The inexperience, impulsiveness, and vulnerability of minor children mean adults owe them a reasonable standard of care. At Morelli Law Firm, our personal injury team will prove the at-fault party did not provide your child with the required standard of care. Our White Plains child injury lawyer will also prove your child’s injuries are compensable, assess their current and future monetary value, and negotiate an appropriate settlement that covers your needs.
Building a compensation case for an injured child actually means the parents are suing on the child’s behalf. It also means special circumstances may alter the usual statute of limitations that apply to the case. Our legal team will fight for your child’s financial recovery. We investigate their injury and build a strong case against the at-fault party. We never stop fighting for your family’s peace of mind.
Do not Wait to Request Compensation for Your Child
New York law limits your right to file a lawsuit on behalf of your minor child. Depending on how your child’s injury happened, one of the following time limits may apply:
- In general, the personal injury statute of limitations is generally three years, per CPLR § 214.
- In general, the wrongful death statute of limitations is generally two years, per EPTL § 5-4.1.
- In general, the medical malpractice statute of limitations is generally two years and six months, per CPLR § 214-A.
- In general, the defective drugs statute of limitations is generally three years, per CPLR § 214.
Your child’s age at the time of their injury can create a change to the typical filing deadline. When we represent you, our team will explain the general timeline and how it applies to minors. We will also go over the damages you can recover for them, including the ongoing costs of any medical care they need. Additionally, we will request compensation for their physical and emotional pain and suffering.
Review the Cause of Your Child’s Injuries
We understand the anxiety, anger, and fear you feel when your child gets hurt. After inquiring about their current health, treatment plan, and prognosis, our team will ask you several questions that help us build their case. We will ask you to tell us:
- How your child got hurt
- The name of the at-fault party
- How their injury affected your family
We may ask additional questions about the impact of your child’s injury on your family’s general dynamics, day-to-day life, and finances. The answers you give will provide guidance and direction for your compensation request.
Review Your Child’s Diagnosis and Prognosis
Children are resilient and can often recover from minor injuries quickly. When your child sustains a serious injury, however, recovery can take months or years. Catastrophic injury recovery can take a lifetime, so your child and family will need to learn coping techniques and change your lives and possibly your home, too, to accommodate your new routine.
If this happens, the at-fault party should bear the financial weight of their actions, not you or your family. Our team seeks to recover these costs and give your child the best possible outcome. To understand their prognosis, we will review their:
- Medical records
- Therapy records
- School records
- Rehabilitation needs
- Exam and lab test results
Reports and recommendations from their health care team will help us show the at-fault party the extent of your child’s injuries and recovery. We also make sure they understand their financial responsibility for the injury.
Legal Representation for Your Child After an Injury in White Plains
If your child suffered an avoidable injury because of another person’s recklessness or carelessness, you could seek recovery for them with our legal guidance and support. Our team will clarify your child’s rights, ensure they are observed, and advocate on their behalf. We will also:
- Prove where your child’s injury occurred
- Identify the financially responsible person
- Assign a favorable financial value to your case
- Negotiate with the at-fault party’s insurance provider
At Morelli Law Firm, our child injury lawyer serving clients in White Plains will help you understand the various laws that could impact your child’s settlement. Even when your child’s case settles out of court, the court must still be involved. We help you get the required court approval for their settlement, meet the complexities of the statute of limitations, and ensure the settlement or verdict covers the entire range of medical and other expenses in your case.
We Will Prove the At-Fault Party’s Negligence
According to Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) research, the children who were fatally injured in car accidents in 2019 were passenger vehicle occupants, pedestrians, or bicyclists. Children also suffer physical and fatal injuries from:
- Dog bites
- Birth injuries
- Medical errors
- Physical assaults
Tell us how your child was hurt, and our investigative team will take over from there. We will do everything necessary to build a strong evidence file that leads to a favorable outcome for you.
We Aim to Get Results for Our Clients
Our personal injury team is committed to your recovery in all areas. Satisfied previous clients say:
- Xiang Mei Cao: My entire family and I couldn’t thank Michael and his team enough for what they did for us. This is an exceptional law firm for anyone who is looking for [a] personal injury lawyer.
- Janice Miles: Their services were exactly as expected. They were helpful, patient, & kept me informed…I would hire them again.
- J Moses: Michael Schlesinger was excellent in every way. Michael was empathic, smart, helpful and a great communicator…I am so appreciative.
Hear from more clients about our caring, compassionate, and responsive client service experience on our client testimonials page.
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Review Your Child Injury Case for Free with Morelli Law Firm
If your child was injured in an accident in White Plains, New York, they could be entitled to financial compensation. You can learn more about your legal options and how our child injury lawyer will represent your child in an injury case. Contact our Morelli Law Firm team for a free consultation at (212) 751-9800 today.