When your child is injured, this is considered to be a serious crime. You need the right legal representation on your side when you head to court. But what steps do you need to take for your claim?
Our team of injury lawyers with Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law can help you get the justice you deserve. Don’t let an injury to your child go unpunished.
Can I Sue on Behalf of My Child?
When your child is injured because someone else was careless, your child is unable to defend their future in court. Minors, or people under 18 years old, are ineligible to sue until they’re of age. However, this can be a major problem for children because evidence can be lost or destroyed in the meantime.
While your child has the option to wait until they’re old enough to sue, filing on your child’s behalf can help protect their best interests now, not later. You and your lawyer can speak with the judge about appointing a guardian ad litem. This allows your lawyer to represent your child in court.
Acting now can help your child recover sooner, with the funds your family needs in the aftermath of a serious accident. Contact a lawyer about liability and what damages your child may be due.
Liability for Your Child’s Injuries
When your child is hurt, determining who’s liable for the injury is vital. Your lawyer can help you determine liability depending on the details of your child’s accident.
For example, because it is the assumption that an owner or operator of a childcare facility has a duty to keep the child safe while under their care, the owner may be liable for your child’s injuries. Your lawyer can help you take the right steps to take your claim to court and get compensated for your child’s suffering.
If your child is injured while at school, it is difficult to hold the school liable for the injury. However, you may still have the ability to get monetary compensation. According to Texas law, you may file a claim against your school or other government agencies if your child’s injury at school was a result of negligent actions.
In some instances, a third party may be the reason your child was injured. In that case, the plaintiff will want to consider filing a claim against the third party with the help of an experienced attorney.
Get the Compensation You Deserve for Your Child with an Austin Attorney
If your child is suffering due to someone else’s neglectful actions, don’t leave their recovery up to chance. Call an experienced Austin attorney that can help you file a claim and walk you through all of the steps to get your monetary compensation. Our lawyers have the tools you need for your claim.
Struggling to take action on your child’s behalf? Reach out to Gibbs & Crivelli, Slingshot Law for a free consultation. Give us a call at 800-488-7840 or fill out our online contact form for more information.