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Dallas Child Injury Lawyer Brit Mitchell

Dallas & Fort Worth's #1 Child Injury Lawyers for 2020 and 2021. Brit Mitchell Is Recognized Statewide And Ready To Assist Your Family Today.

It is a stressful and terrible experience to learn that your child has been injured due to someone else’s negligence. Whether it was a car accident, daycare accident, dog bite incident, or something else, the thought of your child being hurt can cause paralyzing stress. If the accident was caused by someone else's negligence, you should consult with an experienced child injury lawyer. These attorneys specialize in helping families get the compensation they need to cover the medical bills, treatment costs, and economic interruption the incident has caused your child and family. While no amount of money can ever make up for what happened, filing a negligence lawsuit can help you get some closure and justice for your child.

If you child has recently been injured or assaulted in a personal injury accident in Dallas, Texas, we can help. Brit Mitchell is a Dallas Child Injury Lawyer known for his high rate of success in complex child injury and accident cases across Dallas County. Ask to speak with Brit directly by calling (866)434-0014, or fill out our quick contact form and one of our attorneys will contact you immediately. And remember, there is never a charge for our consultations and you pay nothing until we are victorious. 

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Help After Your Child Is Injured From By Another's Negligence

Attorney Brit Mitchell holds a negligent party responsible for injuries that your child sustained. When it comes to being aware of their surroundings, children often have a hard time determining potential dangers or risks, makes it all too easy for kids to wander into unsafe situations without thinking twice about the possible outcomes. For this reason, the adults, caretakers, schools, and companies have added responsibilities under Texas law to protect children from being injured. When people fail in their child safety duties and responsibilities, kids often suffer serious bodily harm. 

 

Child injury lawyer Brit Mitchell aggressively advocates on behalf of hurt kids to recover the physical, emotional, and financial damages children and their families suffer following an injury event. Brit makes sure that at-fault parties and their insurance companies are forced to fully compensate her clients. At Sneed & Mitchell, we investigate the claim, secure witness statements, obtain any video surveillance, research the at-fault parties, and tirelessly advocate for your family. 

 

Our Dallas Child Injury Lawyers know that child injuries are heartbreaking and want to help your family through this trying time. We will shoulder the burden of handling your child’s legal injury claim so that you and your family can focus on what matters: your child. We’ll investigate your claim, gather expert testimony, generate persuasive legal arguments, and pursue the maximum in financial damages. If negotiation fail, Brit Mitchell files the lawsuit and readies your case for trial, where she remains undefeated. Hire Dallas best child injury advocate. 

Common Injuries Children Experience in Dallas County

Some of the most common injuries that children sustain in such accidents include:

Ultimately, due to the serious nature of these injuries, it is crucial for parents and caregivers to take all necessary safety precautions when dealing with young children in potentially dangerous settings. This not only protects them from physical damage but also helps to ensure that they can continue to thrive and develop normally into adulthood.

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Brain Trauma

Concussions, Traumatic Brain Injuries, Blunt Force traumaBrain Stem Injury

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Leg Injuries

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Loss of Life

Current and Recent Child Injury Lawsuits 

Some of our current and recent child injury lawsuits are detailed here (with our child-clients names removed for privacy): 

  • John Doe vs. Becker - April 23, 2022, Brit Mitchell secured $236,000 for a 5-year old client that suffered a displaced ankle fracture when struck by a box truck. 

  • John Doe vs. Trevino - March 14, 2022, Brit Mitchell won $150,000 for child that suffered a milk concussion when her she fell within a bounce gym in an unsupervised area. 

  • John Doe vs. Altitude - Our law firm recently obtain a six-figure confidential settlement for a child injured in a trucking accident. 

  • John Doe vs Require - Our law firm is currently seeking $400,000 on behalf of our 3-year old client that suffered a broken arm on a daycare playground.  

If you live in Dallas county and need a lawyer to help after your child is hurt in an accident, contact Brit Mitchell at (866) 434-0014 for a free case review.

The Types of Damages Your Child Can Receive In A Personal Injury Lawsuit

The three types of damages your family can obtain through a personal injury lawsuit in Texas are; economic damages, non-economic damages, and exemplary (or punitive damages). 

