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Austin Child Injury Lawyer

Austin Child Injury Lawyer

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Was your child injured in an unexpected accident in Austin, TX? There’s nothing worse than watching your child suffer. If an adult was responsible for your child’s injury, an experienced Austin child injury lawyer at FVF Law can work to determine whether you’re eligible for compensation for medical bills, lost wages, and your family’s pain and suffering.

Our lawyers have more than 80 years of experience between us. We’ve helped countless clients get back on their feet again after painful injuries over the years.

You only have a limited amount of time to take legal action after an accident. To learn more about your legal rights and how we can help, contact or call our law offices in Austin, Texas at (512) 982-9328, to schedule a free consultation today.

How FVF Law Can Help With a Child Injury Claim in Austin, TX

How FVF Law Can Help With a Child Injury Claim in Austin, TX

You shouldn’t have to worry that your child will be injured every time you leave the house–although most parents and guardians do. If the worst happens and your child is hurt because of an adult’s careless actions, it’s important that you understand your legal options.

Our personal injury lawyers in Austin, TX have the experience and resources you need in your corner.

When you hire our legal team, you’ll have advocates who will:

  • Conduct a detailed investigation to find out who was responsible for your child’s injury
  • Calculate the value of your personal injury claim
  • Handle all paperwork and legal issues that arise
  • Retain top-rated experts and specialists to support your case
  • Handle all insurance negotiations so that you only have to worry about your child’s recovery

Our Austin personal injury attorneys are known for treating our clients like family, fully apprising them of their options at every stage of the case. When insurance companies refuse to offer reasonable and fair settlements, we don’t hesitate to take them to trial. We know how the legal system works and would be proud to put our experience to work for you.

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Overview of Child Injuries

Children can be particularly vulnerable to injuries. Children don’t have the same experience that adults have. Because of that, they don’t always understand the consequences of their actions, and they can’t always protect themselves from danger.

Parents, teachers, and other adult caregivers are responsible for protecting children when they can’t protect themselves. When they’re careless, and a child is hurt because of it, the responsible adults can be held liable for damages.

You may have a valid child injury case if your child was injured because of the careless, reckless, or wrongful acts of a:

  • Caretaker or babysitter
  • Teacher or school
  • Daycare center employee
  • Bus driver
  • Summer camp leader
  • Manufacturer of a defective product
  • Driver in a car accident
  • Doctor or nurse
  • A property owner who failed to maintain their premises

Multiple parties can share liability for the same injury under Texas modified comparative negligence rules. Our lawyers at FVF law will investigate to determine who is ultimately to blame for your child’s injury. With that information, we’ll work to demand fair compensation so your family can move on with your lives.

Types of Child Injuries

Children can get hurt in any number of ways. Our Austin child injury attorneys at FVF Law often represent clients who have sustained:

  • Broken bones
  • Concussions
  • Cuts and lacerations
  • Severe bruising
  • Burns
  • Eye injuries
  • Whiplash injuries
  • Soft tissue damage
  • Traumatic brain injuries
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Head and neck injuries
  • Internal injuries
  • Crushing injuries
  • Amputations
  • Paralysis
  • Catastrophic injuries
  • Wrongful death of a loved one

It’s never too early to learn about your legal options. If your child was injured, our lawyers would be happy to sit down and discuss your case in a free case review. There’s never any pressure to file a lawsuit, so don’t hesitate to contact our law firm and learn more about how we can help you seek compensation.

What Are the Long-Term Consequences of Child Injuries?

The consequences of injuries to children can extend well beyond the initial physical injury. Depending on the type of injury, your child could struggle with:

  • Permanent physical impairments
  • Cognitive disabilities
  • Challenges in school and social settings
  • Anxiety
  • PTSD
  • Permanent scarring

Our lawyers will work closely with your family to determine how the injury has impacted your child and family. In complex cases, we’ll even hire experts and specialists who can help us work to secure fair compensation.

What Causes Most Child Injuries?

There are a shocking number of ways that kids can get hurt. Most of the time, children are injured in accidents that could have been prevented if adults were careful.

