What happens when a child is injured in a Louisville car accident and how can the family recover the costs of treatment and recovery? Accidents are obviously the most common cause of injury to a child. One of the common sources of accidents resulting in injury to a child is a motor vehicle collision. What should you do if your child is involved in a car accident?
The first and most important issue is to seek a thorough medical evaluation for your child immediately after the accident, even if they appear to be uninjured. If the child is an infant the impact of an accident may actually lead to developmental issues down the road which are not obvious or evident today. Your child may sustain soft tissue injuries which can take weeks or months before symptoms arise. Damage to internal organs may not be apparent for hours. If a child is involved in an a motor vehicle accident you should ensure they receive a thorough medical examination within 24 to 48 hours of the accident.
When a child is injured in a Louisville car accident due to the negligence of another driver you should contact the attorneys at Hargadon, Lenihan & Herrington, PLLC (HLH) to discuss a personal injury claim. HLH has served Louisville families with personal injury claims since 1924. As the most established personal injury law firm in the area you can count on our experienced injury attorneys to provide sound insight and counsel and achieve the best possible outcome in your child’s personal injury case.
It is important to understand there is only one opportunity to seek a settlement or verdict for compensation associated with a child’s personal injury. Insurance adjusters will attempt to convince you to accept a much lower offer than your child and family deserve. We must evaluate not only the present expenses and medical bills, but all future potential treatment and expenses as well as just compensation for the painful experience your child has been forced to endure. A child often faces emotional issues associated with the accident and your settlement or verdict must consider every possible expense.
We invite you to review the strong recommendations of former clients and the legal industry and contact HLH or call 502-583-9701 for a free consultation today. There is no cost to your family out of pocket as we work on a contingency fee basis.