What to Do When your Child is Injured in a Car Accident
It is not uncommon to sustain an injury during a car accident, but having your child be injured in one as well presents a different set of challenges. What is the best way to identify injuries and medically treat them? If you are injured, you can file for a personal injury suit, but can you do the same if it is your child instead? What factors are important in this scenario? These questions are all worth answering if this happens to you and your family.
The first thing to keep in mind is that not all injuries are easily identifiable at the scene of the accident. Especially in children, internal damages to organs or concussions are likely and difficult to pinpoint right away. Therefore, it is a good idea to seek medical treatment or assessment following an accident. Remember to keep a well-documented record of all doctor visits and treats if you are pursuing compensation later on.
If you or your child is injured in a car accident, then you most likely have grounds to follow a personal injury case. The best first thing to do when filing for this is to work with an attorney. A skilled attorney will help you identify the best amount to go for as well as other factors that may influence the case, such as where the child was sitting and the type of car seat that was being used. It is also beneficial in navigating the system and ensuring that you win the most amount possible to help treat you and your children.
To learn more about how we at the Franco Law Firm can assist in your personal injury case, please call us at (813) 872-0929.