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Child Injury Attorneys in San Antonio

When Devastating Accidents Happen to Children

Children have their whole lives ahead of them. So, when an accident happens to a child, the injury it causes can have a devastating, lasting impact. At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, we handle cases involving injuries to children with this fact in mind.

Many of our attorneys are Board-Certified in Personal Injury by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization and have extensive experience handling child injury cases. We can investigate exactly how your child's injury has affected your child and how it will affect him or her in the future—knowing not just what is wrong today, but how the injuries will affect your child as an adult. This helps us maximize the eventual compensation we recover for our injured clients, giving them the resources they need to live as normal of a life as possible.

For a free, no-obligation consultation with our San Antonio child injury lawyers, call (210) 774-6445 or contact us online.

Types of Child Accident Cases We Handle

Our firm is equipped to handle all types of serious accident cases involving injured children, including:

  • Car seats/child safety seat defects
  • Animal bites
  • Bicycle injuries
  • Recreational accidents
  • Swimming pool/water park accidents
  • Amusement park accidents

The Statute of Limitations for Child Injury Cases in Texas

While the statute of limitations in Texas personal injury cases is generally two years, things are different for minors. For children, the statute of limitations does not start running until the child turns 18—even if the accident happened while the child was much younger.

Favorable Settlements in Child Injury Cases: The "Friendly Suit"

When an adult receives a settlement in a personal injury case, things are relatively straightforward. The adult signs the settlement agreements and receives the money. Things are a bit more complex when children are involved.

In Texas, a child personal injury case requires a "friendly suit," a special hearing that requires the court's approval of a settlement. Often the court will suggest that the funds for the minor can be invested in an annuity to give the minor a stream of income once an adult. The funds may also be placed into the registry of the court until the minor is 18.

Sometimes parents' interests aren't the same as the child's interests when it comes to the settlement. For this reason, a guardian ad litem is often appointed to protect the minor's interests. At The Law Offices of Tyler & Peery, our child injury attorneys in San Antonio can work with the guardian ad litem to make sure the minor is protected. Our law firm represents people throughout Texas, including injured children and families in Dallas, Fort Worth, and Corpus Christi.

Contact our office online or by phone at (210) 774-6445 for a free, confidential case evaluation.

Industry Recognized
  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2017, Top 100 Verdicts recognized Dennis C. Peery, John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

  • Board Certified by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization

    Four of our attorneys are Board Certified in Personal Injury Trial Law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, a testament to our dedication and extensive personal injury experience.

  • Super Lawyers

    Founding partner Dennis Peery was selected for inclusion in Texas Super Lawyers® in 2014 and has been reselected every year since 2016. No more than 5% of attorneys in Texas are selected to receive this honor.

  • American Board of Trial Advocates

    Attorney Dennis C. Peery, a founding partner at our firm, is a proud member and officer of the American Board of Trial Advocates. This organization is dedicated to improving the ethical and technical standards of practice in trial advocacy.

  • Texas Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are proud members of the Texas Trial Lawyers Association, which was founded in 1949 to empower trial attorneys throughout the state and help them provide outstanding representation to their clients.

  • AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell

    Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Ratings™ recognize attorneys for their legal services, experience, knowledge, and high ethical standards. This rating is based on client reviews and peer nominations.

  • San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association

    All of our attorneys are members – and some serve in leadership positions – of the San Antonio Trial Lawyers Association, an organization that connects fellow trial lawyers and promotes the public’s right to our courts and jury system.

  • The National Trial Lawyers

    The National Trial Lawyers: Top 40 under 40 is a professional organization composed of the top trial lawyers from each state or region who are under the age of 40.

  • Top 100 Verdicts

    In 2018, Top 100 Verdicts recognized John N. Tyler, James Shaffer, R. Craig Bettis, and Anthony R. Garza-Vale as they had obtained a few of the highest Personal Injury jury verdicts in Texas.

  • "I would recommend Mr. Peery to all my family and friends."

    - Palmira P.

  • "Tyler & Peery are very good & a professional law office!!!"

    - Maxine M.

  • "Mr. Bettis truly cares about you not only as a client but as a person."

    - Andrew D.

  • "John Tyler is amazing!"

    - Danielle Lateef

  • "In the end everything came out better than I anticipated."

    - Edward Casanova

  • "His staff made sure to always keep me informed."

    - E. Phillips

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