This is your job as a parent. It is what you should do and what you have to do. Even if someone else caused them harm, your child’s wellbeing has to be your number one priority. This is what you should focus on in the moment.
The key phrase there, however, is “in the moment.” Because if your child comes to harm due to the actions of others, they must be held accountable – and you should not have to pay for their mistake.
Unfortunately, that is exactly what many parents end up doing, because they are so focused on caring for their child. They take off work to go to doctor’s appointments or spend time at the hospital. They empty savings accounts to pay for surgeries, medicine, and rehab. They deal with the pain, suffering, and endless stress that accompanies all of this.
It is not fair. It is not just. Most importantly, it does not have to be this way.
When someone else’s negligence leads to your child getting hurt, the law in Florida entitles you to receive compensation. The Law Offices of The Injury Law Firm of South Florida have been helping parents just like you for years around Boca Raton and the rest of South Florida.
Filing a personal injury lawsuit is not about getting paid or putting a dollar value on your child’s injuries. Rather the compensation you receive is a way to alleviate the financial strain on your family.
Accidental child injuries are incredibly costly. Nationally, these types of accidents lead to tens of billions of dollars in costs every single year – and that is just for medical expenses. It does not account for money lost due to missed work, property damage, and anything else associated with the incident.
Beyond stopping your financial bleeding, making a claim gives you the chance to bring attention to a harmful action, and it could stop another child from being hurt in the future.