Injuries to Minors & Children
Minors include any teenager, child, toddler, or baby who cannot advocate for themselves. Over the past 17 years, Largay Law Offices, P.A. represented minors in every conceivable situation. We are experienced with the laws that govern the notice, filing, representation, and settlement of these claims. All of which are increasingly complex.
Often, you 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. 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 specialized knowledge and expertise that translates directly into more thorough awareness and understanding of the dynamics of representation when the situation involves any type of injury or harm that comes to a minor.
Generally, a minor does not have the capacity or legal ability to enter contracts or to bring a claim or lawsuit. Parents or Guardians step in and serve as the “Next Friend” of the child. Our Attorneys, Staff Nurse, and Medical Paralegals assist the parents and guardians to make the right, informed decisions on behalf of their children. We have experience in the family and probate courts, which often have exclusive jurisdiction over matters involving minors and children.
The types of injuries we handle for minors include:
- Cars, trucks, and other motorized vehicles
- Motorcycles, Mopeds, Scooters, ATV’s and Snowmobiles
- A variety of household products such as cosmetics, 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 car seats
- 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, therefore, deal with the extraordinary costs involved with the care of a severely injured child throughout their life.