Legal Rights of the Injured Child - Was the Injury Preventable? Who is Responsible for the Damages / Medical Care?
When a child is injured as a result of an automobile accident, bicycle accident, or pedestrian accident, a parent is often faced with questions, issues, and challenges. It is tough enough being a parent and the task is made so much more difficult when dealing with the aftermath of an accident or injury. Some injuries result from mother nature (i.e. bad weather), wrong place / wrong time, and some other event that were both unpredictable and unpreventable. Other injures result from the negligence or fault of others. One key issue that arises is the following: Was the injury preventable? In many cases, the simple answer is "Yes". For instance, if the driver was paying more attention to the road conditions and traffic, the accident would have been prevented. Another example would be a driver who was speeding in a school zone and tragically hit a child pedestrian. Like other legal matters, the case should be evaluated on its own facts and circumstances. Another issue that is raised is the following: Who is responsible for the damages / medical bills? Like many legal issues, the answer to this question is "it depends." The following facts and circumstances should be evaluated: the person at fault, the insurance coverage in place, the type of accident (automobile, pedestrian, or bicycle), the type of injuries sustained, the need for future treatment, and other matters.
The book titled - When the Wheels Stop Spinning - Legal Rights of the Injured Child - What Parents Need to Know After the Accident - has chapters on Medical Bills, Automobile Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Insurance Coverage, Wrongful Death, and other topics. It is a great and FREE resource for parents seeking guidance and helpful information when a child is injured as a result of an accident. The book can be obtained for free by visiting the Wood, Atter & Wolf Website - Free Book Offer to Parents - When the Wheels Stop Spinning. The book was written by David Wolf, an attorney who has dedicated his entire legal career advocating for the enforcement of rights of children and their best interests.