All children are entitled to live in a safe, happy and healthy environment. Unfortunately, because they are vulnerable and unable to care for themselves, children are sometimes victims of the negligence or abuse of others, in some cases sustaining physical injuries and emotional damage as a result. The sad truth is that thousands of children are hurt every day in the U.S., sometimes fatally. In many cases, the injury was caused by the carelessness or negligence someone else.
At Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC, we understand the injury or wrongful death of a child is a parent’s worst nightmare. We want you, the parent or guardian, to be prepared to handle for this unfortunate situation so that you and your family receive appropriate reimbursement to help cover medical bills, and to compensate for any permanent damage to your child, and their pain and suffering.
There are many types of childhood injuries and they can be attributed to an almost infinite number of causes. However in children, there are a few injuries that occur most frequently: choking, drowning, burns, brain injuries and injuries sustained in auto accidents. All of these injuries can cause life-long effects from the trauma and sometimes require extensive surgeries and other medical treatments. In some tragic cases, injuries sustained can lead to permanent disability or even death.
Most children’s injuries are not caused by negligence, and are not preventable. However, in cases where some of these injuries could have been prevented by the responsible party, the child’s parents can bring a personal injury lawsuit to seek compensation for the costs of medical treatment and health care, as well as the associated losses, pain, and emotional trauma to the child and the parents as a direct result of the preventable injury or wrongful death.
Proving liability and negligence can be tricky in these situations, so it is recommended that individuals wishing to pursue compensation for their child’s injury consult with a skilled attorney with extensive experience in this field. At Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC, we don’t just have experience – we have a proven track record and the resources necessary to negotiate the best settlements, or if necessary, to win the case in court. We will guide you through the entire process, investigating, uncovering evidence, and representing your best interests in insurance negotiations and in court. We will fight for you, because we care. We are committed to protecting and pursuing the rights and interests of your children and you!
If your child has been injured, feel free to call us with any questions. We are happy to discuss your rights and your options so that you have the information you need to make the best possible decision for your child. A lawsuit is not always the answer, but having the information necessary to make the best decision is crucial. Call Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC today to find out more information on children’s injuries, applicable laws, or to schedule a free case consultation.
The experienced attorneys at Meinhart, Smith & Manning, PLLC have held dozens of companies and negligent individuals legally accountable for disregarding child safety. If your child has been injured wrongfully due to the negligence of a business, government entity or an individual, you can trust the experience of our Louisville attorneys. To learn more about the type of personal injury cases our attorneys accept, visit our Louisville personal injury page.
Call us now at (502) 589-2700 or use our contact form to schedule a free consultation.