Miami Child Injury Lawyer
Nothing is more devastating to a parent than seeing their child suffer an injury. When someone else is to blame for that injury, the feelings of devastation can quickly turn to ones of anger. Your family deserves compensation for what your child suffered, but you may not know how to pursue it.
At Redemption Law, we understand this is a challenging and emotionally charged time for you. Your priority is to remain by your child’s side, and the last thing you want to concern yourself with is the difficult task of filing a claim for compensation or dealing with the heavy-handed tactics of an insurance company eager to deny liability. Our experienced child injury attorney knows your child needs you. And that’s why we’re here to help.
The team at Redemption Law can shoulder the burden of pursuing compensation on your behalf. We can review the circumstances of the accident, gather crucial evidence, and tenaciously fight for the compensation your family deserves. Let us focus on pursuing your claim so you can focus on being there for your child.
Contact Redemption Law to speak with a Miami child injury lawyer today. Initial consultations are free, and we will not charge you a fee unless we secure you the money and justice your family needs.
Child Injury Guide
Why You Need a Miami Child Injury Lawyer
For parents, caring for an injured child can be an emotionally draining and overwhelming experience. The last thing you should have to worry about is how you’ll pay for that care and the other consequences of their injury.
At Redemption Law, our team understands how time-consuming and complicated such a claim can be. Do you want to spend your time on the phone fighting with an insurance adjuster? Or would you rather spend your time caring for your loved ones? Of course, the answer is clear.
Our legal team offers you peace of mind during this challenging time. We can manage your compensation claim from start to finish. We will start by thoroughly investigating the cause of the accident and gathering valuable evidence. We will then negotiate for the compensation your family deserves. Our team isn’t afraid of going head-to-head with an insurer on your behalf.
With Redemption Law, you get compassionate and caring service while the insurance company feels the pressure. You never have to worry about where you stand with us, as we believe in open and transparent communication.
You and your family deserve time to heal without the added burden of coping with the often-aggressive tactics of an insurance company. At Redemption Law, our goal is to obtain the compensation your family deserves so that you can focus on your child’s recovery. We have an extensive track record of helping families like yours put their lives back together, and we are eager to put it to work on your behalf.
What Causes Child Injuries in Miami?
As a parent, you try your best to protect your children. Unfortunately, accidents can happen anywhere, even when you take precautions.
Some of the most common causes of child injuries in Florida include:
- Car accidents
- Truck Accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Bus accidents
- Accidents at school or daycare
- Pool accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
As a parent, it’s distressing to know that someone else’s negligence may have hurt your child. You have the right to seek compensation for the injuries, holding the responsible party accountable for their actions. But seeking appropriate compensation can require completing a series of difficult tasks. Speak with our experienced Miami child injury attorneys as soon as possible to understand your legal options.
Common Child Injuries
Children don’t respond to traumatic injuries in the same way as adults. They are physically and mentally different from grownups, which makes recognizing injury patterns more challenging. Although children are resilient, they are also still growing and developing and are, therefore, at greater risk for severe injury. Moreover, they are often unable to communicate what’s wrong.
No matter how minor an injury may seem, you must seek medical attention for your child immediately after an accident. Signs of a concussion can take hours or days to manifest. Quickly diagnosing and treating a brain injury is vital to a child’s recovery and overall prognosis.
Some of the most common injuries children suffer following an accident include:
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Neck and spinal injuries
- Dental injuries
- Broken bones
- Drowning or near-drowning
- Internal bleeding
- Organ damage
- Soft tissue injuries
Following a significant accident, you should monitor your child for changes in eating or sleeping patterns. Take special note if your child develops insomnia or has nightmares. These may be signs your child suffers from a mental health condition such as anxiety or post-traumatic stress.
Compensation for Child Injury Accidents
Your child has their entire life ahead of them. Should you have the burden of paying for their ongoing medical needs because of the actions of a negligent party? At Redemption Law, we believe you deserve fair compensation for your child’s injuries—and we’re committed to helping you achieve this.
How much is your claim worth? The answer depends on several factors. Our legal team thoroughly reviews your situation before calculating what a fair value might look like. We never take a cookie-cutter approach. Your situation is unique, and you deserve compensation that accounts for the entirety of your family’s financial losses. We have the resources to pursue the compensation you deserve. And we won’t let an insurance company get away with offering you a lowball settlement.
Although we can’t evaluate your claim without meeting you, in general, you may be able to recover money for:
- Medical expenses
- Future loss of income or earning capacity
- Mental distress
- Pain and suffering
At Redemption Law, we have a successful track record of helping families recover every penny of the money that their case merits. We look forward to applying that experience and tenacity to your case.
