No parent expects to be driving their children when a serious crash happens. Most people are cautious, because they know that those around them on the roads may not be attentive or as careful as they should be.
Unfortunately, parents can’t predict everything that could go wrong, and it’s possible that you and your children could be involved in a serious crash. In that crash, your children could be seriously injured.
What do you do after your child is hurt in a car crash?
When your child is hurt in a car crash, you have to start thinking about what you can do to help them now and in the future. Right now, the priority is to get them medical care and treatment, so they can focus on getting better.
Depending on the severity of the crash, your child may have a new disability or a poor prognosis, so it’s important for you to understand your legal rights. You may want to start looking into making a claim for the cost of medical care, your personal lost wages and the losses your children are going through, such as not being able to work in the future or having to live with a permanent disability.
It can be hard to put a dollar amount on your children’s injuries
Putting a price on the pain and suffering your child has gone through is not always simple. On one hand, you have economic damages, like your actual expenses and financial losses. On the other, you have to think about the losses that you and your children will have in the future.
You have to consider the cost of ongoing medical care, the inability to work in a particular field that your child was interested in, the cost of missing work and other possible losses. It can be hard to predict what the future will look like at the moment, but it’s important to try if you want to make the most of your claim.
Your attorney will look into the actual losses involved in your claim as well as possible future losses to help you make a reasonable claim for compensation.