In Florida like many other States, automobile accidents, bicycle accidents, and pedestrian accidents are common occurences. Many such accidents result from careless driving, excessive speed, failing to obey traffic signs or signals, or distracted driving. Children often suffer personal injuires due the negligence of others. When a child is injured in an automobile accident, it is not always easy to determine the seriousness or severity of the injuries due to the age of the child, maturity of the child, and other factors. When a child suffers a neck or back injury, the child should be timely and properly examined by a qualified medical provider.
Depending on the initial clinical findings and observations of the medical provider, diagnostic testing may be ordered in the form of X-rays, MRI films, and /or CT Scans. Beyond the emergency room, there may be a number of additional medical providers available for ongoing treatment as necessary and recommended by therapists, chiropractors, sports medicicine doctors, neurologists, pain management doctors, orthopedists and others. The payment of the medical bills will depend on the availability of automobile insurance, health insurance, and / or government insurance for the child. It can be quite confusing and challengning for a parent dealing with the issues that arise following an automobile accident. Because of this, it is important for a parent of an injured child to consult with a Florida Child Injury Lawyer to advice and guidance as to the Florida laws on point, availability and application of insurance benefits, 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 Automobile Insurance, Automobile Accidents, Pedestrian Accidents, Bicycle Accidents, Wrongful Death, and other topics. You can get this book for free at When the Wheels Stop Spinning.