At FVF Law, we often handle child injury cases involving:

  • Car and motor vehicle accidents
  • Slip and fall accidents
  • Pedestrian accidents
  • Bicycle accidents
  • Bus accidents
  • Sports accidents
  • Playground accidents
  • Swimming pool accidents and near-drownings
  • Accidents involving recreational vehicles
  • Boating accidents
  • Dog bites and animal attacks
  • Food poisoning
  • School and daycare accidents
  • Choking
  • Defective products
  • Medical malpractice
  • Premises liability
  • Negligent security
  • Intentional child abuse and violence

Our lawyers will carefully investigate to find out what happened. You can get started by calling to schedule a free initial consultation today.

How Do I Establish Liability in a Child Injury Case?

Children are often injured because an adult was negligent.

To prove negligence, you must establish:

  • An adult owed your child a legal duty of care
  • They breached that duty in some way
  • The breach caused your child’s accident and injuries
  • The damages your family suffered because of the injury

 

Each area of the law has its own nuances. Regardless of the circumstances, our lawyers will work to prove every element of your case.

Premises Liability Cases

Children are often injured because of dangerous property conditions. Texas property owners have a legal duty to keep their property reasonably safe for invited guests and visitors.

Business owners in Texas must:

  • Fix any dangerous property conditions in a reasonable amount of time
  • Provide adequate warning about hazards that can’t be fixed immediately
  • Conduct regular property inspections to locate hidden dangers

Most property owners don’t owe a duty of care to trespassers. However, under the attractive nuisance doctrine, even private property owners have a duty to protect trespassing children from attractive dangers on the premises. Swimming pools are a typical example of an “attractive nuisance.”

It’s also important to remember that property owners are required to take steps to keep children safe if kids visit the property regularly. For example, schools and daycare centers often must take precautions that bars and restaurants do not.

Negligent Supervision

Schools, daycare centers, and even summer camps are required to provide appropriate supervision. That might mean they’re required to:

  • Ensure proper staffing so that all children are supervised
  • Keep children away from unsafe property features
  • Lock fences, gates, and doors so children can’t wander off
  • Make sure teachers, caretakers and staff are properly screened and trained

If your child’s caretaker failed to monitor them, it’s possible that their employer can also be held liable for damages if your child was injured.

Product Liability

You won’t have to prove negligence if your child was injured because of a defective product. Instead, manufacturers can be held strictly liable for your damages. You may have a valid case if your child was injured because of a defective toy, car seat, sports equipment, or even medications.

What Is My Austin Child Injury Case Worth?

The value of any personal injury case will depend on the circumstances of the accident and injury.

The important factors to consider in the valuation process include:

  • The severity of the injury
  • Whether your child will suffer permanent deficits or recover fully
  • The cost of medical treatment
  • The nature of the at-fault party’s actions
  • Any income you lose while you care for your child during recovery
  • Whether liability is clearly established

Our lawyers can stand by you through the insurance negotiation process so that the insurance companies don’t take advantage of you. To learn more about your case value, call FVF Law today.

What Compensation Can I Recover for My Child Injuries in Austin, Texas?

Like any truck accident victim, you may be eligible for damages for both economic and non-economic losses, including:

  • Medical bills
  • Lost wages
  • Future medical bills
  • Lost future earning capacity
  • Rehabilitative care
  • Long-term care
  • Special education needs
  • Pain and suffering
  • Mental anguish
  • Disfigurement
  • Diminished quality of life
  • Loss of a normal childhood
  • Anxiety and PTSD
  • Loss of consortium

Our lawyers are here to help you document and prove your losses.

How Long Do I Have To File a Child Injury Lawsuit in Texas?

Under Texas law, adults have two years from the date of an accident or injury to file a personal injury lawsuit. While you can sue on behalf of your child, your child will have more time to file a lawsuit because they were a minor when the injury occurred.

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Was your child injured because an adult was careless? Our lawyers can help protect your legal rights. We’re always available to discuss your case, so call FVF Law to schedule a free consultation with an experienced Austin child injury lawyer today.

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