Injuries To Children

The course of action required when handling an injury case changes significantly when a child is involved. As with adults, injuries to children can occur in a number of different situations, however, most often take place in motor vehicle collisions or under the supervision of a trusted adult or company, such as in the following situations:

  • School/daycare trip,
  • Home daycare negligence,
  • Swimming pool supervision,
  • Summer camp accidents.

If your child has been harmed, you can rely on us to protect their future.

In Ontario, there are complex requirements and restrictions in place to handle litigation where children are plaintiffs. Not only do children require litigation guardians, but courts are also required to ensure that any settlement is made in the best interests of the children involved. It takes knowledgeable lawyers who understand these special challenges and restrictions to ensure your child receives the compensation he or she deserves.

In terms of injuries, the course of recovery of a child following a traumatic injury can vary greatly from that of an adult.  Children are still developing, and as a result, the full extent of a child’s injury will not be known for several years.