Let a Denver Child Injury Lawyer Fight for the Compensation Your Family Deserves
If your child has been injured in an accident that was caused by someone or something else, you could be entitled to compensation. Determining what you might be entitled to, how to file, and what you should collect can be difficult when you are trying to move past your accident and help your child recover from their injuries. You can only collect compensation for damages that you prove with evidence and submit in the proper manner to the at-fault party. The claims process can be complex, time-consuming, and distracting. Working with a Denver child injury lawyer from Levine Law will provide you with support and assistance through every step of the claims process, ensuring you recover what you and your child are entitled to.
Has Your Child Been Injured in an Accident?
We have represented the best interests of children and their families who have experienced personal injuries in a broad variety of circumstances, including the following:
Motor-Vehicle Collision Injuries
The CDC reports that in 2019 alone some 608 children were killed and over 91,000 injured as a result of motor vehicle crashes. When the accident was caused by another driver who was speeding, driving drunk, driving while drowsy or distracted, or some other circumstance, you can be compensated for any related damages.
Daycare and School Injuries
Schools and daycares are obligated to keep your child safe and free from the risk of harm. When they fail and sustain injuries, the school or daycare may be held liable.
Injuries at Commercial Outings: Stores, Camps, and Amusement Parks
Anytime a location is commercially open to the public, the owners of the property have a duty to keep it as safe as possible. If your child is injured in a slip-and-fall in a store, on a defective ride at an amusement park, or due to negligent supervision at a camp, the at-fault party will likely be held liable for your damages.
If your child has been injured due to the negligence of another person or party, you could be entitled to compensation for the full costs and damages linked to your child’s injuries.
Compensation Includes Economic and Non-Economic Damages
The damages that you could be entitled to for your child’s injuries include both economic and non-economic damages. This includes damages that have a set number and damages that are more difficult to measure.
Determining the full amount that you deserve requires follow-up appointments with medical, occupational, and mental health experts. Medical experts assess the injuries and measure the present and future medical costs associated with your child’s injury. Occupational experts consider how the injuries will impact your child’s ability to work and support themselves into the future, while mental health experts will calculate the costs of any psychological or psychiatric care the child may require.
Your Denver child injury lawyer will schedule appointments with local experts in their network to ensure that your damages are accurately measured, whether economic or non-economic.
Examples of economic damages include:
- Property damage
- Present and future medical bills like surgeries, rehabilitation, medication, and other treatment
- Mental health treatment requirements that result from the injury
Non-economic damages do not have a set number and typically include:
- Pain and suffering
- Mental distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Loss of companionship or consortium
Once you have sufficient evidence in support of your child’s injury, you will need to determine whether the injury was caused by the negligence of another person or party, then file a claim for compensation.
Your Denver Child Injury Lawyer Will Prove Fault and Seek Compensation on Your Child’s Behalf
You can only collect compensation for injuries that were caused by the negligence of another person or party. The unique facts and circumstances of your child’s accident and resulting injuries will be applied to the legal concept of negligence to determine if the party is at fault and owes you compensation.
Example of Negligence: A Distracted Driver Hits Your Car and Injures Your Child
Under Colorado law, it is illegal for any adult over the age of 18 to text while driving or drive while otherwise distracted. If a driver is texting while driving, they have breached their duty to operate their vehicle safely. If that breach of duty caused the accident and the accident led to injuries that cost you money, you could be entitled to compensation.
Generally, you will be collecting compensation for your child’s injuries from the insurance company of the responsible party, whether their auto insurance, premises liability insurance, medical malpractice insurance, or some other type of insurance.
Your Lawyer Will Negotiate with the Insurance Company For You
A Denver child injury lawyer from Levine Law will support you through the entire process of measuring, filing, and negotiating the damages linked to your child’s injury. We step into your shoes, and handle the entire process ranging from collecting evidence to negotiating the best possible outcome for your claim.
The insurance company that you’ll be filing with will try and pay you as little as possible if they don’t deny your claim outright. Insurance companies employ full-time teams of claim analysts and attorneys to reduce their payouts and increase their profit margins. They have even been known to deny rightful insurance claims in the hopes that the claimant will not re-file or will accept a lower settlement offer.
Without an attorney by your side, you risk being taken advantage of by the insurance company and being compensated less than your total costs. When you do not recover the full damages related to your child’s injury, you and your family will have to cover the related costs.
Connect with a Denver Child Injury Lawyer Now!
If your child has been injured, it is important to seek out immediate emergency medical attention. The excitement and adrenaline of an accident can mask symptoms of injuries, and children are sometimes unable to clearly communicate how they are feeling. Once you have pursued emergency medical care, it is time to connect with your Denver child injury attorney from Levine Law.
With us on the case, you can focus on helping your child recover from their injury while we handle the rest. For your risk-free, cost-free initial case assessment, schedule a consultation or give us a call at 303-333-8000.