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 Hankey Marks & Crider at (317) 634-8565 to learn more about what you can do to hold the responsible party accountable.