Our firm has extensive experience representing the parents of children who have suffered catastrophic or fatal injuries. In this video, attorney Patrick Montoya discusses the emotional and financial costs that come after these accidents, and how to find a lawyer for an injured child.
A child who suffered a brain injury or spinal cord injury often needs care for the rest of his or her life. Our personal injury attorneys are here to help parents grapple with these extensive financial and emotional costs and to help find solutions for moving forward.
We often represent children in our cases, both catastrophically injured and ones that have passed away. We find that it’s one of the most important aspects of our practice, representing those that are the most vulnerable in our community which are our children and our greatest resource. One of the things that we look to when we have a catastrophically injured child is a full team of experts to analyze the case in terms of what are the damages going forward for these children. If they are a paraplegic or a quadriplegic or have some sort of severe traumatic brain injury, what are their needs going to be going forward so that they’re compensated appropriately so their needs can be taken care of going into the future. You’re looking at a lifespan of 50, 60, 70 years for some of these children that are severely injured. So we want to make sure that they’re taken care of for the rest of their lives. That’s part of our job. One of the things I enjoy the most about the work I do is being what I call a counselor. Obviously we’re called attorneys, lawyers, but a lot, often times we’re called counselors. And I think the counseling part, I take it to be counseling of the heart, and how I can help these parents move forward with the tragedy that they’ve suffered in their lives as a result of either a child that has passed, or a child that is severely injured. We know from the psychological studies that when children are injured or die, that marriages often break up and become difficult. Family life becomes harder. It’s hard enough in these days and times to make a living and keep on going with all the challenges that we’re facing in this world. But when you lose a child, it becomes compounded. And one of the reasons I feel I’m here is to help those parents and to assists those parents in any way that I can. And to be available by phone call or by email, and they become part of our family. For more information, you can contact Colson Hicks Eidson at our website, www.colson.com.