Injuries to Minors and Children

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Southaven Injury Attorneys Representing Minors and Children Injured in Accidents

Providing high quality legal representation for injured clients in Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch

A child who is injured by the negligence of another individual has the right to compensation for those injuries, just as an adult does. If the injury is serious enough to require medical attention and hospitalization, the parent must lose time at work caring for their injured child. The child must deal with the trauma and anguish of having been in an accident and the painful injuries that resulted from it. Parents also experience anguish when they must witness their child suffering in pain and wonder if their lives will ever be the same again.

When your child has been hurt, you need the services of a compassionate Southaven injury attorney who will listen to your questions and represent your interests. Taylor Jones Taylor has represented families in Southaven, Olive Branch and Hernando, and throughout Mississippi, for more than 50 years. When your child is hurt, you can rely on them to protect his or her best interests and future.

Typical accidents that cause injury to minors and children

Children get hurt: it is what they do. But sometimes, a child’s injuries are far more serious than those typically sustained by kids. When negligence plays a role, your child could be entitled to compensation to help with the medical bills, your lost wages, and the child’s pain and suffering. Some of the more common ways kids get hurt that can lead to a liability claim include:

What kinds of damages are available in personal injury cases for minors and children?

Children are constantly growing and developing, and when they suffer a serious injury, it can have a significant impact on their lives. Some injuries may require ongoing medical treatments into the future, and possibly even cause permanent disability or disfigurement. Imagine what kind of an impact a permanent disability would have on the life of a growing child: all of their dreams of future careers or aspirations have been shattered.

Some of the damages that might be available in a personal injury lawsuit involving a minor or a child might include:

  • Medical expenses related to the accident now and for future medical care
  • Cost of medical equipment, modifying the home to accommodate wheelchair or other medical equipment
  • Pain and suffering
  • Diminished earning capacity due to permanent disability
  • Emotional distress
  • Permanent disability
  • Disfigurement

Personal injury lawsuits on behalf of minors or children

People under the age of 18 cannot file lawsuits on their own. Their parents or legal guardians must file the lawsuits on their behalf. It is vital that parents who are taking legal action on behalf of a minor or a child carefully consider the attorney that they will be working with. A seasoned Southaven personal injury attorney from the law firm of Taylor Jones Taylor understands the challenges of representing a child with significant injuries. The team knows the special considerations that must be made when building a case on behalf of an injured child. How are their injuries going to affect their lives in the future? What kind of ongoing medical care might they require? Taylor Jones Taylor has represented injured children, and understands how a serious injury to a child can have an impact on the entire family. The attorneys are there for you to answer your questions and represent your interests when your child has suffered a serious injury.

Contact a skilled Southaven personal injury attorney if your child has been hurt

After your child has been injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you may have lots of questions and you may wonder what to do next. The experienced personal injury attorneys at Taylor Jones Taylor can answer your questions and give you the legal guidance you need when your minor child has suffered an injury. You may call 662.253.5193, or fill out this contact form to schedule an appointment. The firm has offices in Southaven, Hernando and Olive Branch, and proudly serves clients throughout Clarksdale, Grenada, Batesville, Tupelo, Cleveland, Brandon, Hattiesburg, Biloxi, Gulfport, Jackson, Meridian and Oxford. How can we help you today?

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