Southington Personal Injury Firm
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Child Injury Attorneys in Southington

Protecting Children’s Rights & Maximizing Compensation

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

At Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, L.L.P., our Southington child injury lawyers are committed to vindicating the rights of injured children throughout 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. Our firm aggressively litigates these claims for clients in Hartford, Bristol, Wolcott, and throughout the state.

Contact us online or give us a call at (860) 200-3443 today.

Types of Child Injury Cases We Handle

Children are susceptible to many of the same accidents as adults, but their injuries are often more serious and can have a long-term impact on the child’s life. 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

Long-Term Repercussions of Child Injuries

Children are still growing and developing – both physically and mentally. A serious accident can significantly impede their growth and cause long-term mental or physical challenges. The compensation awarded in a child injury case must account for these potential long-term effects.

On top of immediate medical care, the child may require:

  • Surgeries or treatment related to the injury later on in life
  • Ongoing therapy
  • Medical devices
  • Adjustments to education
  • More extensive supervision

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 Sheffy, Mazzaccaro, DePaolo & DeNigris, L.L.P. Today

If your child was injured due to negligence in Connecticut, our Southington child injury attorneys are ready to assist. We encourage you to tell us your story during an initial consultation – evening and weekend appointments are available upon request.

Call (860) 200-3443 to get started.

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