Not every personal injury lawyer is equipped to handle the complex issues involved in a case where your child is injured in an accident. The legal standards and procedures for handling cases involving children and minors differ from other types of accident and injury cases. It is important to promptly seek competent counselors, like Eric Gruber of Gruber Law Group, who is experienced in this complex area of law.
Child Injury Claims Require Specialized Knowledge
One area where children’s injuries are different is the determination of liability. Children are typically not held to the same standard as adults. Instead of being compared to a reasonable person, as adults are, a child is compared to a typical child of the same age and experience. Second, a child is appointed a guardian ad litem by the court. The guardian ad litem is an adult that acts on behalf of the child. Usually the guardian ad litem is a parent.
The time limits are different in regards to cases involving children. The statute of limitations time limit doesn’t begin until the child reaches the age of 18. But, it’s important to remember that there are exceptions that an experienced attorney will know.
In addition to the above, there are some issues regarding any settlements involving children. A detailed petition must be filed with the court in order for the court to approve the settlement. The judge will decide whether the settlement is fair and in the best interest of the child.
Many Accidents Are Caused Due To Other People’s Negligence
According to the Centers for Disease Control, 12,175 children ages 0 to 19 die each year in the United States from accidental injury. Car accident and traffic injuries are the leading causes of death among all children, followed by burns, drowning, falls, and poisoning. Millions more children are saddled with permanent and severe disabilities leaving them disfigured or unable to see, hear, talk, walk, or think. Each year 9.2 million children go to the emergency department for a non-fatal accidental injury. The leading causes of non-fatal injuries to children are falls, car accidents, and dog and animal bites.
Many of these deaths and injuries result from the negligent or reckless conduct of other people, corporations, and governmental entities. When a child dies or is seriously injured in an accident, the loss to you and your family is immeasurable. Child injury cases often result in tremendous medical costs and medical treatments that can last a lifetime, affecting your son or daughter’s ability to begin a career and make a living wage, and threatening your family’s financial stability. If your child was injured or died in an accident, it is wise to seek the advice of an experienced child injury attorney who will stand up against the insurance companies and at-fault parties to get your child and family the justice and compensation you deserve.
Experienced Counsel You Can Trust
From pre-suit negotiations and investigation, through trial and appeal, Gruber Law Group is equipped with the resources, knowledge, and experience to aggressively prosecute all manners of child injury and wrongful death cases arising from any type of accident, including:
Animal Attacks & Dog Bites
Dangerous Conditions on Property
Dangerous & Defective Toys
Defective Products & Car Seats
Tripping And Falling
Traumatic Brain Injury
Scarring & Disfigurement
Eric Gruber is an experienced child injury lawyer. Eric is an aggressive litigator and a compassionate counselor, who always does his best to ease the burden that his clients must carry. He is compassionate and understands the suffering and turmoil families go through when a loved one is injured or has passed away. Gruber Law Group will handle your legal interests, answer your questions about the legal process, and help you get and pay for the medical treatment your child needs so that your son or daughter and family can focus on healing and moving forward with your lives.
Although we cannot bring loved ones back and cannot heal the injuries your child has sustained, Gruber Law Group can give you the peace of mind that your case is being handled by an experienced, compassionate, and aggressive professional who will work relentlessly in the pursuit of justice for your child and for your family.
If your child has been injured or a wrongful death has occurred in your family, contactGruber Law Group today to get your questions answered immediately and to set up a free consultation. You will not be charged an attorneys fee unless money is recovered for you. If you, your child, or a loved one has died or suffered injury and you are unsure what to do, contact Gruber Law Group immediately. You have nothing to lose.
Representation Throughout The Bay Area
Gruber Law Group represents personal injury, employment, discrimination and civil rights clients throughout California and the Bay Area counties of San Francisco, Marin, San Mateo, Alameda, Solano, Contra Costa, Santa Clara, Sonoma, Napa and Sacramento and the cities of San Francisco, Oakland, Berkeley, Alameda, San Leandro, San Mateo, Santa Clara, San Jose, Sausalito, Antioch, Concord, Daly City, Santa Rosa, South San Francisco, Redwood City, San Rafael, Stockton, Novato, Petaluma, Vallejo, Hayward, Antioch, Fremont, Fairfield, Pleasanton, Walnut Creek, Richmond and Sacramento.
The Gruber Law Group did an exceptional job in assisting me with a personal injury case. Eric was very responsive to all of my calls and e-mails, and was clearly committed to ensuring that I got the best settlement possible. I can't say enough good things about my experience with this office, and I would not hesitate to refer friends and family to this law practice in the fu...
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Eric is amazing! He is intelligent, driven, organized and really cares about you (and your case!). Super refreshing to experience that quality with lawyers. He is also very honest, passionate and has strong integrity. Very grateful to have found him and I would HIGHLY recommend him for any legal help you may need.Melissa E.
Gruber Law has been an unbelievable asset to my company. Impressed by the amount of service that has been provided to us from the firm. With out a doubt one of the best decisions we have made was teaming up with Gruber Law Group. We feel confident with the council we get from them. Highly recommend.Colin S.
I was injured in a car accident 2 years ago and Gruber Law Group represented and won my case! I had a lot of lawyers to choose from for my personal injury case, but I chose Eric and it made a difference! Eric made the process so easy and stress-free for me, which I was so grateful for at the time since I had to deal with my physical therapy and recovery process. Being injure...
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In looking for legal advice and/or representation, I would expect to find someone knowledgeable and professional, and I certainly get that with Gruber Law Group. But what has stood out to me, and kept me coming back, is that Eric and GLG are also passionate advocates for their clients and really take the time to understand the situation and explain 'how things work' so the e...
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Can't say enough good things. Eric promptly returned my phone calls and emails, gave me an honest assessment of my situation and a fair recommendation on course of action to take. He was very knowledgable and made sure to go out of his way to let me know how he could work with me. No one wants to need a lawyer, but if you're in need of consultation on an employment related-m...
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I feel so grateful to have Eric represent my auto accident cases. I am very happy with the settlements he successfully negotiated for me; indeed, the amount of money that I received is more than what I expected. My personal injury cases were a little complicated. I had two car accidents in a row within two months, both at the other party's fault. The first one was a tailg...
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I cannot thank Eric Gruber enough! After calling several law firms regarding my car accident, Eric was the most helpful. I called him after work hours but he still took my call and gave me advice right away. What a nice surprise that he even did more research and emailed me more information on my car accident claim. With his help, I am satisfied with my settlement. Justice h...
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I'm relatively new to the US and wanted a little legal advice - I was very lucky to stumble across Gruber Law Group. The service I received was personalised, friendly and efficient (much appreciated! I'm a get-in-and-get-out kind of person when it comes to this kind of thing). The feeling that I could approach my lawyer as an equal, speak frankly and come away secure in the ...
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At the end of 2013, I was involved in a three-car accident while stopped at a red light. An SUV hit the car behind me and the force of the collision drove that car into mine. My car was damaged a bit, but I suffered some whiplash and headaches for which I went to Stanford Hospital to get checked out. Fortunately, I had insurance which covered most of the hospital visit but I...
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