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Child Injuries

Charlotte Child Injury Lawyers

Providing Caring & Compassionate Support Since 1983

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.

Contact us online or call (704) 859-2003 today to learn how we can help you with your child injury case.

Common Child Accidents & 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
  • Falls
  • Accidental poisoning
  • Daycare and school accidents
  • Burns
  • Strangulation/suffocation
  • 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 Firm for Help with Your Claim

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.

Testimonials

What Our Clients Say About Us
  • Charles was always available and informative on this process.

    “His assistant, Tracey Seifert, was especially helpful in answering questions, guiding me through the process and having a positive outlook.”

    - Susan Z.
  • Without their help, I would probably have lost everything that I owned.

    “My heartfelt thanks go out to Lauren Newton and Stephanie Allen for their hard work on my behalf.”

    - Rick M.
  • Lauren Newton exceeded all of my expectations and she genuinely cares about her clients.

    “Choosing Charles G. Monnett III and allowing Lauren Newton to take care of me was hands down the best decision I have ever made.”

    - Jade B.
  • The experience I had was exactly what I wanted.

    “I would recommend my own mother to this firm.”

    - Jacob G.
  • I was very satisfied.

    “If anyone asked me to recommend someone to them it would definitely be Charles Monnett & Associates.”

    - Raven B.
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Proven Record of Success

  • $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 Cerebral Palsy

    Confidential settlement for a child with cerebral palsy as a result of birth-related brain injury.

  • $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.

  • $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.

  • $2.5 Million Traumatic Brain Injury

    Workers’ compensation settlement for a man who sustained a traumatic brain injury while employed by a logging company.

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  • Best Lawyers 2020
  • American Association for Justice - Leaders Forum 2020
  • Public Justice 2020 Benefactor Member
  • Melvin M. Belli Society
  • Summit Council
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • Primerus Member
  • North Carolina Super Lawyers 2009,10,11,12,16
  • North Carolina Advocates for Justice
  • American Association for Justice

What Sets Us Apart

  • Compassionate Legal Professionals
  • Personalized Attention
  • You Won't See Us On TV
  • Committed to the Community
  • Experienced Trial Lawyers
  • Free Consultation for Injury Victims

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