Children are taught from a very young age to be watchful for cars when entering or exiting the school bus. Unfortunately, this is not enough to prevent every accident from occurring. Just recently, a young child was hit by a car after exiting the bus and crossing the street. The accident occurred on the southwest side of San Antonio. Fortunately, the child’s injuries were not life-threatening.
If your child was hurt in a car accident or pedestrian accident, you and your family may be facing overwhelming medical bills and other losses after the crash. You may question if you can seek financial compensation and hold the at-fault party accountable for your child’s injuries. Texas law does allow parents to bring a personal injury claim on their child’s behalf. Parents may be able to recoup the cost of medical treatment, the child’s pain and suffering, and other damages.
Justice for Children Injured in Car Accidents
As a parent, seeing your child in pain is one of the worst experiences you can go through. If your child was injured in a wreck, you may be looking for ways to seek justice on his or her behalf. A personal injury claim may enable you to simultaneously hold the liable party responsible and pursue financial compensation for damages.
Monetary Damages Available to Children and Adults
Money from a personal injury claim cannot erase the pain of a broken bone, traumatic brain injury, or other car crash injury. It may, however, provide financial relief and a sense of accountability. Minors cannot bring insurance claims and personal injury lawsuits themselves, but parents can bring these legal actions on the child’s behalf. Children may be entitled to compensation for their pain and suffering as well as the impact the injury has on their future earning capacity. Parents may be able to recover the cost of medical bills and other losses.
It is important to remember that personal injury lawsuits must be filed within a certain time frame to be valid. The Texas statute of limitations for personal injury lawsuits is typically two years. For parents to recover compensation for their own financial losses, they must file the lawsuit within two years of the wreck. The statute of limitations for minors begins once the child turns 18 years old.
Contact a New Braunfels Car Crash Injury Lawyer
If your child was injured in a wreck, contact the skilled New Braunfels personal injury attorneys at The Bettersworth Law Firm for help. Our team can explain your options and help you pursue compensation from the at-fault party. Call us today at 830-606-0404 for a free consultation.