Injuries to children are among the most emotionally traumatic experience families can endure. At times when children are in crucial stages of physical and mental development, any type of injury can pose serious threats to their future well-being.
If your child has suffered an injury that you believe was caused by another party’s negligence, allow our passionate Clearwater child injury lawyers to help you navigate the legal procedures needed to obtain justice and fair compensation.
We handle all types of child injury cases, such as:
- Defective children’s toys and products
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Slip and fall accidents
- Car accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Child head injuries
- Playground accidents
- Daycare/childcare accidents
Regardless of the circumstances involved, our legal team makes it a point to act as bold advocates that do not relent in our efforts to obtain the full compensation.
Whether these personal injury claims are filed against manufacturers of children’s toys or against businesses and premises owners that fail to provide safe conditions for children, you can be confident knowing that we are willing to challenge even the most powerful corporate entities and to handle even the most challenging cases.
Our firm’s founding lawyers, Mark Roman and Morgan Gaynor, are both board-certified civil trial lawyers by the Florida Bar. You can rest assured that when others contest these claims, we use our expertise in civil litigation to fight relentlessly during trial.
Who Can File My Child’s Injury Claim?
If the injured child is under the age of 18, they cannot file a personal injury claim on their own. You or another guardian will need to file the injury claim in the child’s name if they are a minor. However, there is a benefit to this caveat. As a parent, you may also be entitled to compensation for any expenses you pay on behalf of your child.
What If My Child Was Trespassing?
When it comes to an adult, if they did not have explicit permission to be on the property where they suffered their injury, they would likely be unable to pursue damages.
When it comes to children, however, your ability to seek compensation depends on if the property owner knew of a potentially dangerous condition and if they were also aware that there was a risk for children trespassing on their property.
Will My Child’s Age Be a Factor?
The legal standards set for children are not the same as the legal standards set for adults. This difference is based on the fact that the brains of young children have yet to finish developing, so they don’t have the same mental capacity as an adult.
To determine negligence in child injury cases, the court must ask the question: “How would a child of their age reasonably be expected to behave?” Additionally, children who are under the age of 6 cannot be found partially negligent for their actions.
Call for a Free Consultation
At Roman & Gaynor, our child injury lawyers in Clearwater, FL are dedicated to helping families, like yours, seek justice. With more than 60 years of combined legal experience, our firm is ready to help you pursue the compensation you need and deserve.
By scheduling a free case evaluation, you can receive prompt legal attention and answers to any questions or concerns you may have. We respond immediately to these requests and do our best to alleviate any stress you may be experiencing.
At Roman & Gaynor, we are here to help you through these difficult times. Contact the Clearwater child injury attorneys at our firm today by calling us at (727) 877-1212.