It’s heartbreaking when your child or grandchild is seriously injured. When called on for legal help in these cases, our empathy helps fuel our determination to obtain justice for your family and ensure no other child is victimized.

Compassionate Texas Child Injury Attorneys 

An injured child in a sling with a parent in the background.

When your child is injured due to someone else’s negligence, it can be a parent’s worst nightmare. You need an experienced child injury lawyer to guide you through the complex legal process and ensure a positive outcome for your family. At Hilliard Law, we are committed to providing compassionate legal representation for injured children and their families. We understand the unique challenges of child injury cases and are here to help you every step of the way.

Call us at 361-203-4394 for a free consultation, and let Hilliard Law be your trusted ally in seeking justice for your child. Our dedicated team of Texas child injury lawyers recognizes the emotional and financial toll that such incidents can take on families. We are here to offer the support and legal experience needed to navigate the complexities of child injury cases.

Understanding Child Injury Cases in Texas

Child injury cases in Texas are often more intricate than adult personal injury cases due to specific legal considerations. Assistance from a seasoned child injury lawyer from Hilliard Law can make the navigation of these complexities simpler and aid in seeking justice for your child.

Our attorneys understand the complexities and repercussions of injuries to children, including those involving traumatic brain injuries. We are caring individuals and emotionally invested in fighting to obtain financial compensation for the child and the child’s family to pay for medical expenses, special care, and future needs. Recent studies have shown that a child’s developing brain is more vulnerable to the long-term effects of a brain injury. Unexpected problems caused by the injury may surface as the child matures and struggles to cope with more challenging school work and social situations.

Understanding the legal landscape in Texas is necessary, regardless of whether the child’s injuries resulted from medical negligence, a car accident, or a defective product. This knowledge aids in safeguarding your child’s rights and obtaining deserving compensation.

Negligence and Liability

In a child injury lawsuit, proving negligence is a key aspect. Negligence is defined as a failure to act or behave in a manner that a prudent person would in a similar situation, ultimately leading to someone else’s injury or harm. Liability, on the other hand, refers to a person’s legal responsibility for the injury or harm caused by their negligence. Comprehending these concepts is fundamental in constructing a robust case to hold the parties responsible for your child’s injuries accountable.

In addition to general negligence, other forms of liability can play a role in child injury cases, such as product liability, premises liability, and strict liability. Each scenario has its unique legal rules and challenges, emphasizing the importance of seeking guidance from our knowledgeable personal injury attorneys.

Statute of Limitations for Child Injury Cases

Another important aspect to consider is the statute of limitations for child injury cases in Texas. While most personal injury cases have a two-year statute of limitations from the date of injury, Texas law provides an exception for minors. In child injury cases, the statute of limitations is tolled until the minor turns 18, giving them two years from that point to file a lawsuit.

Awareness of the statute of limitations helps preserve your child’s right to seek compensation. If the deadline passes and no claim is filed, the legal right to pursue compensation will be lost. To prevent this, timely consultation with a child injury lawyer post your child’s injury is advised to guarantee their rights are safeguarded.

Hilliard Law: Advocacy for Your Child and Family

At Hilliard Law, we are devoted to offering compassionate legal representation to injured children and their families in Texas. Since our founding in 1985, we have championed the rights of the powerless and the voiceless, handling challenging cases related to:

  • Personal injury
  • Commercial truck accidents
  • Product liability
  • Government arbitration

Our commitment to righting societal wrongs has led us to achieve significant settlements for our clients, including a $575 million product liability settlement.

Our experienced team of attorneys, including Bob Hilliard, who has been selected to Thompson Reuters Texas Super Lawyers® and National Trial Lawyers Top 100, is dedicated to fighting for the compensation your family deserves. We understand the unique challenges of child injury cases and are here to support you every step of the way. With our experience, knowledge, and empathetic representation, you can rely on us to safeguard your child’s rights and strive for the most favorable outcome.

Types of Child Injury Cases We Handle

Child injury cases can arise from a variety of situations, and each type of case comes with its own unique set of legal challenges. Hilliard Law focuses on handling child injury cases involving accidents, product liability, and medical malpractice, ensuring that we have the experience required to tackle even the most complex cases.

Accidents, such as motor vehicle collisions and school accidents, can result in serious injuries or even fatalities for injury victims. In these situations, identifying the responsible parties and holding them accountable for their negligence becomes imperative. Our Texas child injury lawyers are skilled in investigating accident cases, gathering evidence, and building a strong personal injury claim for compensation. With their experience, they can help you navigate the complex process of personal injury claims.

Product liability cases concern injuries instigated by faulty or hazardous products like toys, car seats, and medications. Here, the product’s manufacturer or seller may be held accountable for the resultant injuries in a personal injury lawsuit.

Medical malpractice cases, on the other hand, involve injuries caused by the negligence of medical professionals, such as birth injuries or misdiagnoses. In all these situations, our team at Hilliard Law will strive relentlessly to secure appropriate compensation for your child.

