Articles Tagged with personal injury lawsuits

Child injured on soccer field needs parent to file a personal injury lawsuit on his behalfFrom time to time, kids get hurt. It’s all part of growing up. Serious injuries, however, can have a lifelong impact resulting in complications as your child develops into adulthood. And when those injuries are the result of someone else’s negligence, your child may be entitled to just compensation.

When an adult is injured as the result of an accident, he or she may be able to recover damages through a personal injury lawsuit. Children who have not yet reached the age of majority cannot exercise that option on their own behalf. That’s where parents or guardians step in. For more information on how to advocate for your injured minor, read “3 Tips For Handling Personal Injury Cases Involving Minors.”

Car accident victim on phoneMotor vehicle accidents are traumatic and unsettling for even the most experienced driver. This can make it difficult to assess the full extent of damages and injuries immediately following impact. That’s why it is important to remain as calm as possible and follow procedure no matter how minor or serious the accident appears to be.

Because of the shock and confusion that can typically follow a motor vehicle accident, many drivers overlook some common steps that, if the accident leads to a lawsuit, can hurt their chances of being awarded the compensation they may be entitled to. For a look at what those steps are, read “5 Common Mistakes to Avoid When Filing A Personal Injury Claim after A Motor Vehicle Accident.”

Photo of double escalator viewed from bottomA New Jersey family recently filed suit against the Oxford Valley Mall and the Schindler Corporation, which operates the escalators at the mall, claiming the two entities were responsible for a 2014 incident in which the family’s young son was seriously injured.

According to reports, during a shopping trip to the mall in December 2014, the boy and his mother were riding the escalator when the boy’s foot became trapped between the step and the side panel of the escalator. It took emergency services personnel close of a half-hour to free the child’s foot and doctors later had to amputate the toes on the injured foot. The suit claims the boy was permanently disfigured and disabled and family members were traumatized as a result of the accident. For additional details, read “Parents sue after 7-year-old boy loses tows in escalator accident.”

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