Long Island Attorneys Helping Children Involved In Car Accidents
Infants and children are particularly vulnerable to the violent forces of a serious car accident. While health and youth are an asset in children’s physical recovery, the effects of serious injuries to young brains and bodies can last a lifetime.
Whether a personal injury case is finally resolved in a settlement or goes to jury trial for a verdict, a financial award can only be obtained once. You cannot go back later — when the child becomes a young adult and new needs develop — to ask for more money. The financial settlement must be enough to last for the child’s lifetime.
This is why it’s so important to work with an experienced injury lawyer who understands both the immediate and the long-term consequences of an injury. A lawyer who will protect your interests and ensure you can adequately care for your child today and tomorrow.
At the Law Office of Louis D. Stober, Jr., L.L.C., our New York personal injury attorneys help families whose children have been seriously injured in car accidents anywhere in Long Island or New York City. With more than 35 years of experience investigating car accidents and negotiating with insurance companies, we understand what it takes to ensure our clients get full and fair compensation.
Understanding The Long-Term Effects Of Your Child’s Injuries
Immediate physical injuries are only one aspect of the things your lawyer will look at when telling you the value of your case. Ongoing needs that must be considered in order to understand what is a fair and reasonable financial settlement, include:
- Physical and/or occupational therapy
- Special equipment to aid mobility and increase independence as your child grows
- Educational assistance
- Personal assistants to help in the home when a severely disabled child reaches adulthood
Seeking Compensation From Every Responsible Party
Underage Drivers: Teens are often injured in car accidents involving other teen drivers. The insurance company covers teen drivers as well as adult drivers, but if there are concerns about coverage, the parent is ultimately responsible for the actions of their underage driver and can be held financially accountable.
Defective Safety Equipment: Sometimes children suffer more serious injuries than they might have because of a failed child seat or safety harness. If you were using the child safety harness correctly, we will investigate whether the child safety seat was defective. If it was, we can bring a defective product case to seek additional compensation.
Talk To A Long Island Car Accident Attorney Today
Before you accept any settlement, make sure you understand the potential lifetime costs of your child’s car accident injury. Talk with an experienced attorney at the Law Offices of Louis D. Stober, Jr., L.L.C., at 877-791-8076 or email us to schedule a free consultation.