If equipment broke at a local park and your child was knocked unconscious, and if it is unknown whether they are capable of a full recovery or not, you need to meet with lawyers. As soon as your child is stabilized and they are in the care of the right medical professionals, you want to discuss your legal options.
You could have decades of debt ahead of you and a lifetime of struggle for your child. Here are the things to contemplate and things to discuss with your legal team to decide if you want to pursue this case.
Important Evidence You Have
Evidence can be time-sensitive and it can change quickly. You want to provide the legal team with all the information you have. This includes the following:
- Information of people who saw what happened
- Address of injury location and time it happened
- Your child's account of the injury if possible
Any specific details that you want looked at right away at the scene of the injury need to be discussed with the lawyer, and if you took pictures as photo evidence you want to preserve these and provide them to the lawyers.
Child's Injury Diagnosis
Injury diagnosis is important. If the child has an injury to the back, head, or neck or if the injury could be permanent, this could be worth the case. An injury that will affect their life in the long term, cause dramatic changes to their life now, and could present a lot of struggles are also settlement-worthy.
Your legal experts will go through the diagnosis from the team of medical experts working on your child along with the road ahead of the child to try to get back to their normal health and start building the cause.
If your legal team decides you should be able to get money out of the accident with an injury claim, there are many factors that come into play when figuring out what to ask for. These expense factors include the following:
- Medical bills
- Parent's loss of wages
- Mental anxiety
- Physical pain
- Quality of life concerns
- Long term rehab and problems
Your lawyer will calculate all the details about the case to figure out what dollar amount would seem acceptable for what your child has had to go through.
You don't want to be wondering how you're going to pay for your child's medical treatments while stressing if your child has brain or neck damage. If you know this happened because of faulty equipment, get a legal team fast.
For more information, contact a law firm that offers personal injury law services.