The parents of the injured child should not have to bear the financial burden of medical bills and treatment due to the negligence of another person.
The New Orleans child injury attorneys at The Glorioso Law Firm know that there is no greater tragedy than the loss of a child. Representing parents who have suffered this loss and representing children who have suffered serious life altering injuries is intellectually and emotionally challenging. In order to do your job successfully you must face your clients’ debilitating, lifelong injuries and the devastating realities of their futures head on. There is no easy way around it. In order to discover the actual and potential damages and to be able to relate them to defense counsel, defendants, adjusters, mediators, judges, and juries it is absolutely necessary to spend time with your clients. This is imperative because children lack the ability to articulate their injuries, pain and suffering and parents often and understandably deny the magnitude of their child’s injuries. You cannot simply ask these types of clients what their injuries are and how their lives are affected. You must witness it firsthand.
There is no greater example for why we do what we do, for why we are needed to speak on behalf of the weak and the victims of injustice who cannot speak for themselves than the advocate who speaks on behalf of the child. Children do not get a jury of their peers. The defendants, defense lawyers, judges, mediators, adjusters and jurors have to be reminded what it was like to be a kid. You have to get them to identify with the 5, 8 or 13 year old. They have to remember and understand how pain affects children differently than it does adults. That painful injuries exact a more cruel toll on a child than the same injury would from an adult better able to cope with or understand the pain. This was best put to words by trial lawyer Francis Hare, Sr. from Birmingham, AL when he said “Children lack the armor of maturity-the acquired Spartan or Stoic philosophy that what cannot be cured must be endured. They have been taught that pain means punishment or discipline and needless accidental pain is a traumatic experience ill suited to their emotional welfare.”