When an adult is injured in an accident, there is usually a two-year window of opportunity to sue for compensation. A different statute of limitations exist for children who are injured — usually until their 18th birthday. In fact, the child has an additional year after that to file a suit.
Does this mean you should wait years and years to obtain needed compensation? No. It is wise for parents of the child to seek an attorney as soon as the accident occurs, to get started on the case. Evidence has a way of disappearing over long periods of time. A good personal injury attorney conducts an investigation and evaluates the quality of your case without getting in the family's way.
Eliot Reiner is skilled in California personal injury law, especially as it pertains to children who are injured or killed through the negligence of another party. He seeks compensation for families whose child has been injured in any of these ways:
This is a difficult area of law. We love our children more than anything else, and the idea of putting a dollar value on their lives is absurd. But families in this situation must cope with high medical bills, lost income from staying home to be with the child, plus the emotional turmoil of lost function, altered appearance and profound feelings of disappointment. Financial compensation is welcome at such a time, and may contribute to healing.