Was Your Son or Daughter Injured by Negligence?
Injuries to children can be very serious, particularly when they result in disability or disfigurement, inhibit physical development or cause psychological trauma. They can also be complex cases with special legal issues revolving around liability, insurance, compensatory damages and the child's actions prior to the accident.
The personal injury attorneys of Scura, Wigfield, Heyer & Stevens, LLP, have represented the interests of children of all ages, from infants and toddlers to teens and young adults. We are attuned to the special considerations and committed to protecting the long-term interests of your son or daughter.
We take cases throughout New Jersey, with offices in Wayne (Passaic County), Hoboken (Hudson County) and Elizabeth (Union County). Contact us today to arrange a free consultation.
New Jersey Child Injury Lawyers
We always take our role seriously, but especially when we are advocating for the rights of children. Our attorneys have the experience and resources to handle all types of injuries involving minors:
- Auto accident passengers
- Bicycle and pedestrian accidents
- Injuries at school or day care
- Accidents at recreational facilities
- Dog bites and animal attacks
- Swimming pool injuries
- Other residential property accidents
- Dangerous toys or products
- Fatal accidents
The normal standards of liability do not always apply to children. Property owners may have an additional duty regarding supervision, safety measures and attractive nuisance, for instance. Conversely, children below a certain age cannot be denied compensation on the basis of comparative negligence. New Jersey law provides for lawsuits up to two years beyond a child's 18th birthday to fully realize the extent of injuries and the impact on development.
Our accomplished injury lawyers also take pains to ensure that our young clients' needs are met well into the future. We consult with medical specialists and other professionals to determine if the child will require future surgery, nursing care, special services, medical equipment or psychological counseling. Will there be permanent scarring? Will the child's growth be disrupted?
We Will Fight for the Rights of Your Injured Child
We stand up to insurance companies to demand rightful compensation, which is subject to court approval when the victim is a minor. We also arrange a trust or structured settlement to ensure that the money is there for the child's needs for the years ahead.
Call us today at 973-870-0434 or contact us online to arrange your free initial consultation. We welcome clients from Passaic, Bergen, Hudson, Union, Middlesex and other counties of New Jersey, and in the New York City metropolitan area.