Important Steps to Prove Liability in Child Injury Claims


As a parent, protecting your child is of the utmost importance. This is especially true when it comes to getting justice for your child after they suffered an injury caused by the negligence of another party. When filing a child injury claim, one of the most important steps is to prove the liability of the responsible party. There are three ways to prove liability in your child’s injury claim with the help of a trusted lawyer.

After your child suffered harm due to another party’s negligence, the trusted child injury lawyers at Kuzmich Law Firm, P.C. are dedicated to helping you build your child’s case to ensure they get the justice they deserve. We understand that any case involving the harm of a child is extremely difficult on parents and family members. That is why our Texas attorneys are proud to have the knowledge and skills to assist you through this difficult time as we guide you through each step of the claims process. To begin the claims process, contact one of our child injury lawyers by calling (972) 434-1555 today.

Proving Liability After Your Child Was Injured

To seek compensation in a Texas personal injury case, your lawyer will need to prove that another party caused your injuries through negligence. The party responsible for causing your losses through such actions is then considered liable for your injuries and losses.

Proving liability is one of the first steps your lawyer will take to help support your claim. Your lawyer may prove liability in your child injury claim in the following ways:

Gathering Evidence

Gathering evidence is one way to prove liability in a child injury case. Some examples of common evidence used in child injury cases include the following:

  • Photos that capture the accident scene, any visible injuries on your child, property damage, or hazardous conditions that contributed to your child’s harm
  • Contact information from possible witnesses
  • Any objects or equipment that contributed to the accident, if you can keep them
  • Copies of medical reports, medical bills, prescriptions, or any other documentation related to your child’s treatment and recovery as it relates to the injuries they suffered due to the negligence of the liable party

Your lawyer can advise you specifically on what evidence may be beneficial to your specific claim.

Utilizing Evidence To Prove The Four Elements Of Negligence

When proving liability, your lawyer will need to provide evidence of the four elements of negligence. These elements are as follows:

  • The duty of care the liable party owed your child
  • The breach of that duty of care
  • The causation of the subsequent injury
  • The damages and losses you and your child suffered

A lawyer will ensure you fully understand these elements and how they can affect your child injury claim.

Proving Causation

Proving causation in a child injury claim means demonstrating the direct link between the at-fault party’s breach of duty and your child’s injuries. Additionally, proving causation also entails showing that the breach of duty was the primary cause of your child’s injuries. A trusted personal injury attorney can help you establish causation by securing evidence.

Get Help Proving Liability in Your Child’s Injury Claim

Kuzmich Law Firm, P.C. is a personal injury law firm helping successfully represent clients throughout Texas in various cases, including those involving child injury. Steve Kuzmich is a board-certified personal injury professional. With over 28 years of experience, Attorney Kuzmich is able to provide clients with the dedicated representation needed to help them pursue justice after their child has been injured by a negligent party. If you are ready to take the first step towards getting justice for your child’s case, contact our firm today. 

For a free case evaluation and more information regarding how we can help with your child injury claim, please call our personal injury law office at (972) 434-1555 today.