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New York Personal Injury Lawyer for Parents

Compassionate Representation for Injured Children in New York

When a child is injured, it is a parent’s worst nightmare. We do everything we can to protect our kids, but we can’t always be there to keep them safe. When a preventable accident happens, it can be difficult to know what to do next or where to turn for help. At Irwin Law Firm, our New York personal injury attorney is passionate about helping parents recover the compensation they need to support their families and move forward after a serious accident.

For more information on how we can help you, contact us today. We offer free initial consultations.

Damages in a Child Injury Claim

A child injury claim can be filed when a minor is injured because of another person’s negligence. This includes injuries caused by dangerous products, premises liability hazards, slip and fall accidents, dog bites, and more.

Parents can file a claim on behalf of their child to recover compensation for any losses the child has suffered due to the accident, as well as their own losses.

These losses can include:

  • Medical bills
  • Cost of future medical care
  • Physical pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Disability or disfigurement
  • Reduction in quality of life
  • Lost income for the child (if applicable)
  • Lost wages for the parent who had to take time off work to be with the child

In some cases, wrongful death damages may be available if a child dies due to their injuries.

When Can a Parent File a Child Injury Claim?

Parents can file a child injury claim on behalf of their minor child when their child is injured. However, the statute of limitations for a child injury claim is different than the statute of limitations for an adult injury claim.

In New York, an adult injury claim must be filed within three years of the date of the accident. However, a child injury claim can be filed any time before the child’s 18th birthday. This means that, if a child is injured in an accident, the parent has until the day before the child turns 18 to file a personal injury claim.

Once the child turns 18, they can file a personal injury claim on their own behalf. This claim must be filed within three years of the child’s 18th birthday.

For more information on the child injury claim process, contact our firm today.

How to Build a Strong Child Injury Case

Building a strong child injury case can be difficult, but an experienced personal injury attorney can help you navigate the process and protect your family’s rights. At Irwin Law Firm, we are committed to helping parents recover the full, fair compensation they are owed after a serious accident.

Some of the steps we will take to build a strong child injury case include:

  • Investigating the accident to determine how it happened and who is at fault
  • Collecting all available evidence, including accident reports, photographs, surveillance video, and more
  • Working with accident reconstruction experts and other specialists to create a clear picture of the accident and how it happened
  • Documenting the full extent of your child’s injuries and how they are likely to impact your child’s life in the future
  • Calculating the full value of your child’s damages, including all past and future losses
  • Preparing to go to trial, if necessary, to fight for the justice your child deserves

The sooner you reach out to our firm, the sooner we can get started on your child injury case. We are available to take your call 24/7.

What to Do After a Child Is Injured

When a child is injured, it can be difficult to know what to do next. The most important thing to do is to get the medical care your child needs. If your child has a life-threatening injury, call 911 right away. If your child was injured in a car accident, you should also call the police.

Even if your child’s injuries seem minor, you should still have them examined by a doctor as soon as possible after the accident. Some injuries can take hours or days to appear, and a doctor can help identify any hidden injuries and get your child the care they need.

After you have taken your child to the doctor, you should reach out to an experienced child injury attorney to learn more about your rights and how you can protect them.

Our firm’s founder, Robert Irwin, is a father of four and knows how important it is to protect your children. He has dedicated his career to helping families in New York City and the surrounding areas recover the compensation they need to move forward after a serious accident.

How to Prevent Child Injuries

Preventing a child injury is not always possible, but there are steps you can take to help keep your child safe. It is important to teach your child how to stay safe and avoid dangerous situations, but it is also important to take steps to protect your child from preventable accidents.

Some safety tips for parents include:

  • Make sure your child’s car seat is correctly installed and that your child is always buckled up
  • Never leave your child alone in the car
  • Use window guards to prevent falls from windows
  • Keep dangerous products and substances out of your child’s reach
  • Supervise your child in and around water
  • Teach your child how to safely cross the street
  • Make sure your child is wearing a helmet when riding a bike, scooter, or skateboard
  • Teach your child how to safely use the internet and avoid online predators
  • Make sure your child’s school is following all safety protocols
  • Teach your child about the dangers of drugs, alcohol, and tobacco

You can also talk to your child’s school and other places your child goes about what they are doing to keep your child safe. If your child is injured in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence, you have the right to take legal action to recover damages on behalf of your child.

Why Choose Irwin Law Firm?

At Irwin Law Firm, we know that no two child injury cases are exactly the same. We are committed to providing each and every one of our clients with the personalized, one-on-one attention they deserve. Our New York personal injury lawyer is available to take your call 24/7 and can help you understand your legal options.

When you choose our firm, you can trust that we will:

  • Answer your questions and address your concerns
  • Keep you informed throughout the process
  • Return your calls and emails promptly
  • Fight aggressively for the justice your child deserves

Our firm works on a contingency fee basis, which means you do not owe us any attorney fees unless we recover compensation for you and your family. Contact us today to learn more about how we can help you. Our personal injury attorney for parents in New York is ready to get started on your case.

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With Irwin Law Firm, you're choosing more than legal representation; you're choosing staunch advocates for your rights. Experience our commitment first-hand.

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    Work closely with our experienced attorney who will guide you through every step of your personal injury case. We are ready to fight for you!

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    With millions recovered for our clients, we are committed to achieving the best outcomes and securing the financial support you need.

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    Every case is meticulously prepared for trial to ensure our clients receive the compensation they deserve. Call us today to see how we can help!

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    Ethan did a great job for me and my wife after we were injured in an accident. He answered all of our questions and was always available. We strongly recommend him to anyone who wants an attorney.

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    Ethan was a blessing, to say the least. He was extremely knowledgeable and professional. His friendly personality made him so easy to work with and his extensive knowledge led to the best possible outcome for my case. 

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