Economic Damages 

Economic damages include those that your child incurs related to their medical care needs, along with any financial impact a parent experiences in relation to the accident. Therefore, a family can recovery to costs of any medical bills, rehabilitation treatment, future needs, and aid devices. In additional parents can be reimbursed for lost wages, missed wages, and any costs additional costs incurred.  

 

Non-Economic Damages

 

Non-economic damages include pain and suffering, reduced enjoyment, emotional distress, and mental anguish. ​Children involved in near-death experiences often difficulty coping emotionally. The symptoms of shock, paranoia, withdrawal, nightmares, and more, all covered under this category of damages. 

Punitive Damages

In certain cases, child injury victims can also be awarded punitive damages. Punitive damages are awarded by the jury and meant to punish the defendant for behaviors found to be especially harmful. 

Child Injury Statistics

Every year in the United States, more than 3 million children are treated in emergency departments for injuries. That's about one child every ten seconds. The following statistics provide additional insight in the rate of child injuries and the common causes of accident. ​

 

  • Last year, around 7,444 children lost their lives and another 50,000 are permanently disabled in unintentional accidents. In fact, half of all child injury deaths in Texas occur in the home, and most of these are due to suffocation, drowning, or fires.

  • According to the Texas Department of State Health Services, approximately 180,000 children in Texas suffer from injuries each year.

  • Overall, over 1,050 child traffic fatalities occurred nationwide in 2019, with 146 in Texas. have been killed on the state's roads so far this year, making it one of the deadliest years for young people in recent memory.

  • According to the Center of Disease Control, drownings are the leading cause of death for kids aged 1-4 years old. 

  • Each year, Texas loses about 80 children to fatal drowning. The majority of drownings and near-drownings occur in residential swimming pools and in public water sites.

  • According to Kids in Danger, the rate of children injured by dangerous or defective toys has increased in recent years increase dramatically from the prior years. In 2019, there were over 700 reported accidents from the 58 products recalls that occurred that year.​​

 

Things To Consider When Filing A Child Injury Lawsuit in Dallas

When considering filing a lawsuit against a negligent party in the aftermath of a child injury, there are a number of important factors to keep in mind. First, the quality of gather evidence supports your claim can greatly impact the outcomes of the lawsuit. Evidence by way of medical records, eyewitness testimony, photographs of the scene, and surveillance footage can either strengthen a claim or reduce the likelihood of obtaining a successful outcome. After a lawsuit is filed, it is important to understand that child injury cases often settle before trial, but this doesn't mean your child won't have to provide deposition testimony during the litigation process. However, your attorney can attempt to limit your the time and scope of your child's testimony. Other considerations include the various legal approaches that may be available for your specific situation and whether or not financial compensation will be adequate to cover both current and future expenses related to your child's injury or illness. Ultimately, the best way to determine whether or not to file a lawsuit is by working closely with an experienced attorney who can help guide you through this challenging process.

My Child Was Injured In A Car Crash

If your child has been injured in car accident as a passenger, or as a pedestrian or bicyclist, it is important to stay calm and take the following steps. First, check to see if your child is hurt. Whether you detect injuries or not, call 911 immediately and also request medical assistance. Keep and eye on your child while waiting for the police. It is always better to err on the side of caution and have your child examined at a hospital. If the doctor requests any follow-up care, make sure to follow the advice and keep a close eye on their recovery. Finally, contact a child car accident lawyer to assess learn of your right to determine your family's right to compensation. Sometimes, multiple drivers or commercial trucks are liable to the resulting damages.

My Child Was Injured At Daycare

When your child is injured at daycare, the first thing to do is stay calm. While it can be tempting to react with anger or frustration, this can make make things worse. Instead, focus on getting your child proper medical care. You should also ask the facility to create and incident report and request to see any camera footage that captured your child's accident. Although daycare directors don't have to allow you access to view the surveillance footage, many centers allow it. When viewing the tape, look for any hazardous or dangerous conditions. Whether your child was hurt due to negligence on the part of the daycare staff or another child brought a dangerous object into the facility, Defense lawyers often blame the injured child for contributing in causing their own injuries, which this is allowed under Texas doctrine of "proportionate responsibility". Having an experienced personal injury attorney is important when pursuing a claim against a daycare or afterschool facility. 

