If your child has been hurt through no fault of their own, you want answers. Who is responsible for the accident? How will they make amends for the injury? To help you find those answers, the child injury lawyers in Union City at Morelli Law Firm are here to help.
If your child has suffered an injury, speak with us about what happened. We provide free case evaluations. During your consultation, we’ll determine if you have a case and what you’re legally entitled to after your child’s accident.
Finding Out Who Is Responsible for Your Child’s Injury
The first task in any lawsuit is to find out who is responsible for your injuries. Without knowing that, there’s no one to sue. Identifying the responsible parties can be challenging with a child injury situation.
You weren’t there to see it happen, and sometimes, children are unsupervised. It could be an individual, the owner of a property, or both. If it’s a property owner, it’s likely one where children are often found, like:
- Parks and playgrounds
- Child recreational centers (e.g. a mini-golf course)
There could be other situations where third parties are involved that might complicate matters. For example, your child might’ve been injured in a school bus accident, and responsibility could fall on the bus driver, the school, or even another motorist who caused the accident.
Anyone at the scene in these places may become the target of a lawsuit, even other parents and children. We will perform interviews and investigate the scene to find all potentially responsible parties and see if they should be the target of your suit.
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How a Child Injury Lawyer Helps With Your Case
When you hire a child injury lawyer in Union City to help you with your case, there’s a lot more to it than you might think. It is a complex job with many moving parts. Some of the things we will help you with include the following.
Keeping You in the Loop
You can reach us anytime through phone or email to get an update on your case or to send us messages regarding your case. When we talk with you, we will explain your case in layperson’s terms to make it as easy as possible to understand the status of your case.
Negotiating on Your Behalf
We have a responsibility to work in your best interest as a lawyer. By turning the negotiations with the other parties to us, you can focus on caring for your child. We will handle everything else. You don’t have to worry about calls from the insurer or whether you said or did something to jeopardize your case.
Calculating All the Damages
We calculate all the damages related to your case that you’re eligible to receive, some of which you may not have known you could claim. It’s easy to see the costs of the bills you have now, but the future bills and the lost future potential of your child also have a cost, not to mention the emotional trauma of the accident.
Navigating the Legal System
There are deadlines and procedures that must be followed to keep your case rolling. It’s easy for people outside the legal field to miss something important. With Morelli Law, you’ll have a lawyer with years of experience in these cases pushing your case forward.
My Child Died… What Now?
First, please accept our deepest condolences. We cannot imagine the pain you must be feeling. If you are the child’s parent or guardian, you have the right to file a wrongful death lawsuit in their name to seek damages particular to these kinds of cases, like:
- Loss of consortium
- Funeral expenses
- Final expenses
- Any other costs related to handling the death of your child
There is a deadline for pursuing a wrongful death claim in New Jersey under N.J. Stat. § 2A:31-3. It is two years, so you must begin the process before then or lose your chance at compensation.
Call Morelli Law for Compassionate and Tough Representation
Our child injury lawyers in Union City are ready to listen to your story and review your legal options. By retaining one of our attorneys you can focus on helping your child recover emotionally while we work on helping you recover financially.
To get started, call us or use the free case evaluation link to schedule an appointment. All first consultations with the Morelli Law Firm are free of charge and without obligation.