Seeing your child sustain an injury can be a terrifying experience. If you need to take them to the emergency room afterward, it can also be an extremely expensive experience.
However, if your child’s injuries were caused by the negligence of another party, you might not need to eat the cost of your hospital visit. It may be possible to recoup your costs by working with an experienced child injury attorney to file a lawsuit against the responsible person or business.
How Lavent Law, PA Can Help You Fight for Compensation After Your Child is Injured
At Lavent Law, PA, we believe that children and their parents should be well-compensated if they are injured due to someone else’s negligence. When you hire us, we will help you fight for the compensation you and your child deserve by:
Gathering Evidence on Your Behalf
The strength of your child’s lawsuit is highly dependent on the quantity and quality of the evidence that you can present to support your claims. If your case is light on proof, you may find it difficult to achieve a favorable outcome.
Fortunately, Boris Lavent and his team have been gathering evidence on behalf of our clients for years. As such, we know exactly who to speak to and where to look to find the proof you need to back up your claims.
Negotiating with the Other Party’s Insurance Company
Shortly after your child’s lawsuit has been officially filed, you will most likely be approached by the other party’s insurance company with an offer to settle the case. However, it rarely makes sense to accept the first deal that they put on the table. There is almost always room to negotiate better terms.
Having worked on countless personal injury settlement deals over the years, Boris Lavent and his team are experts in the art of negotiation. With us on your side, you can be confident that your interests are being well represented at the negotiating table.
Representing You in Court
If the other party’s insurance company is unwilling or unable to offer a fair settlement deal, your child’s lawsuit will almost certainly end up in court. There, a judge and jury will review the specifics of the case and decide whether or not you are eligible for compensation – and how much money you should receive. If you wish to improve your chances of achieving a favorable outcome in court, you will need to have an experienced trial attorney by your side.
Over the years, Boris Lavent has represented countless clients in civil courts throughout South Florida. During that time, he has learned how to argue a case in a way that resonates with a judge and jury. When you hire Lavent Law, PA, you can be certain that you will receive a fair hearing in court.
Lavent Law, PA represents clients throughout Florida, including cities like Miami, West Palm Beach, and Fort Lauderdale. If your child has been injured and you need an experienced attorney to help you fight for compensation, please give us a call as soon as possible.
Where Do Florida Child Injuries Happen?
Injuries to children can happen just about anywhere. A brief list of some of the most common locations of accidents involving children would include:
- Daycare centers
- Summer camps
- Amusement parks
- At home
No matter where your child suffered an injury, you may be entitled to compensation. To have an experienced child injury lawyer review your case, just give our law firm a call to set up a free consultation.
Common Causes of Child Injuries in Miami
Children can be injured in a wide variety of different ways. Some of the most common causes of injuries to kids in the South Florida area include:
Childcare Worker Negligence or Abuse
Schools, daycare centers, and other childcare facilities have a duty to provide a safe environment for the kids in their care. When they fail to meet their obligations, children can get seriously hurt.
In many cases, child injuries in daycares and schools happen as a result of employee negligence. If a worker is too busy texting on the phone or talking with their friend, a child can fall off a chair or hit their head against a wall and become severely injured.
Kids can also become injured at childcare facilities as a result of abusive behavior on the part of an employee. A worker who lashes out at a young child can cause them to become seriously injured quite easily.
Children come into contact with dozens of products every day – from furniture to diapers to toys. When these products work as intended, they can bring comfort and joy into their lives. However, if these products are defective, they can cause severe injury to the child.
The vast majority of dog owners do an excellent job of ensuring that their animals are secure and under control at all times. Unfortunately, not all owners are quite so responsible. If a dog escapes from a house or yard because of an owner’s negligence and bites a small child, they can cause quite a lot of damage in a relatively short period of time.
Cars, and public roadways in general, can be incredibly dangerous for small children. For instance, if a child is traveling to the park with their parent and their vehicle is rear-ended or T-boned, they can become very seriously injured. Kids are also at risk of being struck by a vehicle when crossing the street or walking on a sidewalk next to a busy road.
Hospitals and medical clinics are supposed to be places that children can visit to seek treatment for their health issues. Unfortunately, the reality is a little different.
Every year, thousands are injured in medical facilities throughout the United States. These injuries are usually caused by the reckless or negligent behavior of the doctors, nurses, and other professionals who work at the facility.
At Lavent Law, PA, we have the knowledge and experience to handle just about any child injury case. So, no matter what caused your child’s injuries, please do not hesitate to reach out to us for legal advice and assistance.
Common Injuries Sustained in Accidents Involving Children
Kids who are involved in accidents can pick up a broad range of injuries. Some of these injuries are relatively minor and can be treated quickly and easily. However, a sizeable portion of the injuries sustained by children can be quite severe.
A brief list of some of the most common injuries sustained in accidents involving kids includes:
- Fractured bones
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Eye injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Spinal cord injuries
If you need a wrongful death or personal injury lawyer in Miami to help you fight for compensation on behalf of your child, please contact Lavent Law, PA as soon as you can. We are ready, willing, and able to go to bat for you.
Compensation in Florida Child Injury Cases
The compensation paid out in Florida child injury cases is generally tied to the severity of the injuries sustained by the victim. Kids who suffer minor injuries that can be easily treated usually receive relatively small payouts. However, children who sustain severe and long-lasting injuries are likely to receive much larger settlement checks.
Injured children or their parents are generally compensated for one or more of the following damages:
- Initial medical expenses
- Ongoing care costs
- Pain and suffering
- Mental anguish
- Loss of future earnings
- Funeral costs
To find out how much your child’s personal injury claim may be worth, all you need to do is contact the team here at Lavent Law, PA in Miami, FL. We would be more than happy to review the details of the case and provide you with an accurate estimate.
Statute of Limitations in Florida Child Injury Cases
In the state of Florida, the statute of limitations on most personal injury cases is four years. However, the rules are a little different when the case involves a minor.
According to Florida Statute § 95.051, minors have a total of seven years after the date of their injury to begin a personal injury lawsuit. Florida law also states that the statute of limitations on personal injury cases involving children can be delayed (tolled) until the minor becomes an adult if:
- The child does not have a parent or guardian
- The interests of the parent or guardian are in opposition to the child’s interests
- The child’s parent or guardian is incapacitated and therefore unable to file suit on the child’s behalf
If you would like to make sure that your child’s compensation claim is filed before the statute of limitations expires, please contact our law firm as soon as possible. We will work diligently to file your lawsuit as quickly and efficiently as possible.
Experienced Legal Representation in Miami-Dade County
Lavent Law, PA has been providing high-quality legal representation to the people of South Florida for years. If you need a personal injury attorney to fight for compensation on behalf of you and your child, please do not hesitate to reach out to us to arrange a consultation.