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An Injury to Your Child Calls for Prompt Action
Nothing is more devastating than witnessing your child experience a serious injury, especially if it could have been avoided. No matter how severe an injury your child may suffer, it's imperative to take action.
Some injuries require more than a bandage and a kiss from Mom. More devastating injuries leading to broken bones or worse can lead to expensive hospital bills. If someone else's carelessness or wrongdoing brought about this emotional and physical pain for your family, it's time to speak with an attorney. The best time to speak with an attorney about your child's injuries is immediately after receiving medical care. An attorney can help you set up further diagnostics and begin building a case. Waiting too long may leave you ineligible to file an injury claim with your insurance company or against the offending party responsible for your child's injury.
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The Importance of Quick Action
Generally, an injured party has two years to bring legal action against a defendant or the party loses the right to sue. However, because a child lacks the capacity to bring legal action, the two-year limit does not begin until the child’s eighteenth birthday. This extension of the statute has the advantage of allowing a young person to fully appreciate the extent to which an injury has affected his or her development and overall health.
There are several disadvantages to waiting to file a claim, such as:
- Lost evidence: Physical evidence of the injury event can disappear or degrade, and witness memories can fade. Witnesses can move beyond the reach of a subpoena or pass away.
- Death or insolvency of the defendant: As with witnesses, defendants can leave the area or pass away before the injured plaintiff files a claim. Bankruptcy is another impediment to recovery. There’s no sense suing for compensation if the defendant cannot pay.
Parents must occasionally entrust other adults with the health and safety of their children. When children enter school age, they spend hours away home each day under the supervision of teachers, coaches and administrative staff. The National Kids Campaign estimates that every year approximately 2.2 million children 14 and younger are injured in school-related incidents.
These injuries may occur under a variety of circumstances:
- Sports injuries
- Playground accidents
- Student assaults
- Bus and auto crashes
Teachers and staff owe a duty of care to your child to make sure the experience at school is safe and free from harm. This failure to properly care for your child may rise to the level of actionable negligence.
If your child has been hurt in Houston or anywhere in Texas, the Law Office of Shane R. Kadlec can help.
School is not the only place where your child might be poorly supervised. At a neighbors’ home, kids may find firearms, resulting in gunshot accidents. No matter the circumstances of your child’s injury, you can trust our firm to investigate fully and construct a compelling case for relief.
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