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Jackson Child Injury Attorney

Children who are injured in an accident could experience negative physical and emotional problems in the future. If the accident was caused by someone else’s negligence, you and your child have a right to pursue compensation for the losses you have suffered.

If your child has been hurt due to the negligence of another, contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC. Our Jackson child injury attorneys are dedicated to the protection and advocacy of all children.

Why Choose Our Firm?

At The Penton Law Group, PLLC, we are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

  • We communicate and respond to calls, texts and emails promptly.
  • We go above and beyond to ensure that your legal needs are met.
  • We pursue the maximum possible recovery.
  • We limit our caseload to ensure that each client receives the attention they deserve.

Why You Need a Child Injury Lawyer

Building a case on behalf of an injured child requires special considerations. We can assess the full extent of your child’s losses, including how the injuries will affect your child’s life in the future, and what ongoing medical care your child may require. Our Jackson child injury attorneys have the knowledge and skill to thoroughly investigate the accident, determine liability and seek proper compensation for your child.

Common Child Injuries

Children are enthusiastic about life and we know that parents strive to protect their children from harm.  Sustaining minor bumps and bruises is a common occurrence. However, when negligence plays a role in serious child injuries, you may be entitled to compensation to help cover past and future medical bills, your lost wages, the lost earning potential of your child, as well as your child’s pain and suffering. Child injuries that may lead to a liability claim include:

What Damages Are Available for Child Injuries?

Potential damages will depend on the nature and extent of your child’s injuries. They may include:

  • Past and future medical expenses related to the accident
  • Home modifications and medical equipment
  • Diminished earning capacity if the accident caused long-term disability
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional distress
  • Disfigurement
  • Disability

How Do Child Injury Claims Differ from Adult Injury Claims?

In many ways, pursuing compensation for injuries sustained by a child is similar to pursuing compensation for adults. One major difference between child and adult personal injury claims is that all settlements on behalf of minors in Mississippi must be approved by the chancery court.

The court is particular about settlement agreements for minors and is focused on ensuring that the settlement is in the best interest of the child. The court has the power to reject settlement proposals and may require that the settlement money be held in a restricted bank account. The court may also require an annual accounting to ensure that the funds are being used for child.

Contact The Penton Law Group, PLLC

At The Penton Law Group, PLLC in Jackson, Mississippi, we have over a decade of experience representing parents whose children have been injured.  We focus exclusively on personal injury law – It is all we do.

Contact us today if your child has been hurt in an accident caused by someone else’s negligence. Our Jackson personal injury lawyers operate on a contingency fee basis, which means you owe no fee unless we successfully recover compensation for your child’s injuries.  Let us help you protect your child.