No parent wants to imagine the unthinkable — the injury or untimely death of their child. But what do you do when the unthinkable happens? Many parents are not aware of their rights and the rights of their children in these stressful and emotional situations.The child injury and child wrongful death lawyers at the Marquart Law Group are here to help you.
When a child or minor suffers a severe injury, it can have lasting emotional and physical effects. Though sometimes, these effects may not manifest themselves immediately following the accident. Under California rule of Civil Procedure Section 335.1, an injured person typically has 2 years after the date of the injury to bring suit. This is called the “statute of limitations” for personal injury.
What many parents dont know, however, is that under Section 352(a) of the California Code of Civil Produce, when the injured party is under the age of 18, the person has until they turn 18 plus an additional 2 years, to file suit. This means that if your child is injured while he or she is under the age of 18, they have until the age of 20 to file a law suit regarding their injury. So, if your five your old sustained an injury that you thought would properly heal, but eight years later the problems continued to linger, you could still bring an action for your child to recover for the wrongful conduct or negligence that produced the injury. Under this example, your child’s right to recovery for their personal injuries would extend for 15 years after the date of the accident or injury producing event.
As parents and guardians we are entrusted with the protection of our children. Unfortunately, children are at risk on a daily basis for accidents that could result in serious harm, disabilities, or even life threatening injuries. As a result of these injuries, many families find themselves caught in a world-wind of emotional turmoil, stress and fear for the well being of their child. They may also find themselves dealing with the financial strain of medical bills and other expenses associated with the unexpected injury. You are not alone.
Let the child injury lawyers at the Marquart Law Group fight for your child’s rights and yours. We will take the necessary steps to ensure that the party responsible for your child’s injury, be it a manufacturer of a defective product or a person who hit you in a car accident, is brought to justice and that your child is monetarily compensated for the pain and suffering they have endured.
We can provide you with guidance and assistance in dealing with various types of injuries to your child. Such as injuries sustained by the following mechanisms:
- Dog Bites and other Animal Attacks
- Automobile and School Bus Accidents
- Defective Car Seats
- Bicycle Accident
- Dangerous Conditions on Public or Private Property
- Playground Accidents
- Accidental Drowning
- Toy Defects and/or Lead and Other Chemicals in Toy Paint
- Tainted Candy
- Home Product Defects
- Home “Cooking” Injuries
- Burning, Scalding, etc. from Microwave Usage
- Slip & Falls
- Home Chemical Accidents
- Accidental Strangulation
- Wrongful Death
If your child or a child in your care has suffered a serious injury or has been the victim of wrongful death contact the Marquart Law Group for a consultation. Our children must be protected. Let our experienced child injury attorneys and child wrongful death attorneys help you fight for their rights and keep them safe.