Children tend to have accidents almost all the time. Being playful and coming into harm’s way is part of growing up. Normally, some of the accidents they get involved in are just that, accidents. But in some cases, they could be due to a lack of proper safety measures. Negligence is a major cause of child injury cases in the United States.
If your child was injured in an accident caused by someone else, we are here for you. Our Brazoria County child injury lawyers are parents too, and understand that your child’s wellbeing and safety are your utmost concern. Our personal injury attorneys will help you access quality healthcare providers and offer you all the support you need to get your child back on their feet. At Lone Star Injury Attorneys, your child’s health and recovery are our number one priority.
When filing a child injury claim, many parents and guardians believe they have access to the compensation awarded. Some put their hopes on the settlement to get their children quality medical treatment. Unfortunately, that’s not the case. Parents or guardians of an injured child do not have direct access to money awarded as compensation. Instead, it’s normally remitted to a protected account until a time when the child becomes of age (18 years).
This is meant to protect the child’s interests, and to ensure that the compensation awarded only serves its intended purpose. So when your child turns 18, they will have access to the initial amount and any interest it may have accrued. But if your child needs access earlier to cover medical expenses, our child injury attorneys in Brazoria County can help you make a court application where a judge decides to release part of the compensation for medical treatment.
If you wish to open a personal injury trust, our attorneys can help you with that too. Setting up this account serves to secure your child’s future. Nobody can have access to their compensation apart from the trustees you choose. In most cases, there are only three trustees, the parent or guardian, the child, and an attorney. To release any money from this account, all trustees must be present and unanimously agree to do so.
The thought of hiring an attorney sometimes scares off deserving victims from pursuing justice. Fortunately, you don’t need to pay upfront legal fees to have an attorney represent your child. As is the case with most personal injury law firms, Lone Star Injury Attorneys represents clients on a contingency fee basis. This means that nobody gets paid unless you recover compensation. This can be a major relief, especially when you are trying to get funds to have your child recover from their injuries.
Much like other personal injury lawsuits, your child can recover three major types of damages. They are:
Economic damages refer to losses to which a monetary value can be attached. They are tangible, meaning they can be easily proven through receipts or economic predictions. For example, if your child underwent surgery because of their injuries, you can prove this by use of medical bills and records. Economic damages include:
On the other hand, non-economic damages cover emotional and psychological trauma that the child or parent goes through. They include:
Such damages may be difficult to prove without a qualified attorney. By hiring our Brazoria County child accident attorney, you get access and reach to professionals who can help back your claims
Punitive damages are meant to punish the party at fault for their recklessness and not to make your child whole again. Our qualified attorneys will be able to investigate any recklessness on the part of the Defendant to determine if there are grounds to award punitive damages. It is a good idea to discuss this type of damage with your child injury attorney.
If your child has suffered serious harm due to the negligence of another party, our attorneys can help you bring legal action against them. Please contact Lone Star injury Attorneys at (832) 449-8230 or submit an online contact form right away.