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Rhode Island Child Injury Lawyer

As a parent, you want nothing but the best for your kids. No parent ever wants anything harmful to happen to their children, but too frequently, children are victims in accidents because of someone else’s negligence. In Rhode Island it is imperative that you have a competent child injury lawyer to represent your child’s interests. In fact, according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), injuries in accidents are the leading cause of death for children age 19 and younger. Children are more susceptible to injuries than adults, especially because they are still growing and vulnerable. Although they are considered minors, children that are victims of personal injury accidents have the same rights as adults, to hold the responsible party liable. If your child has been injured at the fault of someone else, you should contact David Tapalian today. Most accidents involving children could have been avoided, and Attorney Tapalian will fight to ensure that your family gets just justice for the accident.

Just like adults, your child has a right to compensation for pain and suffering, permanent injury, or disability for the injuries that he or she sustained in an accident. Children should be able to play and enjoy growing up and not have to deal with a life-altering injury at such a young age. After an accident, you definitely want the best legal representation for your child. Allow Child Injury Lawyer Tapalian’s 20 years of experience to work for your family to help you recover the compensation that you deserve. Attorney Tapalian will represent your minor with the same level of diligence that he would for his own children, and you can rest assured that you are in the best hands with Tapalian Law.

Children’s injuries due to the fault of another can often be more challenging cases than representing adults. A child depending upon their age, maturity and overall development may be less expressive of his/her injuries. With an adult we can simply ask them what is wrong and most often they will express any symptoms and injuries that they have due to an accident. Children can be less expressive. It’s important that you have an attorney who understands children. Rhode Island has excellent medical providers that cater to children’s injuries and treatment due to an accident. As a father of two children Attorney Tapalian has the experience and knowledge to work directly with your minor child and obtain the best treatment possible for his or her injuries.

Differences Between a Minor’s Personal Injury Case and an Adult’s Personal Injury Case

Although children are entitled to the same level of compensation as adults after an accident, there are many differences in Rhode Island Law between children’s personal injury cases and adults’. Child Injury Attorney Tapalian has seen hundreds of cases involving minors, and knows firsthand that courts and officials are typically more empathetic toward minors. However, it is important to know the difference in legal proceeding for adults and children to understand who may be liable in an accident.

Children are often far more impulsive than adults. For example, a child may run into a busy street to chase a ball, or eagerly approach a stranger’s dog without asking permission. However, adults owe children a special standard of care, and should be aware of the vulnerability of young minors. Unlike with adult cases, the law recognizes that a child’s judgement in risky situations cannot be compared to that of adults. Thus, the “assumption of risk” does not apply to children under 18. No child deserves to be seriously injured at the hands of another person. The law respects these special circumstances that children may be in which contribute to their injuries. However, sometimes defendants and insurance companies will still try to argue that children were partly responsible for an accident that was not their fault. A child injury lawyer like David Tapalian can argue on your child’s behalf to protect your child in these situations.

Further, the “attractive nuisance” doctrine protects children in the event that they are accused of trespassing. Although property owners owe a duty of care to everyone to keep their property in safe conditions, when adults “trespass” on property and are hurt, the owner may not be held responsible unless they intentionally harm the victim. However, the owner can be found liable if it is a child who is injured. This is because the law respects that children are more likely to be drawn into a space that is enticing to them. Thus, it describes that the owner should have known that there was something on the property attractive to children.

Children under the age of 18 cannot file a personal injury lawsuit; only a parent or legal guardian is permitted to open a claim on a child’s behalf. This also means that a parent or legal guardian has to be present at all times when speaking with law enforcement. Further, only a parent or legal guardian can request the services of an attorney. Thus, your child’s recovery from the accident is in your hands. Make the right choice for your child and enlist Child Injury Attorney David Tapalian today.

Consult Child Injury Attorney David Tapalian Today for a Free Consultation

Any accident can be incredibly dangerous, and the situation can prove even more frightening when a young child is involved. To ensure that you have the best chance of recovering compensation, turn to Attorney David Tapalian. The legal experts at Tapalian Law have over two decades of experience dealing with these cases and has a dedicated team of legal experts to make your situation less stressful, so you can focus on recovery. Child Injury Attorney David Tapalian will guide you through the correct procedures to move forward with your claim and can create a plan to strengthen your case to make sure you have the greatest chance of receiving full compensation. Even if you suffered severe injuries in your accident and cannot come to our office in downtown Providence, our legal experts can visit you in your home or at the hospital for your consultation. Attorney David Tapalian will work with you personally and directly on your claim to make sure all your bases are covered. Call Tapalian Law today at 401-272-0011 or contact us online to set up a free consultation.

Client Reviews
He took care of everything and kept me updated as well. It was such a smooth process and in the end I won my case. I would highly recommend David Tapalian! Patrice F.
When I contacted David Tapalian, Attorney & Counselor at Law, all my worries were immediately alleviated. He handled my case from beginning to end and kept me updated every step of the way. Susie M.
I visited David a couple of days after my accident and he gave me clear and concise details on what would happen throughout the process... David N.