Dallas Child Injuries Lawyer
When we become parents, our children become the most important part of our lives from the moment they are born. It is our duty to protect them from any dangers which may befall them. However, sometimes due to the negligent behavior of other people, children suffer extreme injuries, which may even result in death. The person or company responsible for these injuries should be held accountable for these injuries and in this situation, it is necessary to contact a Dallas child injury lawyer with experience and expertise.
Under Texas law, you have legal options that can help you hold the at-fault party responsible. Perhaps more importantly, you can help protect your family by providing them economic stability. When you look at the expensive medical bills that follow the treatment for your injured child, you should know that you might be able to get that money back. At The Benton Law Firm, our lawyers put your needs first. We can help provide the time and space you need to help your child recover and to help your family heal emotionally and financially.
Each year, around 9,000 children die from injuries throughout the United States. This number has dropped 30% over the last decade, but it’s still too high. Adults should be aware of the potential for injuries and work hard to prevent those injuries from occurring on their property. This might mean installing a fence around a backyard pool easily accessible to neighborhood children or keeping a dangerous dog on a leash. If a person or business failed to provide a safe space and that resulted in your child or children being injured, they might be legally liable.
Children Injuries can occur after many different accidents, including:
- Premises liability (or attractive nuisances in a neighbor’s yard, such as a pool)
- Dog Bites
- Birth trauma injuries
- Defective products
- Car accidents
- Child molestation or sexual abuse
- Sports injuries
- Ingesting poison
Many of these accidents are easily preventable by either informing a person that their home or items pose a risk for injury or by teaching your child to be on the lookout for dangerous objects. Sometimes warnings about risk are difficult for children to comprehend.
If your child has been injured in some way, perhaps a car or truck accident, it is important that you hire a seasoned Dallas injury lawyer immediately so that they may begin to seek compensation for your injuries. If you wait too long, you may lose your ability to bring an action due to the statute of limitations. The ability to collect all relevant facts and information after an accident becomes more difficult as time passes.
Life After Child Injuries
Injuries to your child have a direct impact not only on your child but your entire family. Severe injuries to one child will result in high medical bills, the possibility of ongoing rehabilitative care, or changes in your family routine to accommodate a permanently disabled child. Severe injuries take a toll on the existing family structure, oftentimes requiring a complete change to your family schedule and a leave of absence from work.
If someone else was responsible for your child’s injury, you can seek compensation for the bills you’ve already paid and for future treatment, along with other economic losses, and for pain and suffering.
Children’s injuries that result in the death of your child are devastating and can have an emotional and psychological toll on your family structure. You can never replace a lost child, but you can begin to pick up the pieces by holding the responsible party accountable for your child’s injuries. You and your family may need time to recover, and a financial settlement may help give you that time.
How Will My Case Work?
The first step is to contact a Dallas child injuries lawyer. When you contact our compassionate, experienced lawyers at The Benton Law Firm, we will start with a free consultation. During that consultation, we can explain how a personal injury or wrongful death claims work in Texas and begin to look at the details of your case.
Please keep in mind that our law firm uses a contingency fee system. That means that we are only paid when you have won a settlement. There will be no out-of-pocket costs to you for our services.
We will begin pursuing compensation for your case by asking you to gather all of the medical bills and documents related to your child’s injury. Anything you have received from a medical provider, an insurance company, the at-fault party or the authorities may be relevant. It’s important to keep all documents related to the injury so that your lawyer can build the best case.
Once you have shared your documents, we will begin to gather any public records that are available and to investigate the facts of the incident. We may hire medical professionals or other experts to help us understand particular details.
When we have enough information, we will make a legal argument that establishes the person or company that hurt your child was negligent. In Texas, proving negligence is the key step to holding them legally and financially liable.
With that argument, we will initiate a personal injury claim against the company or person. After that, their insurance company may make a settlement offer. We will accept their offer only if it fully and fairly compensates you for your child’s injury and pain and suffering.
If not, we may take your case to court to try it before a judge. We will not stop until you have the peace of mind that comes from knowing you will recover financially and that your child will have the financial resources they may need for further treatment.
The Benton Law Firm | Dallas, Texas Child Injury Attorney
If your child has suffered an injury at the hands of someone else, do not hesitate to contact an experienced attorney at The Benton Law Firm. Dallas Personal Injury Attorney has years of experience in handling children’s injury cases and understand just how traumatic these cases can be. Your children make up your family unit, and we will work tirelessly to ensure that your child’s injuries will receive the compensation they deserve. Contact our Dallas offices at (214) 777-7777 today for your initial free consultation.