We understand the hardship and loss that is suffered after an accident involving serious injury. Accident victims and families in the Upper Midwest, including Minnesota, Iowa, Wisconsin, North Dakota and South Dakota, rely on the experienced accident attorneys at Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben to help them navigate the aftermath of difficult situations.
Instinctive and unconditional love for a child is among the strongest of human sentiments. When a child is injured or killed, it can be the most tragic event that parents and loved ones will ever have to endure – suffering serious physical, emotional or permanent consequences.
If your child is seriously injured due to someone else’s negligence, you generally have until your child’s 18th birthday to bring a case on their behalf. Once the child turns 18, they have an additional year (their 19th birthday) to file a lawsuit. However, don’t wait to contact a personal injury attorney. Important evidence may be lost over time that may be crucial to a case.
Although any area of personal injury can pertain to children, common types of child injuries include:
Do not accept any claim before you speak with an attorney. Many large insurance companies have adopted settlement policies that encourage their adjusters to offer quick payments to persons involved in an accident. Insurance adjusters will contact you or your family shortly after an accident to try to gain your confidence. In doing so, insurance adjusters often try to present themselves as the friend of the injured person or the family of the person who was killed in an accident. The goal of such contact is to settle the case on terms as favorable as possible for the insurance company.
Schwebel, Goetz & Sieben is Minnesota’s largest personal injury law firm. We maintain a national reputation for achieving substantial settlements and jury verdicts for our child injury clients.
Our success is attributed to the combination of experience, expertise, and exceptional dedication to the needs of every client. Many accidents are caused by negligence, so it is imperative that anyone involved in an accident contact an experienced injury attorney. Please remember that it is vital to act swiftly after you’ve been injured. The sooner you involve a personal injury attorney, the better we will be able to preserve evidence, gather essential witnesses and address any other important factors.