How Texas Children Are Injured in Car Accidents
Did you know driver behavior is the top cause of serious car accidents and automobile-related fatalities in Texas? According to a recent report from the Texas Department of Transportation, reckless driving, including speeding and drunk driving, is the primary culprit. Sadly, those preventable actions caused injuries in car accidents for approximately 183,000 children in a single year, per a recent report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission. This is unacceptable.
Our team of experienced child injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm is ready to advocate for your child and family after a serious car accident. We can help seek compensation for your child’s injuries to help your family move forward after an unexpected event. Give us a call at 214-699-4409 or submit a contact form here.
Common Injuries Kids Sustain in Serious Car Crashes in Texas
If your family has been in a car accident, download this free guide written by one of our expert Texas car accident attorneys to learn more about what you should do after a car wreck.
In serious car accidents, children are more susceptible to serious injuries than adults. Their small and fragile bodies are still developing, so any impact can cause significant harm. Common injuries sustained in car wrecks include:
- Brain injuries
- Spinal injuries that can lead to paraplegia or quadriplegia
- Punctured organs and other internal injuries
- Broken bones and/or torn ligaments
Holding Drivers Accountable for Injuring Your Child in a Car Accident
Our law firm is here to help families like yours navigate these awful situations and hold reckless drivers accountable. Russell Button and Ashley Washington, the experienced child injury attorneys at The Button Law Firm, are dedicated to advocating for you and your family if your child is hurt in a car accident. Our team will serve as your child’s advocate and navigate the insurance and legal systems for you so that you can focus on helping your child heal from their injuries after a wreck.
If your daughter or son is injured in a car accident, your family may be eligible for compensation to cover:
- Medical expenses
- Pain and suffering
- Lost wages from missing work while helping your child seek medical treatment and heal from his/her injuries
- Future expenses to manage recovering from injuries
Tragically, serious injuries that kids sustain in car accidents can result in fatalities. In fact, 1,093 children were killed in car accidents in 2020, according to the latest report from the National Highway Traffic Safety Commission. That is scary to think about. If the unspeakable happens to your family, our compassionate and experienced attorneys will fight to help your family get justice and seek compensation to cover:
- Funeral expenses
- Medical expenses incurred prior to your child passing away
- Other unexpected costly fees
Results and Success Stories
We’re passionate about protecting families like yours in Texas from being victimized after a car accident. Here are just a few real-life ways we have helped our clients and their families move forward after a serious car accident:
- How the Button Law Firm Helped a Client Who Was Hurt in a Car Wreck
- Injured Client Gets Justice After Car Wreck
- Texas Driver Held Accountable After Injuring Child in a Car Wreck
- Community Leader Trusts The Button Law Firm to Fight For Him After Major Accident Caused by Distracted Driver
Frequently Asked Questions about Helping Your Child After a Car Accident Claim
Is there a time limit to file a claim?
Children who have been injured in a car accident have two years to file a claim. There are some exceptions to this time limit, so contact our team of child injury experts today at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form, and we can determine how the legal statutes impact your case.
How much does it cost to file a claim?
At The Button Law Firm, we don’t charge you or collect any upfront fees to get started on your case. We work on contingency. This way, you can focus on helping your child heal from their injuries while we focus on advocating and fighting for your family. Call us at 214-699-4409 or fill out a contact form to get started.
Who do you represent?
We advocate for children and adults in Texas who have been hurt as well as the family members of a loved one who passed away because of a car accident. With offices in Dallas, Houston, and Midland, we are ready to help you and your family anywhere in the Lone Star State.
How can I file a claim?
Why should I work with The Button Law Firm?
We are dedicated to defending children and their families after being harmed in a car accident. Our team is ready to listen, advocate, and help your family hold negligent drivers accountable. See what our past clients have to say about working with us to handle their legal matters.