Under Texas law, special rules have been developed for accidents involving children. These rules apply to the ways in which children are compensated, as well as determining liability. Children are not held to the same standard of negligence as adults because Texas law recognizes that children do not make the same well-formed judgments as adults do. Whenever a child is seriously injured you should contact an injury attorney as soon as possible, and especially before you speak to an insurance adjuster, to know your rights.
Once a settlement has been reached on behalf of the child, the court will appoint an attorney ad litem to ensure that any settlements on behalf of the minor are fair and equitable. Depending upon the amount of settlement, the net settlement proceeds for the minor are either paid into the registry of the court, or paid into a structured settlement on behalf of the child.
The Alexander Law Firm will thoroughly, completely and competently investigate the facts and circumstances surrounding your child’s injury. We believe that time is of the essence to prevent evidence from being lost or destroyed; therefore, we immediately begin working on your case. At the Alexander Law Firm, initial consultations are free. You owe it to yourself to know your rights!
If your child has suffered serious injury or death, please call 1-800-350-5110 and then press 0 to speak with one of our injury attorneys.