Miami Accidents Involving Children
When an accident happens to a child, the consequences can be severe. The Florida Department of Children and Families indicates that in 2020, 445 children passed away due to accidents and injuries. Drownings were one of the most common causes of death among children.
Another common cause of childhood injuries and fatalities is motor vehicle accidents. In Miami-Dade County, more than 1,600 pedestrians under the age of 18 received injuries in traffic-related accidents over a recent five-year window. Injury rates were the highest among teenagers aged 15 to 17. Young people were particularly vulnerable to pedestrian accidents when walking to school and exiting a school bus.
Teenagers are also at an increased risk in traffic accidents. The Florida Department of Transportation estimates that in one recent year, over 59,000 crashes in Florida involved teen drivers, resulting in 290 fatalities and 2,256 serious injuries.
How to Fight an Insurance Company
After you contact the relevant insurer about your child’s injury, you might assume that your claim is in good hands. Unfortunately, this might not be the case. As for-profit companies, insurers exist to make money. They are accountable to their shareholders, not you or your child. It is in their best interest to resolve your claim quickly and for as little money as possible. Thus, can you be sure that their initial offer is enough to cover your child’s medical expenses and future needs?
Don’t count on it and accidentally forfeit your ability to obtain the compensation you and your child deserve. Fight back against insurance adjuster tactics. Hire an experienced child injury attorney as soon as possible. An attorney from Redemption Law can manage communication between you and the insurer, giving you time to focus on your child. We know what it takes to build a compelling claim, and we won’t back down in the face of strong-arm insurance tactics.
Securing the compensation you deserve following an accident can be challenging. You should never face an insurance adjuster alone. Seek an advocate for you and your child.
At Redemption Law, our overriding objective is to protect your family and recover the compensation you deserve.
Statute of Limitations on Child Injury Accident Lawsuits
Caring for an injured child can make you lose track of time. Days may seem long, while weeks fly by in a flash. It can be hard to focus on the passage of time. Yet, you may be missing vital deadlines if you are not careful.
In some situations, a personal injury lawsuit may be the best way to recover the money that your case merits. However, you have limited time to file such a suit. Florida law gives you four years from the accident to file a suit on behalf of your child. In some instances, the time frame may be less.
If you let time slip away, you may lose leverage and your ability to recover meaningful compensation. Attempting to file a lawsuit after the statute of limitations runs out may result in the dismissal of your case. And without the ability to file suit, you will lose crucial leverage when negotiating with the insurance company. With an attorney on your side, you have someone who can manage crucial deadlines and help you navigate the complicated legal process.
What to Do After a Child Injury Accident
A significant accident involving your child may leave you feeling shocked and overwhelmed. In these moments, it can be challenging to think clearly. And your actions can affect your child’s health and may influence the trajectory of your compensation claim as well.
What should you do after a child injury accident?
- Call the authorities. After any accident, contact the authorities. Law enforcement can help control the scene, and emergency services can offer aid to the injured. Law enforcement must also file a police report on the incident, which may help strengthen your claim.
- Seek medical attention. Get your child medical attention immediately. You don’t have time to wait. Many injuries can quickly deteriorate and put your child’s life at risk.
- Collect evidence at the scene. Take photographs and videos from different angles. Document what you can and ask witnesses for their contact information. Ask the at-fault driver, homeowner, or business for their insurance information.
- Call an attorney. Don’t try to handle your case yourself. Instead, seek the help of an experienced lawyer who knows how to gather evidence, work with expert witnesses, negotiate with insurers, and litigate a lawsuit in court.
- Keep all paperwork. Calculating the fair value of your claim can be challenging without adequate documentation. Keep all medical bills, receipts, and out-of-pocket costs associated with the accident in a safe location.
- Stay off social media. It can be tempting to talk about your child’s accident online and to share updates with friends and family. But you should think twice before you post anything on a social media platform. You may think your words are innocent, yet insurance adjusters can twist them and use them to discredit your claim.
- Keep all follow-up appointments. No child enjoys shuttling back and forth to the doctor. Recovery can be painful, but your child must keep all follow-up appointments. Keep them on their treatment plan and ensure they follow all instructions. Doing so improves their prognosis and makes it harder for an insurer to deny a claim.
Child Hurt in an Accident? Contact Redemption Law Today for Help
Has your child suffered a serious injury? Is someone else at fault? If so, reach out to Redemption Law for help. Your child deserves a bright future. Our legal team wants to secure the fair compensation you deserve as your child recovers. As our founder, Christopher D. Alas says, “Everyone deserves to be given the opportunity to be made right after being wronged.” We want to give you that opportunity.
Contact Redemption Law today at (305) 465-3425 to speak with a Miami personal injury lawyer about your case. Consultations are free, and we will not charge a fee unless we win your case.
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