ORANGE COUNTY CHILD INJURY LAWYER

Personal injury attorneys fighting for the rights of minors injured due to someone's negligence
and recklessness in Orange County, California

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When your child is injured, the emotional and financial toll can be overwhelming. Parents and guardians dealing with a child’s distress and pain need compassionate, competent legal representation to secure the justice and compensation their family deserves.

 

RTM Law Firm in Orange County specializes in child injury cases, ensuring that each family’s legal needs are met with meticulous attention and care.

Understanding Child Injury Under
California Law

Child injury cases in California encompass a wide range of incidents from minor accidents to severe, life-altering injuries or conditions. These injuries can occur due to various reasons, including but not limited to, automobile accidents, pedestrian accidents, dangerous products, unsafe premises, or school and childcare negligence.

 

A child injury under California law is recognized when an injury is caused by an act, or a failure to act, that constitutes negligence or a breach of duty by another party (e.g., a caretaker, driver, company).

 

Establishing negligence involves proving that the party responsible owed a duty of care to the child, that duty was breached through their actions or inactions, and this breach directly caused the child’s injury.

When to File an Insurance Claim for Injuries
Involving Children

Filing an insurance claim may be appropriate if the injury resulted from circumstances such as:

  • ✔ Automobile accidents: If a child is injured as a passenger, a pedestrian, or a cyclist.
  • ✔ Product liability: If the injury was caused by defective or dangerous toys, furniture, or other child-related products.
  • ✔ Premises liability: Including slip and falls at a store, park, school, or any public or private property due to unsafe conditions.
  • ✔ Wrongful death: In the tragic event that a child dies due to someone else’s negligence or intentional harm.
  • ✔ Negligent supervision: If the injury was caused by inadequate supervision, such as leaving a child unsupervised in a pool or playground.

These claims are typically directed towards the insurance provider of the party at fault, whether it’s an individual’s auto insurance or a business’s liability insurance.

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Situations of Negligence Leading
to Child Injury

Negligence can turn an ordinary environment into a hazardous one, leading to child injuries in various scenarios, including:

  • Lack of supervision in schools, daycare, or camps: Where children are left unattended and sustain serious injuries.
  • Inadequate child care safety protocols: Resulting in accidents during routine activities.
  • Faulty playground equipment or unsafe public spaces: Where the oversight of municipal or private maintenance can lead to accidents.
  • Car accidents:  Where the recklessness of a driver causes harm to a child passenger or pedestrian.
  • School bus accidents:  Due to a negligent bus driver or maintenance issues.
  • Swimming pool accidents: As a result of inadequate supervision or faulty pool equipment. (Read more about Attractive Nuisance)
  • Dog bites: In cases where pet owners fail to control or leash their animals in the presence of children.
  • Defective products:  That may cause harm to children due to faulty design or manufacturing.

These are just some examples of situations where negligence can cause harm to children. In most cases, these incidents could have been prevented if proper care and safety measures were in place. The negligence of a third party — be it an individual, a company, or a municipality — can make them liable for the pain and suffering experienced by the injured child.

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Why Trust RTM Law Firm for Your Child Injury Claim?

Expertise in Orange County Injury Laws

Our personal injury lawyers have extensive knowledge and experience in handling child injury claims in Orange County and all over California.

One-on-One, Child-Friendly Support

We understand that children may be hesitant to talk about their injuries or trauma, which is why we take a compassionate and gentle approach when working with them. Our team is skilled at building trust with young clients and making them feel comfortable throughout the legal process.

Proven Track Record of Success

Our Orange County child injury lawyers have successfully represented countless child injury cases and obtained fair compensation for victims. We are passionate about fighting for the rights of children and their families and will do everything in our power to secure the best possible outcome for your case.

Legal Rights and Damages in a Child Injury Case

Who Files the Injury Claim?

In California, a child under the age of 18 cannot legally file a claim. This responsibility falls to the parents or legal guardians of the child. They act on the child’s behalf to file a lawsuit against the party or parties responsible for the injury.

Who Receives the Compensation?

