A child accident in California can often end with tragic results. In the aftermath of serious injury, it's often difficult to know where to turn for help. And when you consider the special legal procedures that apply to child accident cases in California, seeking the compensation you need for your son or daughter can seem an overwhelming task. As San Diego child injury attorneys, we are dedicated to helping the families of California after their children have been injured because of another person's negligence.
We understand that you will have a number of concerns during this difficult time, such as:
- What is the legal process my injured child now faces?
- What does the insurance company look for when considering a settlement for my child's injury case?
- Who will actually review my child's case?
- How long does it take to resolve my child's injury case?
Resources for California Parents after a Serious Child Accident
Chances are, unless you've experienced a child accident or personal injury case before, you may not know what to expect throughout the claims process in California. Before you call a San Diego child injury attorney at the Law Offices of Mark C. Blane, you may want to do some research of your own. That's why we provide free resources for you, such as our law library and a number of personal injury books. Another resource is Justice for the Injured Child, a for-purchase book that offers tips for handling the child injury claims process in California. After a child accident, you'll likely find this book to be your survival guide when seeking the compensation your child needs and deserves. We also offer a FREE book on how to Prevent, Discover & Act on Claims of Child Abuse or Neglect with Daycare or Childcare centers in California!
Child Accident Cases We Handle
Just as no two children are alike, every child accident will have a different set of circumstances. Your San Diego child injury attorney will take this into consideration when handling your case, so your claim gets the attention it needs.
We have experience in a number of child accident cases, including:
- birth injuries;
- shaken baby syndrome;
- child head injury accidents;
- child abuse and neglect;
- child auto accidents;
- child dog bites;
- school accidents;
- swimming pool accidents;
- defective child car seats;
- accidental poisonings;
- lack of adult supervision;
- child pedestrian accidents;
- child eye injuries; and
- unsafe toys.
Making Sense of California's Child Injury Process
When your child has been seriously injured because of another's actions, you need to know the facts of the child injury process in the state of California, which a San Diego child injury attorney can provide. Throughout your case, we can help you understand how California law protects injured children and what will be needed to recover the bodily injury settlement your son or daughter needs. First, the statute of limitations for children is tolled under California law until your son or daughter reaches 18. Second, depending on the settlement amount, court approval is necessary by the appointment of a Guardian Ad Litem to help monitor your child's settlement. We have many years of experience effectively handling children's injuries in California and can keep you informed of your child's rights throughout the entire legal process, so you're never left in the dark.
We View Each and Every Parent as a Person First and Client Second
We meet each child accident client, along with their parents and do not send an associate member or paralegal to "sign up an injured child client." I have to meet everyone myself so I get to know them as a person first and client second. This is important, so I know who they are, how the injuries affect them and how they will come across as witnesses for themselves. We do not just represent injured children (through their parents) in California against insurance companies but we also educate our child clients and their parents of what they face after a child accident. We take deep pride in our legal work and go to extraordinary detail on each child injury claim-it's the only way we choose to practice our profession.
When your son or daughter has been severely injured in a child accident in California, you don't have to go it alone. A San Diego child injury attorney at The Law offices of Mark C. Blane can help. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation - 1-619-813-7955.