There are several reasons why hiring a lawyer after your child’s injury is essential. Doing so not only helps you to ensure that you have a professional working on your family’s behalf, but also that all of the specific legal aspects are being taken care of.
If your child has been injured, you should call a lawyer to represent your family as soon as possible. One of the reasons we say this is that there are several important deadlines that cannot be missed in child injury cases. You will want to ensure that you have a professional who knows all of the specifics regarding cases like this that will make sure you are doing everything when it should be done.
It is also important to have a lawyer investigating the accident because certain types of evidence need to be collected as soon as possible. While every case is different and the evidence associated with it differs, having an attorney collecting all of the necessary pieces of evidence, witness statements, and reports can help to set your child’s case up for success.
The lawyer that is representing your child will also ensure that you are not signing documents that should not be signed. The at-fault insurance company may try to gain access to past medical records and ask you to sign documents that will enable them to get access. Since you as a parent are not involved in the legal space every day like a lawyer, you may not recognize this. This is why having a lawyer look over all paperwork is essential to the success of your child’s injury claim.
Finally, having an experienced lawyer fighting to protect your child’s legal rights will help to ensure that your child will receive the full amount of compensation that they deserve. It is necessary to have a professional representing your child so they receive the settlement that they need to pay future medical bills or other costs associated with the injury they’ve sustained.
To speak to the child injury lawyers at our office, call 800.637.8170. We can go through your child’s accident and injuries with you while recommending the next steps to take. We also recommend that you request a free copy of our legal book, Little Kids, Big Accidents when you call into our office. This book maps out the legal process and allows you to better understand each step and how your lawyer will help you. Ask for a copy when you call in, or order directly from our website.