New Mexico residents don’t like to see anyone suffer injuries, but seeing a child suffer injuries can sometimes be more difficult than injuries to adults. Sure, an injured adult also needs to focus on regaining physical health and will likely never forget such a potentially life-altering incident, but, when children suffer injuries, their development will probably be greatly impacted. And, the emotional impact of the injury cannot be understated.
Take, for example, a child who is injured while at school. Perhaps the injury occurred because of a dangerous property condition at the school, or, even worse, maybe because of a bully or abusive teacher. School is supposed to be a safe place for children, a place where they can focus on learning and developing interpersonal skills with other children and adults as well. Suffering an injury in this environment can make a child view the school premises less as a safe place, and more as a potentially dangerous environment.
When legal action is necessary based on an injury to a child, knowing the full range of the impact that the incident can have on the child in question is a crucial part of the case. Advocates for injured children need to be able to explain these special circumstances and the unique impact they can have on a child.
At our law firm, we do our best to attempt to make sure that our clients understand how their legal positions will be presented to judges and juries, if necessary. Recovering financial compensation for an injured child may not heal all wounds, physical or emotional, but it is a step in the right direction for the child’s long-term stability. For more information, please visit the injuries to children section of our law firm’s website.