Injuries to Minors & Children
Minors include any teenager, child, toddler or baby who cannot advocate for him or herself. Over the past 17+ years, Largay Law Offices, P.A. has represented minors in every conceivable situation. We are experienced with the laws and special rules that govern the notice, filing, representation and settlement of these claims - all of which are increasingly complex.
Often you will hear that a person or law firm is a 'specialist' in an area of the law, like personal injury. Our attorneys and law firm are more broad-based and diversely educated, and the success of that philosophy shows in our results.
For example, we have attorneys and paralegals that assist minors in juvenile criminal matters or in family custody cases. Handling those matters provides a specialized knowledge and expertise that translates directly into more thorough awareness and understanding of the dynamics of minor-representation when the situation involves any type of injury or harm that comes to a minor or child.
Generally, a minor does not have the capacity or legal ability to enter contracts or to bring a claim or lawsuit. Parents or Guardians are called upon to step in and serve as "Next Friend" of the child. Our Attorneys, Staff Nurse and medical Paralegals assist the parents and guardians to make the right and informed decisions on behalf of their children. We have experience in the family and probate courts which often have exclusive jurisdiction of matters involving minors and children.
Among the many types of injuries and accidents we handle for minors and children are the following:
- Cars, trucks, and other motorized vehicles
- Motorcycles, Mopeds, Scooters, ATV's and Snowmobiles
- A variety of household products such as cosmetics and personal care products, cleaning substances, pain relievers, foreign bodies, and plants
- Household fires and other hazards
- Traumatic brain injuries
- Swimming-related accidents
- Auto accident-related injuries caused by airbags, safety harnesses and carseats
- Scars, Burns, Fractures and Emotional Injuries
- Dog Bite Injuries
In some instances these accidents can lead to death or severe disability. Personal injury lawsuits filed on behalf of children can therefore deal with the extraordinary costs that may be involved with the care of a severely injured child through their maturity and adult life.
If you are a parent, guardian or concerned adult related to a minor who has been severely injured anywhere, we'd like to hear from you. Contact us online or call us at 207. 947.4LAW (4529) to set up a FREE consultation to discuss your legal options.