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Representation for Child Accident Victims
Children, as curious and as playful as they are, are bound to get bumps, bruises, and scratches every now and then. However, no child should suffer a life-altering injury because of someone else’s recklessness or negligence. Unfortunately, every year, many children suffer injuries that adversely impact their mental and physical capabilities, making life more difficult not just for the victims but also their loved ones.
The compassionate Fresno injury lawyers at the Law Office of Rick D. Banks are dedicated to helping families get the means for recovery after a child injury accident. With over 15 years of experience in personal injury law, we regularly achieve maximum verdicts and settlements for clients whose children sustained serious injuries in accidents involving:
- Defective and dangerous toys, cribs, and other children’s products,
- Lead poisoning,
- Unsafe playground equipment,
- Food poisoning,
- Faulty car seats,
- And other hazards brought about by negligence.
We have the insight to resolve your claim or lawsuit with successful results. To learn more about your rights and legal options in a free, confidential consultation, call (559) 222-4891.
What Damages Can I Recover for My Child’s Injury?
Not every child injury case is the same – each victim experiences his/her own unique losses and pain. Identifying and quantifying these losses is essential to maximizing your recovery. Depending on the circumstances surrounding your child’s injury, you may be entitled to compensation for the following damages:
- Past and future medical expenses
- Lost work wages while caring for child
- Future lost earning capacity of child
- Physical pain and suffering
- Punitive damages, if defendant acted with fraud, malice, or wantonness
What Is the Statute of Limitations for Child Injury Claims in Fresno?
The state of California has unique laws relating to time limits to file civil actions for minors. In most cases, the statute of limitations becomes active once a child turns 18. For instance, a child injured in a car accident could wait until two years after his/her 18th birthday to pursue damages. It is important to keep in mind that there are exceptions to this general rule that shorten the deadline, such as medical malpractice cases and cases against government entities. Therefore, prospective claimants are highly advised to consult with an attorney and get started on their claim right away. Otherwise, they may miss the deadline and be barred from pursuing any and all damages.
Contact Us Today for Guidance
A child’s injury claim involves many unique and sometimes complex issues. To ensure that your child receives the optimal care s/he needs to make a recovery, please reach out to the hardworking legal team at the Law Office of Rick D. Banks. We will use the full scope of our legal skills and knowledge to help you get through this difficult period. Contact our Fresno office now at (559) 222-4891 to discuss your case with one of our helpful legal staff.