If your child has been injured in a car accident there are several very important things you can do to help your child receive fair compensation for his/her injuries.
The memory of a child becomes less and less reliable as time passes. It is vital to record the important details as your child relates them to you. The best way to record this is to talk to the child and write down in detail what they remember. If you were a witness to the accident, then your version must be recorded separately.
Even if your child's injury is apparently minor, it is better to consult a doctor and have the doctor examine the child. Children often do not know how to express what they are feeling and some injuries may manifest hours or days after the accident.You never want to take a chance on your child's health.
Documentation of your child's injuries is also extremely important. This will help your child to receive fair compensation from insurance companies. If your child was injured because of the negligence of another person, the negligent party's insurance company is responsible for your child's medical bills.
As a parent you should also document the affect the accident has had on the child such as pain they have been experiencing and the activities they can no longer engage in.
Many times we see instances where a child was injured in a car accident that was the fault of a friend's parent, a relative, and even their own parent. These situations can become very complicated. You may want to contact an experienced personal injury attorney to help evaluate the case for your child. Protecting your child's rights and making sure they receive just compensation from the insurance company for their injury should always be your top priority.
Still have questions? Call our office at (703)584-7277. If we are unable to help you we can, in most cases, put you in the hands of the right attorney for your case. You can also download a copy of my FREE PDF 5 Deadly Sins that can Wreck Your Injury Claim.