North Carolina Child Injury Lawyer

Do you have questions for an experienced North Carolina Child Injury Lawyer?  If so, call us today for a free consultation.

Our lawyers have represented hundreds of injured children across North Carolina including cases arising from:

  • car accidents
  • toxic exposures including lead poisoning
  • motorcycle accidents
  • bicycle accidents
  • medical malpractice including birth injury cases
  • abuse claims
  • dog bites
  • other claims including unexpected injuries.

Determining liability for your child’s injury is often a complicated matter. Seeking the help of a qualified child injury lawyer is the best course of action once your child is out of danger. An experienced attorney has the necessary knowledge and skill to investigate the incident in question, interview witnesses and build a strong case for compensation.

A child injured by the actions or inactions of an adult is entitled to the same types of compensation as a grownup:

  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Compensation for mental trauma
  • Payment for loss of future wages due to injuries and disability
  • Payment of funeral expenses in the case of a wrongful death

Payment for medical expenses incurred for the care and treatment of an injured child is a claim that, under North Carolina law, belongs to the parents of the child.

The law recognizes that injured children are different than adults. For example, a child under 18 cannot file a lawsuit on their own behalf. Only a parent or legal guardian may do so in the child’s behalf through someone called a Guardian Ad Litem.

The law also differs in the degree of responsibility it assigns to children. A judge in a court action considers whether the child acted in an age-appropriate manner in the injury incident, or if an inappropriate degree of on the child’s part contributed to the injury.

Contact the child injury lawyers at Hendren Redwine & Malone if you have a question about a North Carolina child injury claim.  There is no charge for the phone call and we are paid legal fees only if we recover for your child.

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