Children & Minors
Experienced Personal Injury Lawyers Representing Injured Children and Minors
As a parent, you do everything you can to keep your child safe and protected from harm. When your child is involved in an accident or suffers a serious injury, your number one priority is helping them get better.
Seeing your child in pain after an accident is extremely difficult for parents, and can trigger a host of emotional responses that can be overwhelming. You may feel guilty or angry. You probably have a lot of questions about what happened, especially if your child was injured while they were in the care of another person.
Most importantly, you may worry about the future: how will I support my child’s recovery as they get older, and what will it cost? How do I obtain compensation where someone else is at fault for my child’s injuries?
Lawyers Handling Accidents and Injuries to Children and Minors
Fireman Steinmetz Daya LLP has been handling claims on behalf of minors for decades, and our skilled team of personal injury lawyers understands the emotional and legal challenges that these cases pose. Some of the types of children’s claims we have handled in the past have arisen from:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Dog bites
- Slip or trip and falls
- Defective toys and products
- Defective car seats or child restraints
- Caregiver negligence
- Sports injuries
- Bullying & online harassment
- Playground injuries
- Swimming pool accidents
- Theme and amusement park accidents
While money cannot undo an injury, a legal claim can help to offset the costs of ongoing medical care.
Why are Cases with Injured Children Different?
Bringing a personal injury claim on behalf of an injured child requires a specific expertise, because Canadian courts treat injured children differently than injured adults. Most notably, the court considers a minor to be unable to make their own decisions with respect to litigation. This requires that the child have a “litigation guardian” appointed to handle the claim, and that any settlement be approved by the court before it can be finalized.
Depending on their age and physical development, an injured child can require more complex and extensive treatment for certain injuries compared to an adult. As they grow, they may require further medical treatment or intervention, and some injuries may manifest differently when a child reaches adulthood. The emotional impact of injuries can also be greater for children.
The parents and siblings of injured children may also have claims for loss of companionship, as well as any time taken off from work to care for a child.
The respected lawyers at Fireman Steinmetz Daya LLP have over 115 years of cumulative litigation experience, and have won damages on behalf of children that have been very seriously injured. Our dedicated personal injury team will retain medical and caregiving experts that specialise in injuries to minors, and ensure that your child receives full and fair compensation for their injuries, today and for the future.
Contact our Toronto Personal Injury Lawyers for Advice
If your child has been seriously hurt, and you are considering a legal claim, our skilled and knowledgeable lawyers can give you an advantage against the at-fault parties. We offer free consultations to discuss your situation, so you can get honest, confidential information about your legal options. Contact us online or call 416-967-9100 to make an appointment.
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