Protect The Rights Of Injured Children
If your child has been injured in an accident and you believe someone else’s negligence played a role, reach out to a child injury attorney in Oklahoma to file a claim and obtain compensation for the damages your child has suffered.
Children experience accidents in the same way that adults do. Sometimes, children are in the same types of accidents as adults, and other times, children are injured when an adult should be watching a child and is negligent. Regardless of the circumstances, it’s likely that someone is at fault for your child’s injuries because kids aren’t old enough to be responsible for themselves.
At Talley, Turner, Stice & Bertman, our goal is to help parents speak up for the rights of their children. When it comes to personal injuries, children have the same rights to compensation as adults, and Oklahoma parents are allowed to file lawsuits on behalf of their children. An Oklahoma child injury lawyer can investigate your child’s accident, gather all of the evidence available and seek the settlement you and your child deserve.
How Child Injuries Often Occur
Children can be injured in car accidents, slip-and-fall accidents and product defect accidents similar to adults, or they may get injured on playgrounds, at day care centers, at nurseries, at summer camps, or in similar places where an adult should be watching at all times. The type of accident will determine who’s liable for the accident and whether multiple parties can be held responsible.
Your child injury lawyer in Oklahoma will investigate the accident and gather all of the relevant details to determine what caused the accident, why the accident happened, and if negligence was involved.
Proving Negligence In A Child Injury Case
In order to prove negligence occurred in a child injury case, there needs to be evidence. For example, if a child is injured on a playground because they were playing with a dangerous metal object and it’s determined by video footage that there was no adult supervision during the time of the injury, then the adult in charge may be held liable as well as the school or organization.
If a child is injured in a car accident, the liable party responsible for causing the accident could be held liable. This may be the driver who caused the collision, but it could also be the car manufacturer if, for example, a part defect contributed to further injuries in the wreck.
Recoverable Damages On Behalf Of Your Child
The damages you’ll be able to recover on behalf of your child will relate specifically to your child’s injuries, their suffering and how you’ve both been affected by the accident. All medical expenses and property damages should be included in your settlement value as well as any income you’ve lost from missing work to take care of your child.
Noneconomic damages may also be included in your child’s claim value, such as pain and suffering and emotional distress. The accident may take both a physical and emotional toll on your child’s life moving forward, so it’s essential that they get proper treatment and compensation.
Contact An Oklahoma Child Injury Attorney
Your child deserves the same remedies as any adult when negligence is involved in causing their injuries. At Talley, Turner, Stice & Bertman, we strive to fight for children’s rights and maximize their injury settlements whenever possible. If you’d like to speak with an Oklahoma child injury lawyer about your child’s accident, call 405-467-2858 or fill out the contact form to schedule a consultation.