Most states prevent anyone under the age of 18 from filing a lawsuit without the help of parent, adult, or guardian. Children and adolescents are at high risk for many injuries including those caused by:
- Cars and other motor vehicle accidents
- Playground equipment
- Ingestion of household products such as cosmetics and personal care products, cleaning substances, pain relievers, foreign bodies, and plants
- Household fires
- Swimming-related accidents
When these serious injuries lead to severe disability, the person or company responsible can be held accountable through a lawsuit filed on behalf of the injured child. When a child is killed as a result of someone else's negligence, a claim by the child's parent(s) can be a difficult and sensitive matter, requiring the requisite amount of understanding, compassion and patience obtained through years of experience in working with survivors in these situations.
If you are a parent, guardian or concerned adult related to a minor who has been severely injured in the Capital District or Metropolitan Atlanta, our attorneys would like to hear from you. Contact our lawyers online or call us at 518-631-4139 in New York, or 888-324-7261 in Georgia to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.