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New Port Richey Child Injury Lawyer

If your child was injured, our New Port Richey child injury lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers are ready to help, let us help you seek justice for your child. Contact our law firm to schedule a free consultation with one of our experienced child injury lawyers in New Port Richey, FL at (727) 910-5060.

Childhood injury cases are heartbreaking. Parents never expect their child to be injured because of another party’s negligence or intentional torts. We have represented families since 2001.

With over 119 years of collective legal experience, our attorneys are prepared to handle all types of personal injury cases such as New Port Richey pedestrian accidents, bus accidents, boating accidents in New Port Richey, truck accidents, and more.

We are known as “The Aggressive Attorneys” because we relentlessly pursue claims to recover the maximum compensation for our clients. As a result, our New Port Richey personal injury law firm has recovered millions of dollars in the two decades since we opened.

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, Can Help After Your Child Is Injured 

How Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, Can Help After Your Child Is Injured

Most parents expect their children to suffer minor injuries as they grow up. Scrapped knees, cuts, and bruises are common childhood injuries. 

However, some childhood injuries are caused by the negligence and wrongdoing of other parties. When the adults and parties charged with keeping children safe fail to meet their duty of care, they can be held liable for damages. 

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, our personal injury lawyers in New Port Richey treat child injury cases seriously. We understand what is at stake. Therefore, our legal team uses every resource available to ensure the parties responsible for your child’s injury are held accountable.

Attorneys Bill Winters and Marc Yonker have assembled a team of experienced trial lawyers. When you hire Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers to handle your child’s personal injury case, you can expect us to:

  • Conduct a thorough and exhaustive investigation to determine how your child was injured and who is responsible
  • Work with your child’s physician to determine the extent of their injuries
  • Meticulously document damages to maximize the recovery amount for your child
  • Hire the leading expert witnesses in their fields to assist with the claim as necessary
  • File insurance claims and handle all communication with the insurance company
  • Calculate how much your child’s claim is worth and aggressively negotiate for that amount
  • File a lawsuit and have a skilled trial attorney argue the case in court

We understand that your family has been through a traumatic experience. You may feel overwhelmed and stressed. Our lawyers want you to know you are not alone.

Let Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers take the stress of dealing with a legal claim off your shoulders. You can focus on your child instead of worrying about the claim. Our law office in New Port Richey, Florida, can handle all aspects of the claim for you.

Contact us by phone or online to schedule a free case evaluation with one of our experienced New Port Richey child injury attorneys. 

Common Causes of Childhood Injuries in New Port Richey, FL

Children have the same risks of injury as adults. At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, we handle all types of child injury cases, including, but not limited to, injuries caused by:

Our New Port Richey child injury attorneys can listen to what has happened and provide sound legal advice regarding your child’s rights and options. Call us for a free case review.

Serious and Traumatic Injuries Children Sustain in Accidents and Other Incidents 

Injury continues to be the leading cause of death for children and teens in the United States. Over 7,000 children died because of unintentional injuries in 2019. Motor vehicle accidents cause the largest number of childhood fatalities. 

When a child is in an accident or is the victim of intentional torts, they often sustain serious, life-threatening injuries. Because they are growing and developing, injuries can cause significant cognitive, emotional, and physical impairments. Your child’s life can be changed forever because of another party’s actions.

At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, our New Port Richey personal injury lawyers handle all child injuries. Common childhood injuries include:

  • Broken bones and fractures
  • Crushing injuries
  • Traumatic brain injury
  • Birth injuries
  • Soft tissue damage 
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Loss of limbs and amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Internal organ damage
  • Back and neck injuries
  • Scarring and disfigurement 

Knowing your child is suffering and there is nothing you can is heartbreaking. In addition, knowing that the injury was avoidable can make you feel frustrated and angry.

Our New Port Richey child injury attorneys are here to protect your child’s right to pursue legal action. We hold parties accountable for their conduct and demand they compensate your child fully for all damages. 

Proving Liability in a New Port Richey Child Injury Case

You must prove the legal elements of a personal injury claim to recover compensation for your child. Most child injury cases are based on negligence. Proving negligence requires evidence that:

  • The party owed your child a legal duty of care
  • The at-fault party did something to breach the duty of care
  • The breach of duty was the direct and proximate cause of your child’s injury
  • Your child sustained damages because of the breach of duty

Some child injury claims are based on premises liability laws. Homeowners, commercial property owners, governments, and businesses have a duty of care to take reasonable steps to discover and fix hazards on their property. Because children do not have the capacity of an adult to understand consequences, property owners need to take special care to keep children safe.

