When we entrust the care of our children to professional adult supervision, we can and should expect their safety will be protected as it is under our own safeguarding. However, children can be injured in the same ways as adults, for example:
- Car accidents
- Cycling or swimming accidents
- Slip or fall accidents
- From using a dangerous product
- Medical negligence
When childhood accidents cause serious injuries due to an adult’s negligence, you have the right to hold the responsible individual or organization accountable for the harm done. Our Miami child injury lawyers work tirelessly to help families pursue compensation for their injured child’s care, support, rehabilitation, and future needs.
What Compensation Is Available in a Miami Child Injury Claim
In Miami, child injury cases comprise two separate actions, one on behalf of the child and the other from the parents or guardians who bear financial responsibility. Our lawyers focus on gathering the quantity and quality of evidence needed to build and prove a strong case for you. We will pursue losses such as:
- Medical treatment
- Rehabilitation costs
- Household adaptations
- Ongoing home care costs
- Loss of earnings if you need to stay home to look after your child
- Mental anguish
What Should Be Considered when Evaluating a Compensation Claim?
An unexpected injury or disability to a child can change their life forever. To ensure the best quality of life, anything that could cause problems day-to-day for your child should be addressed.
Here is what we consider when planning how to best support our clients with their compensation claim:
Physical and Cognitive Impacts
- Mobility or functioning problems
- Sensory impairments if speech, hearing, or vision is affected
- Physical symptoms such as pain, fatigue, sleep disturbance, seizures, reduced stamina or strength
- Impact on physical appearance through scarring, hair loss, or stabilizing frames on limbs
- Cognitive impairments through memory loss, poor concentration, and altered abilities or behavior
The increased care requirements of an injured child can mean changes to a parent’s working patterns or time off work, resulting in a loss of income. It can also affect the child’s attendance at school and their education long-term.
Performing daily chores and caring for other members of the family may also be affected. As such, the consequences could be reliance on other family members or home aids to look after the injured child and their siblings.
Home adaptations may also be necessary to enable the full support of an injured child. A family may also consider moving to a new home if their child needs to attend a specialist school or if they are seeking more room for home medical equipment, for example.
The distress and difficulty of watching a child in pain can weigh heavily on parents who fear and worry about their son or daughter’s recovery and future, resulting in:
- Post-traumatic stress such as anxiety, panic attacks, or low mood
- Feeling emotionally drained
- Loss of motivation
- Social withdrawal
- Feeling upset, guilty, or sad
A child may suffer from a loss of confidence or feelings of self-consciousness, frustration, or anger and have an increased need for emotional support. This can also result in parents experiencing the symptoms listed above. They may need professional help to help develop coping strategies.
Parents, understandably wishing to protect their child from further harm, can have social implications. However, other social impacts can include:
- Injuries preventing a child from taking part in the same activities as other children
- Friendships breaking down due to a prolonged absence from school, or the other children do not understand how to adapt to their friend being injured
- The psychological impact of others’ reactions to visible signs of injury such as scarring or burns on a child
- Difficulty making new friends and maintaining friendships
We ensure your losses are properly documented when we pursue compensation on your behalf. We also pay special attention to your child’s future, considering their current and ongoing needs. In short, our clients can expect us to do everything within our power to ensure your child’s needs are met.
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How We Negotiate for a Fair Settlement in Miami-Dade County
Our goal as child injury attorneys is to help our clients access the rehabilitation and support required for their child’s best recovery. This is done by obtaining a settlement that reflects the full extent of harm done, which we will fight for.
As such, it is essential not to settle until you are certain of your child’s medical future. Insurance companies may present an offer early on that does not represent fair value. Of course, no amount of money can make up for what happened, but it can help to ease financial pressures and enable you to entirely focus on your child’s needs at this difficult time.
We recognize all of the strategies and techniques an insurance company may use to keep settlements as low as possible and are equipped to address them during the negotiation process. We believe the best spokespeople for our legal services are our former clients. Meanwhile, if you have any questions or concerns, we are keen to hear from you.
Chalik & Chalik Child Injury Lawyer Near Me (305) 944-2035
Our Lawyers Deliver Results with Honest, Personal Legal Representation
Chalik & Chalik Injury Lawyers are proud to support individuals with serious injuries and their families for decades. Our results show that we have a real insight into how compensation claims work and the difference they make to our clients’ lives. We understand that choosing the personal injury attorneys who will represent you in your child injury claim is a significant decision.
Therefore, we invite you to evaluate our legal services during a free consultation at (305) 944-2035. We can help you understand your legal options and address any questions you have about proceeding with your claim during the session. At our firm, you work with the partners directly, not an associate. Let’s get to work.
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