As a parent, your primary goal is to keep your children safe. Children are too young to recognize certain dangers and are more vulnerable to the negligent actions of others. Few things are more devastating or upsetting than an adult acting carelessly and injuring your child.
OnderLaw is here to help your family seek justice and support your child’s recovery. A Pevely child injury lawyer at OnderLaw can hold the responsible party accountable for their inexcusable actions. We don’t just take on cases; we take on causes. Our dedicated attorneys will stand on and by your side, helping your family move forward.
Our experienced personal injury attorneys have a long history of protecting children. In fact, changes to something you probably are familiar with—window blinds—have come largely because of OnderLaw’s involvement and our dedication to standing up for the rights of families and children. Dozens of brave parents have stood with us and forced the window-covering industry to create safer products. As a result, countless lives have been saved, and families have been spared the indescribable devastation that they have gone through.
Children face exposure to many of the same hazards as adults, including car crashes, slip and falls, and property accidents. Everyone has a legal obligation to avoid causing harm to others, and adults have an even greater obligation to protect children. One example of this legal duty involves attractive nuisances.
Normally, a landowner does not need to protect a trespasser from accidental harm. However, suppose the land contains an object or feature that may draw a child onto the property, such as a swimming pool or trampoline. In that case, the landowner must take special precautions to prevent trespassing children from getting hurt.
Regardless of where or how your child was injured, our dedicated Pevely attorneys will work to determine who was responsible and hold them accountable. We don’t just take on cases for our clients; we take on causes.
Children have the same right to demand compensation after injuries caused by other people. However, they must pursue their claims through their parents or legal guardians. Courts must also hold special hearings to approve settlement contracts in child injury cases. The purpose of these hearings is to examine whether the settlement terms are in the child’s best interests. The court may even appoint an attorney ad litem to represent the child’s interests separate from the parents. The Pevely lawyers at OnderLaw will be with your family throughout the legal process, fighting for your child’s best interests every step of the way.
Our experienced local attorneys can also ensure that your child’s injury case meets the statute of limitations. According to Missouri Revised Statute § 516.170, a child may demand payment for their losses within two years of the day they turn 21. Even though state law requires extra steps when pursuing a settlement, this same time limit applies.
Although child injury lawsuits have many legal nuances, you do not have to navigate them alone. OnderLaw has decades of experience handling child injury cases in Pevely and will put that experience to work for you. We are both on your side and by your side.
Anyone who suffers a personal injury because of another person’s negligence or intentional violence deserves justice, and children are no exception. However, the laws in Missouri can also complicate personal injury claims involving children. You need legal representation to stand with you in this difficult time and fight for your child’s future.
A Pevely child injury at OnderLaw is dedicated to holding negligent parties responsible for the harm they cause. We will pursue a fair settlement that creates an annuity for your child’s future and covers all relevant medical costs. Our firm is also prepared to take your case to trial and stand up to insurers who want to settle your claim for less than it’s worth. Contact us today to learn how we can fight for and with your family.