Child Injury 101

If your son or daughter has suffered injury in a car wreck, dog attack or other accident caused by someone else’s negligence, it is important that you accept your responsibility to ensure their legal rights are fully protected. Since a minor cannot legally speak for themselves in Texas, it is critical that you consult with a Fort Worth child injury lawyer on their behalf, to ensure that you are fully aware of your legal rights. Failure to do so may result in you making a mistake which could dearly jeopardize your ability to recover the full and fair compensation entitled to your child under Texas law, which could have lifelong consequences for you and your family.

As a Fort Worth personal injury attorney, I know that children can suffer injuries as a result of many different accident scenarios. In order to help you better understand how the claims process works, I have collected some key information below. This is intended to give you an overview of what is at stake in a Texas child injury claim. Please note that it is important that you speak with a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer directly to discuss your personal situation. I offer completely free, no obligation consolations. Call me at any time, toll free at 800-354-6257 or locally at 817-294-1900.

Car Crashes Involving Children

According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, approximately 250,000 children are seriously hurt in auto collisions throughout America each and every year. Just as with adult injury cases, children are likely to incur incredibly expensive medical bills to be treated for their injuries. As they are so young, however, they are more likely to face far greater future costs as a result of their injuries. Their ability to work a full-time job when they reach adulthood might be affected, for example, or perhaps they’ll be left with a permanent scar which could have enormous physiological implications down the road. Either way, they have a right to claim for damages.
Learn more about kids’ rights in auto accidents.

School Bus Wreck Liability in Texas

Unfortunately, school buses are involved in accidents throughout the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex fairly regularly. As a DFW personal injury attorney, I know that when a parent puts their child on a school bus, they put their faith and trust in the bus driver to get them to school and back safely. As a passenger on a bus, a child has absolutely no control over their own safety. Often, a multi-vehicle wreck involving a school bus is the fault of another negligent driver, meaning it is possible for your lawyer to make a claim against their insurance policy.
Learn more about accident claims involving school transportation.

Daycare Abuse

Leaving your child in the care of someone else - even professionals at local daycare facilities - is always a traumatic experience for parents. If you believe that your child has suffered injuries as a result of either abuse or neglect on behalf of day car staff, it is critical that you consult with a Fort Worth personal injury lawyer experienced in handling child injury cases. If it is found that the facility you had entrusted your son or daughter to was guilty of negligence which resulted in injuries, they can most certainly be held financially liable.
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Vicious Animal Attacks

Children love to play outside with other neighborhood children. Unfortunately, there are many negligent dog owners in North Texas who allow their animals to roam the residential streets freely. This is how many children find themselves victims of a vicious dog attack. The Texas Department of Health estimates that more than 57 percent of dog bite and mauling victims were aged 21 or younger at the time of the attack. Since such attacks frequently result in prominent facial scarring which will mark the victim for the rest of their life, it is crucial that you speak with a board certified Fort Worth personal injury lawyer regarding your case.
Learn more about dog attacks resulting in child injury.

Making a Claim for Compensation Doesn’t Mean You’re Suing Someone

Although all parents are going to be naturally devastating any time their child suffers serious injuries, many times they resist their right to pursue financial compensation because they don’t want to upset the person who is at fault. As a Fort Worth personal injury attorney, I can assure you that making a child injury claim is no different from making any other insurance claim. You are not seeking money from the negligent party’s savings account; you are making a claim against their insurance policy. You owe it to your child to fight for their rights.
Learn more about how personal injury and wrongful death claims work.
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