In Florida, children are at times injured by a pedestrian / vehicle accident. Tragically, many children suffer serious personal injuries and even die as a result of a Florida pedestrian / automobile accident. One such pedestrian accident was reported in Lakeland, Florida. The Orlando Sentinel reported that a 3 year old boy from Lakeland, Florida was injured when the boy ran into traffic. The Orlando Sentinel reported that O’Montae Thomas was the boy injured in the pedestrian / automobile accident. For more details regarding this accident, see 3 Year Old Boy in Critical Condition Following Pedestrian Accident in Lakeland, Florida.
When a child is injured as a result of a pedestrian accident, bicycle accident, or automobile accident in Florida, there are often questions or issues faced by the child and the parents of the injured child including some of the following:
Who is responsible or at fault for the accident?
Can the child be blamed or at fault for part or all of the accident?
What insurance is available for medical bills?
What insurance is available for lost wages of the parents?
What insurance is available for pain and suffering compensation?
Is there still a claim or case to pursue if no citation was issued?
Is there still a claim or case to pursue if the police were not called to the scene?
Is there still a claim or case to pursue if there were no witnesses to the accident?
Will a lawyer charge or expect money up front for representation on the case?
There are many other issues or questions that arise when a child is injured. It is important to consult with a Florida Child Injury Lawyer to get advice as to the legal rights and remedies available to the injured child. The book titled – The ABCs of Child Injury – Legal Rights of the Injured Child – What Every Parent Should Know – has chapters on Automobile Accidents, Medical Treatment – Bills, and other topics. Get this book for free at The ABCs of Child Injury.