Rhode Island Attorney Handling Child Injury Claims
The Pawtucket law office of Raymond A. Pacia has earned a statewide reputation for achieving excellent results for accident victims in Rhode Island. Our skill and experience handling all types of personal injury cases combined with our deep compassion for injury victims ensures that our firm is exceptionally well-qualified to represent children in personal injury claims.
Unique Issues in Child Injury Cases
At a very basic level, effective representation of children requires legal counsel that is at once strong and sensitive―strong to battle insurance companies and at-fault parties for a maximum recovery award, and sensitive to appreciate the unique needs and emotions of children and parents during the aftermath of an accident.
In addition, representing children often requires specific knowledge of situations in which children are commonly hurt, such as when a dog bites or attacks a child or when a child is hurt on a playground or while at school, for example:
- Children are especially vulnerable to dog bites and animal attacks, as they may unintentionally provoke a dangerous animal, and a child's small size means that an animal can cause serious injuries to a child victim in a short amount of time.
- Playground equipment that is poorly maintained, old or defective can result in serious injuries to children, including brain damage and spinal cord injuries.
- Negligent adult supervision in almost any situation can lead to children's injuries. For example, a child could be hurt at a party, play group or camp if left unsupervised by those in charge.
- Children may be assaulted at school by teachers, other students and third parties, legally or illegally present on school property. Even a non-physical assault can cause significant harm to a child.
Attorney Ray Pacia possesses the legal skill and compassion to handle these types of cases, as well as cases arising from auto accidents, bike accidents and pedestrian accidents. Understanding that parents are often concerned that their child will be forced to relive an accident during legal proceedings, he works with appropriate levels of aggressiveness and delicacy to obtain compensation and minimize stress on the child. Our office also has experience in matters of structured settlements, guardian ad litem appointments, court approvals and trust funds.
Talk to a Rhode Island Injury Lawyer with Experience Representing Children
If you live in Rhode Island and your child has suffered an injury as the result of another person's negligence, recklessness or wrongdoing, do not hesitate to contact the law offices of Ray Pacia. We take our job as children's advocates very seriously, and will do everything we can to help your family in your time of need.