Portland Child Injury Attorney
As a parent, there is nothing more feared than an injury to your child. Children are resilient, but some injuries go beyond a scratch or a skinned knee – so serious that the child must be hospitalized and treated to attempt to restore health. When a child has suffered a serious injury due to the negligence of another party, that party must be held accountable. At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we are committed to seeking justice for injured children. We are trial lawyers with an extensive record of success in court. If your child was seriously injured, contact our attorneys today for a free case evaluation.
Why Choose Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC for a Child Injury Case?
After a child suffers a serious injury, you want to be confident that the case will be handled by a true legal professional. We understand that dealing with a lawsuit may be the furthest thing from your mind, but swift action is in your best interest. A lawsuit can hold a negligent party accountable, prevent a similar injury from happening to another child, and help offset the costs of medical treatment for your child. At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we can help.
- We maintain a small caseload. This approach allows us to provide the personal, undivided attention that we believe you and your child deserve in a case of child injury.
- We are aggressive negotiators and experienced trial lawyers. We do not hesitate to take a child injury case to trial when necessary to achieve maximum possible compensation.
- We have more than 50 years of combined legal experience and have an excellent reputation for our legal work in personal injury law.
Types of Child Injuries in Oregon
Children can suffer injuries in a wide range of incidents. Most commonly, according to the National Institutes of Health, child injuries come about most frequently in the following:
Other incidents that can leave a child with lifelong impairments include:
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Sports injuries
- Playground injuries
- School injuries
- Daycare injuries
The long-term result of a serious injury can alter a child’s life forever. A once happy, healthy child may suffer from brain damage, permanent scars, or in the most tragic cases, the child cannot survive and passes away. At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we take our duty to these children extremely seriously. The responsible parties must be held accountable for what occurred. We are zealous in protecting the rights of children in these cases and will pursue the maximum possible in compensation.
Child Injury Statistics
According to the CDC (Centers for Disease Control and Prevention), injuries are the leading cause of death for children ages 19 and younger. They report that 12,000 children die and 9.2 million are treated in emergency rooms for non-fatal injuries each year. Our children go to school, visit friends, and are not always under our care. If your child was injured while under the care of another party, hit by a vehicle, or other incidents, our team of trial lawyers at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC are here to help you seek justice.
Who Can Be Held Liable?
The first step in filing a personal injury claim or lawsuit is to identify all liable parties. The liable party may be a negligent driver, a homeowner who allowed children access to a pool, a school, municipality, church, or others. We are very thorough in our case investigation process and will find and name all liable parties in a lawsuit filed in civil court. Your child deserves justice and full compensation if an act of negligence led to serious injury or the tragic, unnecessary loss of life.
Why Do You Need a Lawyer in a Child Injury Case?
In any personal injury case involving serious injuries, it is imperative that you have the support of an experienced trial lawyer. At Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC, we have found that taking a case to a jury to resolve is often the most effective way to achieve real justice in child injury cases. Without counsel, you could be at risk of accepting a settlement offer that is far lower than your case warrants. Your child’s future health, quality of medical care and access to newer treatments as they are released, along with quality of life are critical points in filing an injury claim. We can help.
Contact our trial lawyers at Paulson Coletti Trial Attorneys PC to discuss your case. We offer our services on a contingency fee basis – with no fees unless we are successful. Contact us today for a free and confidential case evaluation.