Helping your child recover from an injury can be tough, especially if the liable party won’t pay. Your South Carolina child injury attorney can help you when your child is hurt.
As parents, we want to know our children are safe, and we want to protect them from injuries when we can. Unfortunately, you can’t keep an eye on your children all the time. Now, your child may have been severely injured by someone else’s carelessness, and your family is left to deal with the aftermath.
At HawkLaw, PA, we understand the unique difficulties that come with child injuries. Because these claims can be more complex, you may need a South Carolina child injury lawyer on your side.
Time Limits for a South Carolina Child Injury Claim
If your child has been injured, you may be concerned about their time limits to act on a lawsuit. They’re underage, which means they won’t be able to act on their claim now by themselves. However, there are time limits on filing personal injury claims, which means you may need to act with a child injury lawyer quickly.
Luckily, your child may have options, since they’re not legally old enough to file a claim in South Carolina. Rather than the clock starting immediately after the accident, your child’s time limit won’t start until they’re 18 and able to file for themselves. That gives you more time to help them prepare and speak to a lawyer about their accident and/or decide whether to act now as their guardian.
Compensation for Your Child’s Injuries
When your child is injured, they may suffer from losses, or damages, that may be different from the damages an adult may suffer. For example, your child may be too young to work, but the emotional impact may have been more severe than suffering an adult would experience in the same situation.
Because of this, you need a child injury lawyer with the right tools for your claim. They can help you find the full value of your child’s claim so you know what compensation they’re eligible for when it’s time to file their claim.
If you’re helping your child through a South Carolina child injury lawsuit, make sure you’re seeking compensation that covers all their losses, which may include the following, among others:
Connect with a South Carolina Child Injury Attorney
When your child is injured, it can be tough to decide how to handle the legal side of their injury. You may be unsure where to begin and what you can do for your child in South Carolina. Fortunately, the lawyers at HawkLaw, PA understand how you’re feeling, and they can help.
If you’re a resident of South Carolina seeking help after a child injury, talk to an attorney, starting with a free consultation.* We can answer your personal injury questions and discuss your family’s situation and what we can do to help your child recover from their injuries.
If your child has suffered through a serious accident, reach out to a South Carolina child injury lawyer by calling 1-888-HAWK-LAW (429-5529) or by filling out the online form below.
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