For many types of accidents children are unfortunately more vulnerable than adults to getting injured. For example, more than 4.7 million people in the United States are bitten by dogs each year, according to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, and 70% of the victims are children. Call us about accidents involving your child or children.
Also, small children are much more likely to be playing or riding bikes in neighborhood streets and sidewalks. The terrible reality is that all too often the drivers of vehicles traveling through those neighborhoods are not paying proper attention and fail to notice the kids at play. A tragic accident is often the result.
Landis Law Firm handles a wide range of children’s injuries and accident cases, including bike accidents, pedestrian accidents, dog bite attacks, accidents caused by unsafe toys or defective products and cases involving molestation or abuse.
Compensation claims pertaining to children involve very different laws and procedures than those for adults. One of the biggest differences is that in the event that your child is entitled to receive more than $5,000.00 in compensation it is legally mandatory to have you or the other parent file a petition in court as the child’s “Guardian Ad Litem” for the purpose of getting a Superior Court Judge’s approval of the settlement. This is a rather complicated procedure so you might wish to contact Landis Law Firm in order to have an experienced personal injury attorney assist you in your claim.
If your child was injured due to someone else’s negligence call Landis Law Firm now for an appointment. Call: (831) 423-9393