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Child Injuries

Do You Have Questions for an Experienced North Carolina Child Personal Injury Lawyer? If so, Call Us Today for a Free Consultation.

Our lawyers have represented hundreds of injured children across North Carolina including cases arising from:

  • Car accidents
  • Toxic exposures including lead poisoning
  • Motorcycle accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Medical malpractice including birth injury cases
  • Abuse claims
  • Dog bites
  • Drowning and pool accidents
  • Other claims including unexpected injuries.
Who Is Liable for My Child’s North Carolina Personal Injury?

Determining liability for your child’s North Carolina personal injury is often a complicated matter. Seeking the help of a qualified child personal injury lawyer is the best course of action once your child is out of danger. An experienced attorney has the necessary knowledge and skill to investigate the incident in question, interview witnesses and build a strong case for compensation.

Liability and accountability for a child’s injury claim will depend on the facts of any case. In a premises liability case, the owner or tenant of the property may be liable. In a car accident case, the driver of the vehicle carrying the child or the driver of another vehicle may be liable. In a medical malpractice case for a birth injury, the doctors or nurses responsible for the health of your child may be liable. In order to determine the complex question of liability, most experienced lawyers will regularly hire expert witnesses to assist with a serious child injury case.

What Type of Compensation Is My Child to Recover for a North Carolina Injury?

A child injured by the actions or inactions of an adult is entitled to the same types of compensation as a grownup including:

  • Compensation for pain and suffering
  • Compensation for mental trauma
  • Payment for loss of future wages due to injuries and disability
  • Payment of funeral expenses in the case of a wrongful death
  • Payment for medical expenses incurred for the care and treatment of an injured child is a claim that, under North Carolina law, belongs to the parents of the child.

Determining the recoverable damages for an injured child can be complicated particularly when determining a future lost wage. In cases involving a brain injury or loss of the use of a body part, using occupational experts and economists may be necessary to properly present damages for future loss of income due to a childhood injury.

Unique Aspects of Child Injury Claims

The law recognizes that injured children are different than adults. For example, a child under 18 cannot file a lawsuit on their own behalf. Only a parent or legal guardian may do so in the child’s behalf through someone called a Guardian Ad Litem.

The law also differs in the degree of responsibility it assigns to children. A judge in a court action considers whether the child acted in an age-appropriate manner in the injury incident, or if an inappropriate degree of on the child’s part contributed to the injury. This consideration, known as contributory negligence, can have a significant impact on whether a child injury claim will be successful in court.

North Carolina Child Injury Lawyers at Hendren Redwine & Malone

Contact the North Carolina child personal injury lawyers at Hendren Redwine & Malone if you have a question about a North Carolina child injury claim. There is no charge for the phone call and we are paid legal fees only if we recover for your child.

Client Reviews
Mike Malone was absolutely fabulous to work with. He represented my daughter in a case and we could not have been happier! He was upfront from the beginning about expectations, honest through out the case and above all.. caring! Even though I lived 2 hours away, he was more than willing to accommodate us in any way, even if it meant driving out of his way! Mike is one of the smartest lawyers you will find. I recommend him to everyone! I have known him now over 8 years and we still keep in touch. Thanks Mike. - Christy Smith
Mike Malone is the attorney for an estate wrongful death claim. Mike has helped me through every single step. Mike is intelligent, trustworthy and thorough, and responds quickly and personally to questions. I would highly recommend this firm to anyone who needs an attorney. Mike Malone has proven to work diligently to assist you in every way as well as make sure you understand what is happening. - Jason
Thank you Mike for doing an exceptional job. You were not only extremely professional but also kind,patient and understanding through an extremely difficult time. Thank you again. - Bryan
Mike is very sharp when it comes to understanding a case and how the legal system works. He also has integrity and a strong moral conviction which you won't always find when trying to find good legal counsel. - Camp Davis
Mike Malone was a pleasure to work with on a case involving negligence of another attorney in a real estate transaction. Mike was very eager to help us recover money lost in our case. Highly recommended! - Mariusz Stanczyk