If a defective product causes your child’s injury, the manufacturer could be strictly liable for damages. Children can be injured by defective toys, furniture, car seats, electronics, and clothing. 

What Damages Can My Child Receive for a Personal Injury Case in New Port Richey?

A child’s injury can be devastating. It can cause immediate harm and long-term losses. At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, our legal team carefully analyzes your child’s case to determine the types of damages they are entitled to receive. Our lawyers work with medical specialists and financial experts to determine the extent and value of damages. 

The economic damages your child could receive include the following:

  • Medical bills and expenses
  • Counseling 
  • Rehabilitative therapies
  • Medical devices and medications
  • Long-term in-home or skilled care
  • Ongoing medical expenses and personal care
  • Diminished future earning capacity
  • Out-of-pocket expenses

In addition to compensating your child for financial losses, a personal injury settlement or jury award can include money for non-economic damages. These damages cover the pain and suffering your child experienced. They include:

  • Physical discomfort
  • Loss of a normal childhood
  • Mental anguish and emotional distress
  • Scarring and disfigurement
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Impairments and disabilities

In a few cases, a child might receive punitive damages. The at-fault party’s conduct must be intentional or grossly negligent to justify punitive damages. Our lawyers at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers review each case to determine if the at-fault party’s conduct might meet the requirements for punitive damages. 

How Much Is My Child’s Personal Injury Case Worth?

How much your child receives for a personal injury claim depends on the facts of the case. Factors that we consider when calculating the value of a child’s damages include:

  • The type and severity of the child’s injury
  • The nature of the medical treatment 
  • The duration of your child’s recovery
  • Whether your child sustained permanent impairments or disabilities
  • The impact on the child’s future career options
  • The emotional trauma your child suffered

Predicting how an injury impacts a child’s future can be challenging. Therefore, our New Port Richey injury lawyers consult the top experts and specialists to obtain evaluations and opinions that support our valuation of the claim. 

Do Children Have More Time To File Personal Injury Claims in Florida?

Most personal injury lawsuits must be filed within two years of the injury date — or four years if the accident occurred before 3/24/2023. Otherwise, the injured party cannot pursue a legal claim for damages. However, children do not have the capacity to file a claim on their own. 

Therefore, exceptions to the statute of limitations exist for children. Children typically have time to file a lawsuit once they turn 18 years old.

However, parents and legal guardians can file a personal injury claim now. Waiting to file a child injury claim can have a negative impact on the outcome of the case. 

Crucial evidence could be lost or destroyed if you wait too long to pursue a claim. For example, the memory of a key witness might fade or become less reliable.

It is always best to consult our New Port Richey child injury lawyers as soon as possible. We can begin gathering evidence and building a case to get your child the compensation they deserve.

Special rules apply to child injury settlements and verdicts. Our attorneys at Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, understand these rules and guide you through the process from start to finish.

Schedule a Free Consultation With Our New Port Richey Child Injury Lawyers

Your child deserves compensation for their pain and suffering. They also deserve to be compensated for future damages. At Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, we fight for your child’s legal right to fair and just compensation.

Contact us to schedule a free consultation with one of our New Port Richey child injury attorneys to discuss your case.

