Car accidents can be especially devastating for children. Childhood injuries sustained in car accidents can have long-lasting effects.
The legal team at Flaxman Law Group has worked with many families whose children have suffered serious injuries in car collisions. We’ve seen first-hand the anguish this can cause for parents and the effect it can have on children. We have seen children struggle or fall behind in school because of a collision. We’ve also seen kids with serious trauma and life-changing injuries expected to affect their entire lives.
Childhood injuries are serious. If your child has been injured in a car accident in Florida, seek legal representation to ensure they receive the proper medical care and compensation for their injuries.
Common Childhood Injuries in Car Accidents
Children are more vulnerable to injuries in car crashes because of their smaller size. In addition, many safety features of cars, such as airbags, and seatbelts, are designed for adults. They may not protect kids and can even harm them. Children can sustain:
- Head injuries
- Neck and back injuries
- Soft tissue injuries
- Broken bones
- Internal injuries
- Facial injuries, including scarring
- Cuts and bruises
- Emotional trauma, including post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD)
It’s important to seek medical attention immediately following a car accident, even if your child seems to be uninjured. Some injuries, such as concussions, may not show symptoms right away and can have long-lasting effects if left untreated.
Legal Options for Childhood Injuries in Car Accidents
If your child has been injured in a car crash in Florida, you may be able to seek compensation for their injuries and other damages. You may be able to file a claim against the other driver’s insurance company or through your own insurer. You may also be able to file a lawsuit against the at-fault driver or other liable parties. Working with an experienced attorney can help you decide which option is right for you.
How a Personal Injury Attorney Can Help
In Florida, you may be able to file a lawsuit to seek damages, including compensation for your child’s medical bills, pain and suffering, and other losses. This is important because it can help you pay for quality support and care for your child while they heal.
Filing a lawsuit or even insurance claim is complicated, however. An attorney can help you every step of the way, so you don’t miss out on compensation you might be entitled to.
Preventing Childhood Injuries in Car Accidents
There are steps you can take to help reduce the risk of childhood injuries in car accidents:
- Use car seats and booster seats properly for your children, depending on their ages and weights
- Always wear seat belts and ensure all passengers in the car do the same
- Avoid distracted driving
- Follow all traffic laws and signals
- Never drive under the influence or when you’re ill or tired
- Take good care of your car, following a maintenance schedule
When to Contact a Florida Car Accident Attorney
If your child has been injured in a car accident in Florida, contact an experienced personal injury attorney who specializes in car accident claims. It is best to schedule a consultation soon after your crash, so your attorney can start gathering and protecting evidence.
If you need to speak to an attorney, you can always contact the legal team at Flaxman Law Group for a free, no obligation case consultation. An attorney can answer your questions and help you understand what options you may have for seeking compensation.