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Child Injury Lawyers in Ohio

When another party’s negligence injures your child, you can take action as their parent or legal guardian. Fortunately, our dedicated Ohio child injury lawyers at Kisling, Nestico & Redick can fight for your child’s rights and make recovering compensation easier.

Let our team discuss your options and work tirelessly for everything your family deserves. Contact KNR for a free, no-obligation consultation.

At KNR, we ask, ‘what can we do?’ so you move on with more.

There’s a Better Way To Help Your Injured Child

KNR has a track record of success. We fight for child injury victims and strive to ensure the financial recovery process is as stress-free as possible. With our team on your side, there is less hassle and an increased opportunity to reduce the negative impact of your child’s injuries on their life.

At KNR, we ask, “what more can we do?”:

  • 30 + Attorneys– Over 5 centuries of legal experience.
  • 12 Ohio Offices – KNR is Ohio-wide & eager to help.
  • 100+ Staff– KNR prides itself on being available.
  • 100,000 + People Helped & Millions Recovered – We get results. You move on.
  • Zero Risk – Your job is to heal. We handle everything else.

Was Your Child Hurt? Tell KNR What You’re Dealing With

Child injury claims are often complex. Some of the top questions families have regarding child injury claims include:

Do child injury claims have time limits?

Yes, the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Ohio is just two years under Ohio Revised Code section 2305.10. If your claim is not filed before the deadline, you will lose your chance to have your case heard by the Ohio civil court system.

Can I sue someone on behalf of my child?

As your child’s parent or legal guardian, you are their most prominent advocate. Our team will be by your side to help you fight for the compensation you deserve, but we can’t get started on your case until you contact us to explore your legal options.

What if the defendant denies causing my child’s injuries?

It is common for defendants to accuse the child’s parents or another party of being at fault for their injuries. Ohio is a modified comparative negligence state with a 50% threshold. So if your portion of liability does not exceed 50% when you share liability, you may still have the right to compensation.

We handle ALL Types of Child Injury Accidents

Child injury accidents can take many forms. Some common types of child injury accidents in Ohio include:

Typical Child Injuries

Children can endure devastating injuries and accidents caused by another party’s recklessness or negligent actions. Some common injuries seen in child lawsuits include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBIs)
  • Birth trauma or injuries
  • Lacerations from dog bites
  • Sepsis
  • Organ puncture and failure
  • Internal bleeding
  • Compound fractures and broken bones
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Burns

If your child suffered another type of injury that was not included, contact our office to learn more about what legal options are best suited for your child’s injury case.

We’re Close By If Your Child is Hurt

Our statewide practice is designed to make going through an injury claim more convenient and accessible for victims. With 12 Ohio locations, KNR is a call or click away.

*KNR also serves Ohio’s rural counties & conducts consultations via Zoom.

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Ohio Child Injuries: Common Causes and Liable Parties

Child injuries occur in a variety of ways. However, some accidents and incidents are known for producing child injuries more frequently than others. Some of these events include:

  • Negligent driving
  • Child injuries caused by defective car or booster seats
  • Negligent security and inadequate maintenance
  • Inattentive childcare providers
  • Miss-labeled food products
  • Healthcare provider negligence

Generally, when childcare providers, property owners, healthcare providers, and other parties who may owe your child a duty of care fail to uphold it, they can be held accountable.

Establishing Liability for Your Injured Child

Countless parties could share liability for your child’s injuries based on how they happened. For example, some parties often named in Ohio child injury claims include:

  • Educational institutions
  • Teachers, principals, teacher aids, and janitorial staff
  • Daycare providers and other personnel
  • Other children
  • Other parents
  • Vehicle operators, including bus drivers
  • Security staff and professionals
  • Church members and facilities
  • Program facilitators such as the Boy Scouts of America

It is more common than you might think for multiple parties to share liability for child injuries. Your attorney must closely examine what transpired to ensure all parties are identified and brought to justice for your child’s suffering and damages.

Filing a Child Injury Claim or Lawsuit

For your child injury insurance claim or civil lawsuit to be successful, your lawyer must gather the evidence needed to prove liability.

The individual or entity responsible for causing your child injuries and damages can be ordered to compensate your family for your suffering. To do this, we will need to show the elements of negligence have been met. These include:

  • Duty of care
  • Breach of duty
  • Causation
  • Damages

The elements of negligence can be complex. However, it will be your child injury lawyer’s responsibility to show the defendant owed your child a duty of care. For example, if your child were involved in a school bus accident, the bus operator would owe them a duty of care, as they are responsible for your child’s safety.

If the l bus driver engaged in unsafe driving, this would likely be considered a breach of their duty of care because they put your child at risk by failing to uphold their obligation.

The bus driver’s unsafe driving must have caused your child’s injuries or damage. Your child and family must have suffered significant financial, emotional, physical, and psychological damages because the school bus driver breached their duty of care.

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Child Injury Damages & Compensation

After a serious injury, you need to consider how your child’s life will be affected in the long term. If you settle too quickly or fail to think about the future medical care they may need, you could be accepting less than your child’s injury claim is worth.

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Injured Children Deserve to Be Made Whole

You and your child have the legal right to be compensated for how your child’s injuries have affected their life and financial security. The emotional trauma, financial losses, and strain of the experience may warrant legal action against the liable party.

Families have the right to compensation for non-economic damages and economic damages. Economic damages describe monetary losses, while non-economic damages account for lifestyle damages, emotional trauma, and physical injuries. Collectively, they are known as compensable damages. Examples of compensatory losses could include:

  • Chronic pain
  • Physical suffering from your injuries
  • Mental anguish and emotional trauma
  • Costs of mental health counseling
  • Physical therapy fees
  • Ambulance and hospital bills
  • Costs of future medical care
  • Property damages and vehicle repairs, where applicable
  • Diminished earning potential
  • Loss of income
  • Loss of consortium
  • Inconvenience
  • Reputational damages
  • Skin scarring and disfiguring injuries

Punitive Damages for Child Injuries

Under Ohio Revised Code §2315.21, your family may also be awarded punitive damages. However, they may only be awarded if the defendant’s actions were malicious, aggravated, reprehensible, or grossly negligent. Punitive damages are designed to punish the defendant and send a message to the community that conduct of this nature will not be tolerated.

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We Do More for Your Injured Child

Seeing your child experience a serious injury because of another’s recklessness is devastating and stressful. At KNR, we strive to make the process easy for you and your family while aggressively pursuing the result you and your child need t see. What you’re going through is hard enough. Getting legal help shouldn’t be.

At KNR, we ask, ‘what can we do?’ so you move on with more.

Our Child Injury Lawyers Will

  • Investigate how your child’s injuries occurred, collect evidence to support your case, and find those at fault.
  • Interview witnesses, medical professionals, and experts to show how your child’s life was impacted.
  • Communicate with the insurer, clarify liability for your child’s injuries, and pursue max compensation for your child’s damages and how your lives have been affected.
  • Determine the full and fair value of your child’s injury claim — what you lost and will need long-term.
  • Keep you informed and involved. KNR is available by phone, text, email, or Zoom.
  • Protect your child’s rights and, if necessary, take your case to court.
  • Never charge you upfront. If there’s no recovery, there’s no cost.