Has your child recently been assaulted or injured in an accident in Houston, Texas? If so, Attorney Brian White & Associates is prepared to help you fight to hold the person who put your child in harm’s way accountable. Your family may be entitled to compensation, and our Houston child injury lawyers will aggressively pursue every dollar your family needs and deserves.
We offer a free initial case evaluation. This way you have the opportunity to discuss your case with an experienced personal injury lawyer and learn about your potential legal options. Our team understands how difficult this time can be and will strive to help you in any way that we can. Contact our law office in Houston today to schedule your free consultation.
Why Do I Need a Personal Injury Lawyer If My Child Is Injured?
Kids don’t always appreciate the consequences of their actions. That’s why adults have to step up and take extra care when children are around. Unfortunately, that doesn’t always happen. When a parent, caregiver, or responsible adult is negligent, kids can – and do – get seriously injured. The consequences can be catastrophic – physically, emotionally, and financially. The adult who is responsible for a child’s injury must be held legally and monetarily accountable.
While you might hope that at-fault parties and insurance companies would step up and take responsibility for a child’s injury, that’s not how things typically work. In order to recover the compensation you deserve, you’ll have to make a strong, persuasive demand. You’ll have to support those demands with facts, evidence, and solid legal arguments. It’s best to enlist the help of an attorney who has experience and success navigating child injury claims like yours.
At Attorney Brian White & Associates, our Houston personal injury attorneys have more than 45 years of experience helping injury victims and their families. We know how much is riding on your injury claim and are prepared to do whatever it takes to help you get the money you deserve. Our team will work tirelessly, deploy whatever resources are necessary, and go toe-to-toe with insurers and at-fault parties on your behalf.
Attorney Brian White & Associates will be there to help your family get through this difficult time. We’ll handle your legal injury claim or lawsuit so that you can focus your time and attention on the most important thing of all – your child. We’ll investigate, consult with experts, craft persuasive arguments, and work to negotiate a meaningful settlement on your behalf. However, we’ll make it clear that going to trial is never off the table. Our skilled trial lawyers will not hesitate to bring your child injury case to a compassionate jury in Houston. The treat of a trial can, many times, be a huge motivating factor for insurers during the negotiation process.
Contact our Houston law firm to arrange a time to discuss your case to learn more. Your first consultation is free, so call now.
We Handle All Child Injury Cases in Houston
Few things are more difficult for a parent than seeing their child in pain and knowing that they’re in distress. That’s why Attorney Brian White & Associates will fight for your child night and day to secure a meaningful financial award.
Money might not take away your child’s pain. However, it can provide a little bit of justice and soften the financial blow your family experiences because of your child’s injury. Our law firm represents families where children have sustained injuries due to:
- Car accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Pedestrian accidents
- Slip and fall accidents
- Negligent security
- Swimming pool accidents
- School accidents
- School bus accidents
- Daycare injuries
- Medical negligence
- Dog bites
- Assaults and bullying
- Defective products
- Sexual assault, and more.
If your child has gotten hurt because an adult was negligent, our law firm is here to help you fight to hold them accountable. All you have to do to get started is give our office a call to set up a free consultation. It’s that easy. Once you decide to hire our firm, we’ll take the lead on your case so that you can direct all of your time and energy into your child’s physical and emotional well being.
Who Can Be Held Legally Responsible For My Child’s Injuries in Houston?
In Texas, anyone who causes a child to suffer an injury – whether intentionally, recklessly, or accidentally – can be financially responsible for the consequences. This might include:
- Caretakers and babysitters
- Child care and day care centers
- Teachers, aides, and school administrators
- Bus drivers
- Property owners
- Manufacturers of defective toys
- Clergy, and
- Dog owners.
It’s important to conduct an exhaustive investigation into your child’s injury. Determining why the accident and/or injury occurred is the only way to identify who is at fault. Once our lawyers have this information, we can aggressively pursue compensation from anyone who put your child in danger.
Grounds For Filing a Child Injury Lawsuit in Texas
The grounds for a child injury lawsuit in Houston will ultimately depend on the way in which your child got hurt.
Premises Liability: Owners have a duty to keep their premises in good, safe condition. This can involve requirements to inspect the premises and/or warn about known hazards. If property is frequently visited by children – such as a daycare or school – the owner should take extra precautions to identify and fix dangerous conditions that could pose a threat to small hands and bodies. When a property owner is negligent in the maintenance and care of their land, they can be liable for resulting harm.
Attractive Nuisance: Property owners don’t typically have a responsibility to keep trespassers on their land safe. However, the rules are different when kids are involved. If an owner has an attractive nuisance on their land – such as a swimming pool – they have to take special precautions to keep wandering or trespassing kids safe. When an owner fails to adequately guard an attractive nuisance, they can be held responsible for harm that follows.
Negligent Security: Businesses not only have to ensure that the premises are physically safe, but also protect guests and visitors against reasonably foreseeable threats of third party violence. In other words, if an owner knows that there’s a lot of crime in the area or that crime has become more prevalent, they must take precautionary measures. This might include installing metal detectors or placing security cameras around the premises. If a child is harmed due to inadequate security measures, it’s the owner who can share responsibility.
Assault or Sexual Assault: Schools are entrusted with the safety and well being of children when they’re on the premises. They’re trusted to hire competent, trustworthy teachers and staff. They’re trusted to watch the children closely. Sometimes, however, schools don’t live up to these responsibilities. That’s when children can be physically and/or sexually assaulted – by peers or adults. When an assault happens during school hours or on school grounds, the school could be on the hook for the consequences.
Product Liability: When a company sells a product, especially one intended for children, it must ensure that it’s designed, assembled, and marketed safely. If a product, such as a toy or piece of sporting equipment, is defective, the company can be responsible for the harm it causes.
Again, anyone who is negligent and causes a child to get hurt can be held financially accountable for the child’s damages. Attorney Brian White & Associates will help you seek and demand the compensation you deserve from all negligent parties. Give our office a call today to find out how we can help.
What Damages Are Available in Houston Child Injury Cases?
An injury to a child can have significant short-term and long-term consequences. So, it’s not unusual for a child’s injury to be particularly costly. When someone else is to blame for your child’s injury and suffering, they have to take responsibility and pay. That’s precisely what our attorneys will work hard to make happen for you.
We will aggressively pursue damages for the present and future costs associated with your child’s:
- Medical bills and expenses
- Rehabilitation and therapy
- Medical devices or equipment
- Reduced earning capacity
- Loss of enjoyment of life
- Emotional distress
- Pain and suffering, and more.
If your child died in a fatal accident in Houston, we can help your family pursue damages through a wrongful death claim. These damages can help to cover the costs of a funeral and compensate for your suffering.
Schedule a Call With Our Houston Child Injury Lawyers Today
When a child suffers broken bones, spinal cord injuries, lost limbs, or other catastrophic injuries in Houston, the family can be entitled to compensation from the responsible party. These cases can be challenging and are best handled by attorneys with extensive personal injury experience.
That’s why you shouldn’t hesitate to call Attorney Brian White & Associates for immediate legal advice and assistance. Our child injury attorneys in Houston will put decades of experience and success to work to help your family get through this tough time.
There’s a limited time to file a child injury lawsuit, so give our Houston legal team a call to schedule your free case evaluation today.