Injuries to children and minors are a unique variation of personal injury law that covers a wide range of injuries, from simple car accidents to complex childhood sexual abuse litigation. If your child suffers an injury in the Seattle area or elsewhere in Washington, we are here to serve you, the parents, and help make sure that your child’s rights are protected. Under Washington law, injuries to children are treated differently than injuries to adults. Because minors are involved, the state of Washington has designed a system that requires court approval of most minor settlements, even if no lawsuit was initiated by the parents.
We understand the anger you feel as a parent when your child suffers due to someone else’s negligence. Injuries to children are some of the most difficult personal injury cases to handle from an emotional and legal perspective, particularly when the child is too young to explain his or her injuries or what happened. Whether the injury occurs at school or in a car accident, we are here to help you and your child pursue the responsible parties and seek compensation on behalf of your child.
When you entrust another person or entity, such as a school or day care, with your child, you expect your child to be cared for and supervised appropriately. Unfortunately, we see more and more Seattle and Washington schools and daycares that negligently fail to provide proper supervision or do not train or hire sufficient staff. It is also a sad reality that many schools, churches, and day cares hire or negligently retain pedophiles or other persons who sexually abuse or molest children. When these institutions fail you and your child, we are here to protect you and pursue a civil claim against the persons who you entrust with the most important thing in your life – your children.
We represent children and their families in the following types of personal injury cases:
Day care negligence School injuries Childhood sexual abuse Sexual abuse by priests, clergy or religious groups Child car accident injuries Premises or household injuries
Contact us today if your child suffers an injury. We offer a free consultation and you pay no fees until we recover for your child. Call The Emerald Law Group at 206- 826-5160 for a free consultation.