The Impact of Child Injuries

The consequences of a child’s injuries can be devastating, not only for the injured child but also for their family. In some cases, serious child injuries may result in serious injuries, such as traumatic brain injuries or paralysis. These long-term effects can significantly impact the child’s growth and development, especially when extensive medical treatment is required.

The emotional toll of a child’s injury can be immense, as families struggle to cope with the pain and suffering their child is experiencing. The financial impact can be equally significant, as medical bills and other expenses related to the injury accumulate. In some cases, these costs can continue for the rest of the child’s life, placing a heavy burden on the family.

Pursuing compensation via a child injury lawsuit may provide the following benefits:

  • Lessen financial burdens and furnish resources required for the child’s continuous care and treatment
  • Hold the responsible parties accountable
  • Offer families a sense of justice and closure
  • Enable them to concentrate on the child’s recovery and well-being.

Proving Fault in Child Injury Cases

Proving fault in child injury cases is a critical aspect of seeking compensation for your child’s injuries. To establish negligence, four elements must be demonstrated:

  1. Duty of Care
  2. Breach of Duty
  3. Causation
  4. Damages

A child injury lawyer from Hilliard Law can help you gather the necessary evidence and resources to prove these elements and hold the responsible parties accountable.

One important aspect of proving fault is the collection of evidence. This may include medical records, billing records, crash reports, and witness statements. In some cases, witnesses may also be necessary to provide testimony on the specifics of the case, such as the cause of the injury, the extent of the damages, and the standard of care that should have been provided. Having a robust legal team by your side is indispensable in creating a solid case and securing deserved compensation for your child.

Hilliard Law has a proven track record of success in child injury cases, implementing comprehensive investigation strategies, gathering evidence, and utilizing testimony to establish fault and secure significant settlements for our clients. Our dedicated team will strive relentlessly to advocate for your child’s interests and ensure justice is served.

Compensation for Injured Children and Their Families

In Texas, compensation for injured children and their families can be divided into two categories: economic and non-economic damages. 

Economic damages are those that can be objectively quantified, such as medical expenses, rehabilitation costs, and the financial impact of the injury on the family. 

Non-economic damages, on the other hand, refer to those harms that cannot be easily measured in monetary terms, such as pain and suffering, loss of enjoyment, and emotional distress.

Seeking compensation for both types of damages is essential to fully address your child’s needs and financially protect your family. At Hilliard Law, we are committed to fighting for the maximum compensation available for your child’s injuries. Be it through negotiation or litigation, our team will work assiduously to secure the financial resources required for your child’s continued care and support.

How Hilliard Law Can Help

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Child injury cases in Texas can be complex and emotionally challenging for families. Hilliard Law is committed to providing compassionate legal representation for injured children and their families, guiding them through the legal process, and fighting for the compensation they deserve. With our experience and dedication to our clients, we are here to help you navigate the challenges of child injury cases and secure a brighter future for your family.

Hilliard Law is here to assist you in navigating the complex legal process of child injury cases, providing guidance and compassionate support. Our team is committed to:

  • Helping clients find the care they need
  • Taking their pain seriously
  • Understanding the unique challenges of child injury cases
  • Supporting you every step of the way

Using our experience and extensive resources on your behalf, we will develop a strong claim for present and future costs. Please call our lawyers if your child has been the victim of one of these common causes of injury to children:

Contact Us to Safeguard Your Child’s Rights

If your child has suffered injuries owing to another’s negligence, get in touch with Hilliard Law today for a complimentary consultation at 361-203-4394. At Hilliard Law, our personal injury lawyers have been helping victims of personal injury since 1985. If we take your case, we will work on a contingent fee basis, which means you won’t pay us unless we win. Our experienced attorneys will listen to your concerns, answer your questions, and help you determine the right course of action for your child’s case. With our experience and empathetic representation, you can rely on us to safeguard your child’s rights and strive for the most favorable outcome.


Can I sue my child's school for an injury in Texas?

It is not possible to sue a public school in Texas for an injury unless the district waives immunity or the injury took place in a vehicle.

What types of incidents can lead to a child injury lawsuit?

Child injury lawsuits can arise from various incidents, including car accidents, medical malpractice, defective products, premises accidents, and more.

Who can file a child injury lawsuit?

Typically, a parent or legal guardian can file a child injury lawsuit on behalf of the minor. In some cases, a court-appointed representative may be involved.

What damages can be sought in a child injury lawsuit?

Damages sought in a child injury lawsuit may include medical expenses, pain and suffering, emotional distress, loss of future earning capacity, and other related costs.

How long do I have to file a child injury lawsuit?

The statute of limitations for child injury lawsuits varies by jurisdiction. It’s crucial to consult with an attorney promptly to ensure compliance with the applicable time limits.

Can a child testify in court?

Depending on the child’s age and maturity, they may be required to testify in court. In some cases, alternative methods like videotaped interviews or closed-circuit television may be used to accommodate a child’s needs.

What types of child injury cases does Hilliard Law focus on? 

Hilliard Law focuses on child injury cases involving accidents, product liability, and medical malpractice.

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