Your Rights

In Florida child injury claims, it’s important to know your rights

Every case is different – that’s why it’s important to discuss your case as soon as possible with an experienced Florida child injury firm like Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm.

In practical terms, when it comes to the law, the rights of children and parents are the same when it comes to filing claims. Recoverable damages include past, present and future medical bills, any loss of earnings (including impairment of future earning capacity) and future and past pain and suffering. Your rights may also include recovering for rehabilitative care expenses for your child, lost income to care for your child and, sometimes, punitive damages as well.

A qualified, experienced lawyer can advise you on your legal rights and options.

To give other examples, say your child has been injured at school. You may be able to submit a claim against the school system based on “improper supervision” because the school has a legal duty to supervise and prevent injuries to your child. Others may be liable as well, but it depends on the specific nature of the incident.

Another example: Your child was hurt on municipal playground equipment. In this case the manufacturer and others who participated in the design, installation, manufacture and even the marketing of the equipment may be liable. Or if your child suffers injuries from criminal activity of another student (an assault), the child and the parents may be liable.

For authoritative word on your rights in child injury cases, contact
Haliczer Pettis & Schwamm