​Tallahassee Child Injury Lawyers

March 19, 2023 | Attorney, Matthew Dolman

Any time your child suffers severe injuries, it can cause devastation for the entire family. No parent likes to see their child in pain. When that pain comes about due to the negligence of another party, your child may deserve compensation. However, pursuing the compensation you deserve can be difficult, especially if your child suffered injuries at school or while at play.

Did your child suffer serious injuries due to the negligence of Leon County Schools? Did your child suffer injuries at a local pool or aquatics center, including Jack McLean Aquatics Center or Wade Wehunt pool?

At Dolman Law Group, we aim to help child injury victims and their families recover compensation for the injuries they may have sustained in an accident. Whether you need to pursue compensation from a big or small organization, we can help. Contact a Tallahassee child injury lawyer to learn more about your child's rights after a serious accident.

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Dolman Law Group: Help for Tallahassee Child Injury Victims and Their Families

When your child sustains severe injuries due to another party's negligence, it can feel catastrophic for the entire family. Dealing with those injuries on your own can leave you incredibly frustrated, especially if the party that caused those injuries does not accept liability for your child's suffering.

Dolman Law Group can help Tallahassee child injury victims, and their families navigate the often difficult journey to the compensation they may deserve for those injuries.

Get Small-Firm Support on Your Claim

When you connect with Dolman Law Group, you will receive comprehensive, small-firm support. You can get in direct contact with your attorney when you need to ask questions or consult about your claim. This can help you feel much more confident about the overall progression of your claim and the steps you may need to take to maximize your compensation as much as possible.

Go After Big-Firm Results

At Dolman Law Group, we have an extensive history of big-firm results on our injury claims. We have the resources to seek the compensation you may deserve for your injuries aggressively. Our Tallahassee personal injury attorneys relentlessly go after the results our clients need and deserve for their injuries, which may put you in a better position to collect the funds you need for your child's medical care.

At Dolman Law Group, we aim to make our legal support as accessible as possible for our clients. We start with a free consultation to help you better understand what compensation your child might deserve and what steps you need to take to secure that compensation. While we have conveniently-located offices on both Florida coasts, making it easy for all Florida residents to get to us, we also offer video consultations for clients who may not be able to make it to the office in person.

What Is Your Child's Tallahassee Injury Claim Worth?

When your child suffers severe injuries due to another party's negligence, you may worry as medical bills pile up. Your family may miss out on wages due to the need to stay close to your child during recovery. Despite those challenges, you want your child to receive the highest standard of medical care possible to improve their overall quality of life and maximize their ability to make a full recovery.

At Dolman Law Group, we fight to help the families of Tallahassee child injury victims recover maximum compensation for their injuries and the losses they may have sustained.

Our team of attorneys will aggressively pursue every avenue of compensation. The value of your child's injury claim may depend heavily on the extent of your child's injuries and the insurance policy that covers the liable party. We seek to identify all possible avenues of compensation for child injury victims and their families.

What medical bills did your child face?

As with most injury claims, your child's medical costs will form the foundation of the claim. Serious injuries requiring long-term medical treatment may lead to higher medical bills and, as a result, the need for higher compensation for your child and your family.

Even minor injuries may lead to substantial medical costs for your family, including ongoing medical costs that can make it very difficult for your family to juggle finances while caring for your child.

In addition, we will help you take a look at your child's future medical needs due to the accident and their injuries. Will your child require long-term care because of the accident? Will you need an additional caregiver or give up work responsibilities to care for your child? At Dolman Law Group, we help ensure our clients have a solid idea of how much compensation they realistically deserve for injuries sustained by a child in Tallahassee, including a look at long-term medical expenses.

Did the accident impact your child's earning capacity in any way?

As part of your child injury claim, we may look at whether an older child, including an older teen, currently has a job. If your teen's injuries prevent them from working, it could cause substantial income loss, especially for a child who may want to use those funds for later life milestones. At Dolman Law Group, we will help your child evaluate any earning losses that may have arisen because of the accident.

What suffering did your child face because of the accident?

Child injuries can prove utterly devastating emotionally as well as physically. Often, children lose contact with their friends while injured since their friends might not have the maturity and empathy needed to reach out to them during recovery.

Not only that, severe injuries can lead to substantial, lifelong limitations, which may have damaging implications for your child's emotional state. Your child may suffer from a much higher overall risk of depression or struggle with PTSD related to the accident.

At Dolman Law Group, we aim to help child injury victims recover compensation for all the challenges they may have faced because of their injuries. We will work with you to establish what emotional challenges your child dealt with and what physical pain your child may have faced due to the accident and pursue reasonable compensation for those losses.

Tallahassee Child Injury Challenges

Children often lack the reasoning skills possessed by adults. As a result, they may have a hard time judging the potential danger associated with a given situation and may prove more likely to get themselves into dangerous situations. Adults bear a strong duty of care regarding watching out for children and protecting them from potential injury. Nevertheless, children in Tallahassee may suffer severe injuries due to care providers' negligence.

