September 26, 2020

Can I Bring a Personal Injury Claim on Behalf of a Child in Ontario?

When a child suffers serious injuries due to the irresponsible or negligent conduct of another, you may be able to hold the liable party accountable by filing a personal injury claim on behalf of your child. As your child’s parent or legal guardian, you are their best advocate. Our firm can help you seek the justice your family deserves. 

Continue reading to learn more about the most common ways children are injured in accidents caused by negligence and how to know when you should file a personal injury claim.

Accidents and Incidents Where Children Are Commonly Injured

Children suffer injuries often, but they should never be injured due to the negligent actions of the person caring for them. Some of the most common ways children are injured due to negligence include:

  • Trampoline accidents
  • Being left unattended in a swimming pool
  • Poisoning
  • Choking
  • Suffering an injury by another child
  • Physical or emotional abuse
  • Falls
  • Suffocation

When to File a Personal Injury Claim for Your Child’s Injuries

The key to successfully pursuing a personal injury lawsuit is successfully establishing negligence. Accidents happen, but negligence occurs when an individual caring for your child fails to take the necessary precautions an otherwise responsible caregiver would have taken. Your child’s injuries must also have negatively impacted their life in some way. 

Depending on the extent of their injuries, the child could suffer from debilitating physical injuries, experience long-lasting emotional distress, and have a diminished earning capacity, to name a few. You can carefully review the circumstances of  your case with a lawyer to determine whether filing a personal injury lawsuit in Ontario is appropriate in your case.

Discuss Your Claim with a Toronto Child Injury Lawyer

To learn more about what it takes to obtain maximum compensation for the injuries and trauma your child endured, schedule a free consultation with a respected Toronto child injury lawyer at Jasmine Daya & Co

You can give our office a call at 416-967-9100 or submit the online contact form at the bottom of this page when you are ready to pursue a personal injury claim.