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When a Minor Gets Injured in a Car Accident

 Posted on May 24, 2024 in Car Accidents

TX accident lawyerCar accidents can be awful to go through. Some victims find they relive the moment of impact; every time they close their eyes, it is as if they are seeing, hearing, and feeling everything that happened during the collision all over again. If your child was in the car with you when another car crashed into yours, it can feel even more traumatizing because you are not only worried about yourself but also concerned about your child’s physical and emotional recovery. Depending on the injuries, your child might need medication, surgery, physical therapy, and emotional therapy, and they might be unable to go to school for some time. If someone else’s dangerous driving caused all this pain and suffering, they should be held accountable. Speak with a seasoned Texas personal injury attorney to understand how compensation works in this type of case.

What Compensation Can Be Recovered for a Child Injured in a Car Crash?

It can be challenging trying to put a numeric value on the damages suffered by a child who was hurt in a car accident. Because minors do not need to pay their own medical bills and if they work, their income legally belongs to their parents, the usual questions about damages in a car accident do not apply. This does not mean that it is impossible to recover damages when someone crashes into your car and injures your child. However, it is a different type of case and one of the best things you can do is hire an experienced lawyer who has represented clients in similar situations and can advocate passionately on your behalf.

If your child suffered facial disfigurement or was traumatized, lost a limb, lost fine motor skill capabilities, or in any other way has been changed by the car crash in such a way that the effects will be felt long after any physical recovery is complete, you might feel saddled with unaffordable bills for years to come. The types of damages a child hurt in a car accident can be eligible for include:

  • Medical bills
  • Pain and suffering
  • Emotional trauma
  • Future lost income

Schedule a Free Consultation with a Sierra Blanca, TX Personal Injury Attorney

If your child was injured physically and/or emotionally in a car accident, you should contact a tough El Paso County, TX, car crash lawyer who can investigate what happened and help you navigate the process of recovering damages on your child’s behalf. At James Kennedy, P.L.L.C., we fight hard to get our clients the resolutions they deserve. Call us at 915-544-5200 to schedule a free consultation.

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