Auto Accident Lawyer
If your child has been hit by a car, you are likely in shock. Although American parents understand that motor vehicle collisions involving children are a risk any time a child is near a road or street, the idea that your sweet son or daughter has been harmed in this way almost certainly seems unimaginable.
You may therefore be reluctant to reach out to a law firm to discuss your situation at this time because you are still processing that these circumstances occurred in the first place. This is a completely understandable reaction to your child’s collision. But it is important for you to understand that the more quickly you act, the more legal options you will likely have available to you and your family. Please contact our firm today for a confidential consultation. Speaking with us will not obligate you to take any legal action. Instead, it will simply help to ensure that whatever choices you make about the legal aspects of your child’s collision are as informed as they can possibly be.
The Personal Injury Claim Process
If your family chooses to file a personal injury claim in regards to your child’s collision, our firm will work with you to better understand the details of the circumstances surrounding the crash. We will collect evidence and interview witnesses. At every point in the process, we will consult with you in regards to the legal strategies we believe will best ensure the success of your claim. The injury suit process can be stressful at times, but our firm will be doing the vast majority of the legal heavy lifting so that you can focus on your family.
It is important to understand a foundational detail related to personal injury claims before you choose to file. Parties may generally only be held responsible for the harm they cause as a result of their negligent, reckless or intentional conduct if they owe a duty of care to the individual they harmed. Practically speaking, this means that we will need to examine who or what harmed your child and why the collision occurred. If a motorist was distracted because he or she was texting when the crash occurred, he or she has likely breached the required duty of care to your child and others on and near the road. If a motorist was distracted because someone threw a brick at his or her car immediately before the collision occurred, it is more likely that the brick thrower should be held liable as opposed to the motorist.
Even if your child may have been partially at fault for the collision, it is important to speak with an attorney before making final decisions about your case. It is possible that you may still be able to recover economic and/or non-economic damages even if your child was partially at fault for the collision. As these damages may significantly aid your family in paying medical bills, etc. filing suit is an option generally worth exploring.
Legal Assistance Is Available
If your son or daughter has been hit by a car, you may be asking yourself “when should I hire a personal injury attorney?” You are in need of legal counsel and support at this time and a lawyer can provide these critical resources for your family.
Thank you to our friends and contributors at David & Philpot, PL for their insight into personal injury cases.