Anthony David
Anthony David
Winters & Yonker are an extremely knowledgeable car accident attorneys in Tampa. Marc represented me injured in a car crash when I was coming off I-4. He is clearly the best in the field! The entire team at his firm is AMAZING!!!They helped through my whole process always keeping me up to date. They referenced me to the best doctors to assist in my recovery. I always felt comfortable with every part of it specially now in the pandemic time. The stuff is very friendly and always available for you. I specifically like to thank PRE-LITIGATION department. They were passionate, dedicated and professional. Marc worked very hard on my case and did fantastic job!!! I am very pleased with the outcome of my case. The results are outstanding. I highly recommend Marc and his entire Firm. You guys are AWESOME! Thank You to everyone at this firm!
Karla Rogers
Karla Rogers
Best lawyer ever! I had an accident gave them a call and like three months later, case Settled and full payout... Excellent service!
Lenette Montalvo
Lenette Montalvo
Christopher from Winter and Yonker was amazing. Very nice person to talk to, listen to what I had to say, and even gave his opinion when needed. From start to finish I felt very important and I was impressed by this law firm every one i spoke to made me feel safe and comfortableto. My accident has done a lot of damage to me, and knowing I had an attorney from Winters and Yonker on my side made me feel great. My compensation for my accident is amazing and it will help me in my life. Thank you very much I will definitely recommend this law firm.
coleman vera
coleman vera
I went to Winter & Yonker Law Firm for my Tampa car accident case I was involved in. My case manager throughout the process and she took care of me from start to finish. The process was very seamless, I received the medical treatment that I needed immediately and at the very end, concluded with a very rewarding settlement. I've worked with a few law firms from prior accidents and none can compare to the service OR expertise I received from Mr. Yonker.👉 If you're seeking help for an injury related case, I would definitely recommend working with him and their amazing legal staff at Winter & Yonker Firm in Tampa. I will always use this firm for all my Personal Injury Claims! If you are l@@king for an Attorney to give you Top Notch legal help and the MOST money for your Pain & Suffering then take it from me I'm a paralegal and this firm continues to OUTSHINE them all!
Meredith Wilson
Meredith Wilson
This was my first personal injury experience. I wanted to choose a law office I could trust. A friend of mine recommended the law offices of Winters & Yonker, Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa. Through the entire process Attorney Marc Yonkers was helpful and communication was stellar. I never felt out the loop. I felt confident throughout entire process. Which this month (Sept. 2023) they were able to settle my accident case successfully and to my 100% satisfaction. I cannot recommend Winters & Yonker and or Marc any higher. In short they are firm, fair, aggressive, responsive, super smart and know the numerous ins and outs of Personal Injury cases (which can be quite complicated). Upon hiring them you get a law firm that will leave you confident that your case will be handled expertly and with your interests front and center.
Geneva Ramirez
Geneva Ramirez
Winters and Yonkers has been a legend of the Tampa Bay personal injury Attorney community for a long time. I was in a car accident recently with my husband, we suffered back and neck pains after two days and thought to get someone’s help. I found Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers through a google search and called them right up. The same day Mr. Winters contacted both of us, listened, and was compassionate to our situation. He helped us through the entire process including getting me seen by a Doctor so we could heal our injuries correctly, and we got our medical bills reduced! Bill Winters, my case manager, and the entire staff were very knowledgeable and exceptional at their work. We would like to express my sincere gratitude to them and recommend them without any hesitation to anybody who needs help, don't try and fight the at fault's insurance on your own. If you're injured and need someone to protect your rights you won't find a better Attorney than Bill Winters at Winters & Yonkers!-Geneva, Tampa FL#personalinjurylawyer #caraccidentlawyer #tampainjuryattorney
Shelley Torres
Shelley Torres
Bum Boi
Bum Boi
My wife and I are work in Mediation and Arbitration but know nothing about personal injury cases. When a young delivery Truck driver who was distracted by his phone hit us at full speed and rear-ended us as we were stopped in traffic on Wesley chapel. We knew we needed to hire the best lawyers with PI experience and expertise in the Tampa legal community that we could.From our first phone call with Bill Winters and then all the way through Trial preparation then Trial, we never felt any bad about our case because we knew Bill and the entire staff at Winters and Yonker would take care of us.Their dedication, innovation, motivation, reliability, unparalleled intellect, and exceptional skill as trial lawyers make them extraordinary individuals. My experience working with them was nothing short of exceptional. Experiencing a car accident is an ordeal that encompasses fear, trauma, and frustration. It's a life-changing event in anyone's life. There was no amount of money that could ever make me alright, because I would give any amount of cash to not have to go through the nightmare that the car accident was and continues to be.It took almost 2 years from the time of the car crash to go to trial, but ultimately the jury verdict that Bill Winters got for my family was worth fighting for. There were so many times over the course of the three years that we actively realized how amazing it was that we felt no anxiety or concerns or worries about our case, because Bill is truly outstanding!If you or anyone you know gets hurt in a car accident, call Winters and Yonkers RIGHT AWAY! And then rest assured that you, your family, or friends are being cared for by the ABSOLUTE BEST legal team in Tampa Bay. Thank you, Winters & Yonker!
