If you are riding in a car which is hit by a drunk driver, suffering catastrophic injuries as a result, you would likely hire a Dallas-Fort Worth personal injury lawyer to help you recover full and fair compensation for your medical expenses, lost income, pain and suffering. If it was your child who was injured, you would no doubt do the same for them too. However, a lot of time parents aren’t aware of their kids’ legal right and often fail to hire a board certified child injury attorney when they have every right to seek financial damages.
Under Texas law, your son or daughter has the right to recover compensation if they were injured as a result of someone else’s negligence. This right is not just restricted to traffic wrecks, it applies to any sort of accident or injury including vicious dog attacks, drowning accidents, trampoline accidents, pedestrian or bicycle crashes, falls, bus wrecks, playground injuries, 15-passenger van collisions, accidental gunshot wounds, unsafe products, etc.
What is My Child’s Accident Case Worth?Given the high cost of medical expenses, the value of any injury case can quickly rise. However, if the total cost of the ER visit, doctor bill and other associated costs are less than $5,000 you can probably handle the claim on your own. This is because insurance companies are generally more likely to settle smaller claims fairly, and pay you the full compensation you are entitled to under Texas law. It is when you have a high amount of damages that you should entrust your claim to a board certified personal injury attorney who has a proven track record in child injury cases.
If your child has been hospitalized or received surgery as a result of their injury, then there is a very good chance that you will need to hire an experienced DFW child injury lawyer. Similarly, if your child has suffer a facial scar or other physical disfigurement which could impact their future quality of life or earning capacity, it is a good idea to at the very minimum consult with an attorney regarding your legal rights. If an injury suffered by your son or daughter as a child could have a significant impact of the rest of their life, then you owe it to them to stand up and ensure their legal rights are defended by a professional board certified trial lawyer.
Call for a Free Consultation TodayThe Anderson Law Firm offers all parents of injured children a completely free, no obligation consultation to discuss your unique situation. We will explain to you your legal rights, and help you identify insurance policies which would be liable to recover compensation against. Call us today, toll free at 800-354-6275 or locally at 817-294-1900.
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