Injury to a child is one of the most egregious offenses in Texas. Although it is an unbelievable offense it happens far too often in Texas and the consequences can vary from probation to 5-99 years imprisonment with the possibility of parole. These punishments are the consequences of causing serious bodily injury to a child knowingly or intentionally. A child injury attorney can help to prove that your child was injured due to the negligence of another party.
Children are curious and can be rambunctious at times. This can lead to common injuries at home such as:
Most of these types of injuries can be treated using a first aid kit and do not require further medical treatment. Accidents happen and typically you would not need legal representation during these circumstances. However, more serious injuries caused by the lack of care either during a car accident, at a child care facility, or even a hospital will require a consultation with a child injury attorney. Defining these types of injuries is not as simple as the aforementioned ones. Instead, the state uses types of harm caused to determine the appropriate course of action. There are three to keep in mind:
All charges of injury to a child are considered felonies. There will be four possible categories the negligent party can face:
The state is determined to protect all children in Texas. Your child’s safety is of the utmost importance, and when the actions of another put them in harm’s way or even worse cause them permanent disfigurement or death, they should be held accountable for their actions.
When the unthinkable happens and your child is injured due to the negligence of others you will need to contact a child injury attorney from Thomas J. Henry at 866-517-5659 to schedule a consultation and discuss your options. We will fight to protect the rights of your child so you obtain the compensation needed to care for their injuries.