There are few things worse than when your child is injured, particularly when the injury is caused by the negligence or carelessness of another. You may feel helpless as your child suffers from their injuries and unsure of what you need to do to safeguard your child’s future. Medical expenses could be mounting alarmingly, leaving you financially vulnerable. This is a time when you need a strong legal advocate in your corner. You need someone who truly cares about your child and your family and who can help you get the treatments you need for your child, as well as a fair settlement from the at-fault party’s insurer. Contacting a Fort Worth child injury attorney from Noteboom—The Law Firm can be the single most important step you take following your child’s accident.
We will immediately begin investigating the accident in order to prove liability definitively, and then we will hold the insurance company responsible for paying a full and fair settlement that will cover all your damages. You do not have to face this difficult time on your own. We offer a highly experienced legal team who will work hard for the best outcome possible.
According to the CDC, every hour, a child dies from an injury, and every four seconds, a child is treated for an injury in an emergency department. While child injuries are largely preventable, far too many children are injured in the following types of accidents:
Other types of accidents that cause child injuries include theme park accidents, water park accidents, child abuse, and accidents stemming from a defective or dangerous product.
Where adults are concerned, usually only the adult who suffered a personal injury can file a claim for damages, but when the victim is a minor, the child’s parents or legal guardians can file a personal injury claim on behalf of the child. Depending on the circumstances, the child could wait to take legal action when they turn 18, but this is generally not recommended as it can be much more difficult to prove negligence years after the accident.
As your child’s parent or guardian, you may be able to recover financial compensation from the negligent party or parties that caused your child’s accident and injuries. Damages in a personal injury claim for your child generally include both economic and non-economic damages. Economic damages are the monetary losses or costs that are directly related to your child’s injuries.
Pain and suffering damages are considered non-economic damages. Depending on the situation, you may be able to recover medical expenses, the cost of future medical treatment, long-term care and rehabilitation, mental and emotional anguish, and lost wages for you if you missed work to care for your child. The legal team at Noteboom—The Law Firm, can help you determine what damages your child is entitled to receive, then will aggressively pursue those damages on your child’s behalf.
Daycare workers are held to a high standard of care. When you entrust your child to a daycare facility, the workers must always keep a watchful eye on all children. If they fail to follow applicable regulations designed to keep children safe, devastating injuries can result. The daycare worker and the facility itself may be held legally liable for your child’s injuries.
If the daycare hired a worker without a proper background investigation, then the facility could definitely be held liable for your child’s injuries. Although many daycare facilities require parents to sign an indemnity clause that absolves them from responsibility for a child’s injuries, legal precedent has shown that when there is clear negligence or carelessness at hand, the indemnity clause is neither appropriate nor enforceable.
Often, parents are asked to sign such a waiver to deter them from pursuing legal action when their child is injured in a preventable daycare accident. It is important that you speak to a knowledgeable Fort Worth child injury attorney from Noteboom—The Law Firm regarding your child’s injuries sustained at a daycare center to determine whether you have a valid claim for negligence.
At Noteboom—The Law Firm, an experienced Fort Worth, child injury attorney can comprehensively evaluate your child’s accident to determine whether negligence or carelessness caused the accident and injuries. We will advocate strongly on behalf of you and your child to secure a settlement that is fair, and we will never let an insurance company try to pay you a quick, low settlement that doesn’t begin to cover your damages.
We work differently at Noteboom. We have a legal team that works together to evaluate, investigate, and pursue compensation for your child. At Noteboom—The Law Firm, we are so confident in our ability to negotiate a full and fair settlement on your behalf that we tell our prospective clients— “If you can find a better law firm—hire them.” We are well known and highly respected in this industry, taking fewer cases so we can devote the resources and time necessary to each client. Contact Noteboom—The Law Firm today.