There is no average settlement for a child involved in a car accident because such lawsuits vary case by case.
Although it is unclear how much a child will receive in compensation after a car accident, there are some things that you can do to increase your chances of getting fair compensation.
How Are Car Accidents Evaluated?
Car accidents happen all too often, and they can have devastating consequences on your family’s life. The unfortunate ramifications of car accidents don’t discriminate and can hurt everyone involved—including children. A child who received injuries in an accident may be entitled to compensation.
The settlement for a child in a car accident varies depending on the accident’s circumstances. In general, we evaluate car accidents based on the following factors:
- The severity of the victim’s sustained injuries
- Whether or not the victim was wearing a seatbelt
- The age of those involved
- The speed of the vehicle
- Whether the driver or victim was under the influence of alcohol or drugs
The amount of damages awarded depends on the above factors. A lawyer will investigate your case to determine what happened and who is liable. They will collect evidence and fight for the responsible party to be held accountable for their actions or inaction. Car accidents can upend one’s life, and when they involve a child, they are even more devastating.
What Should I Do After a Car Accident to Protect Myself From Insurance Companies?
After your child is involved in a car accident, take immediate action to protect yourself and your family. Call 911 right away and ensure that your child receives the proper medical attention. In most places, you are also required to file a police report and document the details of the accident. Doing this allows you to prove you weren’t responsible for causing the accident. It can also provide records of damages that compensation should cover.
Knowing what you could receive as compensation helps if you are thinking about filing a claim against an insurance company. People frequently underestimate the cost of their damages; however, attorneys know what damages are worth. A lawyer can help you with the claims process and negotiate with the insurance company on your behalf.
When dealing with an insurance company, you want to avoid making statements that could hurt your case. For example, you should not say anything that suggests that your child was acting in any way that contributed to the accident. Insurance companies may not give you as much money as you deserve in that situation.
Document All Expenses Incurred from the Accident
Finally, you should keep track of all the expenses related to the accident. These include medical bills, lost wages, and property damage. Having all this evidence on hand can significantly help your case.
Amount of Compensation for Filing a Claim Against an Insurer
The primary type of settlement that people who suffer injuries in car accidents can get is compensatory damages.
Compensatory damages allow victims to receive compensation for their injuries. They typically cover medical bills, pain, suffering, and loss of income. Even though a payment may not fix everything, it can certainly help put you and your family on the road to recovery.
Consider hiring a personal injury attorney if your child receives severe injuries in a car accident. They will know how to handle the claims process and fight hard to get you the fairest amount of money possible. You and your child only have to worry about your and their recovery; we will handle all the legal work.
For a free legal consultation, call 833-552-7274
Our Firm Can Help You and Your Child Get the Compensation You Deserve
At Dolman Law Group, we understand you may need help getting through the difficult times following a car accident. We offer free initial consultations, and our staff is ready to answer questions about your legal options.
Our goal is to provide you with the best representation possible and ensure that you get every dollar that you deserve. Feel free to contact us today. Our team will gladly speak with you about your situation.