Charlotte Child Injury Attorneys
Child Injury Claims in North Carolina
As a parent, the health, safety, and well-being of your child is paramount. When your child is injured due to the careless, reckless, or wrongful actions of another person or entity, you can be left feeling incredibly angry, fearful, upset, and overwhelmed. At Charles G. Monnett III & Associates, we understand just how difficult this time is for you and your family; our Charlotte child injury lawyers are here to provide you with the caring and attentive legal representation you need, along with the tireless advocacy your child deserves.
Regardless of how your child was injured, we want to help. We have decades of legal experience and a proven track record of results, having recovered millions of dollars for individuals and families here in our community. We are ready to put our resources and skill on your side.
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Contact us online or call (704) 859-2003 today to learn how we can help you with your child injury case.
Common Child Accidents and Injuries
Because children are often unaware of certain dangers, they are somewhat more likely to be involved in accidents or to become injured. Children and teens are also commonly injured in car and motor vehicle accidents, as well as due to defective products and unsafe property conditions.
Some of the most common child accidents and injuries include:
- Car accidents
- Swimming pool accidents
- Accidental poisoning
- Daycare and school accidents
- Injuries caused by defective products, such as toys
- Wandering onto unsafe premises, such as construction sites
- Dog bites
- Sexual abuse
This is not an exhaustive list; children can be hurt in a variety of situations. Often, these accidents are the result of someone else’s negligence. When this is the case, the minor child’s parent or guardian may pursue legal action on the child’s behalf.
How Child Injury Claims Work in North Carolina
If a child is injured in an accident or as a result of some other party’s negligence, typically, two claims are filed: an injury claim brought by the child’s parent or guardian seeking compensation for the child’s medical expenses and a claim brought on the child’s behalf by the child’s “guardian ad litem.” A guardian ad litem is a court-approved third party, commonly a lawyer.
Because the state of North Carolina does not permit that a minor is capable of making their own decisions, no settlement in a child injury case in North Carolina is considered final until it has been approved by a judge.
Contact Our Child Injury Lawyers for Help
If your child was injured in any type of accident or incident, we at Charles G. Monnett III & Associates offer our deepest sympathies. Our goal is to help you and your child secure a fair recovery so that your family can move forward. We encourage you to reach out to our Charlotte child injury lawyers right away for a no-cost, no-obligation consultation and case review.
We can be reached online or by phone at (704) 859-2003.
Charles was always available and informative on this process.- Susan Z.
Without their help, I would probably have lost everything that I owned.- Rick M.
Lauren Newton exceeded all of my expectations and she genuinely cares about her clients.- Jade B.
The experience I had was exactly what I wanted.- Jacob G.
I was very satisfied.- Raven B.
$13 Million Medical Negligence Verdict
An infant suffered an undiagnosed case of bacterial meningitis that caused severe neurological damage.
$10 Million Car Accident Verdict
Verdict for a child who sustained a severe traumatic brain injury in an automobile accident.
$9.075 Million Car Accident Verdict
Confidential settlement for a family struck by an underage impaired driver.
$8 Million Confidential Settlement
Confidential settlement for an infant with bilateral leg amputations following improper placement of the femoral line.
$4.75 Million Defective Automobile
Settlement for a woman severely injured as a result of a defective automobile.
$3.375 Million Failure to Diagnose
Confidential settlement on behalf of a child with severe visual impairments resulting from the failure to properly diagnose retinopathy of prematurity in a newborn child.
$3 Million Negligent Administration of Nerve Block
Confidential settlement for a woman with hypoxic-ischemic brain injury as a result of negligent administration of nerve block for headache.
$3 Million Cerebral Palsy
Confidential settlement for a child with cerebral palsy as a result of birth-related brain injury.
$2.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury
Workers’ compensation settlement for a man who sustained a traumatic brain injury while employed by a logging company.
$2.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury
Recovery for a woman who sustained a traumatic brain injury after her vehicle was struck by a commercial truck while stopped for traffic in a construction zone.
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