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If your child has suffered injuries while in the care of another person, in a car crash or as a result of participation in some activity, it can be a very unexpected and stressful experience. You want to make sure your child is not harmed and to make everything better if they have been hurt. Although no person wants to involve their child in a lawsuit, hiring an experienced Denver personal injury lawyer for your child’s injuries may be in your child’s best interest and can help your child receive full and fair compensation for their injuries and losses.
Under Colorado law, a child or a minor under the age of 18 is considered a person under disability, which means they are incapable of taking legal action on their own. Although in most cases a statute of limitations (SOL) begins to run immediately after the injuries occurred, since your child is considered under disability, their statute of limitations may not begin to run until a later date.
Each type of injury case is different. If your child is injured due to the negligence of a third party, it is critical that you consult with a Denver personal injury attorney immediately to educate yourself regarding the potential deadlines for filing suit against the negligent party. Also, if you, as the parent, incurred economic losses as a result of your child’s injuries, your ability to pursue a claim for your own damages is time limited. If you do not settle your claims or file a lawsuit within the appropriate period of time, you may be forever barred from recovering your own economic losses.
In Colorado, probate court approval is required before a personal injury case involving a minor can be settled. The rules for seeking approval of a minor’s personal injury settlement are very specific. Jennifer Donaldson has experience navigating this system on behalf of her clients and will guide you through this potentially complicated process.
Was your child seriously injured or killed because of another party's negligence? Do not delay in seeking legal representation for help getting justice.
Colorado personal injury lawyer Jennifer Donaldson helps the families of victims in such areas as Boulder County, Arapahoe County, Denver County, Adams County, and Jefferson County. The Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson can review your case as soon as you call (303)-458-5000 to take advantage of a free initial consultation.
Child injury claims in Colorado can occur in any of the following situations:
A negligence lawsuit for your child’s injuries will be based on the following elements:
Additionally, your attorney will have to prove the preceding elements by a preponderance of the evidence in order to recover damages for your child’s injuries. A preponderance of the evidence is a burden of proof at trial that is satisfied if the evidence weighs more in your favor than not, or if 51% of the evidence is in your favor.
Child Fatality Prevention System — The Colorado Child Fatality Prevention System (CFPS) is a multidisciplinary, multiagency team that makes prevention recommendations based on child fatality data in Colorado. This section of the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website contains links to prevention system information, legislative reports, data reports, and additional information.Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment
Safety and Injury Prevention Resources for Families — You can find links to various information about child safety on this section of the Children's Hospital website. In addition to links to Safe Kids Denver Metro, Safe Routes to School (SRTS), and the Kempe Foundation, you can also find information relating to child passenger safety and child abuse services.Children's Hospital Colorado
If your child suffered catastrophic injuries or died because of another party's negligence, it is in your best interest to seek legal counsel. Law Office of Jennifer L. Donaldson serves families in such Colorado communities as Aurora, Centennial, Thornton, Boulder, and many others.
Denver personal injury lawyer Jennifer L. Donaldson is a former Colorado Trial Lawyers Association Lawyer of the Year and has also received an AV® Preeminent™ Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell®. She can review your case when you call (303)-458-5000 or submit an online form right now to schedule a free consultation.