INJURY TO CHILDREN
Rancaño & Rancaño
Modesto Injury To Children Experts
The instinctive and unconditional love for a child is among the strongest of human sentiments. The injury or death of a child can be the worst event parents and loved ones will ever have to endure.
Tragically, accidents of various types that seriously injure children occur every day. Some other party, whether an inattentive person or a negligent corporation, often is at fault in causing injuries to children. Many of these injuries would never have happened if the negligent party had acted reasonably or had taken proper safety precautions.
Understanding The Statute Of Limitations On Child Injuries
If your child suffers an injury due to the negligence of another person, you generally have until your child’s 18th birthday to file a lawsuit on behalf of your child. Once your child reaches 18 years of age, the child has an additional year (until his or her 19th birthday) to file a lawsuit on his or her own behalf. Your child’s claim is worth more now than it will be later.
You Need To File Your Claim Immediately
Children’s injury claims often decrease in value, once the child has grown and recovered well from his or her injuries. Generally, it is best to act promptly rather than wait, since over time important evidence may be lost, witnesses’ memories may fade, and responsible parties may disappear.
Although children suffer all kinds of injuries, some common types of child injuries include:
If your child suffered a birth injury, it may be the result of medical negligence. Mistakes made by doctors or hospital staff during delivery can cause birth injuries. Sometimes medical care professionals fail to diagnose or properly treat conditions that arise during pregnancy that can lead to birth injuries.
Excessive force used to deliver a child, delay of necessary Caesarian section delivery, or conditions depriving a child of oxygen are only a few examples of factors that can lead to a birth injury.
Growing Up Is Risky Business
As a parent or care provider for a child, you do all you can to protect your children. But in today’s world, you can’t always be there to watch over them. Children always have, and always will, engage in activities that place them at risk. Whether it is playing on a swing set, competing on a football field, or riding a bicycle home from school, many childhood activities present the potential for serious head injury.
Seek Immediate Treatment For Your Children
The ramifications of a head injury to a child are many and complex. It is crucial to have your child properly evaluated and tested immediately after any head injury resulting in concussion or loss of consciousness.
Unfortunately, the people you trust to watch over your children—school playground supervisors, sports coaches, crosswalk guards, etc.—rarely have the skills necessary to evaluate an injured child, and many times they do not seek immediate medical attention for a child who has suffered a head injury.
You Need A Legal Team You Can Trust
When someone injures your child, the child’s interests are your first priority. When dealing with the responsible party and its insurance company, you want the best representation possible. At Rancaño & Rancaño, your Central Valley personal injury attorneys with offices in Modesto, Stockton and Sacramento, we bring more than 20 years of experience representing victims of child injury accidents.
YOU MUST ACT IMMEDIATELY
Failing to file a claim in a timely manner means that you may permanently be denied compensation. Call us for a free consultation immediately if your child has been injured due to negligence.
Has Your Child Been Injured Due To Negligence?
Our firm has successfully represented clients in numerous injury cases. We fight to make sure our clients receive full and just compensation for their losses. We take on major corporations and insurance companies so you don’t have to. Let us take care of every detail of your claim so you can concentrate on the most important part – your child’s recovery.