Advocates for Injured Children
There are no more tragic cases than those involving the serious injury or death of a child. When a child is injured or killed by the negligence of others, there are unique legal issues in determining liability and awarding compensation. And when injuries are permanent, the monetary damages may need to cover a lifetime of special care and lost earning potential.
The law firm of Willis, Willis & Rizzi Co., L.P.A. has experience in personal injuries and wrongful deaths involving children. We fiercely protect the interests of young kids and teenagers in the Akron area and throughout Summit County and Northeast Ohio. Call us today at 330-535-2000 for a free case evaluation and an explanation of your child's rights.
Settlements & Verdicts
Our accomplished trial lawyers have secured settlements and verdicts in a wide range of cases:
Auto accidents, including child car seat or seat belt defects
Playground or amusement park injuries
Dog bites and attacks
Babysitter or day care injuries (failure to supervise)
Swimming pool accidents
Defective product injuries (toys, household products)
The Needs of a Child After an Injury
Children who are disabled or disfigured after an accident may require reconstructive surgery and often develop complications or need more surgeries as their bodies grow. A child's head injury or spine injury may create the need for physical therapy, round-the-clock care, medications or special medical equipment. A permanent disability has a profound impact on the child's mental well-being and may require psychological counseling. Will your child need special accommodations to complete his or her education? Did your teen-aged son or daughter have college or career plans? We take everything into account in assembling a demand for compensation.
Under Ohio law, neither the child nor the parents directly receive the proceeds of a personal injury settlement or jury award. Our attorneys can handle the complex process of opening the child's estate in probate court so the money can be set aside for the future benefit of the child. We have experience in negotiating structured settlements and special needs trusts to ensure that the money will last for the years ahead and is used only to meet the child's needs.
Compensation for the Death of a Child
A wrongful death lawsuit can also seek monetary damages for the parents' emotional suffering. We will guide you through the emotionally difficult analysis of the impact your son or daughter had on your life in the short time they were with you. Our role is to hold the negligent party accountable and to bring to light the details of the bond you shared to demonstrate to the insurer or jurors the magnitude of your loss.
Contact us today for experienced and compassionate representation. We offer a free consultation and home or hospital visits, and there are no attorney fees unless we recover compensation.