Child Injury Lawyer

in Austin, Texas

Carelessness resulting in injury to a child is my main focus in my practice and the issue that most motivates me. When a child suffers an injury in Texas, the potential consequences can be extremely devastating. If the injury is the result of a caregiver’s negligence, carelessness or irresponsibility, the cause of the injury has the potential to be the basis of a personal injury lawsuit.

When it comes to our children, intentional harm has nothing to do with the level of care required. The intent is to follow the safety rules that are designed to keep all of our children safe. This is the expectation of parents when we give our children to professionals for care. Remember, if the safety rules designed to protect our children are ignored, then children are going to get injured. Perhaps not every time, but the chances of injury to kids increases substantially when simple safety rules are ignored or violated.

These are systemic failures whose victims can be anyone’s child. Though nothing can change the fact that your child was needlessly injured, we can work to pursue compensation for the medical bills, pain, and suffering and other losses your child and your family have suffered.

At the office of Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. in Austin, we have years of experience handling cases involving injuries to children and holding companies responsible for their negligence, in other words, their carelessness and irresponsibility. We focus in on the system failure of the company or the driver or the daycare that allowed your child to be injured in order that other kids will not suffer the same injuries and harm in the future.

We understand the questions and concerns that parents have when seeking guidance from our office. Our firm provides a wealth of information, as well as options for filing a child injury lawsuit. So long as the danger remains out there, other children are susceptible to being hurt or damaged for life.

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Types Of Child Injuries

We handle claims involving children hurt in preventable car accidents and in preventable accidents caused by any type of negligence. We also take action against daycare centers where children are injured due to the carelessness and negligence of the daycare staff and administration. We are also currently handling several sexual abuse of minor cases where the issues involve careless hiring, training and supervision of staff and managers whose sole job is to keep our kids safe.

Any injury that a child suffers can have long-lasting effects. Because children’s bodies are still developing, the injury may affect your child’s future development. It is important to seek medical treatment and advice for any injury a child has suffered such as:

  • Car accident injuries
  • Daycare negligence, abuse, or injury
  • Sexual abuse
  • Broken bones
  • Growth plate fractures
  • Bites (from animals or other children)
  • Head injuries
  • Burns
  • Sprains and strains
  • Spinal cord injuries
  • Neck and back injuries

Daycare Negligence or Abuse

Daycare facilities are never allowed to needlessly endanger our children. Safety is your most important concern when you drop your child off at daycare, and safety is the first and foremost obligation of a daycare worker. We are equipped to investigate suspicions of abuse, neglect, and negligence under any scenario, including:

  • Preventable injuries (unsafe play equipment, traffic accidents, dog bites, burns, head injuries, etc.)
  • Child sexual abuse
  • Physical abuse or punishment
  • Abandonment or negligent supervision
  • Exposure to drug use, sexual acts or criminal activity
  • Reckless endangerment (driving drunk, transporting without car seats)
  • Negligent hiring, training and background checks of daycare staff

Many times, preventable accidents and injuries result from caregivers who are not providing the supervision that is required. Whether this is the result of uneven caregiver-to-child ratios or simply not paying attention, the caregivers charged with the safety of our kids are still liable. An action as simple as not taking the time to put children on the other side of a gate when cooking or preparing meals can lead to a dangerous situation and serious injuries.

Daycare Center Injuries

Kids get hurt. It’s a fact of life at home or in the care of others. However, daycare providers are strictly regulated by Texas statute and county regulations. Daycare workers are never allowed to needlessly endanger our children. If children are injured because child care workers cut corners or violated safety protocols, the daycare provider can be sued for the medical and emotional aftermath.

We have recovered damages against child care providers in a number of cases, and we can investigate any daycare injuries relating to:

  • Playground equipment
  • Code violations (health code, building code)
  • Food preparation
  • Child car seats and transportation
  • Safety hazards (hot, sharp, poisonous, electric shock, etc.)
  • Dog bites/animal attacks
  • Pedestrian/bicycle accidents
  • Field trips/off-site excursions

Daycare Sexual Abuse

If you have learned that your child was molested or suspect that your child was victimized while in daycare or therapeutic boarding school, our law firm will uncover the truth and hold that child care provider accountable for the lifelong damage.

Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. can pursue a daycare injury claim against child care centers, in-home daycares, preschools, after-school programs, nanny services, or other private or public child care providers. We hold daycare providers accountable for negligent hiring or other unforgivable negligence, such as:

  • Knowingly or negligently hiring a convicted sex offender
  • Failing to conduct criminal background checks or check references
  • Allowing unauthorized persons to have contact with children
  • Failing to investigate complaints of abuse
  • Failing to notify police as mandated reporters
  • Punishing a child who makes accusations

Car Accident Injuries Involving Children

The injuries sustained by a child in preventable car accidents can cause serious issues for their future growth and development. We handle all types of preventable car accident, truck accident, and motorcycle accident cases, as well as other preventable accident cases, where children have sustained any type of injury, including:

  • Spinal cord injuries and paralysis
  • Traumatic brain injuries and concussions
  • Broken bones
  • Growth plate fractures
  • Neck and back injuries
  • Sprains and strains
  • Loss of limb
  • Crush injuries
  • Burns

Child Head Injuries

When the head injury occurs as the result of someone else’s negligence such as at daycare, on a playground at school, or as the result of a car accident, it is important that the careless party be held responsible. We can’t prevent every head injury to a child but we can take action against those whose negligence caused or contributed to the injury.

The types of child head injuries we represent include:

  • Traumatic brain injuries (TBI)
  • Closed head injuries
  • Penetrating head injuries
  • Open head wounds
  • Contrecoup head injuries
  • Bleeding in the brain
  • Shaken baby syndrome

Burn Injuries In Children

Whether a minor burn occurred in a small area of the body or a large, severe burn is more widespread, children must be treated immediately for burns. Whether the burn occurred in a daycare facility, a school or other location where an adult was responsible for supervising the child, you may have grounds upon which to file a child injury lawsuit.

Get Representation From An Experienced Child Injury Lawyer

If your child has suffered an injury as the result of someone else’s negligence, take action today. Let us help you seek compensation for the injuries and losses your child and your family have suffered.

Call the Austin law firm of Leonard B. Gabbay, P.C. at 512-472-0404 or contact us for a free initial consultation.