Recovering Compensation for an Injured Child

by Christopher Hoffmann on Feb. 03, 2015

Accident & Injury Car Accident Accident & Injury  Personal Injury Accident & Injury 

Summary: When your child is involved in a car accident, it can be devastating.

As a parent, you strive to protect your child from dozens of hazards every day and when the negligent actions of another driver jeopardizes their safety, you are left feeling hopeless and frustrated. As a parent, the best thing you can do in this situation is help your child heal from the physical and mental wounds that they have and ensure that their future health is protected.

Protecting the Rights of Your Child

A parent is entitled to seek compensation on behalf of their child injured in a car accident. Speak with a Missouri car accident attorney to help you protect the rights of your child. Once your attorney is able to establish negligence on the part of the other driver, you and your child are entitled to be compensated, not just for medical bills, but also for pain and suffering endured.

Seeking Compensation for Car Accident Injuries

Depending on the extent of the injuries involved, the medical expenses associated with your child’s car accident injuries can be significant. Since a child is still developing, the question of future medical care is always raised. As a parent, you are entitled to recover these monetary expenses plus the projected cost of future care. Receiving compensation for your child’s injuries with the assistance of a Missouri car accident attorney will help you and your child deal with the financial burdens caused by the accident. The parents of a minor in Missouri were able to recover $100,000 for their son after he broke his back in a devastating car crash. This amount represented the policy limits of the negligent driver’s insurance policy.

Compensation for Pain and Suffering

Car accidents are traumatic events that can have a long-lasting effect on your child’s mental health. It is not unusual for car accident victims, especially very young ones, to suffer from severe anxiety following the event. You may be able to seek pain and suffering damages for your child and the cost of mental health care if necessary. As a parent, you also have the right to seek wrongful death compensation in the event that the worse case scenario was to occur. No one wants to even consider the loss of a beloved child, but if that was the result of a car crash, you can file a wrongful death lawsuit on their behalf.

If your child was in the car with you at the time of an accident, call The Hoffmann Law Firm, L.L.C. at (314) 361-4242. We will work with you to make sure that both of you are able to receive your rightful compensation.

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