An injury to your child can be both physically devastating to the child and emotionally devastating to you. It is not something you should try to handle alone. Your child’s medical providers will their do their part and the attorneys at Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. will guide you through the legal process. While no amount of money can relieve your child of any of the lifelong disabilities or illnesses that may have accompanied the injury, a recovery in a lawsuit against the person who caused this harm can help ease some of the financial and emotional burdens for you and your child.

In Alabama, you are protected in the case of an injury to your child. As the parent or legal custodian of your injured child, you may bring a claim to for the damages associated with that injury, and importantly also in some cases may seek punitive damages against the individual or individuals responsible for your child’s injury. A Mobile child injury lawyer at Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C. will investigate and pursue your claim in an effort to help ease the burden of the grief caused by your child’s injury. Call us today at 800-574-4332 to discuss the details of your case with a child injury attorney.

How a Child’s Injury is Handled

When a child is hurt as a result of the actions or negligence of another person, the parents or legal custodian can pursue litigation related to their child’s injury. Child injury claims are civil cases; they do not assign criminal responsibility for the injury to the child. In fact, child injury suits can proceed without any kind of criminal charges being brought.

Child injury suits determine liability and assign damages. In Alabama, both compensatory and punitive damages may be awarded in these kinds of cases. Compensatory damages are intended to rectify the financial situation your family is in by covering medical bills, therapy expenses, and more. Punitive damages are intended to punish the offender.  Some defenses that are available against adult claimants are not available against children under 14. For instance, a child under 14 can not assume the risk or be contributorily negligent in Alabama.

What Will an Alabama Child Injury Lawyer Provide?

Burns, Cunningham & Mackey, P.C., can provide a child injury lawyer to help you navigate the complex and sometimes intimidating civil justice system. A child’s injury can be extremely difficult on you and your family, and most certainly for your child living with the devastating effects of the injury. Our team of attorneys will treat your case with the compassion and expertise it deserves. Your attorney will study all aspects of your case and provide skilled and zealous advocacy.

In Alabama, the statute of limitations in adult injury cases is only two years, but the statute does not begin to run on a minor until that minor reaches age 18.  If you believe your child one was harmed due to someone else’s actions or negligence, reach out to our team of Mobile child injury attorneys today to discuss your legal options. We do not charge a fee to evaluate your case.


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