A child's most basic right is to have a healthy and safe life. Unfortunately, a number of children every year are injured or even killed in Georgetown as a result of adult recklessness or negligence. An experienced Georgetown child injury lawyer can help parents of injured children identify the people or entities responsible for their child’s injuries, regardless of whether these injuries occurred in auto or bicycle accidents, as result of defective products, in swimming pool accidents, or due to the ingestion of household chemicals.
Motor Vehicle Accidents
An estimated 250 million vehicles, including cars, trucks and motorcycles travel the country's highways and roads every year. With those numbers, it’s not so surprising to Georgetown car accident lawyers that there are more than 6 million traffic accidents every year. Not all of these accidents end in severe injuries or fatalities. However, on an average, approximately 32,000 people are killed every year in auto accidents.
The biggest causes of accidents in the United States are -
- Drunk driving
- Reckless driving
- Distracted driving
- Auto defects
- Dangerous or badly maintained highways
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
The CDC estimates that approximately 4.5 million dog bite attacks occur in the United States every year. Out of these, more than 800,000 bites will result in injuries that require medical attention in a hospital. Most dog bites in Texas occur in people's homes, and involve adults. A Georgetown dog bite lawyer can help you recover compensation from the dog owners whose animals are responsible for the attack on you. Georgetown dog bite victims typically need to prove 4 elements in order to recover compensation -
- The defendant owned the dog
- The defendant had the duty to exercise reasonable care to prevent the dog from biting or injuring anyone
- The defendant breached his duty
- This breach of duty resulted in injury to the victim
Injuries caused by defective products can be the result of design defects, manufacturing deficiencies, and shoddy packaging. For instance, a company can be held liable for injuries that are the result of poor design, or poor production values. Companies can be held responsible for injuries caused by defective products when they have failed to adequately warn consumers about certain risks from the use of these products.
No matter what type of defect has caused the injury, a Georgetown defective product attorney can help you protect your rights, and recover compensation for these injuries.
Serious or Catastrophic Injury
Traumatic brain injuries occur when a person suffers severe trauma to the head. Depending on the degree of injury, the injured person could suffer from a range of effects that include diminishing cognitive abilities, amnesia, difficulty in concentration and inability to perform basic activities. Injury to the spinal cord or the neck can leave a person in a paralyzed state, which leaves him unable to go to work or have a productive normal life. In such cases, a Georgetown personal injury lawyer must factor in all immediate as well as long-term expenses in your catastrophic injury claim.
A wrongful death is said to have occurred when a person is killed as a result of the careless, negligent, reckless conduct of another person or entity. In such cases, survivors of the deceased can bring a wrongful death action against the persons responsible for the death. Unlike personal injury lawsuits which are filed by the victims, wrongful death lawsuits are filed by the survivors of the deceased or his/her estate. However, under Texas law, wrongful death actions must be filed by a Georgetown wrongful death lawyer within 2 years after the death.