Injuries to Children
The course of action required when handling an injury case changes when a child is involved. As with adults, injuries to children can occur in a number of different situations, such as in the following situations:
- Motor vehicle accidents;
- Home daycare negligence;
- Swimming pool supervision;
- School/daycare trip;
Cases involving children require close monitoring and a special kind of care to understand the impact an injury will have on a child’s future. We work with you and your child from the very beginning of his or her injury throughout treatment and rehabilitation.
In Ontario, there are complex requirements and restrictions in place to handle litigation where children are plaintiffs. Not only do children require litigation guardians, but courts are also required to ensure that any settlement is made in the best interests of the child/children involved.
Beyond the immense impact injuries to children have on a parent emotionally, we understand the difficulties it poses to everyday life. The emotional and financial burdens that surround children’s injuries can have a serious impact on the family and caregivers as well.
In terms of injuries, the course of recovery of a child following a traumatic injury can vary greatly from that of an adult. Children are still developing, and as a result, the full extent of a child’s injury may not be known for several years.
Working with the child’s guardian and medical providers makes the transition from injury to a child’s best functional ability is the goal of all legal providers at Ottawa Injury Lawyers.