The needs of the child are always the top priority for any decision pertaining to children’s medical needs that arise as a result of injury. Injuries can happen with school trips, car accidents, birth trauma, faulty equipment, swimming pool accidents, defective car seats, toys, and other children’s products. Consequences of a child’s injury may cause permanent changes that impact the future opportunities and independence of the child, requiring full time care that impacts the ability of parents to go to work. Restoring the quality of life for the injured child and their family for the future is paramount. If severe, parents may be required to juggle workplace responsibilities, financial losses, home modifications, pediatric specialists, rehabilitation and medical treatments, daily medication and the future care costs for the child.
Children’s injuries can also arise as a result of bullying and cyberbullying, theme park accidents, swimming pool accidents, playground accidents, sporting facility accidents, motor vehicle accidents, trampoline accidents, school injuries and ski injuries.
Some private sporting facilities or clubs may require parents to sign liability waiver forms which could give parents the mistaken belief that they are not entitled to make a claim for their child's injuries caused by negligence. In fact, one of the most frequently asked questions we receive is, “does my child have a claim if I signed a waiver”? In most cases, the answer is absolutely YES the child has a claim against the negligent party despite the waiver. Notwithstanding waivers signed on behalf of children, your child may still have a legal right to pursue a claim against a club or sporting facility which negligently caused injury.
If your child has been seriously injured, it is extremely important to secure legal representation that has significant experience in dealing with pediatric claims. Longo Lawyers is proud to support the Hospital for Sick Children.
If you or someone you know has a child that has suffered an injury, contact Longo Lawyers and schedule a FREE INITIAL PHONE CONSULTATION.
Longo Lawyers provides experienced, dedicated legal counsel to residents in the greater Toronto area. Many of our legal services focus on personal injury legal services or medical negligence lawsuits. If you need a personal injury lawyer, we can help.
Personal Injury Legal Services
At Longo Lawyers, we regularly handle complex legal cases. Other law firms contact us to act as counsel or to otherwise assist in complex cases because we’ve proven our skills as diligent, proactive legal professionals. Our process combines our experienced team with collaborative processes. When it comes to these cases, we think outside to box to find the best solutions for your specific situation.
We have assisted clients with complex medical needs including brain injuries, spinal cord injuries, amputations, chronic pain, dog bites and psychological injuries. Below you can browse more types of cases we’ve handled and learn more about the process of personal injury claims. Especially with medical cases, we know that quick turnaround and attention to detail can make all the difference.
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