Are cases involving a child’s injury worth more than an adult’s injury?
Yes, they can be. Although the same principles are applied in cases involving adults and children, the unique nature of children and the way we as a society cherish that unique nature, and I am speaking of a child’s unique vulnerability and innocence, an injury to a child oftentimes has a greater value than it would had the child been an adult. If there’s a permanent dimension to an injury, a child’s injury will be worth more because of the simple fact that a child will suffer the consequences of that injury for a longer period of time. For instance, if a child loses partial function of a hand as an example. Clearly throughout that person’s entire life they’ll have to live with those consequences and those factors lead to a child’s case being worth more.
If your child has sustained an undue injury, contact an experienced personal injury attorney from the Hankey Law Office at (800) 520-3633 to learn more about what you can do to hold the responsible party accountable.