The unimaginable pain that follows a catastrophic injury to a child can leave a family devastated. When this injury is the result of a car accident, the financial burden can add to the emotional trauma, making the healing process even more challenging.
The Texas legal system acknowledges this hardship. It offers avenues to pursue compensation for catastrophic child injuries in car accidents.
The costs of medical care are often the most immediate financial burden faced by families. Families can seek compensation for past and future medical expenses associated with the injury. This can include emergency room visits, surgeries, medication, rehabilitation and any necessary long-term care.
Pain and suffering
Beyond the immediate medical costs, Texas law allows for compensation for the child’s pain and suffering. This covers the physical pain and emotional distress experienced by the child as a result of the injury.
Loss of earning capacity
If the child’s injury is so severe that it will likely impact their ability to work or earn income in the future, families can seek compensation for the loss of future earning capacity.
Loss of quality of life
Severe injuries can greatly impact a child’s quality of life, preventing them from enjoying activities they once loved or leading a normal, fulfilling life. Compensation can also be sought for this loss.
If the child requires ongoing care due to their injury, you can include the costs associated with hiring a caregiver or providing care in the claim for compensation.
It is essential to remember that each case is unique. The amount and types of compensation available depend on the specifics of the accident, the severity of the child’s injuries and the impact those injuries have on the child’s life. While no amount of money can undo the harm done, this compensation can alleviate the financial burden and help families focus on their child’s recovery and well-being.