Serious injuries like brain injuries or spinal cord injuries can be devastating for adults. These injuries may have an even more catastrophic impact when they involve little children. In fact, several studies indicate that children who suffer brain injuries are at a higher risk for long-term repercussions and incomplete recovery, compared to adults.
Most serious injuries that involve children occur as a result of:
- Auto accidents
- Bicycle accidents
- Fireworks accidents
- Defective and dangerous playground equipment
- Defective or dangerous toys and other children's products
- Pool and spa-related accidents
- Fall accidents
- Ingestion of dangerous household chemicals and products
Motor Vehicle Accidents
Most Lakeway residents will be involved in at least one car accident over their lifetime. Most of these accidents are entirely preventable, and some result in severe or long-term injuries. Most of the car accidents that Lakeway car accident lawyers come across are the result of intoxicated driving, speeding, reckless driving, and distractions at the wheel. When injuries result from accidents caused by other motorists’ negligence, a Lakeway car accident attorney can help you recover compensation for damages.
Dog Bites and Animal Attacks
According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, approximately 4.5 million Americans fall victim to dog bites every year. Out of these, more than 800,000 require medical treatment for their injuries. An overwhelming majority of these victims are children. Most of these dog bites can be prevented if dog owners are responsible, and make sure that their pets are restrained in public, and secured in their properties.
The Lakeway dog bite lawyers at the Todd Law Firm can help you recover compensation when you or your children have been injured in dog bite attacks.
You don't expect the toy that your child plays with to come laced with lead, or your fax machine to give you serious electrical burns. However every year, thousands of products are recalled by the Consumer Product Safety Commission because they conceal dangerous hazards that include toxic exposure, choking hazards, strangulation risks and other hazards. In cases that involve injury from the use of a defective product, it's important to identify not just the manufacturer of the product, but also the seller, distributor, importer and other companies that may have been responsible for making the product available to consumers.
The Lakeway product liability lawyers at the Todd Law Firm investigate injuries and accidents related to defective products, to recover compensation for you.
Serious and Catastrophic Injuries
Many injuries that occur as a result of the negligence of others may be treated fully, leading to complete recovery for the patient. Others like severe brain injuries and spinal cord injuries have no complete cure, which means that victims who have suffered these injuries may face long-term consequences.
Brain injury, for instance, can cause severe difficulties in concentration, cognitive problems and a whole range of other complications that can last for years. A spinal cord injury can lead to quadriplegia or paraplegia, conditions that can severely impact a person's ability to earn a living, or have a normal life. The Lakeway personal injury attorneys at our firm can identify the parties that are responsible for your injuries, and help you recover compensation that covers your losses.
A wrongful death is said to have occurred when a person is killed as a result of the negligence of another. Wrongful deaths can occur in auto accidents, motorcycle and bicycle accidents, truck accidents, as a result of the use of defective products, and even in vicious dog bites. In Texas, families of persons killed due to the negligence of others may be eligible for wrongful death benefits that include medical costs, funeral and burial expenses, loss of support and companionship, lost benefits, pain-and-suffering and other damages. However, your Lakeway wrongful death lawyer must file a claim as quickly as possible to ensure that you recover these benefits.