Any compensation awarded in a child injury case is typically placed in a blocked account accessible only when the child reaches the age of majority (18 years old in California), unless court orders specify otherwise for medical expenses or rehabilitation costs.

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Filing a Personal Injury Claim: Wrongful Death
and Minor’s Compromise

Wrongful Death

If a child’s injury tragically results in death due to another’s negligence, the surviving family members (parents, guardians) may file a wrongful death lawsuit. Such actions are intended to provide compensation for the emotional and financial impact of their loss.

Minor’s Compromise

A minor’s compromise is a procedure required in California when a settlement is reached in a lawsuit involving a minor. This legal process ensures that the settlement is in the best interest of the minor child. The court reviews the settlement terms and, if deemed appropriate, approves the compromise to protect the minor’s interests.

 

In cases where a minor is awarded compensation for wrongful death, the court may require the funds to be placed in a trust or structured settlement, rather than being given directly to the parents or guardians. This ensures that the child receives proper financial support until they reach adulthood and are able to manage their own finances.

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2023-07-11
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If your child has been injured due to someone’s negligence, you can file an injury claim.
Our Orange County child injury attorney can help.

Orange County Child Injury Lawyer: FAQs

Read some of the frequently asked questions about filing a child injury lawsuit or claim in Orange County, California.

How are fees handled in personal injury cases involving minors?

Our Orange County child injury attorneys operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that our fees are contingent upon the successful resolution of your case; if we do not win or settle your case, you do not owe us any attorney fees.

 

The contingency fee is a percentage of the settlement or judgment amount awarded at the conclusion of the case. This arrangement allows families to pursue justice without facing the burden of upfront legal costs, ensuring that legal support is accessible when it is most needed.

What should I know about filing a wrongful death claim for a child in Orange County?

A wrongful death claim arises when a child’s death is caused by the negligence or wrongful act of another party. In California, the parents or legal guardians of the deceased child are eligible to file this claim.

 

The compensation in a wrongful death lawsuit can cover funeral and burial expenses, lost potential future earnings, medical bills related to the final illness or injury, and non-economic damages such as loss of love, companionship, and emotional support.

Who collects the settlement awarded in a child injury claim?

Compensation is legally required to be managed in a way that protects the child’s best interests. Typically, the settlement money is placed in a protected account or trust until the child turns 18.

 

Parents or guardians may request access to these funds earlier if they are needed for the child’s medical care, education, or welfare, but such withdrawals require court approval to ensure they are used appropriately. This safeguard is designed to prevent misuse of the funds and to secure the child’s financial future.

We Help Accident Victims File a Personal Injury Claim
in Orange County, California

Our Orange County personal injury attorneys handle a wide range of personal injury claims in several areas, including:

✔ Aliso Viejo
✔ Anaheim
✔ Brea
✔ Buena Park
✔ Costa Mesa
✔ Cypress
✔ Dana Point
✔ Fountain Valley
✔ Fullerton
✔ Garden Grove
✔ Huntington Beach
✔ Irvine

✔ La Habra
✔ La Palma
✔ Laguna Beach
✔ Laguna Hills
✔ Laguna Niguel
✔ Laguna Woods
✔ Lake Forest
✔ Los Alamitos
✔ Mission Viejo
✔ Newport Beach
✔ City of Orange
✔ Placentia

✔ Rancho Santa Margarita
✔ San Clemente
✔ San Juan Capistrano
✔ Santa Ana
✔ Seal Beach
✔ Stanton
✔ Tustin
✔ Villa Park
✔ Westminster
✔ Yorba Linda

Child Injured in an Accident?
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RTM Law Firm’s dedicated team of personal injury lawyers in Orange County understands the profound impact a child’s injury can have on a family. We are equipped with the expertise and resources to handle the complexities of these sensitive cases. From negotiating with insurance companies to litigating in court, we are committed to advocating for the full rights and recovery of your child.

 

If your child has been injured due to someone else’s negligence in Orange County, do not hesitate to contact us. At RTM Law Firm, we are prepared to help you secure the compensation you deserve, ensuring a safer and more secure future for your child.

 

Contact our Orange County child injury lawyer today for a free consultation. Call us at (949) 287-4342.

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