Injuries to Minors and Children

Serving All Areas of Maryland, Washington, DC and Northern Virginia

Injuries to Minors and ChildrenNo parent should ever have to watch their child recover from a serious personal injury. Unfortunately, accidents aren’t limited to certain age groups. When kids are hurt in car accidents and other accidents, their injuries may result in lifelong consequences.

In cases of serious injury, a child may be forced to spend the rest of his or her life in a wheelchair. In other situations, an accident or injury prevents a child from pursuing a certain career path or even marrying and having a family.

At Mesirow & Associates, PLLC, we are Washington, D.C. personal injury lawyers who help parents and caregivers cope with the aftermath of an injury involving a child or minor. These are complicated and emotional cases. It’s important to work with a law firm known for getting exceptional results for children and their families.

We have earned a reputation for providing our clients with the compassion, advice, and support they need as they pursue justice and compensation for injuries to their child or loved one.

Some Of The Main Areas We Serve Can Be Found Below:

  • Maryland
  • Washington, DC
  • Northern Virginia
When Injuries Happen to Children

Unfortunately, children are prone to certain types of personal injuries. Because they are small, they can sometimes be difficult to spot. This can cause motorists to strike a child on a bike or on foot. Children at play are also vulnerable to negligent and distracted motorists.

Children are also more likely than adults to be seriously injured as a passenger in a car accident. In 2014, over 121,000 children under the age of 12 were injured in car accidents. The same year, over 600 children were killed in motor vehicle crashes.

In addition to our work representing families whose children have been involved in car accidents, we also serve clients in the following types of child injury cases:

Although children and minors can’t file a personal injury lawsuit on their own, their parents and, in the absence of parents, caregivers have legal standing to file a lawsuit on their behalf.

Get the Compensation Your Child Deserves

Although no lawyer can tell you exactly how much compensation you will receive in your case, an experienced personal injury attorney can review your case and give you an idea of what you and your child can expect to recover. Generally, there are two types of damages in personal injury cases: economic and non-economic damages.

Economic damages include losses that can be easily calculated. These damages can include medical expenses, such as doctors’ bills and emergency room bills. They may also include the loss of your child’s future earning potential.

Non-economic damages, which are sometimes also called “special” damages, are more difficult to calculate, but they are very real. These types of damages can include compensation for pain and suffering and the loss of quality of life.

Talk to a Metro D.C. Child Personal Injury Lawyer Today

If your child has been hurt due to another person’s negligence, it’s important to get experienced legal help right away. The Washington, D.C. child personal injury lawyers at Mesirow & Associates, PLLC can help. Schedule your free case evaluation today by calling 866-463-0303.

Client Reviews
John is phenomenal! His staff immediately took me under their wing and he truly became like family to me. A couple of years ago I was involved in an animal attack that truly changed my life. They maintained integrity and humanity in every way to properly navigate my ordeal. I cannot recommend this firm enough, hands down. Tiana Mapp
John is a gem and I'm tremendously glad that I connected with him. Wanting to put my accident behind me ASAP and minimize time and energy spent toward that end, I made the rookie mistake of attempting to settle on my own. I eventually reached an impasse with the insurance company but simply couldn't bring myself to accept their settlement offer. Drained by all the back-and-forth at this point, I didn't thoroughly research options (which is, ironically, a big part of my reason for not obtaining a lawyer in the first place - there are an overwhelming number of personal injury lawyers in the area!) and simply contacted the first lawyer from whom, simply put, I got a good Google vibe - enter John. That positive impression was immediately confirmed via our first phone call (for which he made himself available that very same day) and further cemented throughout subsequent meetings. John exceeded expectations in every metric, netting me over double the initial offer despite my less-than-ideal handling of everything at the outset. He answered every question I had with ease and honesty and was always available and communicative throughout the process. John is personable, compassionate, transparent, and very good at what he does! I can't recommend him highly enough - hope to never need him again but if so, he will now be my first text! Samantha Musser
Dear John,
It has been a pleasure being your client. I really appreciate your patience and willingness to explain complicated legal jargon in layman’s terms. May you have continued success always. Sincerely,
Corenthia P., Prince George's County, Maryland
Thank you so much for your professional service and kind manner. Wishing you the best. Sincerely, Pearl I., Washington, DC
John, I just got back from abroad and I wanted to drop you a note thanking you for your work on my case. I’m totally satisfied with your work and I wouldn’t hesitate to give your name to anyone in a similar situation. Take care. Thanks. Ned Mitchell, Washington, DC bicycle accident victim
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