Protecting The Health Of Children After Serious Injuries

Children lack an adult's caution and can be more likely to sustain a serious injury as a result. Additionally, injuries sustained in childhood can have long-lasting effects on both the physical and emotional health of the minor. Depending upon the severity of the incident, they may face permanent health concerns and emotional distress from issues such as disfigurement or paralysis.

Marquardt & Belmonte, P.C., understands the unique concerns facing injured minors and their families. Our caring lawyers will guide you through this difficult time to pursue compensation and ensure that all factors are carefully considered and addressed.

Comprehensive Representation For Injuries Affecting Minors

Childhood injuries can occur at home, at day care or at school. While some accidents are unavoidable, others may be the direct result of lack of supervision. This can especially be a problem in classrooms or at day care facilities with too few adults to supervise the children.

Many of the same injuries that affect Illinois's adults also affect children; however, children are more susceptible to certain types of accidents, including:

  • Ingesting poisonous or deadly substances
  • Darting out in front of traffic
  • Injuries from defective toys or other products
  • Severe burns from touching stoves and other hot surfaces
  • Accidents involving playground equipment
  • Dog and other animal bites
  • Drowning
  • Suffocation on small items
  • Serious falls

Our firm can also guide you through the unique laws that govern cases involving minors. For example, a parent or guardian must create a separate account to retain any claim compensation. They may not place the funds in their normal bank account. Allow our legal team to serve as your trusted advocates and provide the knowledgeable assistance you need.

Preparing For Long-Term Care

A serious childhood accident may affect your child for years, or even permanently. This can result in significant medical, physical therapy and emotional therapy bills as well as expensive purchases to accommodate disability. If these expenses are not properly anticipated, your family may not be able to afford the long-term care your child needs. Our attorneys have the necessary experience to take all factors into account when negotiating claim compensation and provide your family with the confidence it needs during this difficult time.

Contact Us For Caring Representation

If your child was injured due to the negligence of another party, we can pursue the compensation your family needs to provide for their care. Call 630-517-3279 or toll free at 888-349-0695 to schedule a free case consultation, or contact our Wheaton office online.

Cases are handled on a contingency basis. You do not pay attorneys' fees unless we recover compensation on behalf of your child.