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Child Injuries

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    When Safety is Compromised, We Make it Right

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    Child injuries in Nevada law are a significant concern, with legal provisions aimed at protecting the rights of minors who suffer harm due to accidents or negligence. These injuries can have long-lasting effects on both the child and their family, often requiring legal intervention to ensure fair compensation and accountability.

    Key Aspects of Child Injury Cases

    Liability for Child Injuries: Determining liability in cases involving child injuries can be complex. Parties such as property owners, caregivers, or product manufacturers may be held responsible for harm inflicted on a child.

    Statute of Limitations: Nevada imposes specific time limits, known as the statute of limitations, within which personal injury claims must be filed. There is a two year period from the date of injury during which adults may file a claim on behalf of the child. But a child may file a claim themselves within two years of turning 18 for injuries they sustained as a minor.

    Compensation for Child Injuries: In personal injury claims involving children, compensation may cover medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, pain and suffering, emotional distress, and future care needs. Courts consider the child’s age, severity of injuries, and long-term impact when determining damages.

    Guardianship and Settlements: Since minors cannot enter into legal contracts, settlements or judgments involving child injury cases often require court approval. Guardians or representatives appointed by the court oversee the settlement funds to ensure they are used for the child’s benefit.

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    Case Results

    $2.3M
    Fall From Tree on Residential Property
    $1.75M
    Fall Off Balcony Design Defect/Negligent Construction
    $1M
    Slip/Trip/Fall Accident

    FAQs about Child Injury Cases

    How are child injury cases in Nevada different?

    In Nevada, laws governing personal injury claims involving children recognize the vulnerability of minors and the need for special considerations in legal proceedings. When a child sustains an injury due to someone else's negligence or wrongdoing, they have the right to receive compensation for damages, including medical expenses, pain and suffering, and future care costs.

    What types of accidents commonly result in child injuries in Nevada?

    Child injuries can occur in various accidents, including playground incidents, swimming pool accidents, amusement park accidents, and premises liability incidents such as slips and falls.

    What happens after a settlement is reached?

    In Nevada, a trust must be created following a minor's settlement. Once the settlement funds are received, the designated parent or guardian must establish a blocked financial account for the minor's benefit. As per Nevada law, this type of account can include a savings account at a Nevada bank, a certificate of deposit, a U.S. savings bond, a fixed or variable annuity contract, or another court-approved reliable investment.

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