Very few people get through childhood without a few bumps and bruises. But far too many children suffer serious injuries or death because of negligence. If your child was seriously injured because someone else failed to take child safety into account, either in school, daycare, or due to an accident, our San Francisco personal injury attorneys at Rouda Feder Tietjen & McGuinn may be able to obtain financial compensation for the damages your family has suffered.
We represent the parents of children who have suffered injuries in situations such as:
No matter what the cause of your child’s injury or death, we know how to help. Personal injury claims involving children require unique knowledge and experience. We will promptly investigate your claim, gather evidence, interview witnesses, and work to help you receive maximum financial recovery.
Children are often far more vulnerable to injury than adults due to their smaller size and fragile bodies. When we help our clients prepare claims, we take into account the full value of their child's injuries and projected costs the child will need in the future.
Unlike personal injury claims for adults, child injury claims are different when it comes to the statute of limitations. The time limit is generally two years and starts when the child turns 18 years old, although exceptions do apply. You should always start as soon as possible after an injury to improve your chances of recovering a fair amount. The more time passes, evidence can fade and witness memories can also diminish. Have an attorney start your claim immediately.
According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), more than 12,000 children below the age of 19 died in accidents. The leading cause of accidents that cause injuries to children is motor vehicle accidents, followed by water accidents (such as drowning), fires, falls, and playground injuries. Studies also show that millions of children are seriously or permanently injured each year.
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At RFTM, we have a long history of success, having helped our clients secure more than $500 million in compensation. This is just one testament to our ability to uphold the rights of our clients after an injury-causing accident. We know that your child’s safety is extremely important, so we work tenaciously throughout every facet of the case to help you secure the outcome you desire. Trust in our San Francisco firm when you need reliable legal counsel.
Having San Francisco personal injury lawyers on our team who have been rated AV Preeminent® from Martindale-Hubbell® is just one of our accomplishments. However, it is our experience, client-focused representation, and dedication to each and every case that sets us apart from other firms. If your child was injured, we can help you hold the negligent party responsible for their actions.
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Call RFTM today at (415) 940-7176.