Children are prone to accidents and sometimes their injuries are unpreventable. Parents are usually unsure if they can make personal injury compensation claims when their kids get hurt. If their injury is a result of someone else’s negligence you may be entitled to claim compensation.

What types of injury can I claim compensation for?

child with accident injuryThere are many ways kids can get hurt, and many times it is out of their parents’ hands. In order to be able to get compensation for your child’s injury, you must be able to prove that the responsible party was negligent. Typically, you must also be able to prove that your child was acting with ordinary caution and was not being negligent. The following are the most common ways parents can receive compensation for their child’s injury.

  • Road accident as a passenger
  • Road accident as a cyclist
  • Road accident as a pedestrian
  • Accident caused by a dangerous product
  • Accident at school, nursery or college
  • Amusement park or funfair accident
  • Elevator or escalator accidents
  • Accident on a vacation
  • Accident abroad
  • Slips, trips or falls
  • Accidents in a public place such as a supermarket or restaurant

How long do I have to make a claim?

The parent of guardian of an injured child can make a claim for compensation as soon as the accident happens up until the child turns 18. In some states, the parent or guardian must get approval from a judge before a personal injury claim can be settled. Usually the insurance company can help by getting you the forms you file with the court for approval.

What happens to my child’s compensation?

As a parent, it is your legal and moral responsibility to hold and use all of your child’s compensation for the benefit of your child and you can be held accountable it you break those obligations. You may also be able to start an account with the court that saves the money for your child until they turn 18.

If you have any questions about seeking compensation for your child’s injury, contact us here.

Superstition Springs Center is the ultimate summer spot. With a mixture of shopping and events, this will surely be the place you and your family spend a few summer evenings. Get your fashion fix, find a deal or bring the family out for a musical event. Superstition Springs Center has something for everyone to enjoy.

Shopping and dining at Superstition Springs Center

superstition springs shopping centerSuperstitions Springs Center offers a variety of stores to fit all of your fashion needs. The center has everything from men, women and children’s apparel, shoes, electronics, sports stores and even pet stores. Find fresh new looks all before sitting down to have a stylish dinner or lunch at one of the restaurants like The Cheesecake Factory, or get a quick bite to eat at Subway or Chick-fil-a.

Fun for the kids at Superstition Springs Center

Shopping doesn’t have to mean leaving the kids at home. Superstition Springs Center has plenty to keep the kids busy. Take them for a ride on Arizona’s only double-decker carousel and then let them burn off some energy in the kids play area. This educational playground will teach your kids while they have fun.

Events at Superstition Springs Center

Kids Club: Powered by Nat Geo Kids
Every Thursday at 10 a.m., bring your kids over for a free hour long class of educational games and activities. Each Thursday offers a different way to learn about animals while playing games that allow your kids to discover through play.

Summer Concert Series
Join Superstition Springs Center at their outdoor amphitheater every Saturday night from 7-9 p.m. for a free concert. Sing and dance along with local bands perfect for adults and kids alike.

City of Mesa Hydration Drive
Help the City of Mesa provide bottled water to the homeless and unsheltered. You can drop off any bottled water to the Mall Office beginning June 2, 2016 through September 16, 2016.

Premises liability is used in a personal injury case when the injury happened on someone else’s property due to an unsafe or defective condition. Like all personal injury cases, you must be able to prove that the property owner’s negligence led to your injury. There are several different types of premises liability cases and therefore, there are a number of ways to prove negligence in your case.

Types of premises liability cases

There are several different personal injuries that can be categorized as premises liability. All of the following can occur due to a dangerous condition on someone’s property:

  • slip and fall cases
  • snow and ice accidents
  • inadequate maintenance of the premises
  • defective conditions on the premises
  • inadequate building security leading to injury or assault
  • elevator and escalator accidents
  • dog bites
  • swimming pool accidents
  • amusement park accidents
  • fires
  • water leaks or flooding
  • toxic fumes or chemicals

The property owner’s duty of care and negligence

premises liabilityAlthough you may have been injured on someone else’s property, you can only get compensation if you were on their property lawfully and if the accident was due to the property owner’s negligence. Most states require property owners to exercise reasonable care in ownership maintenance of their property. If the property knew, or should have known, that their premises were in an unsafe condition and failed to fix the situation, they did not maintenance their property properly. The owner can then be proven negligent.

As owners are liable if they didn’t fix or pre-warn you about reasonably dangerous hazard on their property, you many not win the case if you weren’t on their property lawfully. Property visitors are divided into three categories: invitees, licensees and trespassers. If you fall into the trespasser category the landowner may not be liable for your injury.

If you’d like to speak to a lawyer about a premises liability case, contact us here.