The average settlement for a child who has been in a car accident is unclear. Such settlements are not always available to the public. Therefore, you cannot know for certain the value of the average settlement.
With that said, a child victim may be entitled to fair compensation. Their losses may be similar to those of adults who suffer injuries in a car accident.
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Losses that a Child may Receive Compensation For
Children may receive coverage for any losses they suffer from a car accident. The following types of losses may apply to a child victim.
Pain and Suffering
Trauma from a car accident can affect children in serious ways. Pain and suffering may cover:
- Physical pain from injuries
- Psychological pain
- Emotional pain
- Loss of quality of life
- Loss of their ability to interact normally with friends and family
A child may suffer anxiety, depression, and other lasting symptoms because of a car accident. Pain and suffering may cover these and other types of damage.
The World Health Organization (WHO) explains that children’s physiology makes them more vulnerable to traffic injuries than adults. If a child suffers any sort of injury in a car accident, their health care costs may include:
- Ambulance services
- Imaging services
- Diagnostic doctor’s visits
- Emergency treatment
- Follow-up treatment
- Rehabilitative services
Depending on the nature of the injury, health care costs could be lifelong. Liable parties may be responsible for such medical expenses.
Counseling and other Psychological Treatment
A child victim may experience lasting emotional and psychological trauma from a car accident. In order to address anxiety and other conditions that can come from such accidents, your child may need:
- Ongoing psychological therapy
- Specific targeted therapies
A settlement or judgment may cover the cost of psychological care for a child victim.
How our Firm can Help a Child Car Accident Victim
No accident victim should have to deal with the aftermath of a collision. This is particularly true for children injured in a car accident.
Hiring a lawyer from our firm allows child victims to focus on their recovery. They can focus on returning to normalcy while our team handles the following duties.
Determining who Caused the Child’s Injuries
Finding out who caused an accident is a key to securing a settlement for a child who is in a car accident. We will determine:
- What circumstances caused the collision
- Who or what created those circumstances
- Who is legally liable for the accident
- Whether anyone who did not directly cause the accident is also liable
Florida Statutes §768.81 notes that you can obtain compensation even if you are partially at fault for your accident. This is true of accidents involving children as well.
A lawyer from our team will determine how much each defendant owes your child for their losses.
Securing Documentation for Your Case
Our team gathers evidence and documentation to support clients’ cases. We can:
- Visit the scene of the collision
- Speak with witnesses
- Speak with doctors
- Speak with experts in the fields of medicine, crash dynamics, and other relevant studies
- Photograph and video your injuries
- Photograph and video property damage
- Obtain psychological assessments for non-physical trauma
We will take any other steps that strengthen your case.
Completing Your Case
A positive outcome for your case requires us to obtain compensation. We can do this through a settlement or judgment.
A settlement is generally our first option. This may be the simplest, quickest resolution. If we need to take your case to trial, then we will pursue that path. Our team will defend your rights throughout the legal or insurance process.
Our Firm Charges Nothing Upfront
Victims, and children especially, should not have to worry about the cost of hiring a lawyer. That’s why our firm offers contingency fee arrangements to every client.
Contingency fees mean that:
- You do not pay our firm anything upfront.
- You pay no out-of-pocket legal expenses.
- We pay the upfront cost of all investigation, interviews, research, and other case-related requirements.
- You do not pay us anything unless we win your case.
We will receive a percentage of any settlement or judgment that we secure for you. If we do not obtain compensation for you, then you pay us nothing.
Why You Should Not Wait to Call Us
Florida generally places time limits on lawsuits stemming from car accidents. Florida Statutes §95.11(3)(a) governs the limit on personal injury cases, while Florida Statutes § 95.11(4)(d) dictates how long you have to bring a wrongful death case.
We are familiar with these and other deadlines that may apply to your case. Do not wait to call us, as such deadlines may impact your ability to seek compensation.
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