My Child Was Hurt In A School Bus Accident

When your child is involved in a school bus accident, your first priority should always be to seek medical attention for your child to ensure that their injuries are properly treated. Next,  you need to reach out to your child's school and the law enforcement officials who responded to the accident to learn what went wrong. Child injury attorney Brit Mitchell has handles many bus accident lawsuits in Dallas County and can assist your family in moving forward with filing any necessary claims or lawsuits. Although Texas Tort Claims Act provides public school immunity from tort claims, you can still sue and recover compensation in school bus accidents. School bus drivers are often found liable for disregarding speed limits, taking dangerous shortcuts, speeding, or engaging in distracted driving. 

My Child Was Injured or Drowned in A Swimming Pool

When it comes to swimming pool accidents, lawsuits can often be complex and highly contentious. In general, these lawsuits fall into two main categories: personal injury cases and wrongful death claims. In personal injury cases, plaintiffs typically argue that the defendant's negligence led to injuries or harm sustained by the plaintiff. On the other hand, in wrongful death suits, plaintiffs will claim that a loved one died as a result of another person or entity's negligence or wrongdoing. The Texas Property Code provides strict rules regarding pools and premises liability. If a pool owner fails to properly fence their pool and children enter without warning, they can be held liable under the attractive nuisance doctrine. Additionally, if children are allowed to swim in pools without proper safety equipment in place, or if appropriate supervision is not provided, the pool operator can be held liable. These strict laws are in place to protect children from harm, and failure to comply with them can result in serious consequences.

My Child Was Injured By A Toy

If your child was harmed as the result of their interactions with a toy, your family may be entitled to monetary compensation through a products liability lawsuit against the seller or toy manufacturer. At the heart of these types of cases is the notion of safety and accountability. A poorly designed toy, or one with a toxic component should be pulled from that market and your family made whole again .Research from the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission provides that over 1 million children and adolescents ages 0-19 were treated in emergency departments for toy-related injuries in the last three years. Ultimately, lawsuits related to unsafe toys serve as a reminder that even products designed for play can pose serious risks to consumers if they are not properly tested and regulated.

The Doctor Misdiagnosed My Child And It Caused Injuries

There are many dangers associated with the misdiagnosis of children by doctors. First, delaying a proper diagnosis can cause the illness to progress or worsen, resulting in more severe symptoms and increased risk of complications. Second, false diagnoses can lead to inappropriate treatment, which may cause side effects or further health issues in the long run. Finally, a misdiagnosis can create additional stress or anxiety for both the child and their family, compounding existing problems and weakening the overall well-being of the child. Therefore, it is crucial that doctors take all cases seriously and carefully consider all possible causes before administering treatment or making a diagnosis. Only through careful consideration and accurate evaluation can we ensure that our children receive accurate diagnoses and the best possible care for their illnesses.

My Child Died In An Accident And We Need A Wrongful Death Lawyer

It's every parent's nightmare. You send your child off to school, or out to play with their friends, and they never come back. If your child has died in an accident that was caused by someone else's negligence, you should always consult with a child injury attorney to learn next steps should be. It's important to know that you are not alone. There are experienced wrongful death attorneys who can help you through this difficult time. They can investigate the accident, gather evidence, and fight for the compensation you and your family deserve. wrongful death attorney can help you get the justice you deserve.

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Experienced Child Injury Lawyer

If your child has been injured an accident, call Dallas Child Injury Attorney Brit Mitchell today. Brit has experience helping child accident victims get the compensation they deserve after a devastating accident. People and companies have a heightened duty of care when in situations that involve children. Attorney Brit Mitchell has a proven track record of success helping kids and their families recovery against the negligent party. 

 

Contact Sneed & Mitchell LLP today for a free case consultation at (866) 434-0014.. directly. We handle all claims on a contingency basis, which means that you pay no fees for our services until we win on your behalf. We also offer free virtual and telephone conferences for your convenience, and also make home or hospital visits if you're unable to come to us. 

Attorney Brit Mitchell understands the stresses families experience after one of their children is hurt and champions for the rights of child-victims. Her track record of success and client-driven approach has earned her a 5-star ratings on Google, AVVO, AV, and Facebook. Let our law firm make a difference in your life.