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Lawyers Who Fight To Prevent Harm To Other Children

Our attorneys stand by parents and children during the most difficult time in their lives. We find the truth behind their child’s injuries and hold all wrongdoers accountable.

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EXPERIENCE IN BABY, INFANT, AND TODDLER CASES

Your child deserves to have a voice, and you deserve answers.

We are not intimidated by bullies or beloved institutions. If someone hurts a child—or looks away while someone else does— they need to be brought to justice. The child injury lawyers at Cooper Elliott have the experience and skills to achieve the best outcome for your family.

HOW WE APPROACH BABY AND INFANT WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUITS

Tell us what happened. We’ll take it from there.

If your child is injured or killed due to someone else's actions, you are faced with difficult emotions and new challenges every day. We want you to focus on healing, so we work quickly to protect your rights and find out what really happened. Then we do everything we can to make sure it won't happen again.

WE LISTEN TO YOU.

Share your story and how this has affected your child and your family at your initial consultation.

WE INVESTIGATE YOUR CLAIM.

We gather information, interview witnesses, and obtain police and medical records.

WE WORK WITH EXPERTS.

We enlist crash reconstruction specialists, medical professionals, and renowned authorities to explain what happened and why.

WE HANDLE ALL ASPECTS OF YOUR CASE.

You can rely on our expertise at every step, from filing court documents to trying your case in front of a jury.

WE STAND BY YOU.

We negotiate medical bills and funeral expenses and share resources to help your family heal from the trauma.

WE FIND CREATIVE SOLUTIONS

Some settlements include apologies, new safety requirements, or something that's important to you.

BABY AND INFANT WRONGFUL DEATH LAWSUIT CASES

Baby and infant wrongful death case results that speak for themselves.

$5,999,100 Jury Verdict

for the abuse of a child by a volunteer at a church-operated daycare.

Confidential Settlement

for a baby's death due to inattentiveness by a babysitter.

$630,000 Settlement

for a child's death caused when a poorly maintained porch collapsed.

$225,000 Settlement

for scars to a young boy's face caused by a vicious dog.

*The outcome of any client’s case will depend on the particular legal and factual circumstances of the case.

QUESTIONS FOR YOUR CHILD INJURY LAWYER

Frequently Asked Questions

We understand that you may have questions about whether you have a case or the timing involved with filing a lawsuit for child abuse or injuries. Here are answers to what many of our clients want to know.

What can I do if my child has suffered serious injuries due to someone else's actions?

With child injury cases, we urge parents not to file a claim on their own or confront the person who harmed their child. It's natural to want to do this, but an emotional conflict can wind up working against your ultimate goal of seeking justice for your child.

The best thing to do is to make an appointment with one of our attorneys. Cooper Elliott has many years of experience successfully fighting for justice for babies and children. We listen to your story and explain the different legal options available to you so you can make an informed decision about what to do next.

Your initial consultation is free, and if we file a claim on your behalf, you only pay if you win a lawsuit or settle out of court. Our firm doesn't charge hidden fees, and there's no hard sell to work with us.

What do I ask for in a child injury or wrongful death claim?

Whether your case settles out of court or goes to trial, your attorney will seek financial compensation for medical expenses, therapy, lost wages if you stopped working to care for your child, pain, and suffering, and punitive damages.

If you are like a lot of parents, this is not about the money. You want to change the system to protect other families from experiencing such devastation. Child injury lawyers at Cooper Elliott have successfully negotiated changes to school district policies, housing safety requirements, public safety announcements, and amusement park ride standards.

Is there a deadline for filing a claim?

Yes. Each state has its own rules specifying how long you have to file a claim for injuries to a child or baby. The legal term for this is statute of limitations.

Since minors cannot hire an attorney, the time for filing a claim or lawsuit is often extended until after the child turns 18. This also provides time to carefully evaluate the injury and make certain all harms are known.

How much does it cost to hire an attorney for a child injury lawsuit?

Some law firms charge by the hour. Cooper Elliott offers free consultations, and we are paid only if we win your lawsuit or settle your claim out of court. We'll discuss the details with you every step of the way so there are no surprises.

What documents should I bring to the first meeting with a Cooper Elliott lawyer?

You don’t need to bring anything to our first meeting, but if you have documentation that supports your case, please bring it with you. Here are some examples:

Notes documenting what you remember about the incident
Police report
Medical reports that describe your child's injuries
Medical bills that describe treatments and costs
Insurance information of the responsible party

Talk to a Child Injury Lawyer

If your child been injured, contact us.

The first step is right here. Share your information, and we will get in touch with you quickly. Here’s how the process usually works:

  • Initial Conversation
  • Case Evaluation
  • Filing of Lawsuit
  • Exchange of Information
  • Mediation
  • Trial
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