When kids visit another family, they’re often completely carefree about their safety. This is because most parents tend to consider the other household as a safe environment for their children.
Children are usually more trusting and less wary of potential threats when visiting someone else’s home, which can put them at risk. If your child was injured in that person’s house, there is a chance that it was caused by the property owner’s negligence. Although kids can be clumsy, not every injury is a total accident. If your child was injured while visiting another family, there might be grounds for suing that family for their failure to protect your child from foreseeable danger.
There may also be proof that the parents of the other child concealed information regarding risks at their residence. If any one of these scenarios applies to you, read on to learn why you should consider filing a lawsuit if your child was injured at someone else’s home.
Reasons to File a Lawsuit When Your Child Has Been Injured At Someone Else’s Home
Filing a personal injury lawsuit after your child’s injury can help you recover costs associated with the accident. Some families don’t have medical insurance and can’t afford the medical bills resulting from their child’s treatment at the hospital. If paying for your child’s medical care after the accident has put a strain on your finances, you should consider suing the negligent family to recover your expenses.
These incidents are far more common than most people think. According to the CDC, a child is treated for an injury in an emergency department every 4 seconds.
Filing a lawsuit can help you recover money from medical expenses, as well as help you pay for the long-term cost of caring for your child if they have been left with permanent injuries.
You also have the chance to obtain compensation for your child’s pain and suffering if they have suffered from post-traumatic stress or other mental health issues due to the negligence of a third party.
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You Should be Compensated for Any Wages You Lost While Taking Care of Your Injured Child
If your child is injured at someone else’s home, you may have to miss work to care for them. Taking care of a child who is suffering from a serious injury can be a very difficult, exhausting, and stressful experience. If you have to take time off work to look after your child, you will lose out on wages that you need to provide for your family.
Taking time off work to care for an injured child can cause you to fall behind on bills, especially if you have a family that relies on your salary. Therefore, suing the negligent family can help you recover the wages that you have lost due to taking care of your injured child. This can help you pay bills and take care of your family without any additional stress.
You Can Also Get Compensation if Your Injured Child Becomes Disabled Due to Third-Party Negligence
You may also want to consider filing a lawsuit to cover the long-term expenses of caring for your child if they have been left with long-lasting disabilities. If your child has become disabled due to the negligence of a third party, you can still sue the negligent family responsible.
This can help you obtain compensation for your child’s disability and help compensate for any limitations they will have in life as a result of their injury. This can help your child receive financial aid that they may need to cope with their disability and other long-term effects of the accident. This compensation can help your child live a better life by reducing financial stress and improving their quality of life overall.
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Determining Whether Negligence Has Been Committed By the Host Parents
Sometimes, the parents who hosted your child may have been negligent. While host parents may mean well, they may not be aware of all the dangers at their house. If your child was injured due to the negligence of the host parent, you could sue the host family to recover compensation.
Negligence can be something as obvious as having left a swimming pool uncovered or letting children run across a wet floor. An experienced personal injury lawyer like Glen Levine can help you determine whether the parents that hosted your child were blatantly negligent or not.
Proof of Concealment May Exist
If your child was injured at another family’s residence, the host parents might not have told you about hazards in their house. This can be considered concealment because they did not inform you of the potential dangers in their house.
When filing a child injury lawsuit, it’s important to anticipate that the parents may have concealed information about hazards at their residence. Finding proof that they were concealing information about potential hazards in the house can make your case even stronger. Possible proof of concealment can be photographs, videos, or witness testimonies. These can help you prove that the host parents did not inform you about possible dangers in their house.
Drawbacks of Choosing Not to File a Lawsuit After Your Child Is Injured at Another Person’s Home
If you fail to sue the negligent family that hosted your child, you may not be able to recover any of the expenses that you have incurred while taking care of your injured child. This can place a huge financial burden on you and your family.
Moreover, your failure to sue the negligent family can affect your child’s future. Your inability to recover compensation may leave your child with disabilities that will require costly medical treatment you cannot afford independently.
This can cause your family to live with a significant financial burden that can lead to financial debt and stress. It can also impact your ability to provide your child with a good quality of life. If your child was seriously injured while visiting another family, you should definitely consider suing that family for damages.
Has Your Child Been Injured in Someone Else’s Care? Call Anidjar & Levine!
Now that you know more about filing a lawsuit when your child has been injured at someone else’s home, it’s time to get the ball rolling. People living in Florida typically have four years to file a personal injury lawsuit. The sooner you get in touch with one of the attorneys at Anidjar & Levine, the sooner you can seek justice for your child and the injuries they sustained.
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