Has your child been injured or killed in an accident in Atlanta, GA? Hasner Law will help you navigate this very troubling and stressful time. You could be entitled to compensation, and we’ll do everything in our power to help your family maximize the amount of money you’re awarded.
Our Atlanta child injury lawyers offer a free consultation, so please reach out to our law office to schedule one today. We will gladly review your case, provide a brief overview of your options, and answer any questions that you might have.
Why Should I Hire a Personal Injury Lawyer If My Child Has Been Injured in Atlanta?
When a child sustains an injury, the consequences can be catastrophic. Those injuries can change the course of that child’s life forever. Whether your child was injured in an accident or because of someone else’s wrongful actions, your family deserves to be fully compensated. While you may be legally entitled to a financial award, getting money in your hands isn’t always easy. At the same time, you should be hyper-focused on your child and helping them recover from their physical and emotional wounds.
Fortunately, you don’t have to go through this alone. You can hire an experienced personal injury lawyer to represent you and handle your child injury claim. In fact, making the decision to ask for help can actually make a huge difference in the end result of your case. Here’s why:
- You might not know what caused your child’s injuries or who’s responsible. Your lawyer will make sure that your child’s accident is investigated thoroughly to answer these fundamental questions.
- Insurance companies will try to take advantage of your emotions and stress, especially if you try to pursue damages on your own. Your lawyer can force insurers to take your case seriously and protect you from their bad faith practices.
- Putting a value on your child’s injuries can be difficult. Your attorney can bring in experts to help ensure that all damages are identified that all costs – both present and future – are calculated with care.
- Multiple parties could be responsible for your child’s injuries. An attorney will work hard to hold each and every one accountable. This can help to maximize your recovery.
- You always want the threat of a jury trial on the table. Having an experienced trial lawyer on your side can really motivate insurance companies and negligent parties to negotiate fairly.
At Hasner Law, our Atlanta personal injury lawyers have more than 80 years of combined experience advocating on behalf of injured children and their families. We know that money can make a huge difference over the course of your child’s life. So, we’ll put our extensive experience and vast resources to work to help you get the money you deserve. We work on a contingency basis, so you don’t have to worry about upfront legal fees. You only pay us if we win your case.
Learn more about how we might be able to help by calling our Atlanta law firm today.
Representing All Child Injury Victims in Atlanta, GA
Children are strong and flexible. However, children are still growing, which means that their bodies are uniquely susceptible to many different types of injuries. We know that childhood injuries can alter the way their bodies grow and function, as well as cause significant emotional distress. That’s why we proudly fight on behalf of all child injury victims in and around Atlanta. We represent children who have been injured because of:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Boating accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Premises liability
- Defective products
- Medical malpractice
- Birth injuries
- Dog bites
- Sexual assault
- School accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Food poisoning
- Choking, and more.
We also represent the families of children who have been tragically killed in accidents in the state of Georgia. Please reach out to our compassionate team for help navigating a wrongful death lawsuit during this very trying time. We’ll do everything and anything we can to help.
Investigating, Determining Fault, and Seeking Compensation From All Responsible Parties
There’s no substitute for a thorough investigation into the accident or incident that caused your child to get hurt. That’s why, at Hasner Law, we roll up our sleeves and dig deep to figure out precisely what happened, why it happened, and who’s likely to blame. During our investigation, we’ll bring in any experts who might be able to provide guidance and clarification along the way.
Once we determine what caused your child’s accident and injuries, we can identify all liable parties. We can then seek compensation from every single one of them. Parties who could potentially be responsible for your child’s injuries and, as a result, financially liable, could include:
Property Owners: Property owners in Georgia typically have a responsibility to make sure that premises are reasonably safe for all invited visitors and guests. This duty often extends to children who trespass, especially if there’s an attractive nuisance around, like a swimming pool. When an owner fails to take adequate precautions and a child is injured as a result, they could be responsible for resulting harm. This is particularly true for children who are in their “tender years” – typically age 4 and younger – who are presumed to be incapable of negligence.
Schools and Daycares: Sometimes kids get hurt at school. In some cases, injuries are unavoidable. Other times, injuries to children occur as a result of bullying or inherently unsafe conditions. Schools have a responsibility to watch children on the premises and intervene if a dangerous situation arises. Failure to do so can result in liability for any harm.
Manufacturers: Companies have an obligation to sell safe products. If a child is injured because a product is inherently defective or dangerous, or because the company failed to provide adequate safety warnings, the manufacturer or retailer might be liable.
Caretakers: Anyone who is responsible for a child’s care can potentially be liable if the child gets hurt. This is true if the child was negligently supervised or intentionally harmed by the caretaker. This can include coaches, teachers, babysitters, daycare workers, bus drivers, clergy, and more.
If someone caused your child to get hurt, Hasner Law will work tirelessly to make them pay. Give our Atlanta law office a call today to learn more.
What Compensation is Available in Atlanta Child Injury Cases?
When a child gets hurt, it can have short-term consequences and ramifications for years to come. Whoever is responsible for your child’s injuries must be held fully accountable. At Hasner Law, our Atlanta personal injury lawyers will work day and night to make that happen.
Our team can pursue damages to compensate for:
- Present and future medical expenses, including hospitalization, surgery, medication, medical device, medical travel, and more;
- Reduced earning capacity;
- The cost of rehabilitation and therapy;
- Pain and suffering;
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life;
- Disability; and more.
Insurance companies will want to downplay the extent of your child’s injuries. In doing so, they’ll try to minimize how much money you are ultimately awarded for future economic costs or any non-economic damages. Our team will challenge them at every turn, presenting them with solid evidence and expert-backed testimony to support our demands for compensation. We’ll turn to trusted medical professionals, vocational rehabilitationists, therapists, economists, and anyone else who can help us calculate what your child’s injuries are likely worth – today and in the future. Taking the time to do this will help to ensure that you and your family are fully compensated.
Statutes of Limitations for Georgia Child Injury Lawsuits
When a child is injured, there are ultimately two options for recovering compensation First, the child’s family can file a lawsuit on their behalf, seeking damages for medical bills and economic costs. Families must file these claims within four years of the child’s injury.
Second, your child can file a claim themselves in which they seek damages for pain and suffering and emotional distress. If they choose this course of action, they’ll have two years from the date they turn 18 to file a lawsuit.
Keep in mind that statutes of limitations can vary, depending on the type of claim that’s involved. So, for cases involving injury or death caused by medical negligence or government negligence, the timeline might be accelerated. You risk losing out on valuable compensation if your claim isn’t filed on time. For that reason, it’s really important to seek the advice of a qualified injury lawyer after your child’s accident.
Call Our Atlanta Child Injury Lawyers For Assistance Today
You and your family might be entitled to compensation if your child was injured in an accident in Atlanta. Contact Hasner Law to find out how our legal team might be able to help you maximize your financial recovery. Our attorneys have decades of experience and have recovered millions in verdicts and settlements for injured children across Atlanta. We offer a free consultation, so give us a call or reach out to us online to schedule an appointment today.