Glenda Litimco
Glenda Litimco
Winters & Yonker law firm did excellent work with my injury case. Luckily, I was referred to Winters & Yonker from a good friend after I was injured in a car accident. I did some initial research about injury lawyers near me, but the reviews for this office really stood out to me in Tampa. I decided to call and after a single phone conversation, the choice was easy to make! Not only was everyone extremely professional, they made the entire process smooth and clear. I was at ease with each step of the way because they were always there to answer my questions and keep me informed of what was happening. All expectations were met and my settlement was exceeded. I got much more than I thought was even possible from the insurance company. I highly recommend the Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers, and their team in Tampa to anyone in need of help after a car, truck, or motorcycle accident. You'll be in good hands!
Dandrea Ikner
Dandrea Ikner
This is the best lawyer in town
Nicky Warner
Nicky Warner
Max was amazing! He kept me updated throughout the whole process and was extremely easy to talk with. He also explained everything so I can completely understand it. It was an amazing experience. Thank you, Max!
Erika Smith
Erika Smith
I had a great experience with them! They truly care about you!! Thank you so much🤗
Jonathan Clem
Jonathan Clem
I was injured in a car crash here in town. Since it was essentially a "he said she said" accident case the opposing insurance claimed it was a 50/50 fault. Even though it clearly could not have been my fault. However, Bill worked diligently to get me everything I was needed to get my life back. He worked to get me access to all the doctors I needed and medical treamtment for my neck and back. Plus, a large settlement amount. Bill even took the time to calm me down when I saw the initial amount and cost for seeing my medical bills piling up! He even managed to get them to reduce their bills significantly! Plus, I received as much as possible. Winters & Yonker Personal Injury Lawyers in Tampa provided a great legal service. They were strait forward and honest about the approach, and communicated every aspect of the process. The firm took care of everything. I would 100% without a doubt recommend him if I knew someone that need a personal injury attorney. Given the circumstances of our introduction I hope I never have to, BUT Bill Winters will definitely be my first call if I'm ever injured again!
marie silvers
marie silvers
They are the Best! They care about you as a person!
jorden reagan
jorden reagan
Everyone on their staff is amazing! Chris and Sara won my case and helped me out with an accident that occurred a few months back. They made the entire process so easy! They called with case updates but not too often where it was constant phone calls. It was just enough to know what was going on the whole time without being bombarded. Thankful for Tayler on their staff who helped inform me on why Winters and Yonker was the best choice to go with!
Kimberly Rushton
Kimberly Rushton
Yes, I would highly recommend winners in Yonkers. I worked with Trevor and Trevor was the best. I recommend anyone that ever needs a lawyer to go to them. They are the best.
Pat Pawelkop
Pat Pawelkop
Highly recommend. Bill Winters and his staff took time to answer my questions, and handled my case in a timely and professional manner. I almost didn't contact a lawyer over my "small" injury case because I feared it would be so difficult and stressful. But he got me the settlement that my insurance company owed me, and I would never have been able to do that on my own. And with less stress that I anticipated. I'm glad I called them.
Amysway Barton
Amysway Barton
Always available
Certified Soul
Certified Soul
Winters and Yonker is who you want to go to when you get in a car accident because they will take care of you and won’t let you get low balled on your settlement. I got in a car accident where my back and shoulder was injured and I was referred to a attorney named Trevor. I appreciate Trevor for handling my case and keeping me informed with all the information I needed.
Sean S
Sean S
One of the best law firms in Tampa. My family was involved in a serious car accident. We went to that other personal injury firm with the two M's they were trying to make us settle the case quickly and they we're not listening to us with the arrogant attitude that they were the experts and we were just ignorant. We promptly fired them and then hired Winters & yonker. Our settlement was 5 times higher than what the MM wanted to settle for.I would like to thank Winters and Yonkers entire staff for a wonderful experience. They were all very knowledgeable and walked us through the whole process. We really felt like they cared, unlike the other firm.
Linda Robinson
Linda Robinson
I’m giving Winters & Yonker a shout out. My mother fell in Winn Dixie afew months ago. Her first choice wasMorgan & Morgan; however, after theinterview with them they decided not to take the case. My perception was that it was not a big enough case for them. I knew that she deserved to be compensated for her injuries, and I had mad faith in Winters & Yonker from using them in the past. They not only took the case but settled it in record time. Thanks Winters and Yonker, and I like to send a special thank you to Christopher Smith, who was never to busy when I needed answers. I would recommend your law firm to anyone. I found you to be ethical, professional, and respectful to my family, but most of all you will fight for the little guy. Much love and respect. God bless you all and your families👏👏👏👏
Reuben Rodriques
Reuben Rodriques
Other said it couldn't be done called your law firm and immediately you got on it impressive shocking furthermore you showed integrity did what you had to do though you didn't have to do it and I was shockingly pleased thank you you surprised me had I to choose any other law firm I would not hesitate to call you or share my experience with my friends thank you once again from me and my family amen
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Hameed Owens
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