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Tampa Child Injury Lawyer

No parent wants to see their child suffer, especially at the hands of a negligent driver, teacher, or caretaker. Kids are generally active and curious, putting them at a higher risk of sustaining an injury than most adults. Additionally, children’s brains are not fully developed, so they often have difficulty recognizing potential dangers. Unfortunately, these types of accidents often leave children in pain, and parents facing rising expenses, and under the overwhelming stress of not knowing what to do next.

State law offers children the same civil remedies as adults while making allowances for the lack of legal capacity of minors. Whether you are a parent with an injured kid or an adult who sustained a severe injury during childhood, get in touch with a Tampa child injury lawyer. If you believe you have a valid case, a seasoned personal injury attorney could help you initiate a claim.

We have successfully handled injury cases affecting minors from car accidents, ATV accidents, Daycare negligence and accidents caused by product liability.

Child Protection Ordinances in Tampa

The state recognizes that children are vulnerable, so there are specific laws in place to protect your kids. Under the Tampa Code of Ordinances §14-29, children under the age of 18 are prohibited from entering public or semipublic places in the Ybor City neighborhood during restricted hours without a parent or legal guardian.

This policy acts both to protect children from violent late-night crimes. Children, business owners, and parents may receive citations for violations. Talk to a knowledgeable attorney who focuses on cases involving minors to learn more about legal statutes that may be relevant to your case.

How Do You Pursue a Lawsuit for an Accident Involving a Minor?

Like any accident claim, a child injury case may arise from a variety of circumstances. Common situations that may result in a lawsuit include:

With few exceptions, injured parties must file a civil lawsuit within four years of the accident. The deadline to initiate wrongful death action is two years. Because children cannot file civil injury lawsuits before they turn eighteen years old, parents and legal guardians may file suit on their behalf.

What Type of Damages are Available in a Child Injury Case?

Like any injured adult, your child could recover monetary damages for their injuries. If you are an adult seeking compensation for an accident that happened when you were under 18, you may also have the right to pursue a case.

In the unfortunate event of a fatal accident, your family may be able to seek compensation for the loss of your child. By working with a skilled childhood accident attorney, you could fight for justice and work towards a positive outcome of your case.

Speak with an Experienced in Child Injury Attorney

The fact that your child is under 18 should not stop you from taking legal action after a preventable accident. You and your child could hold the responsible parties liable for their behavior. Additionally, depending on the severity, your child unfortunately might suffer from long-term physical and mental effects of their injury that will require a large amount of compensation to cover all future expenses.

The aftermath of your child suffering an injury can be a challenging time for you and your family. You may be uncertain whether you have a valid legal claim arising from the accident. You may be at a loss with how to proceed. Our Tampa child injury lawyers can help! We can give you the advice and counsel you need to move forward.

Children rely on the adults around them to stand up for them and make sure they are taken care of when it comes to their health and well-being. , As a parent, it is important to be aware of your legal options, and understand how pursuing an injury case for your child might help their current health, happiness and protect their future.

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I have received nothing but the best service I can ask for from Mike Hancock’s office. He and his office are true professionals in every sense of the word. They guided me along the process and had outstanding communication. I am more than pleased with the services they provided, and I would definitely recommend them to anybody.

— Kayla Hamilton

From first to last interactions with attorneys Mike and Claire Hancock, to all the supporting staff and legals, the office has always been courteous, knowledgeable, and professional. They have always gotten right back with me when I had a question, and would not hesitate to highly recommend them.

—Debbie Smith

Absolutely fantastic! The Attorneys and its staff are very knowledgeable. Through my entire process they kept constant communication and the return of calls. I couldn't have made a better choice.Can’t say enough. Thank you, Mike and Gabby.

- L.C.

I want to express my thanks to you and your staff for handling my case. Your expertise and kindness in representing me was invaluable. Thank you so much for your professional and effective help. I won’t hesitate to recommend your firm to anyone who may need legal assistance

- J.M. of Tampa, Florida

I have no words to describe the wonderful experience that had been for me to do business with his legal firm . . . I really appreciate all the great effort that you guys put into my case.

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Heartfelt thanks to you for my check and for all your work for the extra check. I am so grateful to you. Appreciate everything very much! Special thoughts and prayers.

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Thanks for the awesome service. You both did so much work on this and I appreciate it very much. This is a great outcome.

- P.Q. of Palatka, Florida

Mike and his team are awesome, emails are always responded back same day and the chiropractor recommendation was great. I was in a small fender bender but was always treated as if my case was worth a million dollars. I recommend his firm 1,000% you won't be disappointed.

- Chris

Your unwavering commitment to my family, and the love and compassion you have shown by your actions, and not just words, have had a dramatic, unforgettable impact on us all. Your kindness and level headedness in your representation has helped us be able to live a decent and stress-free life from here forward.

- P.M. of Brooksville, Florida

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