Swimming Pool Accident Risk

Many children turn to local swimming pools to escape Tallahassee heat for cooling recreation. Those swimming pools, however, must meet very high standards to reduce the risk of an accident. Furthermore, private homeowners may need to ensure that their pools have proper security to keep them inaccessible to children throughout the day, particularly when homeowners cannot observe the property directly. Unfortunately, as many as 100 children across Florida may die in drowning incidents each year.

School Accidents

When you send your child to a Leon County school, you assume that your child will receive a high standard of care from the teachers and other adults in the building. Unfortunately, school accidents can occur in the blink of an eye. Bullying, inadequate maintenance of the school building, and overcrowding (a serious problem in many Tallahassee schools) can all contribute to the risk of a serious incident. School bus accidents can also cause severe injuries.

Attraction Accidents

Tallahassee has many fun activities for kids, including the open-air zoo attached to the Tallahassee Museum, numerous parks, beaches, animal encounters, arcades, and more. Those attractions must maintain a very high safety standard to protect the children visiting them. Often, children visiting major attractions suffer serious injuries due to the negligence of attraction owners and staff: damaged equipment, fall hazards, or inadequate security on the premises, for example.

How Do Tallahassee Child Injuries Occur?

Child injuries can occur in many scenarios.

  • Auto accidents, including school bus accidents and pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • School accidents
  • Attraction accidents
  • Falls
  • Swimming pool incidents

Children can suffer various injuries, including broken bones, drowning, burns, or more serious injuries, like brain injuries or back and neck injuries. After any accident, children should receive prompt medical attention. When someone else's negligence causes that accident, the child's family may have the right to pursue compensation through a child injury claim.

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Dealing With the Insurance Company Following Tallahassee Child Injury

When your child suffers a serious injury due to the negligence of another party, you may expect the insurance company to quickly provide assistance and compensation as you deal with those injuries. However, in many cases, the insurance company may make the process more difficult than you anticipated. Many families struggle to get the full compensation their children deserve after an accident.

The insurance company may deny liability for the accident, despite the clear negligence of the liable party. You may have difficulty proving the full extent of your child's injuries and limitations or your child's long-term medical needs. Child injuries can be very complicated and may heal differently than adult injuries.

Sometimes, children may bounce back quickly, which the insurance company may use to establish that your family does not deserve the full compensation you may have the right to claim for your child's injuries. In other cases, however, your child may suffer permanent implications from injuries that might not have had the same impact on an adult.

At Dolman Law Group, we help the families of child injury victims establish the compensation they may deserve and fight with the insurance company for that compensation. We help lay out the damages your child sustained because of the accident and who likely caused or contributed to that accident to help maximize the compensation your family can recover.

What to Do Following Child Injuries in Tallahassee

When your child sustains severe injuries in Tallahassee, you will hopefully pursue needed medical attention immediately as the parent. What next?

Your actions after the accident help increase your child's ability to recover as fully as possible, but they can also help increase the odds that your family will recover the full compensation needed to help cover the cost of your child's medical needs.

Keep track of all of your child's medical records. You may need to establish the progression of healing and what your child has gone through during that process.

  • Document your child's recovery. Taking pictures can make it easier to establish what that healing process looked like for your child.
  • Retain all your receipts as you pay medical bills and take care of your child's financial needs during recovery.
  • Talk to an attorney as soon as possible after your child's accident. Do not deal with the insurance company yourself since the insurance company could try to talk you into accepting a low settlement offer on your child's behalf.
  • By working with a lawyer, you can often increase the compensation you can recover for your child's injuries. A lawyer can also help walk you through that difficult process.

    Contact a Tallahassee Child Injury Lawyer Today

    Did your child suffer serious injuries due to the negligence of another party? Your family may deserve compensation for financial losses and non-financial challenges accompanying a seriously injured child. Contact Dolman Law Group today at 850-790-5830 for your free consultation and learn more about your right to compensation.

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    Matthew Dolman

    Personal Injury Lawyer

    This article was written and reviewed by Matthew Dolman. Matt has been a practicing civil trial, personal injury, products liability, and mass tort lawyer since 2004. He has successfully fought for more than 11,000 injured clients and acted as lead counsel in more than 1,000 lawsuits. Always on the cutting edge of personal injury law, Matt is actively engaged in complex legal matters, including Suboxone, AFFF, and Ozempic lawsuits.  Matt is a lifetime member of the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum for resolving individual cases in excess of $1 million and $2 million, respectively. He has also been selected by his colleagues as a Florida Superlawyer and as a member of Florida’s Legal Elite on multiple occasions. Further, Matt has been quoted in the media numerous times and is a sought-after speaker on a variety of legal issues and topics.

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