extended when the victim is a minor. Different deadlines may also apply for medical malpractice cases.
While we encourage you to get started as soon as possible so we have enough time to build your case, we can help you understand the specific deadlines involved in your situation. We will ensure your case continues moving forward and that if we need to file a lawsuit, we will do so within the statute of limitations.
Morelli Law Firm Is Ready to Work Tirelessly For Your Benefit
Our child injury lawyers in Mount Vernon do not back down when facing difficult cases. We will not let an unfair insurer treat your child’s case dismissively. You deserve respectful and compassionate representation, and we will work hard to deliver this for you.
For a free, no-obligation consultation, contact Morelli Law Firm at (212) 751-9800 today.