I still remember my accident like it was yesterday. One minute I was driving my daughter to school and the next I was waking up in a hospital bed. It was frustrating to deal with the emotional trauma of forgetting an entire week of my life, in addition to stressing about my small child. Fortunately, we were both able to recover, but it wasn't easy walking dealing with the medical bills that accompanied the accident. I found myself struggling with things as simple as answering the phone, because I was nervous about dealing with another insurance adjuster. Fortunately, by working with a lawyer, I was able to make sense of my situation. I know that you can overcome difficult challenges too, which is why I shared my story on this website.
If your son or daughter was in a vehicle with another one of their friends, and the driver made a poor decision that led to a collision and injuries for your teen, you may need to hire a lawyer. If your teen was hurt because the other teen wasn't driving as responsibly as they could have been, and because the driver made a poor decision, you shouldn't be stuck covering the cost of the medical bills. Instead, you want to bring the following information for your legal consult, to see if your case could lead to a settlement.
Did the police give the driver a ticket for the accident? Was there a police report made? If so, these things would be documented and are public record, and you want to bring this information in for your lawyer to go over. A reckless operation ticket shows that your teen is badly injured because of another teen's reckless driving, and could be the evidence your lawyer uses to win your case.
Is the insurance provider for the driver already trying to reach out to you about your teen's injuries? Don't sign any paperwork or accept anything from them. Your lawyer will reach out to them to see if they are willing to cover the medical expenses that your teen has, and if they want to settle the matter out of court. You don't want to say or do anything that jeopardizes getting money from the insurance company, so it's best to let your lawyer handle talking with them.
Were there other passengers in the car? Did the other car involved have a driver or passengers that saw the accident? Provide your lawyer with any eye witnesses you know, so they can contact the witnesses and get statements. With a statement or eye witness account, it shows that the accident was in deed the driver's fault.
There are probably a variety of expenses from the accident, like medical bills, loss of wages you had to suffer to take care of your teen and more. Gather a list of the expenses so your personal injury lawyer can add these expenses to the settlement amount you're aiming for.
If your teen is now suffering with medical injuries, they have to mentally endure the trauma from the accident, and you are dealing with financial strain, hire a lawyer. The lawyer will work quickly to get you the settlement funds you deserve. Contact a personal injury law firm, such as the Law Office of Daniel E Goodman, LLC, for help with your case.