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Texas Child Injury Lawyers

Experienced Legal Representation and Guidance in Texas Child Injury Cases

Children, being among the most vulnerable members of our society, require steadfast support when they sustain an injury. The emotional and physical toll of such events can be overwhelming for both the child and their family. Our team of Texas child injury lawyers at Hilliard Law recognizes the gravity of these situations and is dedicated to assisting you in navigating the complex legal landscape involved in seeking justice and fair compensation.

Our team has a long-standing history of providing effective counsel and representation in cases like these. We understand that each case presents its unique challenges, and we approach them with the utmost sensitivity, empathy, and professionalism.

Our goal is to provide you with comprehensive guidance through the legal process, helping you to understand your rights and options. We are committed to making a positive difference in your child's injury case, always striving to uphold the highest standards of professional conduct and ethics.

Call (866) 927-3420 to schedule a free initial case consultation today.

Common Types of Serious Child Injuries

One common category of serious child injuries is those resulting from motor vehicle accidents. Children, due to their size and vulnerability, can suffer significant harm in such incidents. Injuries can range from broken bones and lacerations to traumatic brain injuries and spinal cord damage.

Another prevalent type of child injury arises from falls. Whether it occurs on a playground, at home, or in school, a fall can lead to severe consequences such as fractures, concussions, and even internal injuries.

Children can also sustain injuries from choking and suffocation. Small toys, household items, and certain types of food can pose a choking hazard to children, particularly those under the age of four. Similarly, items like plastic bags can cause suffocation if not kept out of reach.

In addition, burns and scalds represent a significant risk to children. These injuries can occur from contact with hot surfaces, liquids, or fire. Depending on the severity, burns can result in extensive skin damage and may require long-term care.

This compilation of injuries is not exhaustive, and your child may have experienced an injury that hasn't been mentioned here. We understand that every situation is unique, and our team is here to offer guidance and support regardless of the type of injury your child has encountered. 

We encourage you to reach out and schedule a consultation with our Texas child injury lawyers to discuss the specific details of your case. We can help you understand the specifics of your case and determine the best path forward.

Common Causes of Child Injuries in Texas

Children in Texas may fall victim to injuries due to a variety of circumstances. 

Some of the frequently encountered causes include:

  • Motor vehicle accidents: Texas roads can be dangerous, and unfortunately, children are often involved in these accidents, either as passengers, pedestrians, or cyclists.
  • Defective products: This encompasses toys, furniture, and other products that falter due to poor design or manufacture, leading to potential harm.
  • Unsafe premises: Whether at school, in a park, or other public places, poorly maintained or hazardous environments can cause serious injuries.
  • Sports and recreation: Contact sports and recreational activities bear inherent risks that may result in injuries.
  • School bus accidents: These incidents may occur due to negligent driving, defective bus equipment, or inadequate safety measures.
  • Dog attacks: Despite most dogs being domesticated, they still pose a risk, especially if poorly trained or provoked.
  • Household accidents: This includes falls, burns, or injuries from sharp objects within the home.
  • Swimming pool accidents: Lack of adequate supervision or safety measures could lead to incidents in and around pools.

These common incidents highlight the need for increased vigilance and adherence to safety measures to protect children from serious injuries. At Hilliard Law, we are committed to helping families understand these risks and navigate the legal avenues available to them in the wake of such incidents.

How Long Do I Have to Make a Claim on Behalf of My Child?

In Texas, the statute of limitations generally allows for a personal injury claim to be filed within two years from the date of the injury. However, for children, this timeline does not begin until they reach 18 years of age. This essentially means that a claim for an injury suffered by a minor can be brought forward until the child turns 20. 

While this gives a broader time window, it is advised to initiate the legal proceedings as soon as feasible. Quick action aids in preserving crucial evidence and witness testimonies— elements that are vital in building a strong case. 

Damages a Family Can Recover Through a Texas Child Injury Claim

When a child suffers an injury due to another party's negligence, Texas law allows parents or legal guardians to pursue compensation for various damages. 

This can include both economic and non-economic damages:

  • Economic damages: These are tangible costs that can be easily calculated. They include medical expenses (both current and future), rehabilitation costs, therapy costs, and any other out-of-pocket expenses that have been incurred due to the injury.
  • Non-economic damages: These are intangible costs that are difficult to quantify. These can encompass compensation for pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of enjoyment of life, and diminished quality of life. 

In certain extreme cases where the defendant's conduct is found to be grossly negligent, malicious, or intentional, punitive damages may be awarded. These are not meant to compensate for a loss but rather to punish the defendant and deter similar behavior in the future.

Call (866) 927-3420 or contact us online  to schedule a free consultation today. 

Real Results ReaL Justice

  • Record-Setting
    Million Settlement*
    Wrongful Death

    Hilliard Law attorneys represented numerous injury victims and the families of those killed in accidents caused by GM’s defective ignition switch and their concealment of safety defects.

  • $50
    Million Settlement
    Wrongful Death

    In September 2021, Hilliard Law attorneys secured a $50 Million settlement for the family of a man who died in a commercial trucking accident.

  • $33
    Million Verdict
    Traumatic Brain Injury

    The Hilliard Law trial team won a $33M product liability case against a golf-car company, involving a golf cart that tipped over on a child causing a severe traumatic brain injury.

  • $30
    Million Verdict
    ATV Accident

    A jury determined that the defective design and marketing of an All Terrain Vehicle were the proximate cause of the decedent's injuries in a fatal ATV accident.

  • $25
    Million Verdict
    Negligent Security

    In May 2013, Mr. Hilliard was the lead trial attorney who obtained a $25 million jury verdict in a premises liability case in Nueces County, Texas. His client, a security guard for a downtown Corpus Christi building, was severely beaten while at work.

  • $21.5
    Million Verdict
    Distracted Driving Accident

    Mr. Hilliard was the lead trial attorney in a case involving a woman who was injured in a two-vehicle accident. The driver of the second car, an employee of Coca-Cola, was talking on her cell phone at the time of the accident.

Fighting for Texas' Children

At Hilliard Law, we are deeply committed to protecting children and fervently believe in doing everything within our power to enhance their futures. 

We understand the financial burden that a child's injury can impose, and hence, we operate on a contingency fee basis. This means that you pay us only if we successfully recover compensation on your behalf. 

Each case is unique, and we approach each one with the understanding, compassion, and determination it deserves. Because at Hilliard Law, we're not just representing a case— we're fighting for your child's future.

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It’s our mission to hold the powerful accountable for their wrongdoing. Reach out to our team immediately regarding your case to schedule a free attorney consultation today.