Car accidents involving children can be devastating. As a parent, you need to take prompt action to protect your child’s health and right to compensation after an accident caused by a negligent driver.
Seek Necessary Medical Care
Even if your child seems okay, ensure they receive a proper assessment from the emergency room. Not only does this ensure your child’s health and safety, but it also creates documentation that’s necessary later if you need to file a car insurance claim.
Notify anyone spending time with your child of the events and ask them to alert you to any changes in your child’s mood or behavior that they notice.
If anything changes in the days after the accident, contact your child’s doctor. Trust your instincts as a parent!
Replace Your Car Seat
If your child is still in a car seat, the seat should be replaced after any accident. Even if it looks fine, the car seat could have structural damage that renders it ineffective. If you are unable to afford the cost of a replacement car seat, there are a number of community organizations that can provide assistance.
Document All Damages
Keep records of all accident-related expenses. For example, not only are your child’s medical needs important right now, but they may need some therapy and mental health support after an accident. They may need a tutor to help them learn at home if they cannot go to school. If the injury results in a permanent disability, your child may have long-term damage that could impact the quality of their life for years to come.
Hire a Personal Injury Attorney to Protect Your Child’s Rights
Hire a car accident attorney in Nebraska to ensure your child receives all compensation owed to them for immediate and long-term needs. Contact the Law Office of Matthew A. Lathrop, PC, LLO to learn how we can help with your child’s Nebraska personal injury claim.