As a parent, you want to protect your children from all possible harm. Sadly, you can’t always account for the actions of others. When a negligent adult exposes your child to danger that leads to a severe accident, it can profoundly impact their future and devastate your family.
We understand how traumatic it can be to watch your child suffer a preventable injury. When you hear “Get Jim” on the radio or on television, it’s more than just lip service. At OnderLaw, we feel your pain and anger at whoever is responsible for causing them harm. You do not have to go through this alone.
A Webster Groves child injury lawyer at our firm will stand with you every step of the way in holding the negligent person accountable and seeking justice for your family. As experienced personal injury attorneys, we will handle every aspect of your case and ensure your child gets the compensation they need to make their best recovery. As people who care deeply about your well-being, we will be on your side and by your side from the moment you call us. We don’t just take on cases; we take on causes.
Children are vulnerable to injuries in everyday life. Reckless drivers, negligent doctors, and careless landowners pose as much of a risk to kids as adults. Children also rely on adults to keep them safe when they attend school, spend time at camp, play sports, and attend youth organization meetings. When adults fail to provide the protection your child deserves, severe accidents can result.
There are several common childhood accidents that can occur:
Filing a lawsuit may be the only way for your family to receive compensation and gain a sense of accountability from the person responsible for the accident. The Webster Groves child injury attorneys at OnderLaw can gather key evidence like police reports, medical records, traffic camera footage, and witness statements.
Using this information, we can build a powerful case against whoever allowed your child to get hurt, whether they are a driver, property owner, product manufacturer, or government entity. We’re with you every step of the way in seeking justice.
Children who suffer injuries due to adult misconduct deserve compensation. However, minors under 18 cannot directly negotiate with insurance companies or pursue lawsuits in civil court. They must rely on their parents or guardians to act on their behalf.
Missouri Revised Statute § 507.184 states that the parents or guardians of minor children have the right to seek compensation for their losses related to that child’s physical injuries. The statute further states that parents can join these lawsuits as co-plaintiffs and seek out compensation for:
Our child accident lawyers will support you and your child throughout the legal process and fight for your family’s best interests. We can also help navigate the legal limitations that impact many child injury cases.
There are different time limits for personal injury cases involving children than those involving adults. MO. Rev. Stat. § 516.170 allows victims to delay filing their cases until they reach 21 years of age. When we combine this law with the usual five-year statute of limitation for personal injury cases, many people have until the age of 26 to come forward. However, important evidence can become more difficult to obtain over time. It is best to reach out to the dedicated lawyers at our firm as soon as possible after your child suffers an injury. OnderLaw can begin supporting and guiding you as soon as you make the call.
When adult misconduct causes harm to a vulnerable child, the child’s future is put at risk. If your family has been through this devastating experience, you deserve professional support and advocacy in putting your lives back together.
A Webster Groves child injury lawyer will help your family pursue insurance payments and lawsuits to set things right. What’s more, we will be your guiding hand throughout your child’s medical recovery and stand by your side as you go through this difficult time. We are proud of our commitment to helping our friends and neighbors when they need us most. Give us a call now to discuss your story and get the help you deserve.