As a parent, it is heartbreaking to see your child suffer due to an injury caused by a car accident. It can be especially difficult when the cause of the accident was out of their control. It can be very traumatic for both parent and child to experience such a traumatic event in their lives. The physical pain, emotional distress, and financial burden that come with an injury from a car accident can be overwhelming.
Seek Medical Attention Immediately After an Accident
If your child has been injured in a car accident, it is important to seek medical attention immediately. Even if the injury appears minor, it is best to be evaluated by a doctor as soon as possible. Your pediatrician can assess the extent of your child’s injuries and provide treatment. In some cases, it might be necessary to seek care from a specialist or clinic for more serious injuries such as broken bones.
Gather Evidence for Insurance Claim
If you plan to make an insurance claim for the car accident injury, it is important to gather evidence right away. Take pictures of the scene of the accident, secure any witness contact information, and file a police report. Make sure that all documents are kept in a safe place until they are needed by your lawyer or insurance company.
Document Your Child’s Injury and Treatment
Documenting your child’s injury and treatment is an important step in protecting their rights after a car accident. It can help you to successfully prove the extent of the injuries, and make sure that insurance companies provide fair compensation for your medical bills, lost wages, pain and suffering, and other damages.
It's essential to document all aspects of your child's injury including medical records from doctors’ visits as well as any communication with the responsible party or their insurance company. You should also keep track of all expenses related to the accident such as transportation costs for medical appointments or physical therapy sessions. Additionally, it is important to save receipts for medication or other items purchased due to injuries sustained in the accident. Having this information readily available will make it easier for your lawyer to build a case on behalf of your family if needed.
Call an Experienced Personal Injury Attorney
After an accident, it is important to seek legal counsel right away. An experienced personal injury attorney can help you understand your rights and protect them throughout the entire process. A qualified lawyer will provide guidance on how to handle insurance companies and other parties involved in the case, as well as advise you on any potential settlement offers from those entities. They will also be able to review all of the evidence gathered during the investigation and determine if a lawsuit needs to be filed in order for you to receive fair compensation for your child's injuries.
An attorney who specializes in car accidents involving children will have extensive knowledge of state laws regarding such cases, helping ensure that your family receives maximum financial recovery for medical bills, lost wages due to missed work, emotional distress caused by the accident, or even punitive damages when applicable. Furthermore, they can negotiate with insurance companies on behalf of their clients so that they don’t have to deal with complex paperwork or difficult conversations while trying to heal from their physical and emotional trauma related to the incident. Having an experienced lawyer by your side ensures that you are being represented fairly throughout every step of this difficult process.
At Mitchell & West LLC, we understand how overwhelming and stressful a car accident can be for your family. Our experienced attorneys are here to help guide you through the process of filing a claim or lawsuit on behalf of your child. We will aggressively pursue fair compensation for their injuries and pain and suffering so that you don’t have to worry about financial burdens related to the accident.
If your child has been injured in a car accident, reach out to us online or call us at (305) 783-3301 to schedule a consultation.