When an adult is injured in an accident, the impact can be tremendous. When a child suffers a catastrophic injury in such an accident, it is even more devastating. Many children who are seriously injured will require lasting treatment. In some cases, injury to a child can affect them for a lifetime. If your child has been seriously injured as a result of someone else’s negligence, it is critical that you seek help from an experienced personal injury lawyer.
At Woodruff Johnson & Evans, our child injury attorneys in Chicago can provide the legal assistance you need. We are dedicated to recovering financial compensation for parents of children who have been seriously injured. We respect our clients and treat them the way we would treat our spouses or family members if they were involved in an accident.
To learn more about how our firm can help you and your child, contact us online or call (866) 400-4450 and request a free, no-obligation consultation.
What to Do If Your Child Is Injured
When your child is injured, the first thing you need to do is seek medical treatment. Not only is immediate medical care important for your child’s wellbeing and physical recovery, it can prove crucial for the outcome of your case. Having medical records can help establish that your child was, in fact, injured as a result of the accident. Additionally, it is important to understand that if serious injuries require lifetime treatment, trust funds and medical funds should be established to pay these expenses. The emotional trauma of the injury also needs to be taken into account. Both you and your child may require therapy or emotional counseling to aid in the healing process.
In addition to seeking medical treatment for your child, you should:
- Get the contact info of anyone else involved in the accident (if applicable)
- Take down any witness statements and information, if possible
- Document your child’s injuries and the scene of the accident by taking photos
- Refrain from making any statements about the accident until speaking with an attorney
- Contact a personal injury lawyer who has experience handling child injury cases
Child injury cases are unlike other types of personal injury cases in that there are often many unique factors that must be taken into account. Based on our decades of legal experience, we know how to navigate child injury cases. We know the amount of compensation certain types of injuries require, general life expectancies for various injuries, how to devise a “life care plan” for your child, and how to coordinate with school district officials so that a special education plan may be developed.
Contact Us for a Free Consultation
At Woodruff Johnson & Evans, we understand that there are few things as devastating for a family as an injured child. Our team provides compassionate, personalized legal support for parents and guardians of injured children. No matter how complex or difficult your case may be, we are here to answer your questions and address any concerns you may have. We have assisted clients with all types of child injury cases, including those involving car accidents, truck accidents, birth injuries, medical malpractice, school and playground accidents, dog bites, defective toys, and more.
From offices in Chicago, Aurora, and Champaign, our Chicago-based child injury attorneys assist clients throughout Illinois. Call us at (866) 400-4450 or contact us online today for a free consultation.