There are no words to describe the agony of losing a child or the hurt of knowing they have been seriously injured. This unimaginable pain is even harder to grasp when it is unexpected or due to neglect or abuse. Sixty percent of child and adolescent deaths in this country are from injury-related causes. Most of which could have been avoided.
If the unthinkable happens, you need an experienced child injury and wrongful death attorney by your side who understands the complexities that come with litigating a case involving a child. State laws differ throughout the country. It is vital to have an attorney in your corner, who knows how to effectively navigate this legal landscape. You need an attorney with first-hand experience who can not only be your voice, but also your child’s. Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe is the voice of victims. We fight for justice. Our team wants to ensure what happened to you, never happens to another parent or guardian ever again.
Our drive and perseverance come from years spent as prosecutors litigating child murder and abuse cases. Tim Dollar, Jill Kanatzar and Lauren Dollar have witnessed first-hand what this indescribable loss does to families. They have made it their mission to protect the innocent, provide support to those left behind and bring justice to those at fault.
Our attorneys at Dollar, Burns, Becker & Hershewe have experience litigating cases involving the leading causes of accidental child injury and deaths including:
- Car and/or Tractor Trailer Crashes
- Child neglect or abuse
- Child sexual abuse
- Defective product
- Medication error
- Childbirth injury
- Medical malpractice
- Suffocation and strangulation
- Dangerous condition on private or public property
When an institution, such as a church, school, day care provider or group home is responsible for the injury or death of your child, we are here to help. You trusted these institutions to safely care for your child. It is vital for the safety of our community that these institutions, including those who directly caused the injury or death, are held accountable for their actions and stopped from harming other children in the future.
The same goes for any company or organization who does not take the proper precautions when doing their job. Whether this be improperly installing a sign at an airport that later fatally fell on a child or a truck driver who didn’t follow the FMSCA’s guidelines, the organization and/or person responsible for the accident must be held accountable for their actions. Your child’s life is far too precious. Their safety cannot be left to chance.
Child injury and wrongful death cases are handled much differently than catastrophic injury or wrongful death cases of an adult. No matter the cause, these accidental deaths and injuries should not have occurred. Our team of experienced child injury and wrongful death attorneys will work closely with your family to make sure others hear your voice and understand the extent of your loss.
Having a competent, experienced team in this area is vital to navigate these cases. Tim Dollar, Jill Kanatzar and Lauren Dollar are committed to handling all the details of your case so you can focus on healing and recovery. Our extensive courtroom experience and work as prosecutors, makes us powerful advocates and persuasive negotiators.
Our attorneys have been by our client’s side on the absolute worst day of their lives. Whether it be when Tim Dollar prosecuted and put the father of Erica Green, better known as Precious Doe, behind bars for life. Or when Jill Kanatzar successfully prosecuted one of the numerous jury trials surrounding child abuse she has overseen. Or when Lauren Dollar, skillfully lead a mother through describing the abuse her two little girls had endured. Our attorneys have seen and handled it all.
We know our work and actions won’t bring your child back or make their injuries go away. We will tirelessly work to ensure justice is served, and meaningful changes are made not only at the organization or company in question, but also legislatively. We have been behind safety reforms at national, state and local levels. We will not stop being the voice of victims.