Protecting Rights And Maximizing Compensation On Behalf Of Injured Children

Following an accident that results in serious or fatal injuries to a child, contacting an attorney is an important first step. At such an emotionally trying time, dealing with insurance adjusters without legal help can quickly overwhelm a family.

At Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP, our Hartford child injury lawyers are committed to vindicating the rights of injured children in Connecticut. We understand that when children get hurt, entire families suffer. We view it as our job to help families hold negligent and reckless people accountable for their actions through the legal system. We aggressively litigate these claims for clients in Hartford, Waterbury, Southington and throughout the state.

Handling A Variety Of Accidents That Cause Injuries To Children

We pursue personal injury claims on behalf of children who were hurt in a variety of circumstances. Some examples of the claims we handle are:

  • Children hurt in auto accidents
  • Children struck by vehicles while riding bicycles
  • Children attacked by dogs or other animals
  • Injuries suffered at a school
  • Swimming pool accidents
  • School bus accidents

Parental immunity comes into play when the actions or inaction of mothers and fathers results in injuries. Parents cannot be sued by their children.

What Makes A Child's Personal Injury Case Different?

Child injury claims often involve both personal injury and probate court proceedings. Depending on the amount, Connecticut law requires that certain settlements or judgments in favor of minors be approved by the probate court. Parents or guardians need to open a restricted account with the money held until the minor reaches age 18.

Connecticut law does not allow for minors to start a lawsuit in their own name. Legal actions are brought by the parents, guardians or responsible parties who have the child's best interests at heart. Waiting for the child to turn 18 is not necessary.

Contact A Waterbury, Connecticut, Child Accident Attorney For A Free Consultation

If your child was injured due to negligence in Hartford, Waterbury or the surrounding areas, call 860-384-6319 to speak with an attorney at Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, LLP You can also contact us online. Evening and weekend appointments are available upon request. Attorney Sheffy is available 24 hours a day.