Kids are highly vulnerable to injuries given their innocent, playful tendencies. However, when accident and injuries arise due to the negligence of people entrusted with their care, you may be eligible to file a lawsuit for compensation. On average 12,175 children between ages 0 and 19 in the US lose their lives following unintended injuries each year, according to the Centers for Diseases Control. The injuries can be accidental or due to negligence.
If your child has sustained an injury in California due to someone else’s negligence, our California personal injury lawyers are here for you. We don’t charge any legal fees unless we successfully settle or win your case. For a complimentary case evaluation with Johnson Attorneys Group, call 1-800-208-3538 today.
California Statutes Regarding Child Injury Lawsuits
In California, the child injury lawsuits are somewhat special meaning that the cases involving injuries to minors differ from the adult personal injury claims. Given the children are playful and highly vulnerable, children cannot be held to the same legal standards of behavior as the adults when it comes to determining which acts involve negligence. While adults are held as reasonable beings when it comes to undertaking any action, children must exercise the same amount of care as other kids of the same age, intelligence level, knowledge and experience faced by a similar situation. Under the law, children under the age of five are incapable of committing any acts of negligence. That necessitates yet another different approach when it comes to handling such a lawsuit.
California Statute of Limitations on Child Injury Lawsuits
In California, minors can only pursue their injury claims through a guardian ad litem appointed by the court to represent the minor in the lawsuit, in most cases, a parent. The California statute of limitations requires that the lawsuit against a private party for personal injuries is two years lest you lose the legal right to the claim. However, there are exceptions to the statute such as in cases of child injuries related to medical malpractices or lawsuits involving government entities.
Child Injury Cases We Handle
Our California personal injury lawyer can help you file a lawsuit against the school or the daycare management who were entitled to the duty of care, and their breach of duty was the cause of the accident.
Child injuries occur due to:
- Birth Injury
- Playground Accidents and Injuries
- School Injury Lawyer
- Daycare Injury
- Slip and Falls
- Car Accidents
- Medical Malpractice
Contact a California Personal Injury Lawyer at Johnson Attorneys Group for a Free Child Injury Case Review
Johnson Attorneys Group is a team of attorneys based in California ready to help with your child injury lawsuit. For the last couple of years alone, we've managed to recover over $98.4 million in compensation for our clients. We charge zero legal fees until we have won and settled your case. Plus, we have 12 convenient California locations where we take you through the whole legal process of filing the lawsuit. For a complimentary child injury case evaluation in California, call us 24/7 at 1-800-208-3538.