Legal Options for Parents After a Brain Injury

As catastrophic injury lawyers, we know just how devastating traumatic brain injuries can be – especially when they happen to young children. Today, we want to discuss legal options for parents after a child suffers a brain injury.

First and foremost, it's essential to understand the nature of brain injuries that happen to children. They can result from a number of things, including car wrecks, daycare abuse and neglect, or other traumatic events. These injuries can have long-lasting consequences on a child's life, which is why it's important to explore legal options for recovery. It's essential that you speak with an attorney who is experienced in personal injury cases involving children. Attorneys, like our team here at The Button Law Firm, can help you navigate the legal complexities and offer specific guidance.

Stages of a Legal Claim After a Daycare Brain Injury

Now, let’s get into the stages of a brain injury legal claim. First and foremost, having your child checked out by medical professionals specializing in child brain injuries is important to help get them the treatment they need.

If you’re unsure of where to start, our experienced child injury team can help point you and your family in the right direction by providing you with contact information for trusted pediatric doctors and specialists.

Next, you’ll need to gather evidence. Since this process can be daunting, it’s important that you have an experienced child injury attorney by your side to help guide you through it. Examples of what an attorney can help you with are gathering medical records, photos, and witness statements. If necessary, you may need to report the incident to the proper agencies. For example, if your child was injured at daycare, you’d need to report the incident to the Texas Department of Health and Human Services. If criminal activity led to the incident, you would also need to notify the police.

Your legal team will then conduct an investigation to determine any additional liability and the extent of damages. This investigation is essential in building a strong case to hold the responsible party accountable and help your legal team determine what damages your child has sustained as a result of their injury. Damages from a brain injury incident involving a child may include medical bills, therapy, long-term care, pain and suffering, and future expenses. Once your attorney has a clear picture of the case, they will begin negotiations with the opposing party – usually, the insurance company of the party who caused the damage.

How a Daycare Injury Attorney Can Help After a Daycare Brain Injury

Throughout this process, it's essential to have a dedicated attorney by your side. The legal system can be complicated, and having a knowledgeable and experienced advocate is important in ensuring the best possible outcome for your child.

Filing a claim after a child's brain injury can be a complex and emotional process. However, with the right legal guidance, you can get justice to provide the best possible care and support for your child's future.

If you have any other questions for our team, please don't hesitate to reach out to us at The Button Law Firm. And if you’re not quite ready to speak to us, we get it. Be sure to check out our website, which is filled with lots of helpful articles, videos, and blog posts. We also offer free guides for parents on what to do after a daycare injury and how to find a safe daycare. They’re linked here. Don’t hesitate to reach out to us. We’re here to help you and your family keep moving forward.

Russell Button
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Dallas, Houston, and Midland Texas trial and personal injury lawyer dedicated to securing justice for clients.