Tampa Injury Attorney for Children
Pursuing a Child Injury Claim
personal injury case, the victim usually files a lawsuit against the negligent individual
who allegedly caused the accident or injury. In court, the victim must
be able to prove that the other individual acted negligently and that
their negligence was a proximate cause for the injuries suffered by the victim.
If this is your case then you will need to prove the following two elements
in order to prove that they acted negligently:
- They owed you a duty of care
- They violated this duty of care through an unreasonable accident or through
deliberate intent, knowing full well the danger that they put you in
In court the negligent individual will also have the opportunity to show
that you acted negligently as well. If they are able to prove this then
it is called comparative negligence and can result in a denial of compensation
How Does a Child's Injury Case Differ from Adult Injury Claims?
In a child personal injury case, however, there are different rules that
apply. A child under the age of six, in Florida, is presumed to be incapable
of comparative negligence and therefore will not need to prove that they
As the legal guardian or parent of the child, you will be able to bring
a case on their behalf. You will also have a great advantage in this situation. You will not
have to defend your child's actions as they are presumed to be incapable
of comparative negligence and cannot be held accountable for their actions.
Has Your Child Been Injured Due to Negligence in Tampa?
If you are pursuing an injury lawsuit for the injuries your child has suffered
then you will be at a great advantage as you will not have to defend the
reasonable acts of your child. Our Tampa personal injury lawyer at
Boohoff Law, P.A. will be able to help you through this process with aggressive legal representation
and skillful assistance. We understand that child injury cases can be
extremely severe, and we know that the child must be provided for in order
to obtain medical treatment for therapy and recovery.
Contact our Tampa injury firm today to discuss your child's personal injury case and to learn more
about how we can help you.