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Explaining Damages in a Child Injury Case

By Dansker & Aspromonte

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When a child is injured due to another’s negligence or recklessness, it can be an extremely traumatic and challenging time for both the child and the family. This is why it’s important to understand the different types of damages that may be available in order to seek justice and financial compensation for what happened. This blog post will provide an overview of damages in a child injury case, including economic vs. non-economic damages and how an experienced legal team can help you fight against negligence.

Types of Damages in a Child Injury Case

When evaluating your child’s injury case, two main categories of compensatory damages may be sought depending on your situation:

  • Economic
  • Non-economic

Economic damages include any direct financial losses related to the incident, such as medical bills, hospitalization costs, lost wages from missed work as you attended to and cared for your child, etc.

Non-economic damages refer to any intangible losses that cannot be directly quantified, such as your child’s pain and suffering, emotional distress, disfigurement or disability resulting from the injury, loss of enjoyment of life activities due to long-term disability or impairment, and more.

Punitive Damages

It is also important to note that punitive damages—which are intended to punish at-fault parties for particularly egregious behavior—may also be considered when determining appropriate compensation in cases involving children. These additional punitive damages can often add significantly more money than just compensatory damages alone. There are no caps on either compensatory or punitive damages.

How an Experienced Attorney Can Help

To get maximum compensation for your child’s injury case, it is essential not only to understand all types of potentially recoverable damages, but also to have an experienced team of attorneys fighting on your behalf who understand how best to present your case.

An experienced attorney will investigate all aspects of the claim, including reviewing any evidence (such as photos or video) taken at the scene by witnesses who may have seen how your child was injured, reviewing police reports (if applicable), collecting statements from relevant medical personnel who attended to your child, building a strong legal argument based off all facts collected, and file suit if needed.

In short, understanding all types of recoverable damages associated with a child injury case is essential when seeking justice for what has happened, along with financial compensation for all losses incurred due to the incident. A knowledgeable team of attorneys working on your behalf can make all the difference when dealing with the negligent party. A good attorney will have vast experience handling these types of cases along with extensive knowledge regarding laws pertaining not only nationally but also locally which may vary depending on where you reside.

Getting the Compensation You Deserve with Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP

At Dansker & Aspromonte Associates LLP, we understand the emotional and financial turmoil you may be experiencing following a child injured due to another’s negligence, and we are here to help. Our experienced legal team will work with you to determine your case’s best course of action. We look forward to speaking with you and helping you get the compensation you are rightfully owed.

Contact us today for a free consultation at (212) 732-2929 or fill out a form online for a free consultation.

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