Child Injury Attorneys in Columbia, MO
At Harper, Evans, Wade & Netemeyer, we know that special care needs to be taken when representing children who have been injured due to acts of negligence. For one thing, younger children may have difficulty communicating what happened to them, and that may impact how we handle the case.
From a legal standpoint, there are also additional requirements for resolving the case. Court approval of settlements and settlement management is necessary. Essentially, the courts want to ensure that the money the child receives is appropriately safeguarded. Our attorneys handle this in-house, establishing trusts or conservatorships as needed. If your child has been injured in an accident, our attorneys can help.
Columbia, MO Personal Injury Lawyers Fighting for Your and Your Child
While a child can suffer a catastrophic injury in any way an adult can, there are certain injuries that a child is more likely to suffer, or that are more likely to be damaging to a child. For example, children are much more commonly victims of dog bites than adults, and when children are bitten by dogs, the injuries are much more likely to be serious. Children are simply lower to the ground and more susceptible to traumatic facial bites that may result in permanent scars. Children may also be the victims of injuries on playgrounds, at daycares and elsewhere that an adult would not be vulnerable.
We also represent children who have been injured in motor vehicle accidents of all types, including car accidents, truck accidents and motorcycle accidents.
No matter what happened, you can benefit from the more than 100 years of combined experience offered by our child injury lawyers in Columbia. We take pride in standing up for the rights of injured children and holding negligent parties accountable.