CAN I SUE ON BEHALF OF MY CHILD IF HE IS INJURED IN TEXAS?
March 31, 2021
As a parent, there is nothing worse than seeing your child hurt, especially due to another party’s negligence. Fortunately, our firm may be able to help. Please continue reading and speak with our Texas personal injury attorney to learn more about how our firm can help you sue on behalf of your child to recover the compensation he or she needs to heal. Here are some of the questions you may have:
What Should I Do if My Child Is Injured in An Accident?
If your child is injured in an accident, the first thing you should do is call the police. They will also send an ambulance to the scene of the accident. From here, if your child was injured in an auto accident, you should ask the other driver for his or her insurance information. If your child was injured on someone else’s property, you should notify the property owner. You should then ask witnesses for their contact information and take pictures of the scene of the accident. Finally, after your child receives medical treatment, you should retain the services of an experienced Texas personal injury attorney.
Can I Sue on Behalf of My Child if He Is Injured in An Accident in Texas?
In most cases, yes, you can. That being said, personal injury claims on behalf of children have two parts. The first part is suing for economic damages, which include the monetary cost of your child’s injuries, such as the cost of medical bills, therapy, and more. The second part of these lawsuits is noneconomic damages. Noneconomic damages involve damages unrelated to money, such as the loss of enjoyment of life, pain and suffering, disfigurement, and more.
How Long Will I Have to Sue if My Child Is Injured in An Accident in Texas?
If your child is injured in an accident in Texas, you will have to file a personal injury claim on behalf of your child within the state’s statute of limitations. Since the statute of limitations for personal injury claims in Texas is, in most cases, two years, you will have two years from the date of your child’s accident to sue the party responsible. Our firm is here to help you today. The sooner you bring your claim to our attention, the sooner we can work to recover the compensation your child deserves and needs to heal.
Contact Our Experienced Texas Firm
No matter your circumstances, if you have been injured in a car accident in Texas, you need not suffer alone–our firm is here to help you through every step of the legal process so that you can focus solely on what matters most: healing, so you can live a happy, productive life for years to come. If you are ready to move forward with your personal injury claim, all you have to do is reach out to The Law Offices of Steve Brannan today and we will begin the claims process.