Injuries to Children
There is no greater fear for a parent or guardian than to have their child suffer an injury or death. When a child is injured or killed in an accident it will rock the very foundation of a family. Of course, children are susceptible to minor injuries and many such injuries should not and will not be pursued legally. But if your child or loved one has been hurt due to the carelessness of another person it is prudent to consult with an attorney who is experienced in working with children. Injuries to children present many unique challenges such as growth implications of the injury (i.e. growth plate involvement) and whether there will be problems in the future from the injury. This is why it is critical for a child’s injury claim to be treated with special attention and care. The attorneys at Maschka, Riedy and Ries will treat your child with respect and care in helping them (and you) through what can be a very frightening experience.
Parents of injured children have until the child’s 18th birthday to bring the claim on behalf of their child. Upon turning 18, the child has an additional year to bring a lawsuit before their claim expires. Even given the extended time allowed by law, it is critical to fully investigate the circumstances immediately following the injury so that important evidence is not lost or forgotten.
If your child has been injured, contact the attorneys at Maschka, Riedy and Ries today so we can help you concentrate on what is most important, your child’s health and well-being.