As a parent, you always want what’s best for your child. You probably think that allowing your child to play outside and to go to friends’ houses alone is a good idea, and you’re probably right. However, you have to consider the impact other people can have on your child’s safety.
Your child may have been playing in the yard when a vehicle swerved and hit him or her. He or she could have fallen down the stairs at school due to not being monitored. There are many times when children will get hurt because of their own clumsiness, but when it’s negligence of another party that plays a role, it’s time to consider your legal options.
When your child is injured or killed, it’s important to know that someone is on your side during what is an incredibly emotional time in your life. Insurance adjusters may be trying to get you to sign a settlement while you’re still trying to grieve or work through your child’s injuries, making it hard for you to focus on what you need to agree to versus what they want to have you agree to.
When your child suffers, you do too. It’s important that you and your child receive the help and compensation needed following an accident to pay for medical care, rehabilitation, funeral costs or other needs. If your child suffers brain damage, for example, you may need lifelong support for his medical condition. If your child is critically injured and doesn’t survive, then you may need to focus on a funeral and the costs that result from it.