Corona Child Injury Attorneys
Parents in Corona work tirelessly to keep their children safe from harm. They know they can’t always succeed because kids are kids. But it’s devastating when a child suffers an injury because of someone else’s careless or reckless actions.
In most cases, California law entitles them to seek financial compensation for the child’s injuries and the family’s losses.
Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC, helps Corona-area children and parents obtain that compensation. Contact our child injury lawyers for a free consultation to learn how we can help after your child suffers a preventable injury in Corona.
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Child Injury Lawyers in Corona
Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC is an award-winning personal injury law firm serving Corona and communities throughout the Los Angeles region. Attorney Levik Yarian and his team have a 99 percent success rate in personal injury cases and have secured over $100 million in verdicts and settlements for our clients.
Our recent successes in child injury cases include:
- $5,000,000 for harm suffered by newborn twins when a doctor failed to diagnose their mother’s high-risk pregnancy
- $3,800,000 for a child who suffered from non-convulsive seizures after emergency medical personnel failed to conduct a proper evaluation
We cannot guarantee that all of our clients will have similar results in child injury cases. But we can promise to fight relentlessly to seek justice done and fair compensation paid whenever someone’s negligent or intentional actions harm a child in Corona.
Common Child Injury Cases We Handle
No child, parent, or family in The Circle City should bear the burden and expense of a child injury that an adult or institution could have and should have, taken reasonable steps to prevent.
At Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC, our team has the experience and resources to tackle even the most complicated and emotionally challenging Corona child injury cases. Here are some examples of the types of child injury matters our team is prepared to handle on behalf of injured children and their parents. (Of course, this isn’t a complete list—we’re available to talk to you about any situation that led to your child getting hurt, even if you don’t see it described below.)
Child Injuries in Car Accidents
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), motor vehicle accidents are a leading cause of injury and death for children of all ages. Any injury in a Corona car accident, no matter how mild it first seems, holds the potential to cause serious disruption and expense in a child’s and family’s life.
In Corona, crashes commonly happen because of preventable, dangerous behaviors like distracted driving, drowsy driving, and driving under the influence (DUI). At Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC, we fight to hold drivers who engage in dangerous conduct answerable for their actions.
Negligent Supervision of Children
Corona parents place their children in the care of schools, childcare centers, and other institutions, trusting they will do what’s necessary to keep kids safe. However, adults’ lapses in judgment and attention can lead to child injuries and even tragic deaths. Suffocation and drowning—both frequently the result of lax supervision—represent the leading causes of death and injury among children in California, according to the Johns Hopkins Center for Injury Research and Policy.
Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC, knows how to investigate what might seem like a typical childhood accident or incident to determine if an adult’s failure to supervise was to blame. If that’s what we find, we also have the skill and experience to hold even the largest and most powerful institutions, including public entities, accountable.
Child Injuries from Defective Products
Manufacturers of the full spectrum of consumer goods, from toys to household cleaning products, have a duty to ensure their products do not pose an unreasonable danger to the public, and especially to children. But defects in the products we buy and use every day can put children at risk for poisoning, choking, burns, and other life-threatening injuries.
California law holds manufacturers strictly liable for injuries caused by their unreasonably dangerous, defective products. The team at Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC, possesses the experience and resources to stand up to even the largest manufacturers when their products harm children.
Child Sports Injuries
Kids in Corona play a wide range of sports, and their parents understand that doing so comes with the risk of bumps, bruises, and even the occasional broken bone. But playing individual or team sports should never put a child’s long-term health at risk.
Coaches, referees, and organizers of youth sports must provide young athletes with safe, responsible training and competitive environments. When they fail to live up to that obligation, they unnecessarily put kids at risk for dangerous sports injuries like overexertion, dehydration, orthopedic injuries, spinal injuries, and concussions. At Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC, we can spot when a sports injury goes beyond the normal knocks and scrapes, and instead reflects negligence on the part of someone in charge.
Child Sexual Abuse
Child sexual abuse is one of the most heinous crimes imaginable. It causes profound harm and leaves lifelong emotional scars. Criminal prosecution can punish perpetrators of child sexual abuse, but survivors also deserve to receive financial compensation to help them confront and overcome their trauma.
Because of the challenges survivors of childhood sexual abuse face, California law permits them to pursue legal actions for financial compensation up to the later of:
- The survivor’s 40th birthday; or
- Five years after the date the survivor discovers or should reasonably discover the abuse.
Survivors can often seek financial compensation not just from perpetrators but also from the perpetrators’ employers and any institutions that knew or should have known about the abuse and failed to prevent it. Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC, stands with Corona-area survivors of child sexual assault and fights to hold all perpetrators and facilitators accountable.
