Child Injury Claims
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If your child has been injured by another individual’s negligence or intentional acts, contact a Zinda Law Group personal injury lawyer today to discuss your case. You may be entitled to compensation for your child’s medical costs, emotional distress, and more.
Call our child personal injury attorneys today to discuss your unique case. We have the knowledge and ability necessary to help guide your family through this difficult time. Further, we have the experience and technology required to help you through every step of the legal process. Call Zinda Law Group today at (800) 863-5312 for your 100% free consultation.
CHILD PERSONAL INJURY CLAIMS
If negligence or the intentional actions of others have injured your minor child, you may be able to bring a child injury claim against the negligent party. Before bringing a claim, you should contact an experienced personal injury lawyer to discuss your case and learn how to proceed with the legal process. Children can be injured in countless ways. Below are some of the different causes of injuries your child may sustain:
Depending on the sport, your child may experience a wide range of injuries, such as bruising, sprains, or concussions. It is estimated that approximately 5-10 percent of youth athletes will experience a concussion in any given sport season. Signs and symptoms of a concussion in children may develop days or weeks after the accident. Depending on the age of your child, he or she may experience the following:
- Drowsiness, dizziness, or loss of balance
- Trouble thinking or concentrating
- Ringing in the ears.
Although you will likely have to sign a waiver before your minor child can play a sport, you may still be able to file a lawsuit for your child’s injuries. For example, if your child’s injury was caused by unlawful or illegal activity of another individual, you may have grounds for a lawsuit. If you have signed a waiver for your child to play a sport, it is important to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to discuss whether you may have grounds to pursue a potential lawsuit.
Daycare accidents may be caused by untrained or distracted staff. This may lead to an unsafe environment for the children. Common causes of daycare accidents include, but are not limited to:
- Unsafe toys
- Unsafe playground equipment
- Food allergy contamination
- Lack of supervision
- Consumption of chemical products that have not been safely stored.
Birth injuries may occur to your child due to the negligence of the medical professionals assisting in the birthing process. If your newborn suffered injury during birth, you may be able to sue the doctors, nurses, or the hospital administration, depending on who acted negligently.
Unfortunately, birth injuries are not an uncommon problem for newborns. Examples of these injuries may include:
- Clavicle Fractures
- Brachial Plexus Injuries (otherwise known as “Erb’s Palsy”)
- Femur Fractures
- Growth Plate Fractures.
Children’s Toys Injuries
Defective or unsafe children’s toys may cause injury to your child. A defective toy may cause the child to choke or may result in other physical harm. If your child was harmed by a defective toy, you may be entitled to compensation for his or her injuries. It is important for the parent or guardian to immediately bring the child in for medical treatment. Further, the parent or guardian would need to make note of the injury, maintain the toy, hold on to the packaging, and contact a personal attorney with experience in child injury cases to discuss the next steps for the child injury lawsuit.
Identifying the specific injury to your child may be difficult, depending on the child’s age. Sometimes, there may be obvious injury, such as cuts or lacerations; however, more subtle injuries, such as a concussion or soft tissue damage, may be more difficult to see or diagnose. Therefore, it is important to always be observant about how your child is acting. For example, is your baby acting fussier than normal? Is your older child complaining about pain with no explanation for it?
If you suspect your child has been injured, but you cannot pinpoint the location or type of injury, seek medical attention immediately. It may be difficult for a parent to diagnose certain injuries, so having a medical professional evaluate the child is extremely important. After seeking medical attention, it may be easier to determine how your child sustained the injury.
If you believe your child was harmed due to the negligence of another, contact a child personal injury attorney as soon as possible. A Zinda Law Group attorney may be able to help you and your child through this difficult time.
DIFFERENT KINDS OF ATTORNEY FEES
If you have a personal injury claim, you may be wondering what it will cost to hire an attorney. Before you hire a lawyer to handle your child injury case, it is important that you know what kind of fees the lawyer will expect. For example, the attorney may require an expensive retainer up front before they will even begin to review your case. Below are examples of different attorney fees and costs that you may encounter:
Consultation fees are those fees that an attorney will charge to discuss a potential client’s legal situation. You will be required to pay this fee whether or not the attorney takes your case. This fee may be a flat rate, or it may depend on the length of the consultation. Fortunately, our Zinda Law Group attorneys do not charge you a consultation fee to discuss your legal situation.
An attorney may require you pay a retainer before he or she begins work on your case. A retainer is a type of deposit paid toward the total costs of legal services and is meant to ensure that the attorney will actually be paid. Your attorney fees and related costs would then be deducted from the retainer.
For example, if a lawyer charges you a $3,000 retainer, the lawyer will then do approximately $3,000 worth of work on your case before asking you for more money. Some attorneys will also use a retainer as a means of putting the attorney on call to handle a client’s legal problems as they arise. Zinda Law Group personal injury attorneys do not require a retainer before beginning work on our clients’ cases.
Many attorneys will work on an hourly fee basis. This means that you will pay a flat fee for every hour your attorney works on your case. You may, however, end up paying a higher fee for certain tasks. For example, your attorney may charge you $200 per hour for legal research, but may charge $300 per hour for litigation.
You are responsible for paying this hourly rate no matter if your attorney wins or loses your case. There is no guarantee that your attorney will work strategically, use his or her time wisely, or that there will be a successful outcome in your case. Hourly fees can become very expensive, very quickly. That is why Zinda Law Group attorneys believe in working on a contingency fee basis, not on an hourly fee basis.
Zinda Law Group attorneys work on a contingency fee basis, otherwise known as a “No Win, No Fee Guarantee.” This means that our clients do not pay us unless we are able to win them compensation in their case. In other words, your obligation to pay us is contingent upon a successful outcome in your personal injury lawsuit.
Attorneys who work on a contingency fee basis are more motivated to resolve your case quickly, strategically, and successfully. At Zinda Law Group, our goal is to provide top quality legal representation to our clients without the stress of our clients having to pay immediate legal fees.
A lawyer who requires an hourly fee or retainer will get paid no matter if they win or lose your case. On the other hand, an attorney who works on a contingency fee basis is only paid if they are successful in winning your case. Zinda Law Group attorneys believe that working on a contingency fee basis gives them extra incentive to work hard, work fast, and work aggressively to get their clients the compensation they deserve.
IF YOUR CHILD HAS SUFFERED INJURY DUE TO THE NEGLIGENCE OF OTHERS, CALL ZINDA LAW GROUP TODAY
If your child was injured due to the negligence or intentional acts of another individual, we may be able to help. Whether it be a minor injury, such as bruising, or a more serious injury, such as a broken bone, Zinda Law Group personal injury attorneys have the experience and ability to help get you the compensation your child deserves.
Contact one of our experienced attorneys today at (800) 863-5312 to discuss your unique claim. Consultations with our personal injury attorneys are always 100% free to you. Further, you do not pay us a thing unless we are able to get you compensation in your unique case. That is our No Win, No Fee Guarantee.
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