If your child has been injured due to someone else’s negligence, seeking compensation for damages is a legal right that will help alleviate some of the burdens. At Deming Parker, our team of personal injury lawyers brings to the table over 5 decades of experience in Georgia. We can guide you through the whole legal process and stand by you during this challenging time to ensure you receive the necessary compensation to recover.
How Our Savannah Team of Lawyers Can Advocate for Your Family After a Child Injury
In Georgia, if your child suffers a personal injury due to someone else’s negligence, you have the right to seek compensation. To effectively navigate this process, our personal injury lawyers in Savannah can help you with:
- In-depth legal analysis to understand how Georgia’s laws impact every aspect of your case.
- Comprehensive case management for handling all case details, from paperwork to court appearances.
- Expert advocacy to fight for your child’s rights and best interests.
- Accident investigation to gather crucial evidence and build a strong case.
- Consultations with experts for an accurate assessment of your child’s damages.
- Negotiations with insurance companies to secure fair compensation.
- Pursuing legal action against negligent parties in court.
You Have the Right to Compensation – Claim for Damages to Aid the Recovery of Your Child
After a child injury (which can range from minor bruises to serious injuries), seeking compensation is not just a legal right but a crucial step towards alleviating your family’s burdens. In personal injury cases, damages refer to the financial compensation for losses and suffering caused by the injury. These damages will be calculated with the help of your attorney to ensure it cover all costs and impacts of the injury, including:
This includes all healthcare costs from the injury (such as hospital stays, doctor visits, medication, and rehabilitation). Our lawyers collaborate with medical professionals to accurately assess these expenses, ensuring your compensation covers the full extent of your child’s medical needs.
The emotional toll of a child’s injury affects both the child and the family. We also seek compensation for this psychological impact, recognizing the importance of addressing the mental health aspects of recovery.
Pain and Suffering
Compensation for pain and suffering acknowledges the physical discomfort and emotional trauma your child has endured due to the injury. Our team evaluates the extent of this suffering to ensure the compensation reflects the severity of your child’s experience.
Loss of Enjoyment of Life
If the injury has hindered your child’s ability to engage in and enjoy childhood activities, we pursue compensation for this loss. This aspect covers the diminished quality of life and other missed experiences due to the injury.
What Are Your Legal Options After a Child Injury? – Take Legal Action and Hold the Responsible Accountable
Following a child injury, several legal options are available for families looking to seek justice. We know each case is unique, and our team will investigate all the options available to make sure you are making the right decision. Still, from the options available, your attorney will probably consider these:
Filing a Personal Injury Claim on Behalf of Your Child
Filing a personal injury claim is necessary when your child’s injury results from someone else’s negligence. Our attorneys can assist you in gathering the necessary evidence to build a strong case and preparing all the necessary paperwork to meet all the formal requirements and deadlines.
However, it’s important to remember that under Georgia Code 9-3-33, there’s a specific timeframe of two years from the day of the injury within which you must file this claim. Failing to adhere to this statute of limitations will result in the loss of your right to claim compensation.
Negotiating with Responsible Parties
Our attorneys are skilled negotiators trained to prevent lowball offers and unfair claim denials. Here, our goal is to secure a fair settlement that covers all aspects of your child’s damages.
Pursuing Legal Action Against Negligent Parties
If negotiations don’t lead to an adequate settlement, it may be necessary to escalate the matter to court. Taking legal action involves presenting your case before a judge or jury, where we advocate for your child’s rights and ensure all negligent parties are held accountable for their actions.
Our Savannah Child Injury Lawyers Guide You through the Legal Process
The legal system can certainly be overwhelming, especially when your child’s well-being is at stake. In such difficult times, our lawyers will guide you through this process and ensure you understand your options and your rights are protected throughout every step.
Typically, the whole process involves the following steps:
During our first consultation (which is free) we’ll discuss the specifics of your case, explore your legal options, and talk about what would be the best course of action moving forward. This is a crucial step for us to understand the details of the incident and for you to learn how we can help seek justice for your child.
Evidence Collection and Assessment
Then, we’ll proceed to gather and analyze all relevant evidence to build a strong case. This includes witness statements, medical records, police reports, and any other documentation that can support your claim.
Negotiation or Litigation
We then move to the negotiation phase, where we aim to reach a fair settlement with the responsible parties. However, when a satisfactory settlement cannot be reached, we’ll proceed to litigation and advocate for your child’s rights in court.
Settlement or Court Judgment
The final step involves either securing a fair settlement through negotiation or achieving a favorable court judgment. Our goal in either scenario is to ensure your family receives a compensation amount that reflects the full extent of your child’s injuries: as you can see in our case results, we’ve secured millions in compensation for families all over Georgia.
No Matter Your Situation, Our Attorneys in Savannah Can Help with Your Child’s Injury
At Deming Parker, we’re committed to helping families in Savannah navigate Georgia’s legal system after a child’s injury to recover the compensation needed to rebuild their lives. Plus, there are no risks attached: you won’t be charged anything unless we win your case.
If you want to discuss your case and understand more about your options, please contact us today to schedule your initial consultation.