Pittsburgh Lawyers Representing Injured Children
Children are the last people that anyone wants to see suffer injury or death in an accident. If that injury or death is caused by someone else's carelessness, the trauma experienced by the family is made even worse.
I'm attorney John Gismondi, founder of Gismondi & Associates. We are lawyers who have extensive experience in representing parents in Pittsburgh and throughout Pennsylvania who have a child who was injured or who died as a result of someone's carelessness. A powerful lawsuit can provide full and complete compensation for you, and it can also send a strong message that will help to prevent some other person from being injured by a similar mistake or accident.
Protecting Our Most Vulnerable Clients
Children don't have the protective mechanisms that adults do. Their small size means that they are more vulnerable to injury. Our attorneys represent children who have been injured in all types of accidents, including:
A Lawsuit Provides Compensation ... And More
We wish that we could turn back the hands of time and undo what has happened to you or your family. Unfortunately, no lawyer has that power. However, with a successful lawsuit we can reduce the burdens you face by obtaining full and complete compensation for everything that you have experienced as a result of your injury or the death of a family member ... mounting medical bills, lost wages, physical pain and suffering, mental anguish, and perhaps most importantly, the loss of the relationship and companionship of a loved one.
We will also fight for compensation to cover everything that you may face in the future. Injured children cases often involve long-term needs for things such as future surgeries, specialized equipment, personal attendant care and much more. Our goal is to provide full compensation for all of those needs so that you or your loved one can enjoy the very best quality of life possible and make the most of a difficult situation. After all, that is the least that you are entitled to.
We also work very closely with families to make sure that the money we receive for a child is placed somewhere where it is safe and secure so it will be around for the rest of the child's life. Often that means we get involved with the preparation of a trust for the benefit of the child, or some other special financial arrangement to protect the money long term. Either way, the financial needs and interests of the child come first.
In cases involving the death of a child, we understand that we are unable to provide the family members with what they want most: to once again have their happy and healthy child. No lawsuit can provide that either. However, a legal claim can honor the memory of the child and provide fair and just compensation that accurately reflects the value of your child's life.
Aside from providing you with full and complete compensation, a lawsuit can do one other very important thing: It can force changes to be made by the people who caused the injury to you or a loved one so that no other person or family has to go through what you have.
Our Experience With Injured Children Cases
Over the past 30 years, the attorneys at Gismondi & Associates have successfully handled a wide variety of cases involving injury or death to children, including:
- A $3 million verdict on behalf of a young child who suffered horrible facial scarring and had to undergo 14 surgeries as a result of a medical error by her surgeon.
- A multimillion-dollar recovery for a newborn child who was severely brain damaged as a result of a doctor's delay in delivering the child when it was deprived of oxygen.
- A multimillion-dollar recovery for a young toddler who suffered an amputation of her leg due to a burn caused by a defective medical product.
- A large maximum insurance recovery for a high school girl who suffered a spinal cord injury resulting in paraplegia as a result of being thrown from a horse that was not properly monitored by its owner.
- A recovery well over a million dollars for the parents of a newborn baby who died because a medical tube was improperly placed and punctured the child's heart.
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If your child was injured by someone else's carelessness, call us now for a free consultation toll free at 1-888-529-1255. And remember, we always return phone calls. Our attorneys handle personal injury cases throughout Pennsylvania.