Eagan Child Injury Lawyer

If your child was injured due to another person’s negligence, a child injury lawyer at Sieben Polk P.A. can help your family fight for justice. Our team has the experience and resources to take on insurance companies when they try to deny the compensation your child needs. We have helped countless families in the Twin Cities and beyond through strong legal advocacy and representation. Schedule your free consultation to learn more.

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One of the hardest experiences for parents is when their child is hurt in an accident. Because children are still developing, serious injuries can cause long-term consequences that affect them both physically and emotionally. However, your family may be entitled to legal compensation if your child’s suffering was caused by someone else’s careless actions or reckless behavior.

If your child has been injured in the Twin Cities, your family deserves justice. Our skilled team of Eagan child injury attorneys at Sieben Polk P.A. can help your family claim financial compensation for medical bills, lost wages, mental anguish, and other damages caused by the accident. Contact us today to schedule your free consultation with our Minnesota personal injury lawyers.

Why Do I Need a Minnesota Personal Injury Attorney if My Child Is Injured?

Child injury cases can be particularly sensitive and complex. Minnesota has specific laws that apply to injuries in children, including laws governing who can take legal action on behalf of the child. It’s vital to work with an experienced child injury attorney who understands the nuances of these cases to help you claim the maximum amount for your damages.

Sieben Polk P.A. is a full-service personal injury law firm. As such, our goal is to protect the rights of personal injury victims in our community. When you work with our team, our legal services include:

We have recovered millions in settlements and verdicts for our clients and are ready to advocate for you during this difficult time. We believe in the high quality of our services, but you do not have to take our word for it. Learn more by reading our client testimonials

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What To Do After an Accident Causing Injury to a Child

After your child is injured in an accident, there are important steps to take to ensure your child’s safety and preserve important evidence. First, try to stay calm and assess the situation. Check your child for injuries and call for emergency medical attention if needed. If possible, do your best to move to a safe location and comfort your child while you wait for assistance.

Next, take photos and videos of the accident scene and gather contact information from witnesses. The evidence you collect early on can be invaluable and significantly affect the outcome of your case if you decide to take legal action. 

Then, consult a trusted child injury attorney to help you understand your rights, options, and how to move forward with your claim. Contact our law office in Eagan to schedule your free case evaluation.

Types of Child Injury Cases We Handle

Children are susceptible to injuries because they are still learning boundaries, rules, and how to be safe. They trust and rely on adults to help them avoid dangerous situations. Unfortunately, improper supervision, carelessness, and negligence can all lead to serious injuries to children.

When someone causes an accident that hurts your child, Sieben Polk P.A. can help you hold the responsible party accountable. We represent child victims and their families in cases involving:

Our award-winning attorneys know how challenging an accident involving a child can be for families. You’re likely facing expensive medical bills, a long recovery for your child, and insurance companies offering less than your claim is worth. Our team will fight for fair treatment and seek the compensation your family needs now.

Common Types of Child Injuries

Unfortunately, thousands of children are injured in accidents every year in the United States. These accidents often result in painful injuries that significantly impact a child’s future. Common types of child injuries include:

If your child was injured or you lost a child in a car accident, our compassionate child injury attorneys can help your family handle the legal aftermath.

Who Can Be Held Liable for Child Injuries in Minnesota?

Depending on what led to the accident, there are multiple parties who may be at fault for a child’s injuries, including:

When someone acts negligently or fails in their duty to keep your child safe, they could be held liable for resulting damages. It’s vital to speak with an experienced personal injury lawyer to understand how Minnesota laws can affect your case.

Minnesota’s Comparative Fault Laws

According to Minnesota’s comparative fault law, accident victims can still recover damages if they share some responsibility. However, they must be less than 50 percent at fault to claim compensation. Also, the amount they recover is proportionally reduced by their percentage of fault.

Types of Liability for Child Injuries in Minnesota

Children who are injured in Minnesota may qualify to hold the at-fault party liable for damages. Different types of liability in child injury cases include:

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Car accidents

Children who are hurt while passengers in a motor vehicle may be entitled to compensation from the at-fault party.

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Product liability

When a manufacturing company creates an unsafe or defective product that harms a child, the manufacturer can be held strictly liable for damages. This means you do not have to prove negligence to bring a successful claim.

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Caretaker negligence

If a caretaker fails in their duty to protect your child while under their custody, your family can file an injury claim for compensation for resulting injuries and losses.

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Premises liability

If a premise is unsafe and a preventable accident harms your child, the property owner may be held responsible. Examples of premises liability claims include slips and falls, dog bites, and swimming pool accidents.

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How Long Do I Have To File a Child Injury Case?

The time limit to file a personal injury case depends on the type of injury. While the statute of limitations for most personal injury cases in Minnesota is six years, cases involving product liability, medical malpractice, claims against the government, and wrongful death have shorter deadlines

Further, statutes of limitations are handled differently when the victim is a minor. That is why it is essential that you consult with an attorney as soon as possible. If your case is filed after the correct deadline passes, it will most likely be dismissed in court. We are here to make sure that does not happen.

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Schedule Your Free Consultation With an Eagan Child Injury Lawyer

When your child is hurt in an accident, our personal injury attorneys are ready to help. We work on a contingency basis, which means you pay nothing unless we win your case. Call us today at (651) 437-3148 or complete our online contact form to schedule your free case review.

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