Child Injury Attorneys Representing Georgia Families
A personal injury case involving a child is much more complicated than the average personal injury case. One of the primary reasons is that children under the age of 18 cannot file a claim on their own behalf. The parents or legal guardians of an injured teenager, child, or infant will have certain types of claims to bring in their own name and in the name of the child. This is a complicated process and one that must be handled properly in order to avoid the possibility that the child is not able to recover anything.
In addition, while there are always specific time limits to file an injury case, those time limits (called statutes of limitations) are different when a child is the victim of negligence. Some time limits may be tolled (or paused) until the child reaches the age of 18, but not all claims are tolled and therefore some claims must be brought within the ordinary time frame.
The Georgia personal injury attorneys at the Studstill Firm, LLP know how to serve the needs of children injured by the wrongful or negligent conduct of others. We know how to navigate the complicated issues involved when a child is the victim. Our lawyers are ready to take action on behalf of your child. We will put our nearly four decades of experience to work so you obtain the full compensation your child is entitled to for physical and mental trauma, as well as for the financial costs that resulted from their accident.
Compensation for Injured Minors
In the event that your child’s injuries are catastrophic and/or permanent in nature, the cost of caring for your son or daughter throughout the remainder of his or her life can be extraordinary. That is why it is critical to have the very best network of economic and life care experts available. If the child is a recipient of aid from the state or federal government, including social security, Medicaid, Medicare, PeachCare, and others, the process of obtaining compensation so that the child does not lose his or her benefits is even more complicated. Our child injury advocates will work hand in hand with experts who specialize in navigating the complicated issues involved in protecting a child’s benefits. The Studstill Firm, LLP has extensive experience with these types of experts. We can help you maximize the financial recovery for your injured child or young adult.
Common Types of Child Injuries for Which Compensation is Available
While children may be victims of any type of negligence or intentional harm, from car accidents to slip and falls, there are certain accidents and injuries that are more likely to happen to kids. They include:
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Defective car seats and seat belt injuries
- Defective toys or other products
- Swimming pool accidents and drownings
- Trampoline and playground accidents
- Bicycle and skateboarding injuries
- Defective helmets or other safety equipment
- Golf cart rollovers
- Fireworks burns or disfigurement
Protecting Your Child’s Future
The child injury attorneys at the Studstill Firm, LLP understand that harmful events to children always involve a very high level of emotional stress. Everyone on our team has kids and some have grandkids. We are committed to providing families strong, but compassionate, legal representation, so they can move forward after a life-changing situation. If you or a loved one has been affected by an accident or a tragedy, contact our law firm today at (229) 247-2299.
We represent children throughout the state of Georgia, including the counties of Dougherty, Ben Hill, Lee, Bibb, Lowndes, Brooks, and Tift as well as others.