How To Handle Common Child Personal Injury Cases in Charlotte, North Carolina?
If your child suffers injuries due to faulty or outdated playground equipment, do you have a legitimate legal claim?
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), playground injuries kill over 200,000 children under 14. About 56% of injuries on public or school playgrounds are caused by broken bones and abrasions, while about 20,000 children are treated each year for traumatic brain injury.
Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC wants to assist you regardless of how your child sustained injuries.
What Is A Personal Injury Involving A Child?
When your child suffers injuries because of someone else’s negligence in an accident, you file a child’s injury claim. These claims are complex and complicated. They are also subject to various laws and rules that do not apply to other types of personal injury claims.
A wide range of accidents can cause a child’s injury case. The following are the common types of child injury cases:
- Injury from a car accident
- Injuries at a daycare
- Accidents on school buses
- Accidents in the playground
- Swimming pool Accidents
- Accidents at theme parks
- Animal bites from a dog or another dangerous animal
- Malfunctioned toys and products
- Injuries caused at birth
- Medication blunders
North Carolina’s Child Injury Claims Process
There are two types of claims if your child is involved in an accident because of another party’s negligence:
- One by the child’s parent or guardian seeking compensation for the child’s medical expenses
- Another by the child’s “guardian ad litem”—a guardian ad litem is a third party appointed by the court, mostly a lawyer.
According to state law, you must file a personal injury lawsuit in North Carolina within three years of the incident. After settling, the court orders to hold the amount in trust until the child reaches eighteen. Unless the child’s parents need help to pay medical bills or supporting and raising the child, this money goes untouched.
Minors under the age of 18 sue three years after reaching majority age, besides the steps outlined above. If the minor’s parents do not sue on their behalf, the state of North Carolina gives the minor until the age of 21 to do so.
Because North Carolina does not recognize a minor’s capacity to make their own decisions, to consider a settlement in a child injury case in North Carolina, a judge must give the last order.
We Can Help You Handle Such a Case
As a parent, your child’s health, safety, and well-being come first. When your child sustains injuries because of another person’s or entity’s irresponsible, reckless, or wrongful acts, you can feel extremely frustrated, afraid, distressed, and overwhelmed.
Our Charlotte child injury attorneys at Brown Moore & Associates, PLLC, understand how stressful this time is for you and your family. We provide you with the compassionate and diligent legal counsel you need, as well as the tireless advocacy your child deserves.