Children are included in the many people Curcio Law has represented over our 50+ years of combined practice. Special issues must be considered and addressed when handling the personal injury claims of those under 18 years old. In such cases, proving the common issues of the negligence of the person causing the harm must be addressed. However, the usual defenses of contributory negligence may or may not be applicable as such depends not only on the facts but also on the age of the injured child.
When representing a minor in Virginia, the potential for a contributory negligence defense is determined by the age of the injured child:
Correctly determining the damages and potential consequences sustained by an injured child to obtain full and fair compensation can present some unique issues. Among these are,
Once those figures are determined, an economist may be needed to determine the present value of such losses. Similar considerations occur when a child loses a limb or suffers another serious life-altering injury. If the child needs future medical care throughout his or her lifetime due to the injuries, those costs must also be determined by working with medical specialists and life-care planners. Such injuries also cause the child mental anguish and great inconvenience, all of which Curcio Law attorneys are committed to proving so the child receives the full compensation to which they are entitled. Similar damages must also be considered in cases involving scarring.
In addition to the issues discussed above, procedural matters must be understood and followed to properly settle a personal injury claim involving a minor, to ensure that the child’s interests are protected. Curcio Law in Alexandria, Virginia, is experienced in handling such cases caused by someone else’s negligence. Please call or text us at 703-836-3366 or contact us online to discuss your case in a free initial consultation.
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