Children’s and Parents’ Rights in Child Injury Cases
In most cases, children under 18 in Corona do not have legal standing to sue for injuries on their own. Instead, under California law, their parents have the legal right to act on their behalf. But if parents do not act, children can assert their legal rights once they have turned 18.
In other words, there are potentially two opportunities to sue for a child injury in Corona. Parents may file suit for damages after their child gets hurt, but if they don’t, the child may sue after turning 18. (To be clear, you cannot sue twice for the same injury.)
Of course, parents should act quickly to secure financial compensation for their child’s injuries. The sooner they seek the help of a skilled lawyer and begin pursuing legal remedies, the better their chances of preserving important evidence and of holding at-fault parties to account for the most money possible.
That is why, at Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC, we generally encourage parents in Corona to contact us right away after any accident or incident harms their child.
That said, even if your parents never took legal action after you suffered a childhood injury, you may yet have valuable rights to receive money damages. Rather than assuming that too much time has passed, contact Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC for a free, no-risk consultation to find out how we can help.
Potential Compensation for Child Injuries in Corona
A child injury can take heavy physical, emotional, and financial tolls on the child victim and the child’s family. California law makes financial compensation potentially available for the full spectrum of that harm.
Every child injury case we handle at Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC differs. We never treat cases as run-of-the-mill. We give every client personalized attention and work to ensure that our services aim to address a child’s and family’s specific needs.
Our goal in most cases is to secure the maximum financial compensation possible for the damage inflicted by a child injury.
Depending on the facts and circumstances, through legal action our team can often obtain payment for:
- The medical care needed to treat a child’s injury and any follow-on health complications it causes, including costs of hospitalization, surgery, doctor visits, therapy, medication, and medical equipment;
- The other, non-medical expenses a child or family incurs because of the child’s injury, such as costs for specialized childcare and other services;
- Wages parents lose when taking time away from work to care for an injured child, including the value of paid time off (PTO) or vacation days consumed;
- Wages the child cannot earn (if the child is of working age) because of an injury;
- Future income and earning opportunities lost because of the child’s injury and any disability associated with it;
- The child’s pain, suffering, and loss of quality of life because of an injury, including the emotional struggles injured children often face in recovering from or adjusting to their injury;
- In some cases, the emotional distress parents suffered when they witnessed an injury to their child; and
- In some cases, exemplary damages punish the party or parties who caused a child’s injury.
We encourage Corona-area parents of injured children, or adult-age victims of childhood injuries, to contact our team at Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC, to learn about the damages they may receive by taking legal action.
Your Child Suffered Injuries. What Should You Do Now?
Parents often struggle to know what to do next after their child suffers a serious injury because of someone else’s careless or reckless conduct. Every case differs, but often taking the following steps can help protect your and your child’s rights.
Seek Appropriate Medical Care Immediately
Never wait to seek care for a child’s injury. What may seem like no big deal could pose serious risks to your child’s health and wellbeing. And you cannot necessarily trust a child to describe symptoms accurately or completely—young children often lack the words to explain what feels wrong, and older kids may try to brush off or play through an injury.
As soon as your child suffers an injury or potential injury, get an examination by a qualified medical professional. This protects your child’s health, but it also ensures that medical records will document the connection between an accident or incident and the injury. This documentation can provide valuable evidence if you later decide to seek financial compensation.
Be Wary of Insurance Investigators
The party who caused an injury to your child likely carries liability insurance that could serve as a payment source for your damages. The company that issued that insurance, however, has a strong incentive to minimize its financial exposure.
An insurance investigator may try to contact you to talk about your child’s injury, or to offer you a quick cash settlement. Beware of these advances. They may seem friendly enough, but they undermine the value of your child’s potential legal claim or take advantage of you during a difficult moment.
If possible, decline to speak with any investigator who calls until you have an experienced child injury lawyer representing your child. Never agree to a recorded interview, sign any papers, or say yes to money the insurance company offers without first consulting a skilled lawyer.
Contact Yarian Accident & Injury Lawyers, APC Today
We fight for justice and fair compensation when an accident or incident in Corona harms a child. Contact us online or call our Corona office at (951) 523-0000 today for a free consultation with a member of our team.
Yarian Corona Bus Accident Lawyer Corona, CA Office Location1611 Pomona Rd #222
Corona, CA 92878
Phone: +1 951-523-0000
I hope you never need an attorney, but if you do, I can’t recommend Levik Yarian enough. His office and staff helped me with my personal injury case. They guided me through the whole process and always called to update me about he status of my case. Very grateful for the settlement they got me and for all their hard work. Thank you Levik Yarian and staff!!!!
– Nane H.