There is no event that is more terrifying for parents than an injury to their child. When a child is injured in an accident - whether it be in a motor vehicle accident, outside playing, riding a bicycle, a dog bite or from a defective product - the main concern of the parents or guardians is to seek immediate medical treatment and ensure that the child receives the best care possible to aid in their recovery.
Although injuries to children can occur for a variety of reasons, these are some of the more common causes of injury to children:
When a child or teen sustains a serious injury, the prospect of falling behind in school, losing contact with friends and struggling to prepare for the future is a real concern. In these cases, the need for classroom assistants and tutors may be necessary as well as a comprehensive multi-disciplinary rehabilitation team. This is important to maximum recovery. Unfortunately, a child’s physical body, including the brain and spinal cord are continuing to develop, and the full extent of disability and the long- term effects of the injury may not immediately be known.
Claims on Behalf of Children:
When a claim is advanced for a minor, Ontario courts require a litigation guardian to be appointed. Typically, the litigation guardian will be a parent or guardian of the child. All decisions pertinent to the litigation will be made by the guardian in consultation with their lawyer. As an added safeguard, Ontario law requires settlements on behalf of minors to be reviewed and approved by a Judge of the Superior Court of Justice.
Contact A Personal Injury Lawyer
In Ontario, the law is very complex when it comes to personal injury claims and child injuries. No matter how safe and protective parents try to be, getting hurt is a very common part of childhood and if the accident wasn’t the fault of the child, compensation may be able to be obtained for the injuries as well as medical treatment. If you are unsure whether your child’s injury is due to the negligence of another, make the right choice and contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to ensure that your child’s best interests are protected.
At Iacobelli Law Firm, we have extensive experience representing families who have had children seriously injured and we realize how difficult and life-changing it can be for your family. We are a dedicated Ontario Personal Injury Law Firm that provides compassionate and competent legal counsel and we offer a FREE Consultation so please feel free to call us at 1-866-234-6093. We are honored to serve our clients and our community.
Andrew Iacobelli is an experienced personal injury lawyer who established Iacobelli Law Firm with offices located in Ontario, Canada as well as offices in Florida, U.S.A. Andrew restricts his practice to the representation of personal injury victims in claims involving serious injuries and wrongful death.