Child Injury Attorney in Fairfax, VA
Just the thought of receiving a phone call that their child has been injured can send any mom or dad into a panic. Children get hurt every day — ask any ER doctor. If your child suffered an injury in Fairfax, VA, you may be eligible to recover damages on your child’s behalf. A child injury lawyer from the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC in Fairfax, VA, can hold the responsible party or parties liable and help you get paid. We offer a free consultation and case evaluation. To speak with a member of our team today, call 571-229-1800.
No Matter How Your Child’s Injury Occurred, Call the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, for Help
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC in Fairfax, VA through our child injury attorneys, fights for injured victims and families whose children have suffered harm due to another party’s negligence. We can identify any parties responsible for your child’s injury, gather evidence against them, hold them accountable, and help you recover damages from them.
Children can get hurt in thousands of ways. No matter how your child’s injury occurred, we are eager to hear from you. We can help you recover damages for the following injuries and more:
If your child suffered an injury in a car accident, we can pursue damages from the responsible driver. Motorists have a duty of care to watch out for other vehicles. That duty is even greater when it comes to protecting the safety of children.
Aside from the driver, other responsible parties may exist. If a vehicle defect caused or contributed to the crash, we may be able to recover damages from the manufacturer of the car or its defective component.
Among vehicles on the road, 18-wheelers are uniquely destructive, given their size, weight, and power. And since they tend to be driven by employees, we can pursue both the driver and the trucking company for damages in a truck accident. Trucking companies have vicarious liability for injuries caused by their drivers.
Bicycle or Pedestrian Accidents
If your child was traveling by bicycle or on foot when injured by a motor vehicle, we will aggressively go after the driver for damages. Bicyclists and pedestrians enjoy many rights to the road in Virginia, and drivers have a strict duty to watch out for them and even defer to them — especially when they are children.
Sports and Playground Injuries
Whether your child’s injury occurred playing an organized sport or during free play, we will investigate it thoroughly. Our attorneys will determine who was responsible and then gather evidence to prove their liability.
If a dog bit your child, the owner may be liable. Virginia law holds dog owners liable for injuries caused by their pets if the animal had a history of aggression or if the owner did not take enough steps to restrain the dog.
This list is not exhaustive. The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, has won damages for clients in a wide range of injury cases. We want to hear from you no matter how your child got hurt.
Our staff will listen to you, evaluate your case, answer your questions, and give you an honest, straightforward assessment of your options. To schedule a free consultation today, call us at 571-229-1800.
We Help You Prove That Another Party’s Negligence Caused Your Child’s Injury
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, has a successful track record in child injury cases. To give your Fairfax, VA case the best chance of a favorable outcome, a child injury attorney can establish, using compelling evidence, that four things happened:
- The party had a specific duty to your child;
- The party did not uphold their duty;
- As a result of the party’s failure, your child suffered an injury;
- You incurred economic and/or non-economic damages because of your child’s injury.
To make our case as strong as possible, we will draw upon evidence that may include police reports, accident reports, medical records, eyewitness statements, photos, videos, expert witness testimony, and more.
To schedule a free consultation with a child injury lawyer in Fairfax, VA, call 571-229-1800.
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, Team Helps You Recover Fair Compensation for Your Child’s Injury
Our team helps you recover the full slate of damages you deserve for your child’s injury. Your award or settlement may include compensation for:
- Current and future medical costs
- Lost income from work
- Future costs of care for your child
- Pain and suffering and inconvenience
- Emotional distress
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Scarring and disfigurement
What Happens if Another Child Injured Your Son or Daughter
When kids get injured, it is often another child who is partly or fully responsible. Insurance will cover claims AGAINST most children, so these kinds of cases are winnable and worth pursuing in many instances. Also, contrary to popular belief, in Virginia, parents are NOT financially liable for injuries caused by their children in most situations. But, if we can show that the parent was grossly negligent, such as by letting an underage or unlicensed minor drive a vehicle, or by allowing their child to possess a firearm, we may be able to successfully sue them for damages.
What Happens if Your Child Was Partly Responsible for Their Injury
Virginia is a contributory negligence state, making it harder for a person who “contributed” to their injury, meaning they were partly responsible, to recover damages.
But the state also recognizes that most children, due to their age and lack of life experience, are not capable of contributory negligence. A child under seven in Virginia is never capable of contributory negligence. A child between seven and 13 is assumed incapable of contributory negligence, but the defense can challenge this presumption.
A personal injury lawyer from the Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, can help you recover damages on behalf of your child even if they were partly responsible for their injury.
Free Case Evaluation in Fairfax, VA, With a Child Injury Attorney
The Parrish Law Firm, PLLC, can help you recover damages for your child’s injury. To schedule a free consultation with a child injury lawyer, call 571-229-1800.