Child Injuries Lawyer in Orange County, CA

In Orange County, California, and the rest of California, when a child suffers a serious injury, it can lead to a lifetime of hardship for the victim and oppressive financial expense to the family. As parents, we want answers regarding how the injury occurred and what can be done to restore our children to health. When these injuries happen as the result of someone else’s negligence, we also want to make sure that the responsible parties are held accountable.

The Orange County, California, personal injury lawyers at The Cifarelli Law Firm, have experience handling cases involving all types of child abuse, sexual abuse and child injuries. Our substantial background with these cases allows us to take a much more comprehensive approach to seeking full and fair compensation for the injuries suffered by your child.

Lawyers Here To Help Your Child

One of the most important aspects of any case involving a child injury accident is understanding how the injury will impact the child over the long term. We work with medical experts, life-planning specialists and others to ensure that we have the most complete possible understanding of how the injury will impact your child going forward. We pursue compensation for medical care, pain and suffering, future care, assistive medical equipment and other considerations appropriate to your case.

Our Orange County child accident attorneys have represented victims in all types of child injury cases, including the following:

What are the Most Common Childhood Injuries?

The CDC reports that the most common causes of childhood injury are motor vehicle accidents, slip and fall accidents, drowning, suffocation, poisoning, and fire. These and similarly tragic accidents can lead to severe and lifelong consequences resulting from injuries such as:

  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Pulverized Bones
  • Soft Tissue and Organ Damage

If your child has sustained an injury in an accident, it is essential to understand your options before accepting an insurance settlement. Our childhood injury lawyers have decades of experience helping families understand their rights. They welcome the opportunity to meet for a free case review to cover your options and your next best move.

Do I Have Legal Rights if My Child Was Injured While Playing Sports?

Participation in sports has some accepted risks. However, if your child is injured while playing in a recreational or school sporting event, it is best to talk to an attorney as soon as possible to gauge your options. Several circumstances can make an organization or its leadership liable for injuries sustained by children while playing sports. When an injury results from someone else's behavior, you and your child can take legal action and seek compensation for all related damages.

Can I Still File Suit if I Fill Out a Waiver?

A waiver offers some protection under certain legal circumstances, but it is not a shield against liability. Even if you signed a waiver, you might be entitled to seek compensation for your child's injury. During your free initial consultation, we will carefully review the documents you have signed and provide honest information about your legal options.

What are My Options if Another Child injures My Child?

Children sometimes injure other children. However, unlike adults, children cannot be held strictly liable under most circumstances, even when the cause of the injury was deliberate, intentional, or willful. The child's parents or the party responsible for the child at the time of the accident can sometimes be held liable, but this is not always the case. The best way to determine if you can seek compensatory justice for your child's injury is by discussing your case with one of the childhood injury attorneys at the Cifarelli Law Firm.

Will Insurance Provide a Large Enough Settlement?

Insurance may cover portions of your child's injury. This may include medical expenses, ongoing rehabilitation, and assistive technologies like a wheelchair. Some insurance plans may also cover special care during recovery or made necessary by the injury. However, it is typically best to speak to an attorney before you accept an insurance offer.

Once you accept an offer from insurance, you cannot file suit to seek additional compensation. And, since talking to one of our lawyers is free of cost and obligation, you have nothing to lose. So, if your child has been injured in an accident, get in touch today to schedule a complimentary case review, and let us help you determine the best course of action.

What Can a Lawyer for Bullying Do?

If your child is being bullied or harassed, a lawyer can help stop it. One of our top lawyers at the Cifarelli Law Firm will work tirelessly to ensure your child is kept safe from any kind of harm. They will also work to hold every party involved responsible.

Is Bullying Considered a Crime?

Each of the 50 states has a different way of handling bullying. When it comes to federal law, bullying is not considered an actual crime. However, if the bullying is severe enough, it can overlap with harassment. Harassment is a federal crime which schools are mandated by law to address. 

How Can a Lawyer Help a Bullying Victim?

Bullying cases are different for everyone and may not even require legal intervention. But if the bullying is impacting a victim’s physical or psychological health, a lawyer can step in to ensure it stops. A lawyer may also be able to help victims receive financial compensation. 

When Should Someone Consider Hiring a Lawyer for Bullying?

You should consider hiring a lawyer if you feel the victim is being bullied, the school is not interfering, or the victim’s efforts in defending themselves are not working. There are various signs to look out for when you feel someone is being bullied.

These signs include the following:

  • The victim has noticeable changes in their eating pattern.
  • The victim has noticeable changes in their sleeping pattern.
  • The victim has frequent emotional outbursts, such as crying and anger.
  • The victim has unexplained injuries.
  • The victim’s belongings are destroyed or lost.

Are There Anti-Bullying Laws in Schools?

Yes, there are anti-bullying laws in every state, but not every school has an anti-bullying policy. There are currently nine states that do not have an anti-bullying policy.

These nine states currently include:

  • American Samoa.
  • Arizona.
  • Arkansas.
  • Colorado.
  • Mississippi.
  • Missouri.
  • Texas.
  • Hawaii.
  • North Carolina.

Child Injury Attorneys Orange County

Contact our office to schedule a free consultation about your child’s serious injury claim with a member of our legal team. You can reach our office by phone at (949) 502-8600.

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