Child Abuse, Injury, and Molestation Attorney
Children are the most valuable resource in society. Our future generations represent the future of our fellow man, precious gifts to humanity. Unfortunately, some people in our community charged with caring for innocent and vulnerable kids are evil or grossly careless.
Table of Contents:
- Assisting parents and Guardians With the Recovery of Money for Harm to Injured Kids?
- Checklist of Common and Various Injuries to Kids?
- Bystander Theory. Other Payment Methods?
- Who Pays for all the Medical and Hospital Expenses?
- Who Pays for Funeral and Coroner’s Bills?
- How We Help Sexual and Physical Abuse Victim?
- Common Mental and Physical Abuse Checklist?
There are many ways in which children can be at risk. Issues may arise with people entrusted to watch or care for your kids. Other risks may not seem as pending. Such things as rabid dogs or even speeding cars are all death threats to a tike. Children and their parents should get prepared for what comes next.
Innocence Broken? You Don't Deserve the Burden!
No matter what the reason or cause, parents can feel an invasion of trust any time a child is taken advantage of.
This innocence broken can take shape in many forms.
- For example, you trust the toy or formula maker. So you assume products made for your kids are up to the standards you expect. But sometimes they are not. Hence, children have to bear the burden.
- For example, even medicine can have adverse effects and put your baby at risk. Negligent people must know that civil and criminal penalties may exist for these actions.
- A child can also be attacked and raped by someone close with or a government employee in a unique position of trust. So if you or your family ever gets placed in such an unfortunate situation, you must know your rights.
What About Working with Parents and Guardians for Compensation after Catastrophic Injury to Children?
A working family has enough to worry about and never wants to face a terrible child injury causing significant financial, emotional, or time issues for their loved ones. But parents must be ready to deal head-on, and our lawyers can help.
- Severe auto accidents, such as being run over by a bike or while waiting at a bus stop for school;
- Dog attacks, including bites and scratches to the face by puppies;
- Cat attacks where eyes or vision are scratched or weakened;
- Babysitter or caretaker rape and sexual assaults, use of knockout pills and drugs to aid in the kidnapping, false imprisonment, or even sexual slavery;
- Doctor, physician or hospital negligence of a mentally challenged or hurt child under care, or prescribing of the wrong or defective drugs;
- Drowning or brain damage at water parks and private swimming pools, or while supervised at surf camp;
- Broken toys like Chinese junk painted with lead or coated with some other toxic, heavy metal;
All of these could cause a tremendous strain on your family. If you face a child-related injury caused by another's negligence or intentional act, you must take steps to end the abuse. These problems can spring out of seemingly nowhere.
How Do You Prepare Your Child Abuse Injury Case For A Lawyer?
Documenting and preparing evidence of what happened can be an essential first step. It would be best if you had an advocate who can work with you every step of preparing. But to do that, you must:
- Take photos,
- Gather witness
- Collect police info and package it up for your prospective attorney. Finding a lawyer with the experience and the care to make sure that these things happen is vital.
Determining what damage your child suffered will be valuable in court to determine if monetary damages should be compensated.
Your child can also recover from the pain and suffering that accompanied those injuries. If the child had a job:
- He or she might even be able to improve things like loss of past, present, and future wages.
In some cases, a parent can recover as a:
- Bystander to receive money damages for their pain, suffering, and harm. So this is because they perceived the injury to their kid while it was under Dillon/Legg and Thing v. Lachusa.
So depending on the severity of their precious child’s injuries, the mounting bills for medical care could grow to monumental proportions. Most families will be unable to provide 24-hour nursing care. That is often necessary in cases like this.
Direct medical costs you may now face will mean money upfront. Having an attorney to sign a medical lien for the injured victim goes a long way towards achieving top doctor care and the ability to pay immediate bills for necessary living expenses. Of course, when a lawyer investigates, it moves the case along. So hard work upfront means that a parent can settle the situation sooner. At least, they will have a set amount of money. In any event, now they know what will be there for their child's lifetime care and expenses. The facts of the case are what make the difference.
In some unfortunate cases, the actions of the tortfeasor result in death. When this occurs, parents are entitled to recover monetary damages for the loss of love, affection, and joy the dead young one once brought them. In California, recovery for this type of harm comes from related wrongful death and survivor’s statutes. It is also possible for a parent to recover from the child’s torment right up until the moment of the passing. But where to file the action and how to prosecute is within the purview of an excellent lawyer.
How Do We Help In Cases of Rape and Physical Abuse?
Young people assaulted by a trusted person or stranger have many issues to face, making a terrible situation far worse. Some kids will remain silent out of familial shame.
- In almost all cases, these children would need psychological care that could lessen scarring.
So this could be a very expensive and emotionally costly process. No monetary settlement can ever actually solve this issue. But compensation could help pay for the high costs of such a recurring issue. Also, this can help both young and old deal with this stressful time.
- Abused offspring will almost always require special psychological care, and it is not cheap. Parents and guardians are stricken with grief and overwhelmed. Large bills and incidentals associated with brazen baby injuries pile up fast.
But no amount of monetary token will fully repair the damage and ruination done to an abused little cub. But justice in the form of punitive and general damages will help the parents mitigate some of the newfound expenses and mental issues. These will crop up from these types of cases.
- Priest and pastor abuse are particularly heinous. Members of the cloth remain trusted members of the community;
- Foster care abuse is on the rise. False allegations of dysfunctional parents by rogue public employees sharing money with foster parents to strip the birth parents of their parental responsibilities are gross civil rights violations. Taking on public employee unions with an attorney is a challenging task, but almost impossible without one that knows what they are doing;
- Teacher-child abuse occurs when a physically abusive or sexually corrupt teacher uses their position of authority and trust to make punching bags or sexual objects out of your child. Schools are mandatory reporters.
So by law, teachers and admin must report and investigate these crimes. But more and more, we see schools fighting for the collective bargaining rights of the abuser. So do you trust unions seeking pensions to stand tall for the rights of victims?
The same goes for making sure to conduct adequate background investigations. More and more, public school teachers, in particular, have made themselves adversaries of parental rights.
Ehline Law Firm remains among the most trusted injury law firms in the Los Angeles area. We fight for the disadvantaged victims that often have no voice. We are ready to represent you with all of our effort and integrity. If you or a family member needs help, please call (213) 596-9642 for your free and confidential consultation. A contingency fee attorney will help answer you're important questions 24/7 without courtesy and compassion.