Child injury lawyer Terry Bryant knows that any harm to an infant or young person can cause devastating trauma to a family. Even more so if the injury could have been prevented and was inflicted through the negligence of others.
Dangers to babies and juveniles seem to lurk around every corner, and parents do their best to protect their offspring around the clock. Unfortunately, sometimes the people they trust the most – daycare provider or medical personnel– place a youngster in harm’s way through careless acts or the failure to act with reasonable care.
When an infant or juvenile is harmed due to the inattentiveness, indifference, unprofessionalism or omission of others, it is important for parents to protect their own legal rights, as well as that of their youngster. Birth injuries, especially, often have lifelong consequences that can affect the victim’s quality of life (and that of the entire family) indefinitely.
A reputable, dedicated child and birth injury lawyer might be able help ease some of the family’s financial burden by holding the party at fault responsible in a court of law and recovering financial damages. This financial burden can be caused by accumulating medical bills, ongoing therapy, and special services needed to care for the victim. In addition, an experienced attorney may win monetary compensation for the victim’s and the family’s pain and suffering, future loss of income, and more.
Parents who believe their child was harmed through negligent acts should retain all related documents, and note names and contact information of all parties involved in the incident. Many attorneys that practice in this field will offer a free initial consultation regarding legal rights and strength of a potential claim.