As a result of many years experience in this area we understand that claims involving children need to be handled with particular care and sensitivity. Parents are understandably upset that their child has been hurt and witness evidence can be difficult to obtain especially if other children are involved. Depending on the child’s age we may need to advise on allegations of contributory negligence.
If the child is young and the injuries are serious they will have to live with the consequences for many years to come affecting their education, their career and future relationships. The effects of the original injuries may become more significant over time and if there is a risk of a related condition developing in future it may be appropriate to claim provisional damages. If life expectancy is reduced it may have a significant impact on the amount of damages.
If your child has been injured in an accident you can trust Hart Brown to look after their interests and get them the compensation they deserve.
To speak to a specialist personal injury lawyer who can help with an accident claim involving a child or any other type of personal injury claim contact us now by calling, emailing or request a callback.
Gerard qualified with a large regional firm in 1991. Since 1995 he has specialised exclusively on claimant personal injury work. More recently he has focused on complex higher value clinical negligence and personal injury claims.
His greatest success has been winning the high profile case of Delaney-v-The Secretary of State for Transport where after almost 9 years of litigation involving two Court of Appeal hearings and an application to the Supreme Court he was finally able to establish that the Motor Insurers’ Bureau Agreement was incompatible with EEC law. As a direct result of the decision in this case the agreement has had to be amended to the benefit of many future victims of uninsured drivers.
Gerard is a member of the Law Society’s Personal Injury Panel and he appears in the latest Legal 500 rankings in the fields of personal injury and clinical negligence.
Gerard’s other professional qualifications include a Diplome D’Etudes Juridiques Francaises from Strasbourg University.
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