When your own child is injured, you are all the more concerned that justice is served. In the civil legal system, there are provisions in the law that protect young victims, and the monetary damages are different for a child than they might be for an adult. It is important to work with an attorney who understands these legal principles and shares your desire for justice.
Personal injury lawyer Mark Maritote has advocated for the injured since 1981, including many recoveries on behalf of children. In a free consultation, he will explain your rights and legal remedies. Please call 630-830-9300 or toll free 866-402-0174.
Located in Hanover Park, Maritote Law serves the Schaumburg area and surrounding communities of Cook, DuPage and Kane counties. We handle all types of cases involving injuries to children, including:
Mr. Maritote works to demonstrate that the careless driver, property owner, medical practitioner or other party is legally liable for your child’s accident or lasting injuries. We have access to medical professionals who specialize in treatment of children, and we bring in other professionals as necessary to establish fault or damages.
Under Illinois law, children below a certain age cannot be held accountable for contributory negligence. For example, we can win damages even when the defense claims that a young child “darted out” — children are known to play and run into the street, and drivers have the burden to go slowly and cautiously in a residential area or school zone. In short, Mark Maritote will not allow careless adults to escape responsibility by blaming the victim. He keeps the focus on what the adult did wrong that violated safety laws or created the conditions for a tragedy.
Lost wages do not apply to children, but in cases of catastrophic injury a child might be compensated for loss of future earning capacity. Otherwise, our primary concern is that your family’s medical bills are covered and that your child’s future medical care is covered, including surgery, physical therapy, medical equipment or special care. We also pursue damages for your child’s pain and suffering and for any permanent disfigurement.
If your child suffered serious injury in DuPage County or Cook County, call us today or reach us through our online form.